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Shame on You (Tomas Thordarson song)

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Denmark "Shame on You"
Eurovision Song Contest 2004 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Tomas Thordarson
Language
Composer(s)
Ivar Lind Greiner
Lyricist(s)
Iben Plesner
Finals performance
Semi-final result
13th
Semi-final points
56
Appearance chronology
◄ "Tell Me Who You Are" (2002)   
"Talking to You" (2005) ►

"Shame on You" was the Danish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed in English by Tomas Thordarson.

The song was performed in Danish at Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 2004, titled "Sig det' løgn" ("Say it's a lie").

As Denmark had not finished in the top 10 at the 2003 Contest (they had in fact not even been permitted to perform), the song was performed in the semi-final. Here, it was performed nineteenth (following Croatia's Ivan Mikulić with "You Are The Only One" and preceding Serbia and Montenegro's Željko Joksimović & Ad Hoc Orchestra with "Lane Moje"). At the close of voting, it had received 56 points, placing 13th in a field of 22 and missing out on qualification to the final by three places (15 points), thus automatically putting Denmark in the grand final during their next Contest appearance.

The song is sung from the perspective of a man telling his lover that he is tired of the lies on which their relationship is founded. He sings that "you're my fire, you're my desire" in an attempt to keep the relationship alive. While Thordarson himself is gay, the lyrics do not suggest either a straight or gay relationship.

Musically, the song was originally heavily Latin-inspired, with many reviewers suggesting a similarity between Thordarson and Ricky Martin. As performed at the Contest, however, much of this influence had been diluted - with commentators remarking that this was due to public pressure in Denmark.

It was succeeded as Danish representative at the 2005 Contest by Jakob Sveistrup with "Talking to You".


This page was last edited on 13 June 2018, at 19:37
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