A few weeks ago, Denmark announced they would participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Denmark’s broadcaster DR has now announced that submissions for their 2023 national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix are now open.
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023
Submissions for artists and songwriters to submit songs for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023 are now open. DR has outlined rules for next year’s contest.
- Eight songs will compete. DR will select the eight competing songs for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023. These songs must be at least a high-quality demo. These songs will be chosen by a professional committee set up by DR.
- A Danish citizen must be involved in the song-making process- the composer, songwriter, or performing artist. Danish citizens living in the Faroe Islands and Greenland may compete as long as they can prove Danish citizenship.
- Songs submitted must not exceed the maximum three-minute limit imposed at the Eurovision Song Contest. The song also must not have been performed or published prior.
- Composers and Songwriters can compete with more than one song.
- Language choices are optional both at Dansk Melodi Grand Prix and at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.
- Songs should be submitted electronically via www.dr.dk/grandprix by noon CET on 28th October 2022.
Denmark’s Eurovision journey
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.
Are you excited for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023? Who would you like to see compete next year? Do you think they could improve on their results next year? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok for all things Denmark!
News Source: DR
Photo Credit: EBU/ Corinne Cumming
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