Hej Danmark! Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2015 — Denmark’s national selection for Eurovision — takes place on February 7. So over the next week the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — will review the ten acts that will compete. Next up it’s Julie Bjerre and her song “Tæt på mine drømme” (Close to My Dreams). Did we find it dreamy? Or more of a nightmare? Read on to find out… 

Reviews: Julie Bjerre’s “Tæt på mine drømme”

Robyn: I’m distracted by the Ariana Grande-inspired gigantic clip-on ponytail that Julie is wearing in the video. It’s got to the point where the ponytail is all I remember of the video, not the song. It’s just a really average pop song, and wigs don’t win Eurovision.

Score: 4/10

Deban: Robyn can’t get Julie’s ponytail out of her mind, whilst all I can think of is her dirty footwear. Clearly on a mission to entertain the twelve year olds at her local trailerpark, Miss Bjerre would need to visit a fashion consultancy if she advances to Vienna. Either way, neither Robyn nor I are focused on her entry, which is really a shame! Poor dressing aside, “Tæt på mine drømme” which translates to “Close to my dreams” in English, is an uptempo pop gem with a catchy hook. Although rather “junior” in flavour, it still manages to have some mainstream appeal.

Score: 6.5/10

William: I’m seriously worried that if she stands close to a wind machine it’ll swallow her ponytail and decapitate her. In any event, this song is dull and disposable. It will not be remembered in a year, let alone by the end of the televoting recap. Denmark should have returned to Junior Eurovision with this. It has no place in an adult contest.

Score: 3/10

Mikhail: Nice and catchy tune. I felt like I was listening to a song in some Slavic language, especially with some words like “srdce” (heart in Czech), which was often there and made it even more interesting. Not sure if that was deliberate, but…

Score: 5/10

Julie Bjerre 2Ramadan: It’s a nice song and it’s great seeing the Danish language in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. But I honestly cannot remember how the song goes after listening to it. It’s pretty forgettable and wouldn’t do well in Eurovision.

Score: 5/10

Sami: It’s typical Danish pop, but I see nothing wrong with that! She has a lovely voice and she makes Danish sound so beautiful. The chorus is quite catchy and the whole song is really feel-good. However, I don’t think it should or will win the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.

Score: 7/10

Denise: It’s a sweet song but it has no chance of winning, it’s too forgettable . I prefer her single “Zero” and I think that song would actually have had a chance at winning.

Score: 6/10

Photo Credit: Bjarne Bergius Hermansen DR

WIWI JURY AVERAGE: 5.21/10

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Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Denmark, your songs are so generic this year… why?

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
5 years ago

Nobody cared to mention the atrocious key change at 2:20?
That’s the real turn-off for this song, at least for me.

One of the people below me mentioned the review of No Voy Llorar Por Ti–I’d have to agree with them.

Just being honest
Just being honest
5 years ago

She looks young. Let me guess she’s 15-16 right?

deli
deli
5 years ago

This is a thing which I was talking about in Norlan’s review. It seems that being bland pop is better than anything daring and out of the box.
This is extremely bland and goes anywhere 3/10.

William Lee Adams
Admin
5 years ago

Not everyone rated it lowly. It received a 7 and a 6.5 from two people.

Dhani
5 years ago

you rate babou’s song 7 and this 5? what is wrong with you? This is so catchy and beautiful !!

PP
PP
5 years ago

For me this is the worst song that Lise Cablle send to DMGP in history. She wrote great songs for Denmark at Eurovision 1995, 2011 one of my favorite song from that year, 2013 (winner song).
She had great songs in DMGP final like song from 2000 Uden dig (Denmark wili do great and with that song at Eurovision 2000), 2009 song Det det , 2010 Come come run away (my 3rd favorite that year at DMGP) and song Kæmper for kærlighed, in 2012 Universe (for me best song that year at DMGP 2012)