"A New Tomorrow" in Denmark
The last of Saturday’s additions to the Eurovision 2011 Roster was Denmark. The Dansk Melodi Grand Prix was, as usual, chock-full of finely-crafted pop songs, as is standard for the Scandinavian/Nordic bloc’s National Finals. After ten performances (including one by Jenny Berggren, the former lead singer from Ace of Base!), we have a winner! “A New Tomorrow”, performed by A Friend in London.
Denmark seems to have cornered the market on upbeat pop with positive messages over the past few years. Especially in 2008 and 2009, when Simon Mathew and Niels Brinck took Denmark to 15th and 13th place, respectively…will a similarly-themed tune hover around that placement, as well? Another thing that the boys from A Friend in London will have to contend with is the possible conflict with Romania’s “Change”, another uptempo song with a message to send. Furthermore, Denmark will have to contend with Ireland in their semifinal…who’s hair will reach the highest heights?