After the confirmation of their Eurovision 2024 participation last month, it has now been confirmed that Denmark will select its representative for Malmö on February 17.
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2024 to take place in DR Koncerthuset
DR has revealed that the competition will be returning to Denmark’s capital city Copenhagen, with the event set to take place at DR Koncerthuset on the 17th of February.
Erik Struve Hansen, the Program Manager for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix had the following to say in regards to the recent announcement:
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix is an event that year after year brings together Danes across musical tastes, geography and age. The viewers and audience can look forward to a great show from the Concert Hall, which gives the artists a unique opportunity to deliver strong performances on a coveted stage and with a ceiling high enough to accommodate the great emotions that are also an important part of the Grand Prix -the universe.Erik Struve Hansen – Program Manager for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
Upon the announcement, it was also revealed that there will be changes to Denmark’s strategy, in regards to Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. This follows after the country’s three non-consecutive qualifications in the contest:
We have looked at the show at its core, our whole approach to artists and the music. We’ve looked at what works in Eurovision and what doesn’t.
The participating artists in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2024 are set to be revealed in the new year, with Denmark’s Eurovision 2024 representative being selected via a mixture of Public Vote (50%) and Jury (50%), which is set to be expanded to include jury members from abroad.
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.
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News Source: DR/Ekstrabladet
Photo Credit: Sarah Louise Bennett/EBU