According to historical statistics, Denmark’s starting position in the final on the 10 May should guarantee their placing within the top 10.
There’s nothing Eurovision fans love more than looking to history to determine the outcome of the upcoming contests. With Denmark selecting a starting position of 23 in the Grand Final, their top 10 placing is all but secured, according to statistics from the previous contests. At least, Johann Sorensen, President of the Danish Eurovision Fan Club believes this to be true.
Most of the viewers have not seen or heard the songs before, and it’s hard to remember 25-26 brand new songs. It is therefore natural that it’s the last song you’ve seen that stands most clearly in one’s mind and viewers therefore tend to vote for, Sorensen said in his interview with Danish broadcaster DR.
And the statistics are compelling.
Since 2000 when the Olsen Brothers won the contest for Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, the odds have favoured entries in the second half of the final. In the past 13 years, 11 songs presented in the last half of the Grand Final have won the contest, and 9 entries with a starting position of 23 in the final have reached the top 10. The last time Denmark had position 23 was in 2001, when Rollo & King performed their entry Never let you go, achieving second place after the voting.
Will history repeat itself? Will Basim and his entry Cliché love song reach a top 10 placing in the final on 10 May?
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As the host nation for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, Denmark directly qualifies for the Grand Final on the 10 May, and were given the opportunity to draw their starting position in the final. Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest on Denmark and the Eurovision Song Contest.