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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.

Our vote:

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

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War In Ukraine, Day 222: Ukrainian Army Makes New Gains In Regions Annexed By Russia

The Ukrainian army is pushing the front line forward in several directions.

Fire after a rocket attack by Russian troops in Kharkiv

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The Ukrainian army is pushing the front line forward in several directions, including the liberation of two more cities – Arkhangelske and Myrolyubivka – in the southern region of Kherson. There were also reports Monday of major breakthroughs by Kyiv forces along the Dnipro River in the south.

Ukraine has also made progress in the past 48 hours in the region of Luhansk. Notably, these are two of the four regions that Vladimir Putin announced that Russia had annexed on Friday.

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With these advances by Ukrainian forces, along with gains in Donetsk (see below) and Zaporizhzhia, Russia does not hold the full territory of any of the areas of occupied Ukraine that Moscow now claims as its own.

Fighting has also intensified in the northeastern Kharkiv region, where Ukraine has also made significant advances and Russia continues shelling in response.

The successful counterattacks by the Ukrainian military in Kherson and the Kharkiv region since last month has left Russian forces controlling less Ukrainian land than they did at the start of the war in February 2022, an analysis by CNN found. Russia’s first massive push overnight into February 24 allowed it to secure or advance on one fifth of Ukrainian territory, or about 119,000 square kilometers. Russia now controls roughly 3,000 square kilometers less land than it did in the first five days of the war.

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