Today at 12:00 CET was the deadline for submitting songs to Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2009, the Danish national final in the Eurovision Song Contest. 684 songs were submitted to broadcaster DR, many more than in recent years.
As reported earlier, no semi finals will be held. The national final will take place on 31st January withten songs competing. Six of the songs will be chosen from the submitted ones and another four will be added by invited singers and groups.
Furthermore, esconnet.dk has mentioned some of the writers who have sumbitted songs. Among them are:DQ (Peter Andersen), who represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with Drama queen, the duo Me & My that took part in the national final the same year, Claus & Anne-Marie Hassing from this year's national final as well as Claus Christen, co-writer of Drama queen. Sussi and Leo, popular singers in Denmark, have also submitted an entry.
Simon Mathew finished third in the second semi final of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest and qualified for the final where he finished 15th with All night long.