Denmark: DR reveals the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021 contestants
The Danish national broadcaster, DR, has unveiled the eight acts and songs to compete in the upcoming Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021.
With Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021 less than a month away , the act to compete in the show that determines the Danish Eurovision repesentative, have been released along with the eight songs for this year’s edition of the competition.
The contestants were revealed progressively throughout the day on different radio shows. Namely the radio shows during whch the national competing acts were unveiled were “P3 Buffeten” (DR P3ι), “Formiddag på 4’eren” (DR P4) and “P4 Play” (DR P4).
The 8 artists to participate in this year’s Danish national final are:
- Chief 1 & Thomas Buttenschøn – ‘High above the clouds’
- Claudia Campagnol – ‘Abracadabra’
- The Cosmic Twins – ‘Silver Bullet’
- Emma Nicoline – Står lige her
- Fyr og Flamme –Øverst på hinanden
- Jean Michel – ‘Beautiful’
- Mike Tramp – ‘Everything Is Alright’
- Nanna Olivia – ‘Hvileløse hjerter’
In this year’s edition there will be no professional jury with the viewers being the only ones to determine the outcome. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Dansk Grand Prix party will be held this year in DR Byen in Copenhagen and without any audience. However all competing acts will have the support of a 15 member live orchestra under the music guidance of Peter Dü.
The national final is set for March 6, 2020 and wll be hosted by Tina Müller and Martin Brygman.
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.