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Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 20
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Dates
Final 13 May–3 June 2018
Host
Venue Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Presenter(s) Elize Ryd
Aura Dione
Tim Schou
Broadcaster DR
Voting
Entries 10
System 100% international jury
Winner "While I'm Young" by Bladtkramer
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
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Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 20 was the 20th edition of the Danish music competition that selected Denmark's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 25. The selection had a final held in Herning. Bladtkramer won the edition with his song "While I'm Young". In the North Vision Song Contest 25, it got the 9th place in the semi-final with 167 points and the 12th place in the final with 220 points.

Information

On 27 March 2018, despite not confirming the selection nor their participation, the album of the edition was accidentally published on Spotify earlier than intended. Therefore, DR was forced to announce their participation and confirm the national selection earlier. Further details of the selection were also revealed. Due to the selection being on its 20th edition, it was decided that contest alumn would return to host it; Elize Ryd from Amaranthe, Aura Dione and Tim Schou were announced as the presenters of the edition.

The selection consisted of a final and was held in Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning. Despite initially announcing that the voting system would be the same as in the previous two editions (jury/televoting), it was eventually decided to revert back to the simply jury voting system. The voters were international juries among countries participating in the 25th edition. The non-participants and associate members voted as part of the Rest of the World. The competing entries were chosen by the broadcaster after several artists submitted songs.

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. Following the early Spotify release of the album, all the competing acts along with their entries were revealed on 27 March 2018 and along with the announcement of the national selection.

Table key
     Winner
Artist Song (English translation) Songwriter(s)
Benedicté "Turnt Up" Oscar Morosinotto Johansen, Jesper Faaborg, Benedicté Korsgaard
Benjamin Rihan "Når du ser mig nu"
(When you see me now)
Benjamin Rihan, Jeppe London Bilsby, Lauritz Emil Christiansen
Bladtkramer "While I'm Young" Mads Bladtkramer, Simon Dyrby Christensen, Clara Hagman, Jade Ell, Jacob Uchorczak
Blaue Blume "Ebony" Jonas Holst Schmidt, Søren Jensen Buhl, Robert Jensen Buhl, Asger Nordtorp Pedersen
Clara "What They Say" Clara Finderup Toft Simonsen, Jeppe Pilgaard
Ea Kaya "Remedy" Christine Kiberg, Joachim Ersgaard, Frederik Jyll
Ida Gard "Womb" Ida Gard
Lydmor & Mathola "Helium High" Jenny Rossander, Thor Nørgaard, Mads Møller, Lasse Lyngbo
Sara Futtrup "Mørke skyer" (Dark clouds) Sara Futtrup
Stenz "I Might" Joachim Ersgaard, Karen Stenz Lundqvist

Final

The final started on 13 May 2018 with the voting lasting about three weeks and ending on 2 June 2018. The results were presented one day later, on 3 June 2018 during the show Melodi Grand Prix: A Triple NVSC Show. Bladtkramer won the edition with the song "While I'm Young".

Draw Artist Song Place Points
01 Lydmor & Mathola "Helium High" 7 149
02 Benjamin Rihan "Når du ser mig nu" 5 177
03 Sara Futtrup "Mørke skyer" 10 111
04 Ida Gard "Womb" 9 112
05 Bladtkramer "While I'm Young" 1 230
06 Clara "What They Say" 6 156
07 Blaue Blume "Ebony" 3 202
08 Benedicté "Turnt Up" 8 137
09 Ea Kaya "Remedy" 2 223
10 Stenz "I Might" 4 185

Voting and results

The voting in this edition reverted back to 100% international juries. 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. However, votes from non-participants and associate members were combined to make the "Rest of the World" jury. The voters were divided randomly in groups for the presentation of the votes.

Voters

Final
Juries Albania, Andorra, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic Denmark, Faroe Islands, France, Georgia, Iceland, IcelandC, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Sweden 28
RotW Armenia, Fiji, Mongolia, United Kingdom 4

C indicates additional votes from the co-HoD of the country.

12 points

The twelve points that were given in the final.

