Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022

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Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Country Denmark
National selection
Selection processDansk Melodi Grand Prix 2022
Selection date(s)5 March 2022
Selected entrantReddi
Selected song"The Show"
Selected songwriter(s)Chief 1 [da]
Ihan Haydar
Julia Fabrin
Remee Jackman
Siggy Savery
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify (13th)
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2021 2022

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy, with "The Show" performed by Reddi. The Danish broadcaster DR organised the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2022 in order to select the Danish entry. Eight songs competed in a televised show where the winner was selected over two rounds of public voting.

Denmark was drawn to compete in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest which took place on 10 May 2022. Performing during the show in position 12, "The Show" was not announced among the top 10 entries of the first semi-final and therefore did not qualify to compete in the final. It was later revealed that Denmark placed 13th out of the 17 participating countries in the semi-final with 55 points.

Background

Prior to the 2022 contest, Denmark has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest forty-nine times since its first entry in 1957.[1] Denmark has won the contest, to this point, on three occasions: in 1963 with the song "Dansevise" by Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann, in 2000 with "Fly on the Wings of Love" by the Olsen Brothers, and again in 2013 with "Only Teardrops" by Emmelie de Forest. In the 2021 contest, "Øve os på hinanden" performed by Fyr og Flamme failed to qualify Denmark to the final; the last time the nation has failed to qualify to the final is in 2016.

The Danish national broadcaster, DR, broadcasts the event within Denmark and organises the selection process for the nation's entry. DR confirmed their intentions to participate at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest on 1 July 2021.[2] Denmark has selected all of their Eurovision entries through the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. On 27 August 2021, the broadcaster announced that Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2022 would be organised in order to select Denmark's entry for the 2022 contest.[3]

Before Eurovision

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2022

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2022 was the 52nd edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, the music competition that selects Denmark's entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. The event was held on 5 March 2022 at the Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, hosted by Tina Müller and Martin Brygmann [dk].[4] The show was televised on DR1 as well as streamed online at the broadcaster's streaming service DR TV and the official DR website.[4] The national final was watched by 985,000 viewers in Denmark.[5]

Format

Eight songs, all accompanied by the DR Grand Prix orchestra, competed in one show where the winner was determined over two rounds of public voting.[6] In the first round, the top three songs qualified to the superfinal, during which the winner was determined.[7] Viewers were able to vote via SMS or a mobile application specifically designed for the competition. Prior to the show, the public was provided with one free vote on the app to cast a vote each day between 28 February 2022 and 4 March 2022, while viewers using the app during the show were provided with two free votes.[8][9][10]

Competing entries

DR opened a submission period between 27 August 2021 and 29 October 2021 for artists and composers to submit their entries. The broadcaster stated that the competition would seek out songs that "represent the quality and breadth of the Danish music scene" with emphasis on songs that "have the potential to represent Danish music and Danish culture in the most distinguished way at the Eurovision Song Contest".[3] A six-member selection committee selected eight songs from the entries submitted to the broadcaster. The committee was composed of Lars Trillingsgaard (head of music strategy for DR), Lotte Friis (radio host on DR P4), Maria Fantino (radio host on DR P3), Andrew Jensen (radio host on DR P4), Mathias Buch Jensen (head of music of DR P3) and Bettina Skriver (producer of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix).[11] The competing artists and songs were officially presented on 10 February 2022 during the DR radio programmes P3 Buffeten, Formiddag på 4'eren, P4 Play and Det gode selskab på P5.[9][12]

Artist Song Songwriter(s)
Conf3ssions "Hallelujah" Jon Nørgaard, Moh Denebi, Nikolaj Pellegrini, Patrick Dalton, Rachel Furner
Der Var Engang "En skønne dag" Claus Reenberg, Emma Pi [da], Rasmus Hedeboe
Fuld Effekt "Rave med de hårde drenge" Alexander Scott Dyrbye, Claus Waldorff Thomsen, Kasper Bruhn Nielsen, Zachary Rune Dyrbye
Josie Elinor and Jack Warren "Let Me Go" Benjamin Rosenbohm, Julie Aagaard, Katrine Brixen, Mikkel Martinus Sørensen
Juncker "Kommet for at blive" Christian Juncker
Morten Fillipsen [da] "Happy Go Lucky" Kasper Holm Larsen, Morten Fillipsen, Rasmus Rydahl
Patrick Dorgan "Vinden suser ind" Daniel Scheffmann, Jeppe Kronback, Ole Bjørn Heiring Albertsen, Patrick Dorgan
Reddi "The Show" Chief 1 [da], Ihan Haydar, Julia Fabrin, Remee Jackman, Siggy Savery

