Vienna 2015

DR receives 687 songs

Danish broadcaster DR has received 687 songs for their national final, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. That’s nearly 200 songs less than last year, when Denmark hosted the Eurovision Song Contest.

The number of 687 is however comparible to the number of entries in 2011, 2012 and 2013, when the broadcaster received just under 700 entries as well. Ten of these songs will now make it through to Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2015. The finalists will perform on 7 February in the Gigantium in Aalborg to fight for the Danish ticket to Copenhagen.

Since debuting in the Eurovision Song Contest, Denmark has always used Dansk Melodi Grand Prix to select their entry. The only time the winner did not appear on the Eurovision stage was in 1996, when Dorte Andersen & Martin Loft didn’t make it through the audio round. Last year, Denmark came 9th in Copenhagen with Basim’s Cliché Love Song.

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Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of ESCXTRA.com. Seven years after the start, I'm proud that I am now the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids...

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