Emmelie De Forest wins Eurovision 2013

1 - 281 pts / 1 - 167 pts in semi 1

Congratulations Denmark
Denmark won the 58th Eurovision Song Contest.
With 281 points Emmelie stayed well ahead of the competition.

The song is written by Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin -Jakobsen and Thomas Stengaard.

Lise Cabble is one of the writers of the 2011 entry New Tomorrow by A Friend In London. (5th place) and she also co-wrote Fra Mols Til Skägen, the 1995 Danish entry for Aud Wilken.

Digital release image
In the digital days where cdsingles and even overpriced promotional issues are becoming a rarity it's hard times for the avid Eurovision collectors.
Luckily the winner is released on cdsingle this year, Official release date is June 14, but it varied in some territories. So we can at least keep our collection of winners singles complete.
The cdsingle (top picture) includes the Eurovision version and the instrumental version..
(Sony / Universal SME-8888374-6702)
Update: The cdsingle is also released in Taiwan (It's the same EU made cds but with OBI strip on the case).

A German 1-track Sony promo is also issued. It comes with a picture sleeve inlay with the same pic as the digital release image.

Beware: The Greece made cdsingle offered on e-bay including, remixes, live versions is not the genuine article, just bad quality rips stuck onto a cdr. Avoid !!

Two remixes have been released through digital sources (see versions list) and even more have appeared on a promo cds.

There's also a five track remix EP (digital release) by Forrest DJ. I don't know if it's Emmelie singing, but it sure sounds like it.
Only Teardrops - BBob & Rocksteadi radio edit
Only Teardrops - BBob & Rocksteadi remix
Only Teardrops - Smithee mix edit
Only Teardrops - Smithee mix
Only Teardrops - Mr Clone mix
Out through Under Cover Music.

Go Here for the Malmö Collection latest updates page.

Only Teardrops, the album
Emmelie signed with Universal for her debut album. The release date of the album including Only Teardrops in two versions is may 6. There's also a track called Teardrops Ouverture, which is a short instrumental version of Only Teardrops opening the album. See tracklist below.
An acoustic version of Only Teardrops is also recorded.

Pic nicked from Emmelie's facebook
Only Teardrops - MGP / Eurovision version
on CD Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2013 and official Malmö 2CD
Only Teardrops - instrumental
- named karaoke but actually instrumental,  on CD Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2013 
Only Teardrops - Karaoke version
- karaoke on official karaoke collection (digital release)
Only Teardrops - Symphonic version
- on Emmelie De Forest CD
Teardrops Ouverture - Short instrumental
- on Emmelie De Forest CD

Picture from Discogs
Only Teardrops - Kongsted remix
Only Teardrops - Kongsted remix radio edit
- digital release for the Kongsted remixes
Only Teardrops - Kongsted remix radio edit PA version
Only Teardrops - Kongsted  PA version
Only Teardrops - Kongsted instrumental
- all five Kongsted remixes on promo cds (Sony music)

An acoustic version is recorded, but so far it 's not released, except for a live video version.

Emmelie enters the Danish charts at #2 the week after the DMGP. She finally gets to #1 (on re-entry) after the victory.
Danish Tracklisten top 40: 2, 2, 5, 17, 22, 25, 37, -, re: 1, 1, 4, 9, 21, 22, 10, 32, 35, 37, - re-entry 2014: 33
Netherlands sales top 100: 36, 4, 17, 31, 47, 55, 63, 64, 74, 78, 94, -
UK top 100: 99, 15, 81, -  (and one week 135 in top 200 after the CPH contest)
Belgium top 50 (Flanders): 13, 11, 21, 27, 32, 38, -
Belgium top 50 (Wallonia): 36, 26, -
Austria top 75: 63, 7, 24, 31, 42, 52, 66, -
Sweden top 60: 3, 3, 3, 7, 12, 14, 19, 24, 26, 28, 39, 42, 47, -
Ireland top 100: 5, 34, 88, -
Spain top 50: 14, 8, 33, -
Finland top 20: 17, -
France combined* top 100: 79, 92, -
Germany top 100: 5, 18, 26, 30, 23, 23, 26, 26, 31, 32, 34, 39, 45, 53, 59, 65, 74, 91, -
Switzerland top 75: 3, 34, 43, 63, 74, -
Norway top 20: 9, 19, -
Finland top 20: 17, -
Australia top 100: 47, -
Only Teardrops also charts in various charts in Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Slovenia.
* Combines digital and physical sales, there's also a digital only chart.

The Album - tracklist
01 Teardrops Overture
02 Hunter & Prey
03 Change
04 Only Teardrops
05 What Are You Waiting for
06 Haunted Heart
07 Force of Nature
08 Beat the Speed of Sound
09 Soldier of Love
10 Running in My Sleep
11 Let It Fall
12 Only Teardrops (Symphonic Version)
(Universal Music Denmark 0602537387359)

Coverversions competition
Emmelie organized a coverversions competition through her facebook page.
Many people uploaded their versions of Only Teardrops through the tube.
The best coverversions can be seen here at DR, the rest are on this Youtube playlist.

Heavy Metal Teardrops
German loud guys Craving have released a heavy metal version on their new album At Dawn. Out October 11 on Apostasy Records. It seems the CD also exists without Only Teardrops, so beware before you buy.

Kids Party Up! are a Russian metal band, although they call it post-hardcore/electronic. You can download their version of Only Teardrops here.
It's included on some shady compilation Russian Covers vol 1. with 25 metal covers of pop hits, but it's not on their own new album.

Metal band Five Grams Of Perfection have released their cover version of Only Teardrops.
You can listen at their Youtube or buy at amazon.

Not so loud Emotion For Me feat Lyxia recorded five versions of the song, plus five versions instrumental. Available through several digital sources.

The people at Almighty have covered Eurovision songs before, clubbing them up heavily. (For example Jade's It's My Time and Josh Dubovie's That Sounds Good To Me). This time Jamie Knight is the singer and Only Teardrops comes in an Almight radio edit and an Almighty Club Mix plus some dubs. Available digitally at most well known sources.
More details at Almighty's website.

A dance coverversion was recorded by Lamony. Four versions can be bought through most digital sources.
Imitation coverversions are also popping up. Digital releases under various names often are the same version.

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2013
The DMGP CD with all preselection songs and their karaoke versions is out since Januari 25, one day before the Danish final was held. . It's also available through the regular digital sources.
(Sony music SME-8876544-1832)

There was one returning Eurovision star among the 2013 participants, (Niels) Brinck (2009) performed the song Human, but he didn't make it to the top three. (results 4 to 10 remain undisclosed).

links and sources
DR Grand Prix pages
Emmelie de Forest website
Emmelie's (new) FB
Thanks to Alette Castenschiold at DR
Thanks to Eva DeWall at Sony Denmark.
DMGP 2013 at Bearecords

Denmarks latest hits
2012 - Soluna Samay
2011 - A Friend In London
2010 - Chanee and N'Evergreen
2009 - Brinck

1 comment:

  1. Some remixes of Only Teardrops are found on iTunes.