Final

The final took place on 5 March 2022.[4][3] The running order was determined by DR and announced on 20 February 2022.[13] In the first round of voting the top three advanced to a superfinal based on a public vote. The top three songs of the pre-show vote were each awarded with 10% of the votes, while the top three songs of the SMS and app vote during the show were each awarded with 12% and 78% of the votes, respectively. The three superfinalists were "Hallelujah" performed by Conf3ssions, "Let Me Go" performed by Josie Elinor and Jack Warren and "The Show" performed by Reddi. In the superfinal, the winner, "The Show" performed by Reddi, was selected solely by the public vote via SMS (24%) and app (76%).[14]

In addition to the performances of the competing entries, the competition was opened by Danish Eurovision Song Contest 2021 representative Fyr og Flamme.[15]

Final – 5 March 2022[16][17]
Draw Artist Song Public Vote Total Place Result
Pre-show SMS App
1 Patrick Dorgan "Vinden suser ind" 0% 5 Eliminated
2 Conf3ssions "Hallelujah" 10% 12% 78% 100% 1 Superfinalist
3 Der Var Engang "En skønne dag" 0% 5 Eliminated
4 Fuld Effekt "Rave med de hårde drenge" 10% 12% 22% 4 Eliminated
5 Josie Elinor and Jack Warren "Let Me Go" 10% 78% 88% 3 Superfinalist
6 Morten Fillipsen "Happy Go Lucky" 0% 5 Eliminated
7 Reddi "The Show" 12% 78% 90% 2 Superfinalist
8 Juncker "Kommet for at blive" 0% 5 Eliminated
Superfinal – 5 March 2022[17]
Draw Artist Song Public Vote Total Place
SMS App
1 Conf3ssions "Hallelujah" 6% 26% 32% 2
2 Reddi "The Show" 9% 28% 37% 1
3 Josie Elinor and Jack Warren "Let Me Go" 9% 22% 31% 3

At Eurovision

Procida in the Province of Naples was the location of Reddi's postcard.
A video postcard introduced Denmark's performance in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The postcard was filmed in the Italian town of Procida in the Province of Naples
and featured virtual projections of the band across the location.

According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the "Big Five" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) split up the competing countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favorable voting histories put into the same pot. On 25 January 2022, an allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Denmark was placed into the first semi-final, which was held on 10 May 2022, and was scheduled to perform in the second half of the show.[18]

Once all the competing songs for the 2022 contest had been released, the running order for the semi-finals was decided by the shows' producers rather than through another draw, so that similar songs were not placed next to each other. Denmark was set to perform in position 12, following the entry from Croatia and before the entry from Austria.[19]

In Denmark, all shows were broadcast on DR1, with commentary by Henrik Milling [da] and Nicolai Molbech.[20][21] The Danish spokesperson, who announced the top 12-point score awarded by the Danish jury during the final, was Tina Müller, who previously also announced the points for Denmark in 2021.[22][23][24]

Semi-final

Reddi took part in technical rehearsals on 1 and 5 May, followed by dress rehearsals on 9 and 10 May. This included the jury show on 9 May where the professional juries of each country watched and voted on the competing entries.

The Danish performance in the first semi-final was extremely similar to that of the national final, with all band members dressed in bright clothing in 1970s fashion style. The performance began with the lead singer alone on the secondary stage playing a piano, before progressing into a whole stage performance with all band members.[25]

At the end of the show, Denmark was not announced among the top 10 entries in the first semi-final and therefore failed to qualify to compete in the final. This was Denmark's second consecutive non-qualification to the grand final having last appeared in 2019. It was later revealed that Denmark placed thirteenth in the semi-final, receiving a total of 55 points: 20 points from the televoting and 35 points from the juries.

