Welcome back to the ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2015! If you are unfamiliar with what this involves, feel free to click this link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’. As more of these articles are written by the team here, you’ll be able to quickly move from one country to another and see our opinions on each of the forty competing nations this year!
Today we are taking a look at Denmark, who this year have gone for a band named Anti Social Media, making them the first group to represent the Scandinavian country since 2011. The song, ‘The Way You Are’, is a catchy, bouncy pop number that so far has received a mixed response from fans. Some deem the chorus too annoying, while others sense this is likely to surprise a few come May. While ‘Suitcase’ may have been a better decision from the Danish public and regional juries, their entry this time around is relatively contemporary and far from horrible.
Rory – I am really not liking Denmark this year. Although I admire the technique that they’ve tried, but for me this is just a selection that will make sure that Denmark don’t win this year. It just doesn’t hit me this year. Score: 4 points out of 12.
Lauren – This song is cheerful, with a happy atmosphere to it. It bears quite a similarity to Iceland’s entry last year – ‘No Prejudice’ by Pollaponk – but, well, imitation is the highest form of flattery. Score: 7 points out of 12.
Lewis – Well, I guess DR can’t afford to host Eurovision again in 2016. Having said that, it’s still quite a cute and catchy song, which the viewing public will warm to. Its running order helps it too, so I think it’ll do fairly well in the final, but probably won’t be challenging for the top 10. Score: 6 points out of 12.
Reece – This is much better than people think it is – yes it is far from original and does gets repetitive, but I still enjoy it. Anti Social Media should qualify, but no better than mid-table, if that. Score: 6 points out of 12.
So now that you know what we think of the Danish song (23 out of a possible 48 points) what do you think of it? Tell us by voting in the poll!
Did you vote? We’ll know what you think of the Danish song at the end of the series. For now though, keep an eye on ESC Views as we continue to go through each country’s entry… any other opinions? Let us know down in the comments!