Warm up to Christmas by listening to the beautiful carols performed by Eurovision artists. Each day until Christmas features a new act giving their version of a Christmas song. As 24th, we listen to Olsen Brothers’ Danish version of “Silent Night”.
Olsen Brothers won, to the surprise of many, the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Fly On The Wings Of Love. The two brothers, Jørgen Olsen and Niels “Noller” Olsen had already back then a long career behind them starting in the 60’s. When Denmark returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 1978, after 12 years of absense, the duo took part in the Danish final. They would continue to do that several times until they finally won in 2000. Today, they are still active.
Today’s Christmas song is Glade Jul, Dejlige Jul, which is the Danish version of the song most know in English as Silent Night. It’s originally from 1818 by Austrian composer Franz Xaver Gruber. The title in its original German language is Stille Nacht, Heillige Nacht. is considered one of the most traditional Christmas carols and has status as UNESCO Cultural heritage.
The Danish lyrics to the song are from 1850 and written by B.S. Ingemann. The Danish lyrics tells about the angels who saw Jesus Christ being born. Each Christmas, these angels come to us to tell us the message about what it was they saw back then and about the savior who has opened the door to heaven. The song ends with the message that the souls he saved, we should be grateful for. Translated to English the title means ‘Joyful Christmas, Lovely Christmas’.
Also in this series:
Day 23: One – Last Christmas
Day 22: Anggun & Ronan Keating – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Day 21: Maraaya – Winter Wonderland
Day 20: Tina Karol – Тиха Ніч (Silent Night)
Day 19: Katy Garbi – O Χειμώνας o βαρύς (Winter Wonderland)
Day 18: Kalomira – Ta Xristougenna Auta
Day 17: Dami Im – All I Want For Christmas Is You
Day 16: Michelle – Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht
Day 15: Nana Mouskouri – Petit Garçon
Day 14: Dima Bilan – Last Christmas
Day 13: Tommy Seebach – Vi Ønsker Jer Alle En Glædelig Jul
Day 12: Ilse DeLange – Midden in de Winternacht
Day 11: Celine Dion – Oh Holy Night
Day 10: Cliff Richard – Mistletoe & Wine
Day 9: Zoë – La Nuit Des Merveilles
Day 8: Il Volo – Christmas Medley
Day 7: Alexander Rybak & Didrik Solli-Tangen – Presents
Day 6: Sakis Rouvas – Xronia Polla Christmas
Day 5: Litesound – Shooting Star
Day 4: Grethe Ingmann – Jeg Så Julemanden Kysse Mor
Day 3: Carola – Nu Tändas Tusen Juleljus
Day 2: Francesco Gabbani – La Mia Versione Dei Ricordi
Day 1: Johnny Logan – Save This Christmas For Me
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