Exciting news for the Danes coming in, as the preparations for their national selection show are truly underway! Danmarks Radio (DR), the national broadcaster of the country has today announced that tickets for the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix (DMGP) will be available from this Thursday, 26 October at 12:00 pm CEST.
A spectacular show is coming
The broadcaster’s managers are expecting the tickets to go quickly sold out, so they recommend a fast booking. Tickets will be on sale via DR’s official website.
The show is going to be held on 10 February in the city of Aalborg. The show’s venue will be the Gigantium, which most recently hosted the event in 2015 and becomes home to it for the 5th time. The hosts are going to be DR’s journalist Annette Heick and actor Johannes Nymark.
DR had opened song submissions early in the summer, as the process was open until 15 September. Nevertheless, the 10 lucky songs which will battle for the Danish ticket to Lisbon are yet to be selected, as confirmed by the broadcaster. Regarding the forthcoming national selection of the country, the entertainment manager of DR, Jan Lagermand Lundme, made the following statements:
I am extremely grateful that there are so many talented songwriters who keep sending their songs to us and who have really taken the assignment very seriously this year. It will be 10 outstanding songs, these that we will experience on the stage in Aalborg.
DR will be disclosing more information and the 10 set to compete in DMGP entries in the coming weeks.
Denmark at Eurovision
The country of the Jutland peninsula debuted in the contest in 1957 and saw its first victory a few years later, in 1963, with Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann singing Dansevise. The Danes had a long Eurovision break between 1967 and 1977, as they came back in 1978 in Paris.
Their second victory came true many years later, in 2000, with the Olsen Brothers being awarded the Eurovision trophy in Stockholm with their entry Fly on the wings of love.
However, this wasn’t the end of their successful Eurovision course, as they again finished 1st on the final scoreboard, with the young singer Emmelie de Forest and her folk entry Only teardrops again in Sweden, in 2013.
Denmark has been quite a successful Eurovision country, with 3 victories and more than 20 Top 10 placings.
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