Denmark’s national broadcaster has revealed more details about its upcoming national selection – Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023.
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023 – what to expect
Traditionally, Denmark’s national selection takes place in a different city around the country and for 2023, this is no different. The Næstved Arena on the island of Sjælland will host next year’s Contest for a one-night show to be held on February 11th.
Eight songs will once again be chosen to compete for the right to represent Denmark at Eurovision 2023 in the United Kingdom. These songs will be released in the early new year, whilst the hosts for the show will be revealed in the autumn.
Speaking following the information reveal, senior editor for culture and music at DR, Gustav Lützhøft said:
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix is a proud tradition and a musical folk festival that brings us together across generations and tastes. Therefore, again this year, the ambition is to create a show that brings Danes together at home in their living rooms, and that celebrates music and the art of song-writing.Gustav Lützhøft, senior editor at DR Kultur, Debat og Musik.
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.
What do you make of the news from Denmark? Will you be watching Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023 on February 11th? What is your favourite Danish entry? 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 as we gear up for Eurovision 2023!
News Source: DR
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