Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita Wurst has been announced as the guest performer at Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018.
Conchita Wurst who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, will be returning to Denmark as a guest performer at the final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018. Jan Lagermand Lundme the Head of Entertainment at DR commented;
It is a great pleasure to welcome Conchita back to Denmark. She is an icon in the story of Eurovision and in many ways is an exponent of all that the Melodi Grand Prix and Eurovision represents. Namely, a message about community, music and diversity in Europe.
The finalists in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018 are:
- Ditte Marie – “Riot”
- Anna Ritsmar – “Starlight”
- Rasmussen – “Higher Ground”
- Sannie (Whigfield) – “Boys on Girls”
- Sandra – “Angels to My Battlefield”
- Lasse Meling – “Unfound”
- Carlsen – “Standing Up for Love”
- KARUI – “Signals”
- Rikke Garner-Tolsøe – “Holder Fast i Ingenting”
- Albin Fredy – “Music for the Road”
The competing songs will be published on the 5th of February.
The line up features former Dansk Melodi Grand Prix participant Ditte Marie, who participated in 2011 as the lead singer of the group Le Freak with the song “25 Hours a Day”, and in 2012 as a solo artist with “Overflow”.
Albin Fredy is also a previous participant, as he competed in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 2013 with the song “Beautiful to Me”.
The eight remaining artists will be making their debut in the competition.
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will take place on February 10 in the Gigantium in Aalborg. Annette Heick and Johannes Nymark will return to host the contest for the second year in a row.
Anja Nissen represented Denmark at last year’s 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.
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
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 failed to qualify for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 and 2016.