Denmark: Danish Eurovision legends to perform in Saturday’s final

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Birthe Kjær, Rollo & King and Kirsten & Søren will be performing at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix final this Saturday.

On Saturday March 8th, this year’s host country Denmark will be selecting it’s entry for the 59th Eurovision Song Contest. This prestigious event has provided many memorable Danish entrants over the years and on Saturday three of them will take to the sage once again.

Speaking to Danish broadcaster DR Birthe Kjær had this to say:

Melodi Grand Prix has meant so much to me. So much has happened as a result of taking part – Birthe Kjær speaking to DR

The Danish legend made her appearance at the 1989 contest in Lausanne, Switzerland. She finished 3rd with the song Vi maler byen rød.

Birthe believes that the Eurovision Song Contest should continue to develop and this is her reason why:

On Saturday when we stand on stage to sing our old songs, it is because they have become classics. Just like one of the newer ones may become. (Eurovision Song Contest) should definitely develop and evolve. – Birthe Kjær speaking to DR

Also looking forward to performing at the Danish national final this weekend is Kirsten Siggaard.

It is lively and colourful, and it is great to have a bit of nostalgia – Kirsten Siggaard.

Siggaard along with Søren Bundgaard compete for Denmark in 1984,1985 and 1988 finishing 4th, 11th and 3rd respectively.

Rollo & King will also be performing in the final on Saturday. Their Eurovision experience was back in 2001 on home soil in Copenhagen. Their entry Never ever let you go came 2nd behind winners Estonia.

The final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will be held on Saturday March 8th. 10 acts will fight to represent the host country in May.

Stay tuned with for more information about Denmark and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.