Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022
|Eurovision Song Contest 2022|
|Selection process||Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2022|
|Selection date(s)||5 March 2022|
|Selected song||"The Show"|
|Selected songwriter(s)||Chief 1|
|Semi-final result||Failed to qualify (13th)|
|Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Denmark is scheduled to participate 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.
Prior to the 2022 contest, Denmark has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest forty-nine times since its first entry in 1957. 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. 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.
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. The show was televised on DR1 as well as streamed online at the broadcaster's streaming service DR TV and the official DR website. The national final was watched by 985,000 viewers in Denmark.
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. In the first round, the top three songs qualified to the superfinal, during which the winner was determined. 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.
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". 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). 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.
|Conf3ssions||"Hallelujah"||Jon Nørgaard, Moh Denebi, Nikolaj Pellegrini, Patrick Dalton, Rachel Furner|
|Der Var Engang||"En skønne dag"||Claus Reenberg, Emma Pi, 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||"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, Ihan Haydar, Julia Fabrin, Remee Jackman, Siggy Savery|
The final took place on 5 March 2022. The running order was determined by DR and announced on 20 February 2022. 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%).
|1||Patrick Dorgan||"Vinden suser ind"||—||—||—||0%||5||Eliminated|
|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|
|8||Juncker||"Kommet for at blive"||—||—||—||0%||5||Eliminated|
|3||Josie Elinor and Jack Warren||"Let Me Go"||9%||22%||31%||3|
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 has been placed into the first semi-final, to be held on 10 May 2022, and has been scheduled to perform in the second half of the show.
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.
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. Each nation's jury consisted of five music industry professionals who are citizens of the country they represent, with a diversity in gender and age represented. The judges assess each entry based on the performances during the second Dress Rehearsal of each show, which takes place the night before each live show, against a set of criteria including vocal capacity; the stage performance; the song's composition and originality; and the overall impression by the act.
Points awarded to Denmark
Points awarded by Denmark
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