EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2018: DENMARK - 'Higher Ground' By Rasmussen

Eurovision 2018 – Denmark

The Denmark song is called ‘Higher Ground and performed by Rasmussen.

ARTIST

Jonas Flodager Rasmussen, known professionally as simply Rasmussen, is a Danish singer and actor. Rasmussen is the lead singer and frontman of the 1980s cover band Hair Metal Heröes, which performs covers of songs by artists such as Elton John, ABBA, and Rugsted & Kreutzfeldt.

He has also worked as a stage actor, performing in stage productions of musicals such as West Side StoryRent and Les Misérables in Aarhus and Holstebro.

SONG

Rasmussen explains that the song is about trying to solve conflicts by peaceful means and refraining from the use of violence.

“That’s why the song is also about being able to take a step back and solve conflicts in a different way than just thrusting a sword into the belly of someone, you are facing. So, it has a message of peace.”

The song is inspired by the legend of Magnus Erlendsson – a late Viking age chieftain

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OPINION

This is a very theatrical song and will have a performance to match on the big stage. It’s all about the performance as opposed to any backdrops which will be a benefit as there will be no LED screens on the Lisbon stage. Rasmussen delivers the song really well but I can’t help feel that he can give it more OOMPH!

PREDICTION

This will definitely qualify and could end up finishing quite high on the left hand side of the leader board.

LYRICS

Ships in the making
Bound for a distant shore
World for the taking

Man gone forever more
Boarding and setting sail
Yet victory won’t prevail

Freeze the arrow in the air
Make your mark and leave it hanging there
Be the first to turn around
Take the leap to land on higher ground

Call in, surrender
Still I won’t feel like defeat
Men laying down their swords
Each of their own accord

Freeze the arrow in the air
Make your mark and leave it hanging there
Be the first to turn around
Take the leap to land on higher ground

Raise the banner to the sky
Face the fear and hold your head up high
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh
Take the leap like you were bound for higher ground

Freeze the arrow in the air
Make your mark and leave it hanging there

Freeze the arrow in the air
Make your mark and leave it hanging there
Be the first to turn around
Take the leap to land on higher ground, yeah

Be the first to turn around
Take the leap and land on higher ground

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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.