“I Couldn’t Give It Up” has been revealed as the title of one of the ten songs that will be competing in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019.
The title of one of the entries that will be competing to represent Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has been revealed. “I Couldn’t Give It Up” has been written and produced by Ryk, with the lyrics co-written by Aidan O’Connor.
Ryk competed in the German selection process for Eurovision 2018 with the song “You and I”. He finished third in the selection and is also collaborating with Conchita on her next studio album.
Aidan O’Connor has previously competed as a songwriter at the Eurovision Song Contest. He was one of the three songwriters behind “I Stand”, which took the Czech Republic to their first ever Eurovision final. He has also had songs submitted in to the national selections of Lithuania, Malta and Romania.
Herning is set to host the final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix for a fifth time, as Denmark selects for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on February 23. Herning has proved a successful venue for producing strong results for Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2001, Rollo & King went on to finish 2nd at Eurovision, while 2013 winner Emmelie de Forest won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix when Herning hosted the national final.
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.