With countries across Europe continuing their preparations for national finals, Denmark’s national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2024 is set some new changes. The show will be held on February 17th, 2024.
What to expect from Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2024
After failing to qualify for the final three years in a row, Danish broadcaster DR has proposed changes to the style of songs being chosen for the selection. At its annual general meeting at HUSET in Copenhagen, fan-club MelodiGrandPrixFans were joined by manager, Erik Struve Hansen. In the meeting, Hansen revealed some of the changes going on behind the scenes.
According to Hansen, some 500 songs were sent to the broadcaster to represent Denmark across the water in Malmö. DR is set to listen to all submitted entries and select songs that they believe will commercially do well in domestic and international markets. He added that the show will have “more champagne bottles than draft beer mugs”. This suggests that DR will make the show more serious and classy.
Eight acts have been confirmed to be present in the final. In addition, all those who make it to the live show will be revealed three weeks before the show begins. A special pre-event show will be aired before the selection for the acts to present themselves to the public. Acoustic versions of their songs will also be performed.
The voting procedure for the show will remain the same as in previous years. Two rounds will decide the winner of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2024 – the first round will have no scoreboards or points, with an undetermined number of acts going through to the super-final. Once at the super-final, the same televote percentage bar format will be brought out.
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 think of the new innovations for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix next year? Who would you like to see represent Denmark in Malmö? As always, let us know what you think by commenting down below. Also, be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik-Tok, Threads and Bluesky as we prepare for Eurovision 2024!
News Source: Goodeveningeurope.dk
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