Denmark: DR opens submission window for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019

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The Danish national broadcaster has kicked off preparations for the forthcoming 2019 Eurovision Song Contest by opening the submission window for artists and composers to submit their entries in order to take part at the 2019 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.

Last week DR confirmed Denmark’s Eurovision 2019 participation. The Danes are all set to conquer Europe at the upcoming Eurovision edition and are in full steam gearing up for their forthcoming national final.

Acts wishing to represent Denmark at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest can send in their songs and submit their applications to the Danish broadcaster as of today. The submission window is open until Wednesday 26 September 2018.

The Danish broadcaster has published the rules and regulations for the upcoming 2019 Danish national selection. If you’d like to submit a song and represent Denmark at the 2019 ESC in Israel you can do so by filling the form here.

After Denmark’s success at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, Mr. Jan Lagermand Lundme (DR’s Enterntainment Director) is very pleased with this year’s outcome and has high expectations with next year’s Danish national final.

Jan Lagermand Lundme says:

We sent a single-track song, where the song, performance and artist went up to a higher level. Everything worked out perfectly. As Danes, we can be mega proud over what we sent this year, and our ambition is to succeed in 2019.

We are in a rapid development, so our ambition for 2019 is  to find the song that can represent Denmark in the best possible way in Israel next year.

We are looking for high quality quality songs, as you remember. When we come to Eurovision, there are about 40 songs in total, so if we have a chance to do well, we have to come up with something of high quality and something that stands out so that viewers can remember us.

Last year the Danish broadcaster hired a contest producer in order to showcase and stage the 10 competing entries  in a unique way. Mads Enggaard will continue working as the contest producer at next year’s DMGP and will play a key role in selecting the ten entries and devise their presentation, and subsequently ensure that the Danish Eurovision representative will be showcased in the best of ways on the Eurovision stage come May.

The 2019 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix dates, host city, venue and hosts are set to be revealed by the Danish broadcaster in due course.

Denmark in Eurovision

Denmark joined the at the Eurovision family in 1957 and has won the competition three times: 1963 (Grethe & Jorgen Ingmann),  2000 (Olsen Brothers) and 2013 (Emmelie de Forest).

The Danes have hosted the contest thric on home soil, namely in Copenhagen (1964, 2001 and 2014) and also played host to the 50th Eurovision anniversary special show in 2005.

In 2018 Denmark went Viking and chose Rasmussen in order defend the Danish colours at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with Higher ground, placing 9th in the Grand Final.