No. Song Country/ies giving 12 points
7 "Ebony" Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Georgia, Moldova, Morocco, San Marino
6 "While I'm Young" Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Sweden
5 "Remedy" Croatia, Ireland, Russia, Spain, Rest of the World
4 "Når du ser mig nu" Andorra, Belgium, Poland, Romania
3 "Mørke skyer" Albania, Italy, Serbia
2 "Turnt Up" Iceland, Netherlands
1 "Helium High" Iceland
"I Might" Israel

Italic indicates co-HoD of the country as an additional voter

Groups

The countries were randomly divided in seven groups for the voting. The seven groups were revealed during the voting and were the following:

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Group E Group F Group 6

C indicates additional votes from the co-HoD of the country.

Spokespersons

Each group was represented by a spokesperson from a country in the group.

  1. Flag of Denmark Amanda Glindvad
  2. Flag of Poland Natalia Nykiel
  3. Flag of Belgium Selah Sue
  4. Flag of Czech Republic Lenny
  1. Flag of Spain Alvaro Soler
  2. Flag of Morocco Faouzia
  3. Flag of None Aja

Voting grids

Final

Song Flag of Albania Flag of Andorra Flag of Belgium Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag of Croatia Flag of Czech Republic Flag of Denmark Flag of Faroe Islands Flag of France Flag of Georgia Flag of Iceland Flag of Iceland Flag of Ireland Flag of Israel Flag of Italy Flag of Malta Flag of Moldova Flag of Monaco Flag of Morocco Flag of Netherlands Flag of Norway Flag of Poland Flag of Romania Flag of Russia Flag of San Marino Flag of Serbia Flag of Spain Flag of Sweden Flag of None Total
"Helium High" 4 3 5 4 5 4 6 2 8 8 12 4 6 5 7 10 4 5 7 6 2 5 3 3 2 8 5 3 3 149
"Når du ser mig nu" 1 12 12 8 2 8 1 7 10 6 1 7 5 7 5 8 3 10 2 1 10 12 12 7 7 2 2 5 4 177
"Mørke skyer" 12 1 4 1 1 7 4 3 5 1 7 1 1 6 12 1 6 4 10 4 1 1 1 1 1 12 1 1 1 111
"Womb" 7 2 3 2 4 3 7 4 1 2 4 3 2 1 10 3 2 1 3 2 3 4 2 5 6 7 3 10 6 112
"While I'm Young" 5 5 2 12 8 10 10 12 4 10 3 5 10 8 2 12 10 12 8 10 12 2 10 8 4 4 10 12 10 230
"What They Say" 2 10 7 3 6 1 3 10 3 5 6 10 3 10 3 5 8 2 4 8 6 3 8 2 3 5 8 4 8 156
"Ebony" 10 7 1 5 3 12 12 8 12 12 2 2 4 3 8 2 12 6 12 5 4 10 5 6 12 10 4 8 5 202
"Turnt Up" 3 4 6 7 7 2 2 1 2 7 10 12 8 2 1 4 1 3 1 12 5 6 4 10 5 1 7 2 2 137
"Remedy" 6 8 10 10 12 6 8 6 7 3 8 8 12 4 6 7 5 7 5 7 8 8 6 12 8 6 12 6 12 223
"I Might" 8 6 8 6 10 5 5 5 6 4 5 6 7 12 4 6 7 8 6 3 7 7 7 4 10 3 6 7 7 185
Rest of the World
Song Flag of Armenia Flag of Fiji Flag of Mongolia Flag of United Kingdom Total Points
"Helium High" 4 6 4 4 18 3
"Når du ser mig nu" 2 7 2 8 19 4
"Mørke skyer" 1 3 1 1 6 1
"Womb" 12 2 7 2 23 6
"While I'm Young" 3 8 10 12 33 10
"What They Say" 7 5 12 7 31 8
"Ebony" 8 4 5 5 22 5
"Turnt Up" 5 1 3 6 15 2
"Remedy" 6 12 6 10 34 12
"I Might" 10 10 8 3 31 7

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