Eurovision 2020

🇩🇰 First three finalists for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 selected

Nine songs were selected to the semifinal of the contest and the Danish public voted three of them to the final. Next a professional jury will select two more finalists among the remaining six songs.

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 – finalists

  • Kenny Duerlund – Forget It All
  • Ben & Tan – Yes
  • Sander Sanchez – Screens

Kenny Duerlund was selected to the final from Southern Denmark. His song “Forget It All” is written by Henrik Tala, Mila Falls, Patrick Jean and Kenny Duerlund. Henrik Tala was one of the songwriters and the producer of Norway’s Eurovision 2019 entry and the televote winner “Spirit in the Sky”.

I am very much looking forward to it. It (the Melodi Grand Prix) has been one thing that I have been thinking for some years: “It could be fun, I would like it”. So I’m looking forward to it!

Kenny Duerlund on Melodi Grand Prix

Ben & Tan met during the Danish version of The X Factor. They were selected to the final from the Eastern Denmark. The rising stars were very excited to have qualified to the final.

I’ve been sobbing all day, I haven’t slept all night, I’ve had a really bad stomach, I’ve been so nervous. Now I just have to go home and sleep!

Tan on qualifying to the Melodi Grand Prix final

Ben & Tan’s song “Yes” is written by Emil Lei, Jimmy Jansson and Linnea Deb. Next to competing in Denmark, Jimmy Jansson also has songs in Sweden and Norway this year. Linnea Deb won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 as one of the songwriters for Måns Zelmerlöw’s “Heroes”.

Sander Sanchez won the semifinal of Northern Denmark. The songwriters behind Sander’s song have a lot of experience on Eurovision. The songwriters of the song are Jonas Thander, Liam Craig and Christopher Wortley. Jonas Thander has previously co-written United Kingdom’s 2019 entry “Bigger than Us” and Lithuania’s 2016 entry “I’ve Been Waiting for This Night”.

It’s crazy to know that I’m on to the final. It’s mega cool to have worked so hard on something and given themselves so much and that people then liked it.

Sander Sanchez on qualifying to the final

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020

Five songs are directly qualified for the finals and these five songs will be revealed in a later date. The final will take place on March 7th at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen. The hosts for the final will be Hella Joof and Rasmus Bjerg. For the first time since 1999, a live orchestra will be used in the Danish selection.

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