Countdown to Eurovision 2022: #28 – Denmark

#28 – Denmark
The Show
Reddi
Songwriters: Chief 1 [da], Ihan Haydar,Julia Fabrin, Remee Jackman, Siggy Savery

The Kirkham Report welcomes you to my coverage of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest!  From April 3 to the end of the contest on May 14, I’ll be here with all the latest ESC news and info, and of course, that means I’m also bringing you all the info on each song this year ranked in order of my personal preference from bottom to top. I’ll give the reasons for my personal rankings, and some background info on the song, artist, songwriters, and such.  Again, these are MY opinions, and I realize that the ESC fan community is a rabid one, and rarely everyone agrees with everyone else, so as they say, your mileage may vary.

There are 40 countries participating this year, up from 39 in 2021 – Armenia and Montenegro return to the contest after taking 2021 off, while Russia has been excluded this year due to their incursion on the sovereign state of Ukraine;  Belarus was disqualified in 2021 for three years because of rules violations on their song entry, that runs through 2023.

In at #28 this year is the official entry from Denmark, “The Show” by REDDI. It is performed in English, and will be performed 12th at the first semifinal on May 12. The country has always selected their winners through their national contest final, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.

Together for less than a year, pop-punk band REDDI decided to take a leap and enter the national contest for the Eurovision song this year, and it paid off big time. The all-female quartet is made up of members Mathilde “Siggy” Savery, Agnus Roslund, Ida Bergkvist, and Ihan Haydar; Savery and Haydar both hail from Denmark, while Rosland and Bergkvist are both from Sweden.

What I’m thinking about this song…for a band that promotes itself as pop-punk, it’s first third is a ballad, something you’d never hear out of a true punk band. Still, though, it’s the best part of the song – when the guitars rev up, it loses it’s way for the most part. It’s a shame, too – with a little work and a little more finesse, this might have made my top 15…but not the way it is now.

Denmark debuted as a competitor during year two in 1957, and has missed a few years here and there. They have three Grand Final championships under their belt – 1963’s “Dancevise” by Grethe and Jorgen Ingmann;  2000’s “Fly On The Wings Of Love”  by Olsen Brothers; and 2013’s “Only Teardrops” by Emmelie de Forest.  Their 37 year span (1963-2000) between winners is one of the longest gaps in the contest’s history. Their 2021 entry, “Ove os pa hinanden” by Fyre and Flamme, missed the finals.

Here’s the official music video for “The Show” – check it out…

Join The Kirkham Report throughout the next few weeks as I bring you the 2022 entries, and more, plus after and during the countdown, the latest updates on this year’s ESC and all the craziness that surrounds this contest every year! Because of some personal issues, I am WAYYY behind right now on the countdown, but I promise I will be caught up before the semi finals start on Tuesday!

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