Voting

Below is a breakdown of points awarded to Denmark during the first semi-final. Voting during the three shows involved each country awarding two sets of points from 1-8, 10 and 12: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting.[26] The exact composition of the professional jury, and the results of each country's jury and televoting were released after the final; the individual results from each jury member were also released in an anonymised form.[27][28] The Danish jury consisted of DJ Speakr, Jonas Flodager Rasmussen, who represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, Kirstine Stubbe Teglbjærg, Lars Trillingsgaard, and Mekdes.[27][28] In the first semi-final, Denmark finished in thirteenth place out of seventeen entries, marking the country's second consecutive non-qualification from the semi-finals. Over the course of the contest, Denmark awarded its 12 points to Netherlands (jury) and Ukraine (televote) in the first semi-final and to Greece (jury) and Ukraine (televote) in the final.[29]

Points awarded to Denmark

Points awarded to Denmark (Semi-final 1)[30][31]
Score Televote Jury
12 points
10 points
8 points
7 points
6 points  Iceland  Latvia
5 points
4 points  Norway
3 points
2 points  Latvia  Bulgaria
1 point  Iceland

Points awarded by Denmark

Detailed voting results

The following members comprised the Danish jury:[32]

  • DJ Speakr – music producer, DJ and member of Fuld Effekt
  • Jonas Flodager Rasmussen – singer, actor, represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018
  • Kirstine Stubbe Teglbjærg – composer, songwriter, producer
  • Lars Trillingsgaard – jury chairman, music expert
  • Mekdes – singer-songwriter
Detailed voting results from Denmark (Semi-final 1)[33]
Draw Country Jury Televote
Juror A Juror B Juror C Juror D Juror E Average Rank Points Rank Points
01  Albania 15 16 15 16 10 16 15
02  Latvia 4 15 13 14 12 10 1 12
03  Lithuania 11 2 10 10 4 6 5 3 8
04   Switzerland 9 3 4 4 5 5 6 10 1
05  Slovenia 16 14 7 15 15 14 16
06  Ukraine 1 7 3 7 8 4 7 1 12
07  Bulgaria 14 13 14 9 13 15 14
08  Netherlands 7 1 1 2 3 1 12 7 4
09  Moldova 12 4 16 13 16 11 5 6
10  Portugal 5 11 2 1 2 3 8 8 3
11  Croatia 8 12 9 12 11 12 13
12  Denmark
13  Austria 10 10 8 11 14 13 9 2
14  Iceland 6 5 6 8 7 7 4 4 7
15  Greece 2 6 5 3 1 2 10 11
16  Norway 3 9 12 6 9 8 3 2 10
17  Armenia 13 8 11 5 6 9 2 6 5
Detailed voting results from Denmark (Final)[34]
Draw Country Jury Televote
Juror 1 Juror 2 Juror 3 Juror 4 Juror 5 Average Rank Points Rank Points
01  Czech Republic 13 9 22 15 20 18 24
02  Romania 14 10 24 16 18 20 15
03  Portugal 7 12 4 1 1 3 8 14
04  Finland 19 23 17 18 21 24 13
05   Switzerland 21 8 9 3 8 9 2 16
06  France 22 18 16 20 24 25 22
07  Norway 8 19 13 8 13 12 3 8
08  Armenia 15 6 20 17 14 14 19
09  Italy 17 22 5 19 5 11 18
10  Spain 2 21 3 21 12 7 4 10 1
11  Netherlands 5 3 7 2 2 2 10 12
12  Ukraine 1 13 10 5 10 6 5 1 12
13  Germany 25 20 23 13 15 23 20
14  Lithuania 4 5 8 22 9 8 3 4 7
15  Azerbaijan 16 24 15 14 7 15 25
16  Belgium 23 17 18 7 17 16 23
17  Greece 3 2 6 4 3 1 12 21
18  Iceland 11 7 19 6 11 10 1 9 2
19  Moldova 20 4 25 25 25 13 6 5
20  Sweden 12 1 1 11 6 4 7 2 10
21  Australia 10 25 11 23 19 19 17
22  United Kingdom 6 11 2 9 4 5 6 5 6
23  Poland 24 16 14 12 16 22 7 4
24  Serbia 9 15 21 24 22 21 11
25  Estonia 18 14 12 10 23 17 8 3

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