Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Country  Denmark
National selection
Selection process Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2008
Selection date(s) Semi-finals
12 January 2008
19 January 2008
Final
2 February 2008
Selected entrant Simon Mathew
Selected song "All Night Long"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (3rd, 112 points)
Final result 15th, 60 points
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
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The 2008 Eurovision Song Contest is Denmark's 37th appearance in the competition. Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2008 have chosen their entry. The semi finals took place on January 12 and January 19, 2008 with the final on February 2.

Before the final there were two semi-finals at the DR studios in Copenhagen, with the top four songs from each semi, chosen by text voting, qualifying for the final, where are joined by two "wildcards" chosen by radio listeners. In the final Simon Mathew and the song "All Night Long" won the national televote, divided by region, and got the ticket to Belgrade.[1]

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2008[edit]

For the results of the semi-finals, see Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2008.

The results of the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2008 were:

Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Hassing & Hassing Come On Over 10 6
2 Simon Mathew All Night Long 48 1
3 Amin Jensen Luciano 8 7
4 Kendra Lou Until We're Satisfied 16 4
5 Unite Tree Of Life 46 2
6 Lasse Lindorff Hooked On You 6 9
7 Charlie Den Jeg Er 0 10
8 Lars & Josefine Sweet Memories of You 8 7
9 The Dreams La' Mig Være 16 4
10 Sandee May Spanish Soul 42 3

At Eurovision[edit]

Denmark participated in the second semi final qualifying for the final after finishing 4th.
In the final Simon Matthew performed in 16th position following Sweden and preceding Georgia where he picked up 60 points and finished 15th.

Points Awarded by Denmark[2][edit]

Points Awarded to Denmark (Semi-Final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Awarded to Denmark (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Commentators[edit]

For the 2008 contest the commentator for Denmark was Nicolaj Molbech.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Simon Mathew vinder Grand Prix'et!" (in Danish). dr.dk. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  2. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008
  3. ^ "Nicolaj Molbech til beograd". esconnet.dk. Retrieved 2008-04-30. [dead link]