Things are steadily moving along in preparation for the next Eurovision Song Contest, and earlier this month the list of participating countries officially gained one more entrant.
Danish broadcaster DR confirmed to ESCToday on July 1st that they will be back for Eurovision 2022. Further details are yet to come, but it is expected that Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will once again be used to select its 2022 act.
Denmark in Eurovision 2021
Denmark quickly became a fan favorite in the contest when they selected Fyr og Flamme through DMGP back in March.
Their song “Ove os pa hinanden” (trnsl. “Practice on Each Other), a bombastic eighties throwback with matching retro staging, just missed out on the Grand Final. The song finished 11th in Semi-Final 2 with 89 points. It did extremely well with televoting, finishing 7th wiht 80 points. The juries, however, ultimately placed them 15th with just 9 points and denying them a place on Saturday night.
Despite their NQ, fans will no doubt look back on Fyr og Flamme’s joyous energy for years to come.
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
Denmark first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1957 and notched their first win in 1963 with Grethe and Jorgan Ingmann’s “Dansevise”. The country left the contest after 1966 but returned in 1978, and achieved mixed results in the next two decades. Denmark earned two third place finishes in 1988 and 1989, but were then relegated three times in 1994, 1996, and 1998.
They finally achieved their second victory in 2000 with the Olsen Brothers’ “Fly on the Wings of Love”, and have only missed the grand final five times since the introduction of the semi-finals. A six-year qualification streak from 2008 culminated in its third win in 2013 with Emmelie de Forrest’s “Only Teardrops”.
Prior to 2021, Denmark had qualified three years in a row from 2017 to 2019, including fan-favorite Rasmussen’s “Higher Ground” taking 9th place in 2018.
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News Source: ESCToday
Photo Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses