Home Composed Song Contest 2003

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Contest overview

The 2003 Home Composed Song Contest was organised by Sascha Mutavdzic, last year's winner from Bosnia and Herzegovina but living in Austria. After last year's record number of entries, things settled down a little, with "only" 27 songs and 17 composers taking part. This meant that, contrary to the expectations expressed before the contest, a semi-final was not required. Sascha also invited four guest juries, made up of interested non-composers from various countries.

The only newcomer to the contest this year was Germany's Helge Keipert, although Robbert Landegent from the Netherlands also returned after a seven-year absence, his only previous participation having come in 1996 with the ballad "Liefdesland".

In a big technological step forward for the contest, this year the entries and the voting show were distributed on CD for the first time, meaning an improvement in the overall sound quality and making it easier for the participants to copy the songs for their jury members.

As if to illustrate how quickly fortunes can change in the world of Home Composed, Mårten Eklund and Martin Faulkner, previously the only participants to have ever scored "nul points" (in 1997), both landed inside the top ten, whereas Achim Wurm - the winner of the contest just two years earlier - failed to register a single point with "OK", also finishing second-last with "Im Sturm dieser Welt".

At the upper end of the table, it was a tough fight for the top placings. Only ten points separated fourth and eighth place, while the battle for the title was just as hotly contested. Morten Boldt opened up an early lead with some high scores for "The Only One I Fear", and despite a late comeback by host Sasha and "Pjesma andjela", helped by good scores from the guest juries, it was the Danish representative who held on to win the 2003 Home Composed Song Contest.

This was Morten's third victory in the contest, following his successes in 1998 and 1991 - the year he brought the competition into existence.

Entries and results

Draw Country Song Title Performer Composer Lyricist Position Points
01 Ger.png Germany I Love Can Be A Sign Tim Wisniewski Tim Wisniewski n/a 12 49
02 Ger.png Germany II OK Achim Wurm Achim Wurm Achim Wurm 27 0
03 Ger.png Germany III Ein neuer Weg Projekt S.A.M. Michael Bauer, M. Huhn Michael Bauer 17 33
04 Ger.png Germany IV One Day Felix K. Felix Krückau Felix Krückau 21 10
05 Nor.png Norway You Tony Søgaard Olsen Tony Søgaard Olsen Liza Pedersen 3 89
06 Mlt.png Malta In Love Glen & Eleonor Herbert Pace Deo Grech 4 82
07 Ger.png Germany III Wenn du gehst - dann für immer Projekt S.A.M. Michael Bauer Michael Bauer 25 5
08 Ned.png Netherlands I Spijbelsprookje Peter Reinders Peter Reinders Peter Reinders, L. de Beer 19 18
09 Swe.png Sweden I Just nu Mårten Eklund Mårten Eklund, Henrik Lindvall Mårten Eklund 22 9
10 Ger.png Germany V Sophie K. Lühmann K. Lühmann K. Lühmann 16 35
11 Ger.png Germany VI The Searching Helge Keipert Helge Keipert Helge Keipert 6 74
12 Swe.png Sweden Te quiero Annika Jansson Annika Jansson Annika Jansson 13 45
13 Swe.png Sweden I Vi är för alltid vänner Henrik Lindvall Henrik Lindvall Mårten Eklund 5 78
14 Ger.png Germany IV Losers Talk Felix K. Felix Krückau Felix Krückau 23 8
15 Ger.png Germany II Im Sturm dieser Welt Achim Wurm Achim Wurm Achim Wurm 26 3
16 Ger.png Germany V Bunny K. Lühmann K. Lühmann K. Lühmann 23 8
17 Nor.png Norway On Christmas Day t.O.T.o. Tony Søgaard Olsen Tony Søgaard Olsen 8 72
18 Ger.png Germany VII Why José R.G. Bellon José R.G. Bellon Beate Fix 15 43
19 Ger.png Germany VI Frühling Helge Keipert Helge Keipert n/a 18 21
20 Uk.png United Kingdom Books With Broken Spines Vulnerable Ray Holt, Andrew Donaldson, Martin Faulkner Ray Holt, Andrew Donaldson, Martin Faulkner 9 58
21 Bih.png Bosnia and Herzegovina Pjesma andjela Sasha Sascha Mutavdzic Sascha Mutavdzic 2 109
22 Den.png Denmark The Only One I Fear Morten Boldt Morten Boldt Morten Boldt 1 122
23 Ned.png Netherlands II Question de dosage Robbert Landegent René Breders, Robbert Landegent Marie Noel 11 55
24 Ger.png Germany VIII Regenbogenhymnen Matthias Pohl Matthias Pohl Matthias Pohl 20 16
25 Ned.png Netherlands II When I'm With You Robbert Landegent Jonas Gladnikoff Jonas Gladnikoff 7 73
26 Uk.png United Kingdom Desiderata Vulnerable Ray Holt, Andrew Donaldson, Martin Faulkner Ray Holt, Andrew Donaldson, Martin Faulkner 9 58
27 Mlt.png Malta Tfegg ix-xemx ghalik Maronia Renato Briffa Deo Grech 13 45

Scoreboard

Juries
Ger1.png Ger2.png Ger3.png Ger4.png Nor.png Mlt.png Ned1.png Swe1.png Ger5.png Ger6.png Swe2.png Ger7.png Uk.png Bih.png Den.png Ned2.png Ger8.png Gj1.png Gj2.png Gj3.png Gj4.png Total
Love Can Be A Sign 8 2 3 2 3 6 10 7 8 49
OK 0
Ein neuer Weg 6 4 3 4 2 2 6 6 33
One Day 1 5 1 3 10
You 8 7 3 8 3 1 2 12 4 8 8 12 6 7 89
In Love 4 6 7 5 12 8 7 7 12 5 4 5 82
Wenn du gehst - dann für immer 5 5
Spijbelsprookje 1 7 3 2 5 18
Just nu 3 4 2 9
Sophie 8 1 8 3 1 10 4 35
The Searching 4 1 7 8 12 10 10 10 10 2 1 1 1 74
Te quiero 12 4 2 5 6 1 2 1 12 45
Vi är för alltid vänner 3 2 10 3 1 10 10 12 8 8 4 2 5 78
Losers Talk 6 2 8
Im Sturm dieser Welt 3 3
Bunny 4 4 8
On Christmas Day 10 12 8 6 10 7 6 5 7 1 72
Why 7 12 5 5 4 3 1 1 3 1 43
Frühling 7 10 4 21
Books With Broken Spines 12 6 12 6 12 7 3 58
Pjesma andjela 5 5 5 2 4 8 6 5 6 7 7 6 12 5 12 6 8 109
The Only One I Fear 2 10 12 12 2 7 5 12 10 1 12 8 10 6 1 12 122
Question de dosage 1 7 3 2 8 1 7 1 2 4 1 4 4 3 7 55
Regenbogenhymnen 10 6 16
When I'm With You 6 8 1 10 3 4 12 2 7 10 10 73
Desiderata 2 3 10 1 5 10 8 3 5 8 3 58
Tfegg ix-xemx ghalik 6 4 7 5 8 5 4 6 45
Guest jurors:
Gj1.png Michael Andersson (Sweden)
Gj2.png Apostolos Courtis (Greece)
Gj3.png Franz Schwarzinger (Austria)
Gj4.png Erwin Wiesen (Germany)

Media

HCSC 2003 winner: Morten Boldt - The Only One I Fear

Recap of all HCSC 2003 songs in draw order

The host
Sascha Mutavdzic


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