DR announces 10 Melodi Grand Prix finalists

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The list of the 10 artists selected to take part in the Danish national selection for Eurovision, Melodi Grand Prix, has been announced moments ago. Seven have been selected out of the 562 submissions, and the other three have been invited by the broadcaster as wildcards. Some of them are already known and popular with the Danish audience. They will vie for the right of representing Denmark in Oslo on February 6th at the Aalborg Gigantium.

The 10 acts to compete at the Danish Melodi Grand Prix are:

  • Bryan Rice – Breathing (wildcard)
  • Joakim Tranberg – All about a girl
  • MariaMatilde Band – Panik!
  • Simone – How will I know
  • Jens Marni – Gloria
  • Chanée & N'evergreen – In a moment like this
  • Kaya Brüel – Only tonight (wildcard)
  • Thomas Barsøe – Just like rain
  • Sukkerchok – mper for kærlighed (wildcard)
  • Silas & Kat – Come come run away

Bryan Rice already participated last year as a songwriter, and is also known thanks to two successful albums. Kaya Brüel brings a song composed by herself; she is the daughter of jazz singer Birgit Brüel. The girl-trio Sukkerchok participated last year at the Danish Melodi Grand Prix, ending up equal 3rd thus kicking off their career very successfully.

Joakim Tranberg will participate with a song composed by last year's author of the Danish entry, Ireland's Ronan Keating. He also won the contest Elsk mig i nat, aired on Channel 5. Simone is also a known face on the Danish television: she won the competition Scenen er din, on TV2, and this year she competes with a song written by Jacob Launbjerg, the man behind the winning entries back in 2005 and 2008. Silas Host participated at the Dancing with the stars show; he enters MGP in duo with Kat Thisted, lead singer of the band The Kat.

Jens Marni, who hails from the Faroe Islands, enters the competition with a song composed by Noam Halby from the popular band Johnny Deluxe, former act at MGP. MariaMatilde Band will present one of the only two songs in Danish – the other one is Sukkerchok's mper for kærlighed. Thomas Barsøe is known abroad, especially in Japan, where he has topped the charts, and in California, where he lives. Tomas N'evergreen lives in Moscow, where he is a pop star. He will perform at MGP in duet with Christina Chanée, known from DR1's Finally Friday.

All of them will be competing to represent Denmark in Oslo on February 6th, at the Gigantium, in Aalborg. Tickets for the show can be booked online here .