Today, the 5 songs that have been selected by DR and the two P4 Radio wildcards that will join the three winning DMGP semi-finalists at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix final have been revealed. The songs have also been released today!
Who will follow in Leonora’s footsteps?
After winning their respective semi-finals, organised by P4 Radio, three finalists were already known prior to today’s announcement:
- Ben & Tan – “Yes”
- Kenny Duerlund – “Forget It All”
- Sander Sanchez – “Screens”
2 more wildcards have been selected from across the three semi-finals, and they are:
- Jamie Talbot – “Bye Bye Heaven”
- Emil – “Ville ønske jeg havde kendt dig” (Wish I had known you)
Alongside the five P4 Radio finalists, Danish broadcaster DR selected five entries to qualify directly to the final. These songs are:
- Benjamin Kissi – “Faith”
- Isam B – “Bolger” (Waves)
- Jasmin Rose feat. RoxorLoops – “Human”
- Maja og De Sarte Sjæle – “Den eneste goth i Vejle” (The only goth in Vejle)
- Sys Bjerre – “Honestly”
Listen to the entries here!
You can listen to all ten entries that will be competing for Denmark’s ticket to Rotterdam below…
The Danish selection for Eurovision 2020 will be held on 7th March in Copenhagen. A ten-member jury and the public vote will decide, on a 50/50 split basis, which three songs will qualify for the superfinal. The winner of the superfinal will also be decided by a 50/50 split.
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.
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
Denmark debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 with Birthe Wilke & Gustav Winckler’s “Skibel skal sejle i nat”, which finished in 3rd place with 10 points. Denmark’s first victory came in 1963 with Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann, and their song “Dansevise”.
Denmark didn’t make another appearance in the top 3 until 1988. However, for two years in a row to finish the 1980s, the Nordic nation finished in 3rd place. Denmark’s second win would then come in 2000, and their third in 2014.
Last year, in Tel Aviv, Leonora represented Denmark with “Love Is Forever”, finishing in 12th place in the final with 120 points. “Love is Forever” was the first Danish entry since 1997 to feature lyrics in Danish. The song also featured a verse in French and a few lines in German.
Who do you want to see win Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020? Are you hoping Denmark can secure a place in the final again? Do you think the return of the orchestra can see one return to Eurovision?
Let us know in the comments below and on social media @ESCXTRA.