Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country  Denmark
National selection
Selection process Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2012
50% Jury
50% Televoting
Selection date(s) 21 January 2012
Selected entrant Soluna Samay
Selected song "Should've Known Better"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (9th, 63 points)
Final result 23rd, 21 points
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Danish entry was selected through Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2012, a national selection organised by the Danish broadcaster DR. Soluna Samay represented Denmark with the song "Should've Known Better", which qualified from the first semi-final and went on to place 23rd in the final, scoring 21 points.[1][2]

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2012[edit]

On 15 May 2011, one day after the 2011 Contest had been held in Germany, DR announced its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan.[3]

Potential entries could be submitted until 26 September 2011 at noon. A total of 678 songs were submitted to DR.[4] According to the rules of the competition, 9-10 songs would be selected to compete in the final; 6 songs selected in open competition among the entries submitted and 3-4 wildcard entries invited on the basis of editorial considerations.[5]

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2012 was held on 21 January 2012 in the Gigantium arena in Aalborg,[6] which previously also hosted the 2006 and 2010 shows.[7]

A line-up of 10 acts was announced on 5 January 2012.[8] However, one of the selected finalist songs ("Nowhere" by Valen:tine) was disqualified after it was released before the date allowed by the European Broadcasting Union and thus breaking the rules. The song was not replaced.[9]

The winning was chosen in two rounds of voting. In the first round, viewers and a Danish professional jury select the top 3 songs. The winner was then chosen among those three songs by the viewers, the Danish jury and four international professional juries, representing Azerbaijan, Germany, Norway and Russia. In both voting rounds, the viewers' votes accounted for 50% of the total score, while jury votes accounted for the rest.[10][11]

On 14 January 2012, DR announced the members of the international juries:[12]

Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Result
1 Jesper Nohrstedt "Take Our Hearts" Mads B.B. Krog (m & l), Engelina Larsen (m & l), Morten Hampenberg (m & l) Wildcard
2 Valen:Tine "Nowhere" Tine Lynggaard (m & l), Søren Itenov (m & l), Christoffer Stjerne (m & l) Disqualified
3 Aya "Best Thing I Got" John Gordon (m & l), Julie Frost (m & l) Out
4 Kenneth Potempa "Reach for the Sky" Peter Bjørnskov (m & l), Lene Dissing (m & l), Sune Haansbæk (m & l) Out
5 Ditte Marie "Overflow" Mike Eriksson (m & l), Johnny Sanchez (m & l), Hanif Sabzevari (m & l) Out
6 Emilia & Philip "Baby, Love Me" Philip Halloun (m & l), Jonnaemilia Kärkkäinen (m & l) Out
7 Suriya "Forever I B Young" Jakob Winge (m & l), Thomas Hoffmann (m & l), Suriyatim Hoffmann (m & l) Wildcard
8 Karen Viuff "Universe" Simon Borch (m & l), Lise Cabble (m & l), Boe Larsen (m & l) Out
9 Soluna Samay "Should've Known Better" Chief 1 (m & l), Remee (m & l), Isam B (l) Wildcard
10 Christian Brøns & Patrik Isaksson "Venter" Christian Brøns Petersen (m & l), Patrik Isaksson (m & l), Rune Braager (m & l) Wildcard


Nr. Artist Song Norway Norway Russia Russia Germany Germany Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Danish
SMS voting Total
1. Jesper Nohrstedt "Take Our Hearts" 12 12 12 10 10 46 102 2
9. Soluna Samay "Should've Known Better" 10 10 10 12 12 56 110 1
10. Christian Brøns & Patrik Isaksson "Venter" 8 8 8 8 8 48 88 3

At Eurovision[edit]

Denmark competed in the second half of the first semi-final on 22 May [13] and qualified to the final. In the final, Denmark performed in fifteenth position, scoring 21 points and placing 23rd out of 26 songs.

Points Awarded from Denmark[edit]

Points Awarded to Denmark[edit]

Points Awarded to Denmark (Semi final 1)
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]


  1. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final". 
  2. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (21 January 2012). "Soluna Samay to represent Denmark in Baku". 
  3. ^ "Danmark er med i 2012". 15 May 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Denmark: 678 songs submitted for DMGP 2012". 27 September 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Therkelsen, Søren (2011-08-15). "Rules Governing the Danish National Song Contest 2012". Danmarks Radio. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  6. ^ "Denmark ready for national final on the 21st of January". Charlotte Jensen, EuroVisionary. 15 Aug 2011. Retrieved 15 Aug 2011. 
  7. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (2011-08-10). "Aalborg to host Danish final once again". Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  8. ^ Singers and Songs in Melodi Grand Prix 2012 (2012-01-05). "Denmark: Singers and Songs in Melodi Grand Prix 2012". DR Forside. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  9. ^ "Denmark: Nine acts to compete in DMGP". 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  10. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (2012-01-04). "Denmark is in it to win it as artists are revealed". Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  11. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (2012-01-14). "Alexander Rybak and Ell/Nikki in Danish international jury". Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  12. ^ "Denmark: International Jury announced!". 2012-01-14. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  13. ^ Hondal, Victor. "Insignia exchange and semifinal allocation draw.". 

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