Denmark: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2015 hosts confirmed

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The rumor had it and it turned out to be correct. The names of the two men who will present the Danish national selection for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest have been confirmed by the country’s braodcaster DR, as published in

Twitter was boiling with rumors on Friday morning. There was plenty of speculation about who had been chosen to stand in front of the audiences and the cameras for the broadcast of the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2015.

They happened to be correct apparently. Yes, this happens sometimes.

The site published the confirmation by the Danish broadcaster DR that Esben Bjerre and Jacob Riising will co-host the Danish national selection on 7 February 2015.

Riising is returning to the stage and the arena of Melodi Grand Prix after being the host in 2014. In his second experience he will be joined by the Melodi Grand Prix-newcomer Esben Bjerre, who sounds enthusiastic about his selection, as he declared that the first thing I thought when I got the offer was: I would really like it! Jacob is trained and I’m the new guy. It will be terrific.

Jacob Riising shares Bjerre’s keenness on being together at the steering wheel of the Grand Prix. As he pointed out, Esben has a big share of hours in live broadcasting, so if something goes wrong he will carry on without panicking.

This will be the second time that Melodi Grand Prix will have two male co-hosts, the previous one being in 2006 with Adam Duvå and Mads Vangsø.

Esben Bjerre and Jacob Riising. Foto by © Laura Ferreira.

The hosts

Esben Bjerre is a Danish radio and television host. He has worked with DR since 2009, first at Radio News and DR2 Deadline. He is currently one of the hosts of the popular DR P3 show Monte Carlo.

Jacob Riising is an actor and television host. He is known for his hosting of shows for children, but he has worked in other programs as well. He hosted the children’s Melodi Grand Prix in 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2013. In 2014 he was the presenter of the Melodi Grand Prix with Louise Wolff.

The Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will take place on 7 February in the Sportsarenaen Gigantium in Aalborg.

Denmark organized the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen after the victory by Emmelie de Forest the previous year in Malmö with Only teardrops. The country was represented at home this year by the young singer Basim and his Cliché love song.

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