In this new rubric at ESC Daily, we will take a look at next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. What can we expect from each participating country? In today’s preview we will feature the plans in Denmark.
What do we know so far
Denmark will once again be returning to their Dansk Melodi Grand Prix format, and have upgraded the logo and added a slogan (drømmen lever or the dream is alive) to the brand. The final will be held on February 7th in the Gigantium in Aalborg, which holds up to 8,000 spectators, and hosted the national final back in 2012. A professional jury will pick six entries that will qualify for the live show, and an additional three or four will be invited by Danish broadcaster DR through the use of wildcards.
Out of the 687 songs that were sent in for this year, no possible names have leaked yet. The number of songs submitted was significantly lower than last year (872), but almost equal to 2013 (692), the year that Emmelie de Forest took home the trophy for the Danish. Like Norway, Denmark has invited foreign composers to submit songs to DMGP, so an international sound at the live show lies within the line of expectations
Chances at Eurovision
Denmark has slowly been moving up on the scale of success at Eurovision, with three top-5 placings in the last five years, including of course their 2013 victory. On top of that, they’ve failed to qualify for the Grand Final only two times so far. Denmark is not a year in, year out competitor for the podium places, but you can never really count them out.