Lisbon 2018

Denmark promises 10 strong songs for Melodi Grand Prix

As Denmark prepares for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018, the Danish broadcaster (DR) assures that next year’s edition will not disappoint. Ten songs will fight for the Danish ticket to Lisbon in Aalborg next February.

Changes to DMGP improved songs’ quality

Following their win in 2013, Denmark’s success at the contest has been frail. The country failed to qualify in 2015 and 2016 and reached a disappointing 20th place this year. Nevertheless, DR now seems determined to change that. As we previously reported, DR introduced some changes  to Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, hoping to improve their Eurovision results. With that in mind, Mads Engaard, the Viewing Room Producer in the past four Eurovision shows, has been appointed Contribution Producer. Under his guidance, DR hopes to improve the quality of the line-up, the lOok of the performance and create a song with international success.

10 strong songs

According to DR’s Head of Entertainment, Jan Lagermand Lundme, their efforts are already showing their results noting that:

It’s an extremely strong field we have this year, and it actually makes it hard for us to select the 10 songs. I am extremely grateful that so many skilled songwriters send songs to us, and that they have taken the task really serious this year. It will be 10 super cool songs we will see on the stage in Aalborg.

The final of the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will take place on the 10th of February in Aalborg. Annette Heick and Johannes Nymark will once again host the show this year. 
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
Denmark first appeared in the contest in the second edition in 1957 and participated a total of 46 times. It won the contest three times: in 1963 with Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann, in 2000 with the Olsen Brothers and 2013 with Emmelie de Forest. Since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004, it failed to reach the final on four occasions. In 2017, they were represented by the talented Danish-Australian singer Anja Nissen with Where I am, placing 20th.

Are you looking forward to Dansk Melod Grand Prix?  Do you think Denmark can improve their results? Who would you like to see represent Denmark in Lisbon? Let us know in the comment section below, or on Facebook!

Riccardo Maddalozzo

Born in Italy, I have lived in 5 countries in 3 continents. I discovered Eurovision by accident in 2010 and became a superfan in 2013. I attended both Eurovision and Junior Eurovision events and covered several national finals on the ground and hope to continue doing so for a long time!

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