The Danish national broadcaster, DR, has released the rules and date of the next edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, the show through which Denmark selects its Eurovision act and entry. 

DR ambitions to hold a  Danish Melody Grand Prix as a largest music festival and a celebration of Danish music and songwriting art, where the songs representing the quality and breadth of the Danish music scene. Moving on DR has released the date and the rules of the next naional final. 

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021 will see a total of 8 contestants participate in a TV show in DR Byen on Saturday, March 6, 2021. An editorial professional judging committee appointed by DR , will select the songs from the submitted entries and contributions via a separate dialogue with the Danish music industry.

All the rules which all the applicants must comply with can be found on the official DR site. The submission window opened today and will remain open for artists and composers until November 20. 

The Danish Eurovision Story So Far

Denmark made its debut in Eurovision in 1957 and has reached victory 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, finished in the 9th place of the Grand Final. In 2019 Leonora represented the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv with Love is forever, finishing 12th in the Grand Final.

This year the duo Ben & Ten won Danish Melody Grand Prix 2020 and were set  to defend the Danish colors in Rotterdam with their song ‘Yes”. Unfortunately never had the chance to perform on Rotterdam Ahoy’s Eurovision stage as the contest was cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Source: DR

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