Denmark: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 submissions in progress
The Danish national broadcaster is moving forward with Dansk Melodi Grand Prix preparations opening the submission period for act and composers. `
DR has released the rules and regulations for DMGP 2020 and has opened the submission window from October 2 until November 1,2019. Artists and composrer that want to represent Denmark in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest can apply for the national final here.
From the incoming submission 10 acts will battle in the national final for the right to represent the country in Rotterdam. Three positions of the national final will be determined by the public via radio station P4. Music experts from nine districts will select a total of 9 entries out of the submitted songs for the public selection. The nine candidate songs will be released in January and the audience can listen to them and vote for the three songs its wants to send to the DMGP 2002 final. The rest seven national final spots will be determined internally by DR.
The DMGP 2020 national final will take place at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen on 7 March.
The Eurovision Story So Far
Denmark made it first appearance in the Eurovision family in 1957 and has been crowned winner three times: In 1963 with Grethe & Jorgen Ingmann and the song Dansevise, in 2000 with Olsen Brothers and their entry Fly on the wings of love and in 2013 with Emmelie de Forest and her song Only teardrops. The country apart from hosting the Contest each year after its victories , has hosted the special show tribute to the 50th Eurovision anniversary in 2005.
In 2018 Denmark was represent by Rasmussen who with Higher ground, giving a Viking touch in the latest contest in Lisbon, and finished in the 9th place of the Grand Final. This year Leonora defended the Danish colors at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv with Love is forever, finishing 12th in the Grand Final.