|Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 08|
24 December 2014–|
3 January 2015
|System||100% international jury|
|Winner||"Into the Fire" by Freya|
|Dansk Melodi Grand Prix|
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Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 08 was the eighth edition of the Danish music competition that selected Denmark's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 12. The selection had one final held in Aalborg. Freya won the edition with her song "Into the Fire". In North Vision Song Contest 12, it got the twenty-first place with 73 points.
Although it was not sure whether the edition would be held or not for the twelfth edition, the edition was announced a few days after the results of the eleventh edition. It was decided that the format would be simplified just for this edition due to DR wanting to focus on the twelfth edition which they would host. The number of songs was reduced to four and the voting was also simplified.
The selection consisted of only one final and was held in, . The voters were international juries and unlike the past two editions, they weren't divided into groups. The competing entries were chosen by the broadcaster after several artists submitted songs. As the songs number was reduced, there was no returning act this time.
The Gigantium, in Aalborg, Denmark, is a large, rentable faire building, which hosts a large variety of concerts, markets and exhibitions, among other things. It has a capacity of 5,000 people, for concerts, the capacity is 8,500 people. The arena is being considered as the venue for the 2014 Miss Earth Pageant.
The main use of the arena is sport, and it is home to the Danish Handball League club Aalborg Håndbold and the elite Ice Hockey team Aalborg Pirates.
The ice hockey club AaB Ishockey also play their matches in an ice arena connected to the original Gigantium arena. AaB Ishockey is the amateur club having the license for professional ice hockey being used by Aalborg Pirates.
It was decided by DR that the selection would be simplified for this edition due to busy schedule with hosting the twelfth edition of the contest. The songs number was reduced from ten to four. The voting system also changed and in order to vote, the countries did not have to apply as juries; any country could vote during the one week of voting.
Part of the schedule was revealed when the selection was announced. However, the full schedule of the edition was published on the first day of the songs presentation. The songs presentation lasted only two days, on 20 and 21 December 2014. As there was no jury applications nor jury group draw, the running order draw came right after, on 22 December 2014. The voting in the final started on 24 December 2014 and closed on 2 January 2015. The results were one day later, on 3 January 2015.
As the songs of the edition were less than the previous editions, the presentation was shorter. The songs were presented in two days: two songs per day.
|1||December 20, 2014||Freya||"Into the Fire"|| |
|3||December 21, 2014||Dean Thompson||"Vender om" (Faces on)|
The running order draw for the final took place on 22 December 2014. The final started on 24 December 2014 and the voting closed about one week later, on 2 January 2014. The results were presented one day later, on 3 January 2015. Freya won the edition with "Into the Fire" while Bim were chosen to represent the country in the fifth edition of OGAN Second Chance Contest.
|03||Danish||Dean Thompson||"Vender om"||4||237|
|04||English||Freya||"Into the Fire"||1||280|
Apart from the performances of the participants, there were also performances by several guests. Due to having less songs than in previous editions, there were more intervals than before: there was one interval after each participant. The selection opened with Amaranthe's performance of "Drop Dead Cynical". The list of the interval acts that followed the participants performances included Nikki Jamal and Leslie Clio (participants of the twelfth edition), Medina and L.I.G.A (Danish representatives in the contest).
Voting and results
The voting system, as the selection in general, was simplified. There was no jury application this time and therefore the voters were not divided into jury groups. All the countries were able to vote, including the countries that withdrew from the respective edition of the contest as well as the associate members.
|Countries||Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Rest of the World||28|
|No.||Song||Country/ies giving 12 points|
|11||"Into the Fire"||Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Montenegro, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa|
|7||"Magic Mind"||Algeria, Belarus, Belgium, Faroe Islands, Hungary, Ireland, Moldova|
|5||"Lights Out"||Lebanon, Morocco, Sweden, Switzerland, Rest of the World|
|"Vender om"||Albania, France, Romania, Ukraine, United Kingdom|
- Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
- North Vision Song Contest 12
- Denmark in the North Vision Song Contest 12