A Friend in London made scores of friends in Dusseldorf this morning after an amazing first rehearsal. The group’s vocals were top notch, and the playful choreography involving the lead singer kicking a giant ball into the arena worked like a charm.

A few weeks ago Denmark wasn’t even on most people’s radars as a serious contender for Eurovision’s Next Top Song, but after today people are thinking twice about the entry.  It has moved from a dark-horse to a serious contender, now in third among bookies with odds as low as 4:1 and hovering generally around 9:2.

Vebooboo loves the uplifting message of the song, as well as the group’s demeanor and vocals throughout.  Here’s to hoping the land of Hans Christian Anderson represents next Thursday!