Both 2013 and 2014’s Dansk MGP’s blew me away. 2013’s was full of iconic bops and 2014’s was consistently good featuring very few bad songs. This years DMGP has a lot to live up to, so lets jump right in:
1. Andy Roda – “Love Is Love” ~ Rating: 6/10
This is a full blown electronica ballad and it’s decent(ish). The idea is a little better than the song itself though. The melody and chorus are really lacking. Comes across like a rough demo with promise.
2. Anne Gadegaard – Suitcase” ~ Rating: 5/10
A low-key number that features little more than a guitar and whistle as it’s beat. Winner? Hope not. It’s cute and catchy fluff though. I could see the Danish people liking this song.
3. Anti-Social Media – “The Way You Are” ~ Rating: 2/10
No, just no. Some sort of 60’s inspired feel good number that makes me hate everyone and everything. Last place please.
4. Babou – “Manjana” ~ Rating: 10/10
This song is a bop. I could see this song becoming a spring break hit outside of Denmark. It’s super catchy and fun. I love it!
5. Cecilie Alexandra – “Hotel A” ~ Rating: ?/10
I honestly don’t even know how to rate this song. It’s weird. I don’t really hate it, but I also don’t really get it. I guess it’s okay?
6. Julie Bjerre – “Tæt på mine drømme” (Close to my dreams) ~ Rating: 5/10
This is a really generic Scandinavian pre-selection entry. The 80’s 808 drums and a pretty melody formula that will be present at every pre-selection for the next century. It’s not bad though. Just average.
7. Marcel & Soulman Group – “Når veje krydses” (When paths cross) ~ Rating: 0/10
I hate this song. This is some sort of “Uptown Funk” wannabe nonsense. If this wins the contest I will just…………Bye.
8. Sara Sukurani – “Love Me Love Me” ~ Rating: 8/10
Okay, this song slays. Heavily middle eastern influenced dance/pop number that sounds like it it could have been a solid Azerbaijan or Greek entry 4 years ago. Out of date? Sure. Fantastic? Definitely.
9. Tina & René – “Mi Amore” ~ Rating: 9/10
Yet another fantastic but totally out-of-date song. This is a re-write of Denmark’s 2010 entry “In A Moment Like This,” which was basically a re-write of an ABBA song. So stereotypical and so generic, but sooooo good. I am in love. On second though, maybe it’s not out-of-date at all. Maybe it’s timeless. Yeah, lets go with that.
10. World of Girls – “Summer Without You” ~ Rating: 9/10
LOVE THIS. This should honestly win. It’s not out-of-date but still very Scandinavian. It sounds like a really good G.R.L. song mixed with some Avicii folk/EDM style production, but poppier. It is just so much fun to listen to. It should at the very least chart on the Danish singles chart. #JusticeForWorldOfGirls
Overall, I may not like every song like I did for the past 2 years, but they songs I do like are freaking amazing. This years DMGP is mixed but has higher highs than last years solid contest. I am pleased.