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Denmark: Lighthouse X – Soldiers Of Love

During the opening segment of tonight's show, the Danes took the piss out out of their frenemies, Sweden. Something tells me Sweden will have the last laugh! The Danes voted for Lighthouse X to represent the nation at Eurovision with Soldiers of Love. Purplefairy thinks Denmark haven't learnt their lesson from last year and Black n Blue reckons it's a marginal qualifier.  This sums up the general reaction to Lighthouse X's selection, which when you consider the huge winner's staging gifted to Anje Nisson, is quite fair. Soldiers of Love isn't as showy or glitzy as The Way You Are, but…
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During the opening segment of tonight’s show, the Danes took the piss out out of their frenemies, Sweden. Something tells me Sweden will have the last laugh!

The Danes voted for Lighthouse X to represent the nation at Eurovision with Soldiers of Love.

Purplefairy thinks Denmark haven’t learnt their lesson from last year and Black n Blue reckons it’s a marginal qualifier.  This sums up the general reaction to Lighthouse X’s selection, which when you consider the huge winner’s staging gifted to Anje Nisson, is quite fair.

Soldiers of Love isn’t as showy or glitzy as The Way You Are, but it is more contemporary. At Eurovision, though, songs need to grab your attention and thrill you, and Soldiers of Love fails to do that. It’s just 3-minutes of safe, middle-of-the-road monotony with very little variation.

For a boyband, though, there’s a serious eye-candy deficit, and visually, they lack the charisma of Anti Social Media’s Philip Thornhill. Their vocals are weaker too, and during the nation final, there’s clear backing track assistance. The lads might need backing singers to carry the song in Stockholm.

Had Denmark sent Lighthouse X last year, they would have finished with less than 33-points. This year, Denmark has a much friendlier semi-final to negotiate, so qualification shouldn’t be an issue, especially as Sweden are hosting and get to set the running order for their neighbours. Once in the final, Denmark might struggle to make the left hand side of the scoreboard.

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11 comments

  1. Totally forgive the 15/1 winners

  2. Lol, Denmark really haven’t learnt their lesson from last year, ie don’t send boring boybands. It screams jury save in the semi then bottom 5 in the final.

  3. Fix this Gav!!! 🙁 Ania was so oooo much better
    🙁 I feel so low right now. Still not a single song that I can enjoy in ESC. Spain maybe if they pull their shit together.

  4. Population of Denmark = Wer singt fur Osterreich jury

  5. Not too bad for a change. Baring the first two selections (Albania and Ireland) everything else has been at best a guilty pleasure, this song isn’t too bad but won’t do well at Eurovision but with a second half draw and with Norway,Ireland,UK voting I would back qualification but I would be surprised if it finished in the top 20

    • UPDATE : I actually really like this song! But I can also acknowledge that it’s quite lame, It’s Denmark by the book. If you where to look at a dictionary and looked up “Denmark Eurovision” This song would be the example. With a second half draw I am pretty confident it will qualify as whole its middle of the road it’s not a song people/juries will hate to the extent that they will put it near the bottom of there ranking and especially with the way this year is turning out. They have alot going for them so I would expect qualification but it’s going to do nothing in the final. DR obviously don’t want to win based on there 2015/2016 entries but this song unlike last year won’t piss off the juries or public and will do just enough to get to the final and avoid 26 which I feel. Is there objective.

  6. I do think this is better than last year in terms of chorus, catchiness, singalongability etc. and it’s more likely to qualify than Austria and Malta. Actually I’d put it about level with.. maybe just above, Belgium (which is sounding pretty good at this point.)

    • Belgium is a real grower (I’ve grown to really like it) but what we can’t forget is what we thought of Belgium on first listen, and most of us thought it was a certain non qualifier so despite how much I like it I can’t see it qualifying. Denmark though I honestly think with a second half draw is the most likely qualifier we have at this moment in time.

    • I dunno where the Austria/Malta comparison came from as Denmark is in a different semi to those two

  7. Lesson learned last night is trust your 1st instinct. On first listen I had this as the winner ended up having it red. Second night in a row where the best performance on the night didn’t win. Was never a fan of never alone but on the night it was the better performance. As for Soldiers Of Love I really like it and it’s a lot better than last years effort. I think it qualifies with ease.

  8. Marginal qualifier. Sending something inoffensive will be the key to doing alright this year. And because I hate this, that means Europe will probably like it :/

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