We are getting nearer Eurovision New Year on September 1st. The confirmations for Eurovision 2023 are continuing to roll in. The latest broadcaster to confirm that they will take part in next years contest is Danish broadcaster DR. Denmark will compete at next year’s contest which is due to be held in the United Kingdom
Denmark’s 2023 Eurovision participation
Denmark’s broadcaster DR confirmed to Eurovision outlet ESCtoday that they will be taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. They also confirmed Denmark will once again be using their national selection Dansk Melodi Grand Prix to select their Eurovision 2023 entrant.
Denmark’s Eurovision History
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 was 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”.
Denmark’s recent participation saw them being represented by REDDI with the song “The Show”, which managed to place 13th in the semi-final where they received 55 points from the Jury and Televoters.
What do you make of Denmark’s confirmation for Eurovision 2023? Who would you like to see represent the nation in the UK next year? Do you think they could improve on their results this year? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagramand Twitter for all things Denmark!
News Source: ESCToday
Photo Credit: EBU/ Corinne Cumming