Last month, Danish broadcaster DR confirmed that Denmark will participate at Eurovision 2022. On Friday, we finally got more details on the 2022 edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix – including a date!
Denmark will select its Eurovision 2022 entry on Saturday, 5th March in the 52nd edition of DMGP.
More Details for DMGP 2022
Along with the date for the DMGP 2022 final, DR has outlined some of the major requirements for aspriring entrants.
Among other things each entry should:
- Be under three minutes long.
- Have a singer, composer or lyricist who either is a Danish citizen or has strong ties to Denmark
- Be sung by a performer over the age of 16 on the day of the broadcast.
- Not be performed live or released publicly prior to its submission.
Additionally, songs can be submitted in any language of the entrant’s choosing. The deadline to submit an entry is October 29th, 2021, and DR will not consider late submissions.
Fyr og Flamme were the winners of DMGP 2021 with the song “Ove os pa hinanden”. They performed in semi-final 2 at Eurovision 2021 and became an instant fan-favourite, placing 7th in the televote with 80 points. Unfortunately, the juries only awarded them 8 points, which resulted in an 11th place finish, just missing the Grand Final.
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.
Denmark has used Dansk Melodi Grand Prix to select all of its Eurovision entrants. Only two DMGP winners did not perform at Eurovision. Dorte Anderson and Martin Loft’s “Kun med dig” did not progress pass the audio-only pre-selection round for Eurovision 1996. 2020 winner “Yes” by Ben & Tan did not perform, along with the other 2020 Eurovision entrants, due the COVID-19-induced cancellation of the contest.
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News Source: DR
Photo Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses