Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country  Denmark
National selection
Selection process Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2011
100% Televoting
Selection date(s) 26 February 2011
Selected entrant A Friend In London
Selected song "New Tomorrow"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (2nd, 135 points)
Final result 5th, 134 points
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2011, organised by Danish broadcaster Danmarks Radio (DR).

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2011[edit]

Less than a week after the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 concluded, Danish broadcaster DR started preparing the 2011 edition of its national selection, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. As in recent years, the selection was a one-off event. Songs could be submitted until 27 September 2010. Performers or songwriters were required to hold Danish citizenship or have correspondingly strong relationships with Denmark. There was no restriction on the language of the entries. A preliminary jury would select 6 songs for the national selection, while another 4 entries would be contributed by acts invited by the broadcaster on the basis of editorial considerations.[1]

On 27 September 2010, DR announced that 663 songs had been submitted for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2011, 101 songs more than the previous year.[2]

On 15 October 2010, DR announced that the national final would take place on 26 February 2011 in the Ballerup Super Arena in Ballerup, a north-western suburb of Copenhagen.[3]

On 11 December 2010, DR announced that Felix Smith and Lise Rønne would host the show.[4]

On 3 February, DR announced the 10 songs competing in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2011.[4]

Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Place
1 Anne Noa "Sleepless" John Gordon (m & l), Lene Dissing (m & l), Peter Bjørnskov (m & l) Wildcard
Super final
2 Jenny Berggren "Let Your Heart Be Mine" Jeppe Federspiel (m & l), Thomas G:son (m & l), Lars Sjelle (m & l) Wildcard
Out
3 Jeffrey "Drømmen" Lasse Lindorff (m & l), Svend Gudiksen (m & l), Daniel Fält (m & l), Kim Nowak-Zorde (m & l) Out
4 Le Freak "25 Hours a Day" Erik Bernholm (m & l), Henrik Sethsson (m & l), Thomas G:son (m & l) Super final
5 Sine Vig "You'll Get Me Through" Henrik Janson (m & l), Hanif Sabzevari (m & l) Out
6 Stine Kinck "Hvad hjertet lever af" Pharfar (m & l), Rasmus Allin (m & l), Fresh-I (m & l), Stine Kinck (m & l) Wildcard
Super final
7 Lee Hutton "Hollywood Girl" Matilde Kühl (m & l), Sune Haansbæk (m & l), Ian Mack (m & l) Out
8 Christopher Brandt "Emma" Christopher Brandt (m & l), Sisse Marie Søby (m & l) Out
9 Kat & Justin Hopkins "Black And Blue" Patric Johnson (m & l), Joakim Övrenius (m & l), Justin Hopkins (m & l) Out
10 A Friend In London "New Tomorrow" Lise Cabble (m & l), Jakob Glæsner (m & l) Super final

Knock-out rounds[edit]

In the second round of voting, the four qualifiers competed against each other in pairs, with only two progressing to the final round. Stine Kinck, with the song "Hvad hjertet lever af" squared off against Anne Noa, who performed "Sleepless", and Le Freak, with the song "25 Hours a Day" faced off against A Friend In London and "New Tomorrow". Both of the latter songs won, making the final round a match-up between Anne Noa and A Friend In London. The winner of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2011 was the song "New Tomorrow", performed by A Friend In London.

Semifinal Round Final Round
       
     
  Anne Noa - "Sleepless"
 
  Stine Kinck - "Hvad hjertet lever af"  
  Anne Noa - "Sleepless"
 
    A Friend In London - "New Tomorrow"
  Le Freak - "25 Hours a Day"
  A Friend In London - "New Tomorrow"  

At Eurovision[edit]

Denmark performed in the second half of the second semi final of the contest, with starting position 18 on the 12th of May 2011. Denmark qualified for the grand final on May 14, 2011, placing 2nd with 135 points. Shortly after the completion of the second semi final, Denmark drew starting position 3 for the grand final on Saturday night. After a solid performance from the Danes, and at the completion of the voting, they finished 5th with 134 points rounding out the top 5.

Points Awarded by Denmark[5][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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hondal, Victor (2010-06-04). "Denmark calls for songs for Melodi Grand Prix 2011". ESCToday. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  2. ^ Al Kaziri, Ghassan (2010-09-27). "DR received 663 songs for 2011 selection". Oikotimes.com. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  3. ^ Hondal, Victor (2010-10-15). "Denmark: National final on February 26th". EscToday.com. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  4. ^ a b Hondal, Victor (2010-12-11). "Denmark: Felix Smith and Lise Rønne to host Melodi Grand Prix 2011". EscToday.com. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  5. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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