Just name it, Denmark has got it. From scientists to toy makers, artists and yes, to even singers, this Nordic country is proud to have them.
In the field of performing arts, Denmark is full of talents as well. In fact, the country’s bet for the Eurovision Song Contest has advanced to the final set on Saturday. The singer who got lucky to be among the 25 countries to be featured in the final is Danish artist Brinck from Arhus.
Brinck was picked Thursday night to be included in the top 10 qualifying slots available during the semi-final round. The 34-year-old singer was very elated after securing the spot. He will be joined by representatives from Norway, Swedem, Finland, Iceland and 20 other countries for the contest final that will take place in Moscow on May 23. The 54th Eurovision Song Contest will specifically be held at Moscow’s Olympic Arena.
Brinck’s piece that got the nod of the judges was “Believe Again.” The song was co-written by former Boyzone member Ronan Keating. The Danish singer already said he left a message to Keating’s phone inviting him for the final show.
The previous contests were dominated by people from the Eastern Bloc countries. It was even alleged that neighboring countries had the habit of voting each other despite having a bad performer.
Originally started on May 24, 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest has remained as one of oldest television shows worldwide. It is considered as Europe’s favorite show which has featured more than 1,000 songs. The European Broadcasting Union or EBU is the brains behind this international song competition.
Apart from the song contest, it has expanded to feature the Junior Eurovision song contest which began in 2003 and the dance contest which began in 2007. The 2008 contest set a record for having the most number of participants from various European countries at 43.