Danish band Johnny Deluxe, who participated in the 2009 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, splits up after ten succeful years. The band says that they simply don't have the engagement and commitment to continue. Lately most of the bandmembers have also experienced success as songwriters.
The official album with all 10 songs from the 2009 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix is becoming a best seller, as usual. The charts also reveal that the re-lease of the 2008 album from Brinck, who won the Danish national final, is selling well. The Danish album top40 includes several Eurovision Song Contest connections.
When Johnny Deluxe was asked if they wanted to participate in the 2009 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix they had just released their third album. This album has now been re-released in an edition that includes the song Sindssyg which came third in this year’s Danish final.
For the first time ever I didn’t know which song to vote for in the Danish final. It was impossible to choose between Someday and Believe Again and seconds before the line closed I acted like a chicken. I simply didn’t want to risk having that only vote that would decide who was going to Moscow. But why is it always song number 10 that wins?
With the Danish broadcaster, DR, directly talking about a second place in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest not being good enough it was clear already before tonight’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix that the winner would be in for quite a challenge. The Danish viewers decided that Brinck will be the one to live up to those high expectations.
Yesterday the ten songs for the 2009 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix leaked. The responsibility for the scandal has now been placed at the record company. Their anti-pirate group is trying to stop the songs from appearing on the internet while DR thinks it might even help them to win in Moscow.
DR’s otherwise strong security couldn’t stop the ten songs from being leaked this year. It is quite embarrassing for the broadcaster who makes a big deal out of the songs not being published before. While DR figures out how to react to this the rest of us can judge if the songs live up to the higher quality we were promised.