Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

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Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Country  Denmark
National selection
Selection process Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2005
Selection date(s) 12 February 2005
Selected entrant Jakob Sveistrup
Selected song "Talking to You"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (3rd, 185 points)
Final result 9th, 125 points
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2004 2005 2006►

Denmark was represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 by Jakob Sveistrup with the song "Talking to You". He placed third in the semi-final and then ninth at the final. His song was selected through Denmark's national selection process titled Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.

The 2005 edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix took place in Forum Horsens on February 12, 2005, hosted by Jarl Friis-Mikkelsen, Birthe Kjær, and Annette Heick. The Olsen Brothers, winners of the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 entered a song in the competition in the hope of repeating their triumph but placed only second. The winning entry was "Tænder På Dig" by Jakob Sveistrup. However, for Eurovision the song switched to English lyrics, with the new title "Talking to You". The song is written and composed by Jacob Launbjerg and Andreas Mørck.

Jakob Sveistrup is a 33-year-old school teacher and works in a special school for children with autistic spectrum disorder. Jakob Sveistrup lives and works in Odense. He became known by the Danes when he participated in ‘Star for a Night’ on DR TV in 2003. He nearly went all the way but was beaten in the final.

The spokesperson who revealed Denmark's votes for other countries was Denmark's 1983 entrant Gry Johansen.[1]

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2005[edit]

Draw Song Artist Points Place
1 Uhh la la la Chi Hua Hua - -
2 I Believe In Love Luna Park 16 3rd
3 Peace, Understanding and Love Tamra Rosanes 8 5th
4 Lonnie fra Berlin Kandis - -
5 Little Yellow Radio Olsen Brothers 52 2nd
6 En Smule Af Dig Kim Schwartz - -
7 Troublesome Ditlev Ulriksen - -
8 Tænder På Dig Jakob Sveistrup 58 1st
9 I Must Be Crazy Sweethearts - -
10 Make a Wish Marie Keis Uhre 16 3rd

Note: The positions of the other five entries were never announced.

At Eurovision[edit]

Because Denmark failed to qualify in 2004 Jakob was forced to compete in the Eurovision semi-final,he qualified from 3rd place with 185 points in the final he came 9th with 125 points points.Meaning that Denmark automatically qualified for the final in the 2006 contest.

Points awarded by Denmark[edit]

Points Awarded to Denmark (Semi-Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Awarded to Denmark (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point


  1. ^ Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 2005-12-19. Retrieved 2009-04-28.