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.
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.
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.
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…
Ramadan: 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.
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.
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.
Photo Credit: Bjarne Bergius Hermansen DR