Likely Televote Appeal
Likely Jury Appeal
Cohesiveness of Package
Where I Am will likely struggle to attract the widespread support necessary to enter the upper echelons of the scoreboard given the glut of female ballads submitted so far
This year’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix delivered a nail biting result with market leader, Ida, being convincingly beaten by last year’s runner up, Anja Nissen.
Anja will perform Where I Am in the first half of semi-final 2 in May.
Denmark are back in the game. Well sort of. Where I Am a is classy, well produced song that gives both the juries and televoters a reason to support it. Anja’s glowing stage presence lifts this safe, middle of the road album track way beyond its beige writing which is somewhat in tune with Elhaida Dani’s I’m Alive, albeit Anja delivers a more surefooted, though not perfect, vocal performance.
Where I Am will likely struggle to attract the widespread support necessary to enter the upper echelons of the scoreboard given the glut of female ballads submitted so far. However, Anja’s big note, which compensates for the lack of a memorable hook, will be what the juries and televoters remember, and what will be shown in the live show reprise segments.
At the time of writing, the first half of semi-final 1 is already looking dangerous, especially if one of the Netherlands, Serbia or Ireland turn up with a half decent song. For now, Denmark has at least forced the producer’s hands when it comes to deciding the running order.
Can Denmark qualify this year?