DENAMRK – Denmarks vikings and lead singer Rasmussen went on a tour to beautiful Alfama where Copenhagen Coffee Lab is located. A place that serves traditional Danish pastries – the Danes felt like home! Australia’s Jessica Mauboy was supposed to come and join the Danish guys for pastries, but unfortunately she couldn’t make it. That meant plenty of leftovers and the vikings then took a few bags around Alfama with pastries to the locals. And they loved it. “Denmark 12 points” they were told. At the Copenhagen Coffee Lab Rasmussen and the guys played a short acoustic version of “Higher Ground” as well.
DENMARK – Following the announcement that Greece needs to finalise and making their visuals finally working, RTP and EBU approved one more extra rehearsal, this time for Denmark. Rasmussen’s act using a snow effect on stage presenting the Vikings trapped in a snow storm like we all know from the comics and history but the effect is now working properly or adequately. This is why the Danish delegation asked for extra rehearsal to finalise it. DR’s Jan Lagermand Lundme asked for drastic changes in the stage presentation.
“We addressed our concerns and had the feeling that they understood what we were talking about,” Lundme said. “But we were far from being satisfied after today’s rehearsal. It looked even worse than before!. The producers seem to know what we want it to look like, but it seems like the people who are supposed to actually perform the effects do not.”
It seems that DR is upset with the organisers who actually asked to pre-pay for this snow. This doesn’t mean that Rasmussen has to attend though
“We did this when Copenhagen hosted the contest,” Lundme says. “If the special effect isn’t working as it should, it gets another test. What we want is a wild storm, not a lovely Christmas snow and specks of snowflakes in his beard. That just doesn’t work, and until we get it right we just have to be a little irritating. In the worst case scenario — and I sincerely hope it won’t come to that — we will simply drop the snow. The way it looks at the moment, we might be better off without it. But I’m certain that the production team will be able to solve the problem before Rasmussen goes on stage next Tuesday.”
DENMARK – This afternoon www.oikotimes.coom team was invited to the Danish afternoon cocktail party in their embassy in Lisbon. We had the chance to meet and greet once again with the amazing and sexy Viking, Rasmussen and greet him and his gang to sing for us. Have a glimpse.
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DENMARK – Rasmussen has the ability of presenting a sweet version of a barbaric story: the Vikings. It becomes interesting to see how ethnic works in the nordic countries. All of the performance use a subtle choreography, which again I feel works well but the vocals needs to be slightly improved, maybe they re saving their voices. I am not sure how this song will qualify but I wouldn’t be surprised if it does. The snow effect is not exactly working yet well for Rasmussen but that’s just a detail.
ESCKAZ.COM: Solid rehearsal for Rasmussen in the first run already, it sounds and looks well on screen, however it all feels a bit forced to me.
ESCBUBBLE.COM: I think this will qualify& will appear about half way in the final.
ESCXTRA.COM: Rasmussen’s vocals can’t be faulted and he works in perfect harmony with the backing vocals.
EUROVOIX.COM: The vocals and levelling in the microphones has improved greatly over the three takes. His vocals are a lot stronger and match the
DENMARK – During Denmark’s first rehearsal on stage in Lisbon yesterday not everything went as planned. Even though the sun is shining in the capital city of Portugal, Rasmussen is bringing snow on the stage during “Higher Ground”.
But according to the Danish Broadcaster’s Head of Entertainment Jan Lagermand Lundme, the snow didn’t look how they wanted.
“We want Jonas to be in a real snowstorm,” he says. The snow during the rehearsal looked too romantic and had a Christmas look. This needs to be fixed for the next rehearsal, Jan Lagermand Lundme says.
First rehersal done; that stage maan, wow. And that venue, woow. And the great production team, crew and volunteers, wooow 💪🏼 Lisbon, we’re in love ❤️😃 @eurovision #lisbon #rasmussen #higherground #modern #vikings #firstrehearsal #stage #didsomeonesay #soapsnow 😎
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DENMARK – Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018 will be the 48th edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, the music competition that selects Denmark’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. The event will be held on 10 February 2018 at the Gigantium in Aalborg, hosted by Annette Heick and Johannes Nymark. Ten songs will compete in the final, where the winner will be determined over two rounds of voting. In the first round, the top 3 songs based on the combination of votes from a public vote and a five-member jury panel will qualify to the super-final. In the super-final, the winner will be determined as well by the combination of votes from the public and the jury panel. DR opened a submission period for artists and composers to submit their entries on 4 July 2017; songs submitted before 15 September 2017 were considered for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018. The competing artists and songs were announced by DR on 22 January 2018.