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Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 18
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Dates
Final 10–28 September 2017
Host
Venue Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Presenter(s) Ulla Essendrop
Broadcaster DR
Voting
Entries 10
System 50% international jury
50% televoting
Winner "Iconic" by Sada Vidoo
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
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Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 18 was the eighteenth edition of the Danish music competition that selected Denmark's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 23. The selection had a final held in Herning. Sada Vidoo won the edition with her song "Iconic".

Information

The selection was announced on 13 July 2017, when the Danish broadcaster confirmed the country's participation in the twenty-third edition. The same day, it was announced that some minor changes were made in the format of the selection for its eighteenth edition. The selection will consist of a final with ten songs, just like in the previous edition. However, the only difference is that the winner will be determined through a different voting system; the jury/televoting system will be introduced once again after last being used in the fifth edition. The international juries, the first half of the voting, will be selected by the broadcaster while the televoting has been re-introduced for the other half of the voting.

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

The competing entries of the edition were selected by the broadcaster. The broadcaster started revealing the competing acts on 24 July 2017 and finished on 31 August 2017.

Among the competing artists is Norwegian group Served, who represented their country in the nineteenth edition of the contest; the band joined forces with Julie Bjerre, who has previously participated in the selection. The list also includes previous DMGP participant Bryan Rice. Sada Vidoo, who represented the country in the seventeenth edition, was selected as a wildcard for the edition.

Table key
     Winner
Artist Song (English translation) Songwriter(s)
Blondage "Stoned" Esben Nørskov Andersen, Pernille Smith-Sivertsen
Bryan Rice & Jeno Liu "Warriors" Bryan Rice, Christoffer Stjerne, Dewan-Dean Soomary, Jeno Liu
Fjer "Better" Maja Barløse
Juni "Don't Keep Your Distance" Emma Dillon, Simon Hermansen, Paw Lagermann, Lina Rafn, Nate Cyphert
Katie Keller "Snakker for meget / Penge"
(Talking too much / Money)
Amir Ghomi, Katie Keller
Off Bloom "Falcon Eye" Mette Mortensen, Alexander Flockhart, Mads Christensen
Rikke Skytte "I Don't Like" Rikke Skytte
Sada Vidoo "Iconic" Sada Vidoo, Christoffer Lauridsen, Andreas Ohn
Saint Cava "Steam" Erika Casier, Andreas Waze
Served feat. Julie Bjerre "Tilbake til oss" (Back to us) Sarah West, Leif Inge Fosen, Gabriele Guidi, Ketil Schei
The Savage Rose "Woman" The Savage Rose

Final

The final started on 10 September 2017 with the voting lasting about two weeks and ending on 24 September 2017. The results were presented four days later, on 28 September 2017. opened the final with a medley of her songs "Final Song" and "Don't Leave". Sada Vidoo won the edition with "Iconic".

Draw Artist Song Juries Televote Total Place
Votes % Points
01 Bryan Rice & Jeno Liu "Warriors" 39 78,450 8.6 55 94 9
02 Saint Cava "Steam" 50 69,496 7.6 49 99 8
03 Juni "Don't Keep Your Distance" 50 80,137 8.8 56 106 7
04 Sada Vidoo "Iconic" 93 109,886 12.0 77 170 1
05 The Savage Rose "Woman" 48 35,616 3.9 25 73 11
06 Rikke Skytte "I Don't Like" 43 50,375 5.5 35 78 10
07 Off Bloom "Falcon Eye" 88 114,069 12.5 80 168 2
08 Blondage "Stoned" 57 84,822 9.3 59 116 5
09 Katie Keller "Snakker for meget/Penge" 56 90,296 9.9 63 119 4
10 Fjer "Better" 52 81,690 9.0 57 109 6
11 Served feat. Julie Bjerre "Tilbake til oss" 62 117,659 12.9 82 144 3

Voting and results

The voting system was different this edition; the jury/televoting system was re-introduced after last being used in the fifth edition. The international jury members were selected by the broadcaster among participating countries based on several criteria such as voting history in the contest.

