After winning the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix Brinck’s debut album was re-released today in an updated edition including his entry for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. The new edition also included two other new songs.
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.
A bit of luck in the draws can help a country towards winning the Eurovision Song Contest. Now that we know who have been allocated to which semi-finals it is time to start speculating about who has been given a bit of a walk over to the final and who is in for what appears to be a mission impossible.
A new book featuring the biggest moments of the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix history has been released. It is written by Ole Tøphom and is based on a lot of interviews. The new book is to be seen as a supplement to the already existing book that came in 2001, but it is a continuing of Jørgen De Mylius's work with the previous.
We know from politics how important the internet can be in gaining support for ones case – and now we see clearer signs than ever that it is moving into the national finals as well. But can the many support groups on Facebook decide who wins national finals like the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix?
Iceland goes cowboy/disco as they select a country and western quartet and a leather-clad disco diva to progress to their national final in tonight's third semi. Arnar, Edgar, Sverrir and Ólafur and Kaja Halldórsdottir won each their spot for the national final.
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.