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Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 07
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Dates
Final 18 October–3 November 2014
Host
Venue Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Presenter(s) Louise Wolff
Jacob Riising
Broadcaster DR
Voting
Entries 10
System 100% international jury
Winner "Drop Dead Cynical" by Amaranthe
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
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Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 07 was the seventh edition of the Danish music competition that selected Denmark's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 11. The selection had one final held in Herning. Amaranthe won the edition with their song "Drop Dead Cynical". In North Vision Song Contest 11, it got the fourth place in the semi-final with 95 points and the first place in the final with 231 points.

Information

The edition was announced along with the confirmation of the country's participation in the contest. The format was kept the same as the last editions and only one final was held with ten acts – ten Danish acts among them one returning act. The foreign act was not included for the first time since the fourth edition. The edition started in late July 2014.

The selection consisted of only one final and was held in Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning. The voters were international juries divided into six groups. The competing entries were chosen by the broadcaster after several artists submitted songs. As the foreign act was removed from this edition, artists from neighbor countries could not apply. However, the returning act was introduced which allowed past participants of the selection and the contest to apply. Only ten songs were selected including the one song by the returning act.

Venue

Jyske Bank Boxen is an indoor arena, located in Herning, Denmark, that is part of the Messecenter Herning. It hosts concerts, basketball, volleyball, team handball and gymnastics competitions. It has hosted the 2010 European Women's Handball Championships, the 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships, and the 2014 European Men's Handball Championship.

On 1 October 2010 Danish financial institution Jyske Bank purchased naming rights to the arena. The arena's opening event, on 20 October 2010, was a concert by Lady Gaga, during The Monster Ball Tour, with Semi Precious Weapons as her opening act. The arena was also being considered as the venue for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, before the contract was eventually won by B&W Hallerne, Refshaleøen in Copenhagen.

Competing entries

All the competing entries were selected by the broadcaster. The songs presentation had the same scheduling as last edition: all the ten songs were presented in four days instead of ten. During the first three days, the nine Danish songs were presented–three on each day while the returning act's song was presented on the fourth and last day of the presentation.

Among the competing artists are Amaranthe, the winners of the fourth edition of the contest. The band was selected as the returning act" of the edition. Stine Bramsen has competed in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix before, in the first edition. Bramsen and Shaka Loveless had to change their song; Bramsen due to the fact that her song sampling another song while Loveless' song had already competed in a national selection before.

Table key
     Withdrawn
     Replacing song
     Winner
Artist Song (English translation) Songwriter(s)
Amaranthe "Drop Dead Cynical" Olof Mörck, Jake E Berg, Elize Ryd
Anna Bell "Love Won't Wait for No One" Anna Bell
Carpark North feat. Stine "32" Lau Højen, Morten Thorhauge, Søren Balsner, Gino Yonan
Christopher "Told You So" Christopher Nissen, Brandon Beal, Frederik Tao, Fridolin Nordsø
Infernal "Can't Go Back" Paw Lagermann, Lina Rafn, Shaka Loveless, Grace Tither
Marijana "To skridt frem" (Two steps forward) Marijana Vuceljic, Ken Busted, David Busted
Shaka Loveless "2 mod verden" (2 against the World) Shaka Loveless Grøn, Fridolin Nordsø
Shaka Loveless "Ikke mere tid" (Not one more time) Shaka Loveless Grøn, Andreas Keilgaard, Søren Schou
Stine Bramsen "Move Forward" Stine Bramsen, Nicolaj Rasted, Niclas Petersen
The Fireflies "It's Useless" Soulshock, Karlin, Charmayne "Maxee" Maxwell
Xander "Grædt for mig" (Cried for me) Xander Linnet
Áli "Cocoon" Alexandria Beck

Final

The running order draw for the final took place on 12 October 2014. The final would start on 13 October 2014 but was postponed and started instead on 18 October 2014. The voting closed one week later, on 25 October 2014. The results were presented on 3 November 2014. The selection opened with a performance of "Zerkala" by Ani Lorak and Grigory Leps, the winners of the tenth edition. After the performance of the contestants, Russian singer Nyusha performed her entry of the tenth edition, "Tol'ko". Amaranthe won the edition with "Drop Dead Cynical" while Áli was chosen to represent the country in the fourth edition of OGAN Second Chance Contest.

Draw Artist Song Place Points
01 Carpark North feat. Stine "32" 5 148
02 Shaka Loveless "Ikke mere tid" 7 133
03 Amaranthe "Drop Dead Cynical" 1 207
04 Anna Bell "Love Won't Wait for No One" 9 97
05 Christopher "Told You So" 8 130
06 Áli "Cocoon" 2 162
07 The Fireflies "It's Useless" 6 143
08 Marijana "To skridt frem" 4 149
09 Infernal "Can't Go Back" 3 151
10 Xander "Grædt for mig" 10 72

Italic Returning act selected by the jury members from DR.

Voting and results

The voting system was the same as last edition with some minor changes. The countries that applied to be juries of the selection were divided into groups with one jury president in each group. As there were some problems during the voting, it was decided that the points of each song would no longer be converted into percentage and then points out of 500, but the total of score given by each group will be the final score of the country.

