Talking to You

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Denmark "Talking to You"
Eurovision Song Contest 2005 entry
Country Denmark
Artist(s) Jakob Sveistrup
Language English
Composer(s) Andreas Mørck,
Jacob Launbjerg
Lyricist(s) Andreas Mørck,
Jacob Launbjerg
Finals performance
Semi-final result 3rd
Semi-final points 185
Final result 9th
Final points 125
Appearance chronology
◄ "Shame On You" (2004)   
"Twist of Love" (2006) ►

"Talking to You" was the Danish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, performed in English by Jakob Sveistrup.

The song was performed in Danish at Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 2005, titled "Tænder på dig" ("Turned on by you").

As Denmark had not finished in the top 10 at the 2004 Contest, the song was performed in the semi-final. Here, it was performed twenty-fourth (following Slovenia's Omar Naber with "Stop" and preceding Poland's Ivan & Delfin with "Czarna dziewczyna"). It received 185 points to place 3rd in the 25-song semi-final and qualify for the final.

In the final, it was performed thirteenth (following Serbia and Montenegro's No Name with "Zauvijek moja" and preceding Sweden's Martin Stenmarck with "Las Vegas". At the close of voting, it had received 125 points, placing 9th in a field of 24 and ensuring that Denmark would remain in the final at their next Contest appearance.

The song itself is a love ballad, with Sveistrup trying to communicate his interest in a woman. He appears quite shy in the lyrics, as he is "talking to you, through my heart".

Musically, the song owes something to the reggae style of music.

The rules of the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix were changed so that songs could be performed in any language, however Jakob Sveistrup, did not take advantage of this and performed his song in Danish at the national finals.

In addition to its Contest performance, the song was performed at some length by Sveistrup and Charlie McGettigan at the Congratulations special in late 2005 as part of a medley of favourites.

The Danish title "Tænder på dig" was actually a line used in the 1997 Danish Eurovision entry Stemmen i mit liv by rapper Kølig Kaj, although the songs clearly have no other connection.

It was succeeded as Danish representative at the 2006 Contest by Sidsel Ben Semmane with "Twist of Love".