Dansk Melodi Grand Prix is only a couple of months away. It has been confirmed that Tina Müller and Heino Hansen will host next year’s Danish selection. The winner of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023 will represent Denmark at next year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool.
What we know about Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023 will take place on February 11th, 2023. The show will take place at the Næstved Arena on the island of Sjælland. Tickets to attend the Danish selection will go on sale on November 18th, 2022. As well as seated tickets it will also be possible to get standing tickets for next year’s event. Tickets will go on sale over at drbillet.dk. The song submission window closed on October 28th.
When commenting on the host selection, DR’s TV producer Erik Struve Hansen commented the following to DR.
“We also want to reflect the community and broad appeal of the show in our host couple, which is why I am happy that Tina and Heino have agreed to the task”Erik Struve Hansen on the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix selection choice.
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
Photo Credit: DR/Seth Nicholas, Agnete Schlichtkrul