Voters

After twenty-four countries applied for being jury, it was decided that there would be six groups with four members in each. The jury groups were revealed on 10 October 2014 along with the jury presidents of each (marked in bold below). The six groups were the following:

Jury 1 Jury 2 Jury 3
Jury 4 Jury 5 Jury 6

1 Romania (Group 1) and Moldova (Group 2) were replaced by Mexico and Hungary respectively as both countries failed to vote within the deadline.

12 points

No. Song Country/ies giving 12 points
7 "Drop Dead Cynical" Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Poland, Sweden
3 "Cocoon" Andorra, Ireland, Morocco
"Can't Go Back" Colombia, FYR Macedonia, Greece
"Told You So" Albania, Croatia, Norway
"Love Won't Wait for No One" Algeria, Germany, Montenegro
2 "32" Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia
"It's Useless" Barbados, United Kingdom
1 "To skridt frem" Denmark
No. Song Group/s giving highest points
4 "Drop Dead Cynical" Group 1, 2, 3 and 6
1 "Can't Go Back" Group 4
"Ikke mere tid" Group 5

Spokespersons

Six spokespersons presented the voting result for each group. The spokespersons are appointed by the jury president of the respective group.

  1. Flag of Sweden Jenny Berggren (Group 1)
  2. Flag of FYR Macedonia Sara Markoska (Group 2)
  3. Flag of Azerbaijan Nikki Jamal (Group 3)
  1. Flag of Germany Kerstin Merlin (Group 4)
  2. Flag of Croatia Jelena Rozga (Group 5)
  3. Flag of Kazakhstan Luina (Group 6)

Voting grid

Song Flag of Sweden Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of FYR Macedonia Flag of Germany Flag of Croatia Flag of Kazakhstan Total
Flag of Barbados Flag of Mexico Flag of United Kingdom Flag of Albania Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag of Hungary Flag of Colombia Flag of Ireland Flag of Montenegro Flag of Algeria Flag of Greece Flag of Norway Flag of Andorra Flag of Georgia Flag of Poland Flag of Denmark Flag of Faroe Islands Flag of Morocco
"32" 25 28 23 16 29 27 148
"Ikke mere tid" 20 31 15 20 38 9 133
"Drop Dead Cynical" 41 39 37 22 28 40 207
"Love Won't Wait for No One" 9 9 20 30 13 16 97
"Told You So" 12 19 24 26 33 16 130
"Cocoon" 28 19 30 21 25 39 162
"It's Useless" 34 24 17 22 15 31 143
"To skridt frem" 26 22 28 21 23 29 149
"Can't Go Back" 25 23 30 32 20 21 151
"Grædt for mig" 12 18 8 22 8 4 72

Groups

Song Group 1 Group 2
Flag of Barbados Flag of Mexico Flag of Sweden Flag of United Kingdom Total Flag of Albania Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag of FYR Macedonia Flag of Hungary Total
"32" 6 10 6 3 25 8 12 3 5 28
"Ikke mere tid" 5 7 3 5 20 10 8 7 6 31
"Drop Dead Cynical" 10 12 12 7 41 7 10 10 12 39
"Love Won't Wait for No One" 3 2 2 2 9 1 4 1 3 9
"Told You So" 2 1 8 1 12 12 2 4 1 19
"Cocoon" 8 6 10 4 28 3 1 5 10 19
"It's Useless" 12 5 5 12 34 6 3 8 7 24
"To skridt frem" 4 8 4 10 26 2 6 6 8 22
"Can't Go Back" 7 3 7 8 25 4 5 12 2 23
"Grædt for mig" 1 4 1 6 12 5 7 2 4 18
Song Group 3 Group 4
Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Colombia Flag of Ireland Flag of Montenegro Total Flag of Algeria Flag of Germany Flag of Greece Flag of Norway Total
"32" 6 5 7 5 23 6 5 2 3 16
"Ikke mere tid" 5 1 6 3 15 2 10 4 4 20
"Drop Dead Cynical" 12 8 10 7 37 10 1 3 8 22
"Love Won't Wait for No One" 2 4 2 12 20 12 12 1 5 30
"Told You So" 10 6 4 4 24 1 7 6 12 26
"Cocoon" 7 3 12 8 30 8 2 5 6 21
"It's Useless" 1 7 3 6 17 3 4 8 7 22
"To skridt frem" 3 10 5 10 28 4 8 7 2 21
"Can't Go Back" 8 12 8 2 30 7 3 12 10 32
"Grædt for mig" 4 2 1 1 8 5 6 10 1 22
Song Group 5 Group 6
Flag of Andorra Flag of Croatia Flag of Georgia Flag of Poland Total Flag of Denmark Flag of Faroe Islands Flag of Kazakhstan Flag of Morocco Total
"32" 6 6 12 5 29 5 8 4 10 27
"Ikke mere tid" 10 10 10 8 38 3 2 2 2 9
"Drop Dead Cynical" 1 7 8 12 28 8 12 12 8 40
"Love Won't Wait for No One" 7 2 3 1 13 2 4 5 5 16
"Told You So" 4 12 7 10 33 7 3 3 3 16
"Cocoon" 12 5 4 4 25 10 7 10 12 39
"It's Useless" 2 4 2 7 15 6 10 8 7 31
"To skridt frem" 8 3 6 6 23 12 5 6 6 29
"Can't Go Back" 5 8 5 2 20 4 6 7 4 21
"Grædt for mig" 3 1 1 3 8s 1 1 1 1 4

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