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Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 08
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Dates
Final 24 December 2014–
3 January 2015
Host
Venue Gigantium, Aalborg
Presenter(s) Louise Wolff
Broadcaster DR
Voting
Entries 4
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.

Information

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 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.

The selection consisted of only one final and was held in Gigantium, Aalborg. 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.

Venue

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.

Competing entries

All the competing entries were selected by the broadcaster. As the songs of the edition were less than the previous editions, the presentation was shorter. The songs were presented in two days, on 20 and 21 December 2014 with two songs being announced per day.

Table key
     Winner
Artist Song (English translation) Songwriter(s)
Freya "Into the Fire" Freya Clausen, Daniel Gidlund
Bim "Lights Out" Tim Davis, Rebecca Rosier
Dean Thompson "Vender om" (Faces on) Andreas Keilgaard, Søren Schou, Dean Thompson, Engelina Andrina
ColorKaleido "Magic Mind" Kim Vagn Wagner, Christine Milton

Final

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. 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). 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.

Draw Artist Song Place Points
01 ColorKaleido "Magic Mind" 3 258
02 Bim "Lights Out" 2 261
03 Dean Thompson "Vender om" 4 237
04 Freya "Into the Fire" 1 280

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.

Voters

Final
Countries Albania, AlgeriaArgentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, BelgiumBosnia and HerzegovinaDenmark, Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lebanon, MoldovaMontenegro, MoroccoNorway, Romania, Slovakia, SloveniaSouth AfricaSweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Rest of the World 28

12 points

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

Voting order

  1. Denmark Denmark
  2. Flag of Norway Norway
  3. Flag of Romania Romania
  4. Flag of Germany Germany
  5. Flag of Hungary Hungary
  6. Flag of Sweden Sweden
  7. Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
  8. Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
  9. Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
  10. Algeria Algeria
  1. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
  2. Flag of Ireland Ireland
  3. Flag of Greece Greece
  4. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina
  5. Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
  6. Flag of Morocco Morocco
  7. Flag of Montenegro Montenegro
  8. Flag of Argentina Argentina
  9. Flag of Albania Albania
  1. Flag of France France
  2. Flag of South Africa South Africa
  3. Flag of Belarus Belarus
  4. Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
  5. Flag of Belgium Belgium
  6. Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
  7. Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
  8. Flag of Moldova Moldova
  9. Flag of None Rest of the World

Voting grid

Song Flag of Albania Flag of Algeria Flag of Argentina Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Belarus Flag of Belgium Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag of Denmark Flag of Faroe Islands Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Greece Flag of Hungary Flag of Ireland Flag of Lebanon Flag of Moldova Flag of Montenegro Flag of Morocco Flag of Norway Flag of Romania Flag of Slovakia Flag of Slovenia Flag of South Africa Flag of Sweden Flag of Switzerland Flag of Ukraine Flag of United Kingdom Flag of None Total
"Magic Mind" 8 12 10 7 12 12 7 8 12 8 10 8 12 12 10 12 8 7 7 7 8 8 10 10 10 7 8 8 258
"Lights Out" 10 8 7 10 8 7 10 10 10 7 8 10 10 10 12 8 10 12 10 10 7 7 7 12 12 10 7 12 261
"Vender om" 12 7 8 8 7 10 8 7 7 12 7 7 8 7 7 7 7 8 8 12 10 10 8 7 7 12 12 7 237
"Into the Fire" 7 10 12 12 10 8 12 12 8 10 12 12 7 8 8 10 12 10 12 8 12 12 12 8 8 8 10 10 280

See also

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