Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004

Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004
Eurovision Song Contest 2004
Country  Denmark
National selection
Selection process Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2004
Selection date(s) 7 February 2004
Selected entrant Thomas Thordarsson
Selected song "Shame on You"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (13th)

Denmark selected their entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in Istanbul, Turkey through the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2004. The final was held in the Aarhus Kongrescentrum in Aarhus on 7 February 2004 and was hosted by Natasja Crone and Peter Mygind. After missing out on the 2003 contest, DR returned to the format of 2002, with one final and no semi-finals. A total of 315 songs were submitted, with 10 songs being selected to compete. All songs had to be sung in Danish and translated into English for Eurovision.

The winner was chosen in two rounds of voting - in the first round, the top 5 songs were selected by televoting. After they'd been performed again, the winner was chosen by 4 televoting regions and SMS voting. The winner was Thomas Thordarsson with the song "Sig Det' Løgn", which was translated into and sung in English as "Shame on You".

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2004

Draw Song Artist Points Place
1 Lykkelig i nat Kaare Thøgersen - -
2 Solens sang Neighbours 40 3rd
3 Mest når det er regn Petsi Tvørfoss 26 5th
4 Lonnie, kom nu hjem Mathias Kryger - -
5 For jeg kan li' dig Claes Wegener - -
6 Stjerner blinker i dit navn Jan Klausen - -
7 Prinsesse Zididada 46 2nd
8 Kys mig en gang til Nanna Larsen - -
9 Hvor end du går hen Ditlev Ulriksen 28 4th
10 Sig det' løgn Thomas Thordarson 60 1st

The positions of the other five entries were never announced.

At Eurovision

Due to missing the 2003 contest, Denmark had to compete in the semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2004. Thordarsson sang in the 19th position, following Croatia and preceding Serbia and Montenegro. At the close of the voting, the song had received 56 points, placing 13th in a field of 22. Denmark did not qualify to the final.

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