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  • Writer's pictureFleur Menezes

Denmark: Aussievision's Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2024 rankings




Last week Danish broadcaster DR announced the eight artists and songs that will compete in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2024 for their chance to represent Denmark at Eurovision in May.

Nine of the Aussievision team have ranked the Danish songs from first to sixth place with points awarded as 12, 10, 8, 6 4, and 2. Here are the results.

8. Stella - 'Sign Here' (26 points)



Highs: 12 points Mark. 8 points Emma.

Lows: 0 points John Christian, Dale, Steven, Kyriakos & Fleur.

"In a pack of really solid and familiar sounding songs, I’m backing the entry that instantly appealed to my tastes. ‘Sign Here’ tells a story that has a melancholic quality in the tradition of the country genre, a gravelly Miley Cyrus vocal and a hooky lyric in the chorus. Do I wish it had another gear, both in its musical range and dynamism? Yes. But sometimes simple is effective, and I hope the Danes see its potential." ~ Mark



Equal 6. Janus Wiberg - 'I Need Your Love' (32 points)



Highs: 6 points Sam, Steven, Emma & Kiel.

Lows: 2 points Mark & Kyriakos. 0 points John Christian & Dale.


Equal 6. Chu Chu - 'The Chase (Zoom zoom)' (32 points)



Highs: 10 points Fleur. 8 points John Christian.

Lows: 2 points Steven & Kiel. 0 points Sam, Mark & Emma.

This is a fun song. Catchy and it's a banger. It's not a winner but that's okay." ~ Fleur



Equal 4. Basim - 'Johnny' (46 points)



Highs: 10 points John Christian, Sam & Mark. 8 points Kiel.

Lows: 2 points Dale & Fleur. 0 points Steven & Emma.


"I did not expect the return of this entrant, but instead of a cheesy breakup song, it is an ode to a friend, and this would certainly be the favorite. Also, he is the only one with Eurovision experience from the bunch, so he has an advantage. " ~ John Christian

"Great to see Basim back after a decade with a much less cliched song than last time. A very unique story is conveyed in this song, as well as a rather profound discussion about death and the associated rituals. This is juxtaposed to a rather upbeat and catchy beat, in true Basim fashion. Would be delighted to see him represent Denmark again." ~ Sam


"There’s not enough country, and not enough storytelling, at Eurovision, and Johnny would help remedy both those problems. The Love Story guitar vamp under the verse feels like borderline plagiarism but will appeal to many. The lyrics are deceptively dark for an upbeat number, which is probably a bit tonally dissonant and not exactly Contest catnip. But of the songs on offer, it’s one that sticks with me after first listen. " ~ Mark



Equal 4. Ublu - 'Planetary Hearts'  (46 points)



Highs: 10 points Steven, Kyriakos & Kiel. 8 points Dale.

Lows: 2 points Emma. 0 points Sam, Mark & Fleur.

"Meshing together electropop and 2000s(ish) rock doesn’t always work, but it does here. It gives me a Pet Shop Boys feel with a harder, guitar edge. Plus, who doesn’t love a space theme at Eurovision. It was only narrowly beaten into second place for me. " ~ Steven


"What a beat!! The song is very captivating! It is very accessible pop, that sounds very familar and I am totally ok with that." ~ Kyriakos


"If somehow Saba doesn't win - Denmark might as well send these guys. The song's production is slick and they might have enough novelty value and appeal to Europop lovers at home to snap the country's string of semi final bomb-outs." ~ Kiel



3. Aura Dione - 'Mirrorball of Hope' (52 points)



Highs: 12 points John Christian & Steven. 8 points Mark.

Lows: 4 points Sam & Emma. 0 points Kyriakos & Kiel.

"This entry would put an end to Denmark's misery. No one is expected to be that good and I think the uptempo in that entry would cancel out what Finland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Estonia, or Norway send." ~ John Christian


"I loved the camp disco title before even listening, and when I did listen I enjoyed this vocalisation-heavy, catchy-beat-featuring entry slightly more than my second place pick. The spoken part is naff, but the overall package made me forgive it." ~ Steven



2. Saba - 'Sand' (72 points)



Highs: 12 points Emma & Kiel. 10 points Dale.

Lows: 4 points Mark. 2 points John Christian.


Easily my favourite of the Danish lineup this year. With great production, this anthemic track builds nicely and is very typical of a lot of the Scandi pop we've seen at national finals in this region over the past few years. No surprise then that it's written by well-known Swedish singer/songwriter Melanie Wehbe, herself a Melodifestivalen contestant last year. For this reason it sounds like something I've heard before that I can't quite put my finger on. The ending lacks a bit of punch but this is definitely a track I'll be adding to my playlist." ~ Emma


"Denmark - you have one job. Give Saba your DMK crown/tiara/whatever - and your chances of a third win on Swedish soil are going to skyrocket. This is lightyears ahead of everything else in this contest and I got goosebumps listening to it. Like another one of my national final faves - Norway's Miia and 'Green Lights' - it's about half a chorus too short. But everything else about it has the hallmarks of a Eurovision WINNER. If staged correctly and delivered with enough conviction, forget just getting out of the semis, Saba could be on her way to becoming the new Eurovision queen, and Copenhagen better get ready for a big party. "~ Kiel

"This song has some amazing elements with some real power and moments. My only criticism is that sometimes it promises to deliver something and just falls a bit short. If Saba can bring it live this has every chance of winning." ~ Dale


1. RoseeLu - 'Real Love' (72 points)



As the points were equal between first and second, a tie-break using the most 12 points scores was used. RoseeLu was awarded 4 sets of 12-points, while Saba had 2. Therefore 'Real Love' won the tie-break.

Highs: 12 points Dale, Sam, Kyriakos & Fleur. 10 points Emma.

Lows: 4 points John Christian & Steven. 0 points Kiel.

"This is SUCH great pop. It has some a really pleasing structure that reminds me of a more chilled version of Chery Cole's 'Fight for this Love'. Great melody, lovely little hooks and I'm obsessed. Perfect little Scandi pop!" ~ Dale


"I really enjoyed this entry. Yes it is your generic Danish Eurovision pop song, but I would say it is one of the best that has graced in the DMGP stage in recent years. The repeated phrase “is it really love?” is an earworm. Her vocal timbre reminds me a lot of Sia. The song overall is really radio friendly. If she can pull this off live and has solid staging, this is the one for Denmark to send to Eurovision." ~ Sam


"This song immediately resonated with me! I love the tempo, the big chorus and RoseeLu's vocals. I hope she does something big with her staging." ~ Kyriakos

"I really like this song. The progression turns it from generic to memorable in the first verse. It's sung well and would be a decent entry at Eurovision- should it get there, of course." ~ Fleur

"RoseeLu has quite a back catalogue behind her in her native Denmark which should see 'Real Love' do well providing she sells it live. Vocally she reminds me of Tate McRae but the song follows the more traditional pop structure we associate with many Eurovision national finals. This probably lacks a big wow moment for me but there's enough here to make this a solid entry should it win Dansk Melodi Grand Prix." ~ Emma


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