Good evening Europe and good morning Australia, Herning calling! Thousands of Danes gathered today at the Jyske Bank Boxen venue in order to attend Denmark’s national selection event Dansk Melodi Grand Prix which a little before gave us the country’s 2019 Eurovision representative: it’s Leonora!
On DMGP spectacular stage, we enjoyed 10 contestants to give their best, vying for the victory and Denmark’s ticket for Tel Aviv in May. But only one was supposed to stand out.
The 2-hour show was divided into two voting rounds. On both occassions, the outcome emerged by a 50/50 jury/public voting deliberation. A novelty of this year was that viewers from Greenland were also able to vote. During the first round, all 10 acts performed on stage, in the hope of a qualification to the second round (superfinal), where there were 3 spots available. The 3 acts that went through to this round were:
- Sigmund – Say my name
- Julie & Nina – League of light
- Leonora – Love is forever
The final confrortation was a nerve-wrecking battle, but eventually declared the overall winner: Leonora with the song Love is forever will defend the Danish colours at this year’s Eurovision, gathering a percentage of 42%! The silver medal went to Julie & Nina (35%), while Sigmund came 3rd (23%).
Denmark and Leonora will be competing in the first half of the second semi-final evening on 14 May.