It has been announced by DR that there will be many events for all ages across the city of Aalborg.
Aalborg will play host to this year’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in order to select the Danish representative for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The final will take place on 10th February 2018 in the arena Gigantium. The city will also play host the following weekend to the junior version of the show.
The events will be spread across the city including the following which can be done over the coming weeks.
- February 2 – in the main library there will be a talk with Ida and Lærke who won MGP Junior in 2016 with the song ‘Bar’ for vildt’.
- February 3 & 4 – Talks about what it is like to be on the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix stage.
- February 7 & 8 – Både Guldhornene and Fabrikken invite fans to take part in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix quizzes
- February 10 – Melodi Grand Prix Yoga
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.
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.