Denmark makes the best of it, yes?


It’s been a most peculiar night on Danish TV. The rather marvellous looking Royal Arena in Copenhagen was supposed to play host to ten largely excellent songs and ten thousand largely excellent Danes, but government guidance on stopping the spread of CoVid-19 got in the way and we ended up with ten still broadly excellent songs, a ban on the public entering the arena, and ten thousand empty seats.

The artistic decision was to go ahead with the scripted show with camera angles largely as planned, which led to some very odd looking shots from the back of the arena at times, and a victory walk through the middle of the empty seats that looked – well – odd.

And who was the winner? Having started the show with ten and ban, we ended it with Ben and Tan taking the victory and a place in semifinal 2 in May with Yes. Emil and Sander Sanchez also made the three song superfinal, at the possibly surprising expense of the well fancied Jasmin Rose and Roxorloops.