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Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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Country  Denmark
Selected entrant  Soluna Samay
Selection date(s)  21 January 2012
Selection process  Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2012 50% Jury 50% Televoting
Selected song  "Should've Known Better"
Semi-final result  Qualified (9th, 63 points)

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Danish entry was selected through Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2012, a national selection organised by the Danish broadcaster DR. Soluna Samay represented Denmark with the song "Should've Known Better", which qualified from the first semi-final and went on to place 23rd in the final, scoring 21 points.

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Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2012

On 15 May 2011, one day after the 2011 Contest had been held in Germany, DR announced its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Potential entries could be submitted until 26 September 2011 at noon. A total of 678 songs were submitted to DR. According to the rules of the competition, 9-10 songs would be selected to compete in the final; 6 songs selected in open competition among the entries submitted and 3-4 wildcard entries invited on the basis of editorial considerations.

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2012 was held on 21 January 2012 in the Gigantium arena in Aalborg, which previously also hosted the 2006 and 2010 shows.

A line-up of 10 acts was announced on 5 January 2012. However, one of the selected finalist songs ("Nowhere" by Valen:tine) was disqualified after it was released before the date allowed by the European Broadcasting Union and thus breaking the rules. The song was not replaced.

The winning was chosen in two rounds of voting. In the first round, viewers and a Danish professional jury select the top 3 songs. The winner was then chosen among those three songs by the viewers, the Danish jury and four international professional juries, representing Azerbaijan, Germany, Norway and Russia. In both voting rounds, the viewers' votes accounted for 50% of the total score, while jury votes accounted for the rest.

On 14 January 2012, DR announced the members of the international juries:

  •  Azerbaijan – Nigar Jamal (Jury president / singer, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 as a part of Ell & Nikki), Eldar Gasimov (singer, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 as a part of Ell & Nikki), Isa Melikov (composer, producer of Nigar Jamal), Dilara Kazimova (singer, ex-member of Unformal, Azerbaijani entrant at Eurovision Song Contest 2014) and Aysel Teymurzadeh (singer, Azerbaijani entrant at Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with Arash)
  •  Germany – Oceana (Jury president / singer), Rüdiger Brans (singer, lead singer of The Baseballs), Peter Bergener (journalist), Roger Cicero (singer, German entrant at Eurovision Song Contest 2007) and Mike Rötgens (producer)
  •  Norway – Alexander Rybak (Jury president / singer, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009), Venke Knutson (singer), Omer Bhatti (rapper, close friend of Michael Jackson), Kjell Peter Askersrud (music professor) and Bjørn Johan Muri (singer)
  •  Russia – Alexey Vorobyov (Jury president / singer, Russian entrant at Eurovision Song Contest 2011), Lera Masskva (singer), Yuri Madianik (musician), Anna Kulikova (singer) and Mario Durand (singer, violinist)
  • At Eurovision

    Denmark competed in the second half of the first semi-final on 22 May and qualified to the final. In the final, Denmark performed in fifteenth position, scoring 21 points and placing 23rd out of 26 songs.

    References

    Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Wikipedia


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