With just a few hours to go until Denmark selects its representative for Eurovision 2023, Tim got a chance to chat to Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023 hopeful Mariyah LeBerg about their potential Eurovision entry “Human”.
Check out our interview with Mariyah LeBerg here!
Together, Mariyah and Tim talk about the meaning behind their song “Human.”, its creative process, as well as talking about their Eurovision memories from Denmark, and the emotions leading up to their participation in the Danish selection, as well as her memorable performances in The Netherlands and in Vietnam.
About Mariyah LeBerg
Mariyah Leberg is an award winning Danish/Lebanese pop artist, and have mainly toured in Europe and Asia. Mariyah has released her debut EP in 2019 titled “Dragon Entering”. Mariyah’s entry for the Danish selection was written by Mariyah alongside Lars Pedersen and Nermin Harambasic, and was produced by Chief 1, who has worked on numerous Eurovision entries.
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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