Aalborg has put themselves forward as a potential host city for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018, the Danish selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest.
The city administration in Aalborg has approved potential funding of 1.5 million Danish Krone’s (200,000 Euro) to host the next edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. DR the Danish national broadcaster has yet to formally launch their search for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, however it is very likely that they will once again use Dansk Melodi Grand Prix to select their singer.
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix much like its Swedish counter part travels around the country on an annual basis. Since 2007 the following cities in Denmark have hosted at least one show:
- Aalborg (2007 – Semi Final One, 2010 – Final, 2012 – Final, 2015 – Final)
- Ballerup (2011 Final)
- Copenhagen (2008 – Semi Final One & Two)
- Herning (2009 – Final, 2013 – Final, 2017 – Final)
- Holtsebro (2007 – Semi Final One)
- Horsens (2007 – Final, 2008 – Final, 2016 – Final)
- Odense (2014 – Final)
Anja Nissen represented Denmark at this years Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. She brought Denmark back to their first Eurovision Song Contest final since hosting the contest in 2014. “Where I Am” narrowly qualified for the final beating Serbia by just three points in the second semi-final. In the final Denmark finished 20th with a total of 77 points, of which just 8 points came from the televote. The Head of Entertainment at DR had been aiming for a top five result in Ukraine.
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Denmark debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 alongside Austria and the United Kingdom. To date Denmark has won the contest on three occasions, the first being in 1963 when Grethe & Jorgen Ingmann performed “Dansevise”. Denmark won the contest again in 2000 represented by the Olsen Brothers, their most recent victory came in 2013 when Emmelie de Forest performed “Only Teardrops”. Denmark has failed to qualify for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest for the past two years.