The results of the voting in the super final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018 have been revealed by DR.
DR has revealed the breakdown of the voting in the super final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018, which took place last weekend. The broadcaster has revealed the percentage of the vote that each of the three super finalists received from the public vote and from the jury vote.
The breakdown is as follows:
- Rasmussen – Higher Ground – 60% of the jury vote & 40.2% of the public vote
- Anna Ritsmar – Starlight – 26.6% of the jury vote & 36% of the public vote
- Albin Fredy – Music for the Road – 13.4% of the jury vote & 23.8% of the public vote
The breakdown of the voting shows that both the public and jury agreed with all of the results from the final. Rasmussen clearly won the jury voting, while the public vote was closer with just 4.2% of the vote covering first and second place.
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018 took place in Gigantium in Aalborg. Annette Heick and Johannes Nymark returned to host the contest for the second year in a row.
The competing entries were:
- Ditte Marie – “Riot”
- Anna Ritsmar – “Starlight”
- Rasmussen – “Higher Ground”
- Sannie (Whigfield) – “Boys on Girls”
- Sandra – “Angels to My Battlefield”
- Lasse Meling – “Unfound”
- Carlsen – “Standing Up for Love”
- KARUI – “Signals”
- Rikke Ganer-Tolsøe – “Holder Fast i Ingenting”
- Albin Fredy – “Music for the Road”
The winner was chosen through a combination of 50% jury voting and 50% public voting. There were two rounds of voting. After the ten songs were performed, three of them qualified for a super-final, where the winner will be chosen. The jury consisted of five Danish Eurovision fans.
The three songs in the super-final were:
- Anna Ritsmar – “Starlight” – 31%
- Rasmussen – “Higher Ground” – 50%
- Albin Fredy – “Music for the Road” – 19%
Denmark will perform in the first half of the second semi-final on May 10.
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
Denmark debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 alongside Austria and the United Kingdom. To date Denmark has won the contest on three occasions, the first being in 1963 when Grethe & Jorgen Ingmann performed “Dansevise”. Denmark won the contest again in 2000 represented by the Olsen Brothers, their most recent victory came in 2013 when Emmelie de Forest performed “Only Teardrops”. Denmark failed to qualify for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 and 2016.