Through our Best of the Bunch series, we gave a recap on the Eurovision entries from 2006 to 2015 and gave you the opportunity to choose your Best of the Bunch. As you may remember, the current Best of the Bunch winners were put into our ‘Ultimate Eurovision’ but it’s time to see which of the latest three entries have remained as your favourites! In our Best of the Bunch: The Trials series, we are going to recap the entries from a certain nation starting with 2016 and continuing through to the latest Eurovision season of 2018. Your job is to simply enjoy the music, and vote for your Best of the Bunch winner!
Today we are putting the spotlight on Denmark, a nation with a long history at the contest. Through that history the nation has had mixed success, but the highlights would be their three Eurovision wins. In recent history, for the most part, Denmark is usually present in the finals, but there have been some blips in recent years. Today we will be discussing the most recent three entries from Denmark, starting in 2016 and continuing to 2018. After we recap the entries, it will be up to you to decide which of the latest three entries is your Best of the Bunch!
Prior to the 2016 contest, the nation had seen the high of winning with Emmelie de Forest, and then the low of 2015, where the nation failed to qualify for the first time since 2007. It was a new year, which meant a new opportunity to impress the voters and the jury, and through a national selection it was decided that Lighthouse X would represent the nation with the song Soldiers of Love. Considering that the nation failed to qualify the year previous with a boyband, it was somewhat surprising to see the nation follow on the same route, but as we know at Eurovision, anything can happen. After a confident performance, some were hopeful to see Denmark back in the final, but it was not meant to be. The song finished in a disappointing 17th place with 34 points.
The following year, Denmark decided to learn from their mistakes and put their hopes in a young, confident performer. Once again through a national final, it was decided that Australian-Danish artist Anja Nissen would represent Denmark with her song Where I Am. This was her second attempt at representing Denmark, and persistence paid off for Anja. The performance showed off Anja’s incredible voice, and although it wasn’t a hit with everyone, it is hard to deny her talent. The confident performance helped her scrape through to the final in 10th place, and in the final she finished in 20th place. Although it wasn’t their best overall result, it was good to see them back in the final.
That brings us to the most recent entry from Denmark, and once again it was up to the public to decide which act would represent the nation at Eurovision. This time, the nation went down a difference path by choosing Rasmussen with the song Higher Ground. The song was historically inspired which left the door open for a spectacular stage performance. As expected, it was theatrical but not too over the top. Viking backing singers? Yes please! It seems the televoters were impressed, and the song qualified in 5th place, and in the final the public vote helped push Denmark to 9th place with 226 points.
So now you’ve seen all three performances, it’s time to vote for your Best of the Bunch!
If you want more Best of the Bunch from Denmark, check out our original series:
If you want to check out who made our Ultimate Eurovision, check it out here: