Denmark and Eurovision are like a Viking ship on stormy northern waters: It goes up, it goes down, it goes back up etc. After winning the contest for the first time in 1963 with this expand=1] song and hosting it the following year, Denmark decided to withdraw from the contest in 1966, as the new head of entertainment of the national broadcaster DR decided the Eurovision wasn’t a quality program.
But 11 years later, when Mr. Killjøy left DR, Denmark returned with this expand=1] beauty. The country then went on a successful streak until the early 1990s, reaching several top-five positions. But once again, the ship then tore headfirst down the wave and Denmark failed to even qualify for the contest.
It seems however that the Scandinavian country is back in the game. It even won the contest in 2013 and hosted last year's. Does this mean it’s reached the top of the wave again and is bound to crash soon?
The artists representing Denmark, Anti Social Media, probably don’t hope so. This band, whose mission is to revive the “happy spirits of bands such as The Beatles,” will perform “The Way You Are” — indeed a merry, bubbly song.
Unfortunately, we’re a hard bunch to please and we didn’t feel all that happier after listening to the song.
Does it make you want to visit that country? 0.5/10
Was there enough glitter? 4.25/10
Ok to quit your day job? 4/10
OVERALL AVERAGE: 2.92/10