Back in September A Friend In London's song, New Tomorrow was one of 663 songs sent into Danish broadcast DR, vying to be picked to compete in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix (the Danish final). They were successful and became one of only seven acts to be chosen from the entries sent in. The remaining three entrants were wildcards invited to participate by the broadcaster.
On the 26th of February at the Ballerup Arena just outside Copenhagen, the band's dreams came true when they beat the 9 other acts and won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. From here the road leads to Düsseldorf where they will perform 18th in the second semi-final on the 12th of May.
The band are no strangers to performing live, having been together for over 6 years and frequenting stages all over their native Denmark and abroad. Will this be enough to help them qualify to the final? We'll find out in two short weeks.
Check the boy's song out below!
Who are A Friend In London?
A Friend In London was formed in 2005 when four guys met at a boarding school in Vostrup, Denmark. From day one the hunt for powerful and catchy melodies was the main focus of the band. Through the past years the band has been touring Denmark with more than 100 shows refining the expression of their work. The music combines the simplicity of boyband pop with the complexity of British influenced indie rock backed by powerful choir arrangements.
In 2008 A Friend In London won the European final of the Bodog Million Dollar Battle of the Bands, with more than 40,000 bands from around the world participating. This event ignited a spark for the band in Canada and since 2009 there has been two successful tours in the state of Ontario, including shows at NXNE (North by NorthEast) 2009 and Canadian Music Week 2010 as well as a performance at Breakfast TV, no.1 morning show in Toronto.
2011 will be a defining year for A Friend In London. The band has confirmed a slot at the forthcoming Canadian Music Week launching another Canadian spring tour in conjunction with this performance. Alongside the expansive Canadian activity the preparations for the anticipated debut album have also been kicked off with album release set in 2011.
The 2011 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany on the 10th, 12th and 14th of May.