Denmark is starting their preparations for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023. As artists prep for national final on Saturday December 11th Jazzi speaks to Søren Torpegaard Lund, who is vying to represent Denmark in Liverpool with their song “Lige her”.
Check out our interview with Søren Torpegaard Lund here!
Together Søren and Jazzi talk about the meaning behind their song “Lige Her.”, their love for the contest, as well as talking about their Eurovision memories from Denmark and the emotions leading up to their participation in the Danish selection. They also spoke about Søren’s love for musical theatre.
About Søren Torpegaard Lind
Søren Torpegaard Lund is a 24 year old singer and performer from Denmark. Søren has done extensive studies in musical theatre and has appeared in productions such as Kinky Boots, West Side Story and Grease in Denmark. “Lige Her” Søren’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023 entry was written by Søren with the help of Lasse Storm, Tim Schou, Martin Palme Skriver and Steve McClintock. When speaking about “Lige Her” Søren said the following:
“The song is primarily about being there for each other, no matter what. For me, it also depicts a ‘coming of age’ experience. To be exactly who you want to be. Letting go of your parents and family to create your own life can be a very lonely experience. But only until the moment you discover all the people around you who are going through the same thing. I think building an arsenal of people who actually love you for who you are is a universal thing. With ‘Lige Her’, I reach out to all the people who have always been there for me to say that I will be there for them too, no matter what. We are strong and beautiful just the way we are and we need to be there for each other”Søren Torpegaard Lund on their 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.
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