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Denmark: DR is accepting submissions for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix

Danish broadcaster (DR) has officially opened the submission window for potential entries for the 2019 edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. 

Entries accepted until September 26

Artists and songwriters wishing to represent Denmark at Eurovision in Israel have until Wednesday September 26 to submit their entries to DR. Although entries are accepted throughout the year, only those received by that date will be considered from DMGP 2019. In order to be eligible, artists and composer must meet the following criteria: 

  • The song must not exceed 3 minutes in length
  • The song may not be performed without DR’s permission
  • At least one of the producers, songwriters or performers must be Danish, live in Denmark or be married to a Danish citizen.  

High hopes following success in Lisbon

Denmark found success again at Eurovision in Lisbon after a few unsuccessful results. Following this, Jan Lagerman Lundme, DR’s Entertainment manager, hopes to replicate success in Lisbon. He noted that: 

“We are in rapid development so the ambition for 2019 is, of course, to find the song that can represent Denmark in the best possible way in Israel next year.  When it comes to Eurovision, there are about 40 songs in total, so if we are to do well, we have to send with something of high quality and something that stands out so that viewers can remember us.”

As Mr. Lunde explained shortly after the 2018 contest, they will continue to focus more on the whole performance instead of just the music and lyrics. 

DR should reveal more on details on DMGP in the coming weeks. 

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 Lisbon, Rasmussen’s “Higher Ground”  flew the Danish flag. He reached 9th place in the grand final with 229 points. It was Denmark’s first top 10 result since 2014 when the contest took place on home soil.

Do you think Denmark can win again soon? Who you want to represent them in Israel? Did you like Rasmussen performance?

Let us know in the comments section below and on all social media platforms at @ESCXTRA

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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