Lisbon 2018

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix participants announced!

Back in September, DR promised 10 strong entries would compete at Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018. Today,  we finally know the names of the participants! 

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018 Participants

  • Ditte Marie – Riot
  • Anna Ritsmar – Starlight
  • Rasmussen – Higher Ground
  • Sannie a.k.a. Whigfield – Boys and Girls
  • Sandra – Angels to my Battlefield
  • Lasse Meling – Unfound
  • Carlsen – Standing Up For Love
  • KARUI – Signals
  • Rikke Ganer-Tolsøe – Holder Fast i Ingenting
  • Albin Fredy – Music For The Road

Final on Februray 10th in Aalborg

The final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018 will take place in Aalborg on Saturday, February 10th. Annette Heick and former Lighthouse X member Johannes Nymark will host the show. It will be the second year in a row for them to host the Danish national final.

There final will consist of two rounds, with three songs proceeding to the final round. A combination of televote and jury vote, composed of five Eurovision fans, will decide the winner.

An everlasting tradition will be cancelled for 2018. No longer will we have pre-recorded postcards before every entry taking part in DMGP 2018. Instead, Jan Lagermand Lundme has decided to have post-performance interviews with each of the contestants.

You can’t listen to the songs just yet. DR have confirmed that the ten entries taking part will be released on February 5th.

Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest

Denmark first appeared at Eurovision in 1957 and it has taken part in 46 contests. It won Eurovion 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 missed out on four grand finals. Last year, they were represented by the talented Danish-Australian singer Anja Nissen with Where I am, placing 20th.

Who is your favourite to represent Denmark in Lisbon? What do you think about the line-up? Let us know below or on social media @ESCXTRA!

Whigfield - Saturday Night (Official Video)Whigfield – Saturday Night (Official Video)

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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