Home Composed Song Contest 1999

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Contest overview

Despite winning the 1998 contest, Morten Boldt Hansen of Denmark did not organise the following year's event; he was due to go travelling, and this naturally meant that he was unable to meet the commitments of arranging the competition. Alon Shanni of Israel, being the 1998 runner-up, was initially offered the task. However, following some confusion over plans for the structure of the contest, including the possibility of national pre-selections - something which, in the interests of inclusivity, Home Composed has still never implemented even today - in the end it was Martin Faulkner of the United Kingdom who stepped up to fulfil the role of 1999 organiser.

A record number of songs appeared on the scoreboard this year - 17 in total. (Although 18 songs were entered in 1997, two were withdrawn during the voting and a further two were disqualified after the contest.) Ten participating composers from six countries were represented, with newcomers Achim Wurm, Peter Reinders and Ronald Groenhuizen expanding the Home Composed family further.

From an organisational point of view, this year the countries with multiple entrants were referred to as (e.g.) "Denmark A" and "Denmark B" for the purposes of the competition, bringing to an end the era of the organisers having to try and classify entries by geographical origin instead (e.g. "United Kingdom North").

The voting created some interesting statistics. It was "oh so close" for Christina Irving - her entry "It's Over" led from the early stages, but it was her own jury, voting last, which eventually handed victory to Tony Søgaard Olsen's "Denne sommer". For Tony, this was a particularly memorable achievement - not only was it his second win, it was also only his second participation in the contest, making for a 100% strike rate so far. The result also further highlighted the dominance of Scandinavia in the early years of the Home Composed Song Contest: in the eight editions to date, only once had the title been won by someone from outside Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Entries and results

Draw Country Song Title Performer Composer Lyricist Position Points
01 Den.png Denmark A I Do Miss You Morten Boldt Hansen Morten Boldt Hansen Morten Boldt Hansen 5 43
02 Uk.png United Kingdom A Autist B.G.H.B. Ray Holt, Martin Faulkner Martin Faulkner, Andrew Donaldson 13 17
03 Ger.png Germany A Morgenkinder Achim & Scotty Achim Wurm, Scotty Achim Wurm 7 40
04 Isr.png Israel Israel he gam shelli Alon Shanni Alon Shanni, David Gonen Alon Shanni 14 15
05 Swe.png Sweden Att glida iväg på ett rosa moln Mårten Eklund & Henrik Lindvall Mårten Eklund Mårten Eklund 15 12
06 Ned.png Netherlands A Illusionen der Kinderwelt Peter Reinders Peter Reinders Peter Reinders 10 28
07 Ned.png Netherlands B Alles wat ik wil! Ronald Groenhuizen Niels Holdijk, Frank Holdijk, Ronald Groenhuizen Ronald Groenhuizen 10 28
08 Den.png Denmark B Denne sommer Tony Søgaard Olsen Tony Søgaard Olsen Jan Hansen 1 71
09 Uk.png United Kingdom A Amputate All My Limbs Tonight B.G.H.B. Martin Faulkner Andrew Donaldson 12 18
10 Ger.png Germany B Kleine Helden Michael Bauer & Friends Michael Bauer Michael Bauer 6 42
11 Ger.png Germany A Ich brauch' Dich Achim Achim Wurm Achim Wurm 4 48
12 Den.png Denmark B Før og nu Tony Søgaard Olsen Tony Søgaard Olsen Jan Hansen 7 40
13 Ger.png Germany B Ich wünsche Dir Frieden - Jerusalem Michael Bauer Michael Bauer Michael Bauer 9 34
14 Uk.png United Kingdom B What Happened To Your Heart? Christina Irving & Marie Bennett Christina Irving Christina Irving 17 8
15 Den.png Denmark A Sent To Me From Someone Up Above Morten Boldt Hansen Morten Boldt Hansen Morten Boldt Hansen 3 55
16 Swe.png Sweden Säkra steg Mårten Eklund & Henrik Lindvall Mårten Eklund, Henrik Lindvall Mårten Eklund 15 12
17 Uk.png United Kingdom B It's Over Christina Irving & Dominic Irving Christina Irving Christina Irving 2 69

Scoreboard

Juries
Dena.png Uka.png Gera.png Isr.png Swe.png Neda.png Nedb.png Denb.png Gerb.png Ukb.png Total
I Do Miss You 8 2 1 3 6 4 7 12 43
Autist 1 8 2 1 5 17
Morgenkinder 3 6 6 7 3 6 6 3 40
Israel he gam shelli 4 2 5 4 15
Att glida iväg på ett rosa moln 12 12
Illusionen der Kinderwelt 7 2 10 5 2 2 28
Alles wat ik wil! 3 1 4 10 10 28
Denne sommer 12 5 8 5 10 12 12 7 71
Amputate All My Limbs Tonight 4 1 2 4 7 18
Kleine Helden 6 3 7 3 6 7 2 8 42
Ich brauch' Dich 5 4 10 8 5 10 6 48
Før og nu 10 8 3 1 4 10 3 1 40
Ich wünsche Dir Frieden... 2 7 12 4 1 8 34
What Happened To Your Heart? 7 1 8
Sent To Me From Someone... 7 5 2 12 8 12 5 4 55
Säkra steg 6 6 12
It's Over 8 10 12 10 12 5 1 3 8 69

Media

HCSC 1999 winner: Tony Søgaard Olsen - Denne sommer
Song removed at composer's request
Recap of all HCSC 1999 songs in draw order

The host
Martin Faulkner


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