The countries that were selected as the juries were the following:

  • Flag of Sweden Sweden – Most recent winner and host of the twenty-third edition.
  • Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan – Best forecaster of the winner, averaging high points to the eventual winner.
  • Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands – Best forecaster of the winner, averaging high points to the eventual winner.
  • Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom – Has provided high amount of points to Denmark in the semi-finals and finals.
  • Flag of Hungary Hungary – Has provided high amount of points to Denmark in the semi-finals.
  • Flag of Italy Italy – Has provided the least amount of points to Denmark.
  • Flag of Romania Romania – Has provided the highest number of top scores to Denmark.
  • Flag of Cyprus Cyprus – Has achieved great success recently at the contest.
  • Flag of Norway Norway – Has won the contest twice; has the longest qualification streak.
  • Flag of Germany Germany – Has qualified to the final from the semi-finals the most times.
  • Flag of Morocco Morocco – Back-up jury; replaced Lebanon.
  • Flag of Lebanon Lebanon – Has awarded their top points to the winner four times.1

Voters

Final
Jury Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, Norway, Romania, Sweden, United Kingdom 11
Public Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Denmark, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain 16

12 points

The twelve points that were given in the final.

No. Song Country/ies giving 12 points
4 "Iconic" Azerbaijan, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom
2 "Woman" Hungary, Italy
1 "Falcon Eye" Faroe Islands
"Tilbake til oss" Norway
"Better" Morocco
"Stoned" Romania
"Steam" Cyprus

Voting grids

Jury

Draw Song Flag of Sweden Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Faroe Islands Flag of United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Italy Flag of Romania Flag of Morocco Flag of Cyprus Flag of Norway Flag of Germany Total
1 "Warriors" 1 2 2 8 3 7 2 6 8 39
2 "Steam" 6 8 3 2 5 6 7 12 1 50
3 "Don't Keep Your Distance" 10 7 8 5 1 8 0 8 3 50
4 "Iconic" 12 12 10 12 10 10 1 8 2 4 12 93
5 "Woman" 1 6 6 12 12 4 3 2 2 48
6 "I Don't Like" 2 5 3 4 7 2 5 1 4 5 5 43
7 "Falcon Eye" 8 10 12 8 1 7 4 10 8 10 10 88
8 "Stoned" 3 4 4 1 5 4 12 6 5 7 6 57
9 "Snakker for meget/Penge" 7 6 1 7 3 8 2 5 7 6 4 56
10 "Better" 4 2 5 6 6 3 12 10 3 1 52
11 "Tilbake til oss" 5 3 7 10 4 10 3 1 12 7 62

Televoting

Draw Song Flag of Denmark Flag of Brazil Flag of Serbia Flag of Poland Flag of Iceland Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag of Albania Flag of Guatemala Flag of Netherlands Flag of Russia Flag of Hungary Flag of San Marino Flag of Israel Flag of Montenegro Flag of Spain Flag of Slovenia Total
1 "Warriors" 2020 4678 6000 4617 2350 200 8723 7762 4192 2513 6738 5500 9000 7684 4563 2000 78540
2 "Steam" 3804 3555 9400 1143 5300 350 4301 8191 8685 7181 2120 1000 1700 2018 1748 9000 69496
3 "Don't Keep Your Distance" 199 5004 5950 4429 4957 8000 526 389 4044 6121 8996 9000 5000 7530 7392 2600 80137
4 "Iconic" 10000 8888 9500 1592 7258 10000 9934 4783 7998 0 4886 8500 1200 6888 8459 10000 109886
5 "Woman" 300 2000 7500 304 3000 0 98 123 5662 199 2634 299 1000 2321 176 10000 35616
6 "I Don't Like" 6523 3555 1100 961 6420 375 1502 56 3476 5134 5225 3000 2500 4925 5573 50 50375
7 "Falcon Eye" 8588 9789 1200 5423 5210 9600 6532 10000 6735 9121 8173 7000 7000 10000 8498 1200 114069
8 "Stoned" 8289 6777 9300 815 6945 5000 6051 7650 6668 8123 3108 300 500 5732 4864 4700 84822
9 "Snakker for meget/Penge" 4002 4666 6000 1766 6200 4500 4300 9274 7590 10000 3256 3200 6000 7593 2349 9600 90296
10 "Better" 9014 6888 9000 1002 7755 500 339 5105 7730 7917 6522 2800 2500 7169 2349 5100 81690
11 "Tilbake til oss" 7090 9789 2000 3211 8550 9700 8720 6891 6751 9010 10000 10000 9500 7293 9154 0 117659

Notes

1. ^ Lebanon was removed from jury due to not competing in the twenty-third edition. The back-up jury, Morocco, replaced Lebanon.

See also

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