Denmark is continuing its preparations for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix (DMGP) 2023. As the artists gear up for the final on February 11th, Rory speaks to Micky Skeel. He is vying to represent Denmark in Liverpool with his song “Glansbillede”.
Check out our interview with Micky Skeel here!
Together, Jazzi and Micky talk about Micky’s entry to Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, the message behind the song and how he hopes to bring the song to life onstage. He also tells us about the writing process in the song, he also tells us about his past songwriting for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 2015 and well as writing for Måns Zermerlöw. As well as this, he offers some extra recommendations for his music if you like his song for DMGP.
You can also check out our interviews with Frederick Leopold, Eyjaa and Nicklas Sonne here
About Micky Skeel
Micky Skeel is a 34-year-old singer-songwriter from Denmark. Micky has had experience at Dansk Melodi Grand Prix before, as a songwriter, with the song Suitcase, which won the public vote in 2015, however did not receive enough points from the jury to go to Eurovision. Since then, he has gone on to release several songs with general success in Denmark. His top single came in 2021, when his song “Kære Julemand”. He has released music in both English and Danish. His entry for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix – “Glansbillede” – is written by himself and Martin Bjelke. Speaking about the song, Micky said:
“Glansbilde’ is a song about resting in the imperfect. It’s as much a song for myself as it is a song for everyone else. We all have good days and bad days, and I had a hard time accepting that when I was younger, but I’ve gradually learned that you can’t avoid the bad days, so instead you just have to learn to live with them. When you recognise it, it is also a form of liberation. Enjoy who you are and where you are. It will all work out. We care far too much about what other people think and therefore try to show a glossy picture of our lives on the outside. This song is about it being ok not to have everything under control”Micky Skeel on his Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023 entry
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 think about our interview with Micky? Do you think “Glansbillede” would be a good entry for Denmark in 2023? Where does the song fall in your rankings? 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 look ahead to Eurosong 2023!
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