Athens 2006: Denmark

by Richard West-Soley 121 views

In cooperation with our partners songfestival.web-log.nl, we present to you a different 2006 Eurovision Song Contest participant each day. Now it's time for the next finalist: Denmark!

Final, spot9 in the running order
Performer: Sidsel Ben Semmane
Song: Twist of love
Lyrics: Niels Drevsholt
Music: Niels Drevsholt
Official website:sidselbs.dk
Best result: 1st in 1963, 2000
Broadcaster: DR
Multimedia: video / audio

Denmarkand the Eurovision Song Contest
Denmark was an early winner in the contest with a 1963 victoryfor Dansevise. It was a long 37 years before a second win brought the contest back to Copenhagen, when the Olsen brothers sangFly on the wings of love to a first place in Stockholm.

The traditional Melodi grand prix format was used to select the Danish entry this year, andthe young Sidsel Ben Semmane beat the likes offormer performers Trine Jepsen (1999 with Michael Teschl) and Søren Poppe (2001 with Rollo and King)to represent Denmark in Athens.

Sidsel Ben Semmane
Sidsel was discovered by the composer of this year's Danish entry, Niels Drevsholt, and at her 17 years of age, becomes the youngest singer ever to perform for Denmark. Between her A-level studies in Aarhus, she took time out to compete in the Danish Melodi grand prix, and after winning it, will be taking a further break to represent her country in Athens.

Twist of love

Once upon a time
there was this guy
called Johny.
He was kinda shy
And so in love with Connie.
But so was O-smarty
who played it cool,
the king of the party,
but oh what a fool.

He didn’t know
How to twist.
He didn’t know
how to make a girl insist.
He didn’t know to move,
He didn’t feel the groove.
He did’nt know how to twist.

Uuuuuu Twist
He didn’t know how to twist

Once upon a night
There was a guy called Johny.
He was kinda high
and dancing with his honey.
The Queen of the party
Proclaimed him king while poor ol´O Smarty.
Was left in the ring.

He didn’t know
how to twist.
He didn’t know
how to make a girl insist.
He didn’t know to move,
He didn’t feel the groove.
He didn’t know how to twist.

Uuuuuu Twist
He didn’t know how to twist
He didn’t know how to move,
he didn’t feel the groove.
He didn’t know how to twist.

Instrumental

A twist of love.
A twist of pain.
A twist of me and you.
A twist of things
you can’t explain
will make your
dream come true.

Be sure you know
how to twist.
Be sure you know
how to make a girl insist.
Be sure you know how to move,
be sure you feel the groove.
Be sure you know how to twist.

Uuuuuu Twist
Be sure you know how to twist

Be sure you know how to move,
be sure you feel the groove.
Be sure you know how to twist.

Be sure you know how to move,
be sure you feel the groove.
Be sure you know how to twist.

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.

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