We are getting nearer to Eurovision New Year on September 1st. The confirmations for Eurovision 2024 are continuing to roll in. The latest broadcaster to confirm that they will take part in next year’s contest is Denmark, which will make their 52nd appearance in the competition.
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix to be used as selection
The country has once again opted to use its national selection ‘Dansk Melodi Grand Prix’ in order to select its Eurovision 2024 representative.
Submissions are now open, with DR accepting submission of entries until 12:00 on the 27th of October. You can find out more about the full rules of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2024 right here.
Those who are interested in submitting an entry to the competition can do so right here.
Denmark’s Eurovision Journey
Denmark first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1957 and notched up their first win in 1963 with Grethe and Jørgan Ingmann’s “Dansevise”. Denmark later 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 missed the Grand Final seven 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 most recent participation saw them being represented by Reiley with the song “Breaking My Heart”. After opening the second semi-final in Liverpool, Reiley finished in 14th place receiving just 6 points from the televote.
What do you make of Denmark’s confirmation for Eurovision 2024? Who would you like to see represent the nation in Sweden next year? Do you think they could improve on their results this year? 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 for all things Denmark!
News Source: DR
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