Flag of Denmark "Butterfly"
Julie - Butterfly
North Vision Song Contest 6 entry
Country Denmark
Artist(s) Julie Berthelsen
Language English
  • Rune Braager
  • Sarah West
  • Tommy Lee James
Finals performance
Semi-final result 11th, 60 points
Appearance chronology
◄ "Skylder dig ik' noget" (5)   
"In Love with the World" (7) ►

"Butterfly" is a song by Danish singer Julie Berthelsen. It was released on January 1, 2013 as her fifteenth single and was a non-album single. It was written and composed by Rune Braager, Sarah West and Tommy Lee James.

The song represented Denmark in the sixth edition of the North Vision Song Contest after it won the second edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. It competed in the second semi-final and failed to qualify by getting the eleventh place with 60 points, marking Denmark's first non-qualification.

Track listings

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Butterfly"   3:23
NVSC release
No. Title Length
1. "Butterfly"   3:23
2. "Butterfly" (NVSC version) 2:57
3. "Butterfly" (Radio Edit) 2:59
4. "Butterfly" (Acoustic) 3:34

North Vision Song Contest

Julie Berthelsen submitted "Butterfly" to the second edition of the Danish national selection after she was selected by the broadcaster to compete in the duels. In the duels, she competed against Emmelie de Forest (quarterfinals), Louise Dubel (semifinals) and The Storm (grand final). In the final, "Butterfly" won the duel against "Lost In The Fire", the song by the popular Danish band, The Storm. A few days after the song's victory it was revealed that no promotional tour is planned.

The song entered the Danish, Norwegian, British and Portuguese charts. However, comparing its chart performance with the previous Danish entries, it didn't do as well as them.

Julie performed sixth in the second semi-final. However, she didn't manage to make it to the grand final making it the first non-qualification of Denmark.

Charts and certifications


Chart (2013–14) Peak
Denmark (Tracklisten) 4
Ireland (Ceol Charts) 36
Lebanon (LBC Charts) 94
Norway (VG-lista) 15
Portugal (HitPT) 17
UK (Official Charts Company) 24

Online harts

Chart (2013) Peak
Denmark (DL Charts) 49


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Denmark Gold 31,000^
Lebanon Silver 8,000^
*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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