Home Composed Song Contest 1998

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Contest overview

Roy Vorland from Norway, who had won in 1997, declined to organise or take part in the 1998 contest. Naturally, an organiser had to be found, and Tony Søgaard Olsen from Grindsted in Denmark stepped into the fray for a second successive year - though once more, he himself did not participate in the competition.

The number of participants was down slightly on the previous year, but with no withdrawals or disqualifications this time, the final scoreboard featured 12 songs from seven composers in five different countries. Germany made its debut in the event courtesy of Michael Bauer, while Christina Irving arrived to swell the ranks of the British entrants; otherwise, all of the participants had previous Home Composed experience.

In contrast to the previous year, the voting proceeded very smoothly. Despite a spirited challenge from Israel's Alon Shanni, recording easily his best result in the competition to date, Morten Boldt Hansen pulled away right at the end to claim his second Home Composed victory - and Denmark's third in total, following his debut success in 1991 and Tony Søgaard Olsen's win in 1996.

Entries and results

Draw Country Song Title Performer Composer Lyricist Position Points
01 Den.png Denmark Everywhere I Look Morten Boldt Hansen Morten Boldt Hansen Morten Boldt Hansen 3 45
02 Uk.png United Kingdom South/West The Days We Will Remember Marie Bennett Marie Bennett Marie Bennett 7 35
03 Swe.png Sweden Världen var ond Mårten Eklund & Henrik Lindvall Mårten Eklund Mårten Eklund 10 16
04 Uk.png United Kingdom North/East Soul Case B.G.H.B. Ray Holt, Martin Faulkner Ray Holt, Martin Faulkner, Andrew Donaldson, George Tyson 9 18
05 Ger.png Germany Seht, ich lebe noch Michael Bauer Michael Bauer Michael Bauer 5 41
06 Isr.png Israel Ulay efrach Alon Shanni Alon Shanni Alon Shanni 2 53
07 Uk.png United Kingdom Central This Time Last Year Christina Irving Christina Irving Christina Irving 4 43
08 Den.png Denmark Find Your Dream Morten Boldt Hansen Morten Boldt Hansen Morten Boldt Hansen 1 59
09 Uk.png United Kingdom South/West The New Boy Marie Bennett Marie Bennett Marie Bennett 6 38
10 Swe.png Sweden Somna inte Camilla Högberg & Mårten Eklund Mårten Eklund Mårten Eklund 12 10
11 Uk.png United Kingdom North/East Silence B.G.H.B. Martin Faulkner Andrew Donaldson 11 14
12 Ger.png Germany Der Gnu-Plattler Michael Bauer Michael Bauer Michael Bauer 8 34

Scoreboard

Juries
Swe.png Isr.png Ger.png Ukne.png Den.png Uke.png Uksw.png Total
Everywhere I Look 12 10 4 5 6 8 45
The Days We Will Remember 10 4 6 2 8 5 35
Världen var ond 1 6 3 4 2 16
Soul Case 3 3 2 4 2 4 18
Seht, ich lebe noch 5 8 8 7 7 6 41
Ulay efrach 4 12 10 12 10 5 53
This Time Last Year 2 7 7 7 10 10 43
Find Your Dream 8 5 10 12 12 12 59
The New Boy 7 6 8 3 6 8 38
Somna inte 1 3 1 1 3 1 10
Silence 1 2 5 2 1 3 14
Der Gnu-Plattler 6 12 4 5 7 34

Media

HCSC 1998 winner: Morten Boldt Hansen - Find Your Dream

Recap of all HCSC 1998 songs in draw order


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