Denmark will select their participant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 on March 7 in Copenhagen.
The Danish national broadcaster has announced that Copenhagen will host the nations selection for Eurovision 2020. The Royal Arena will be the venue for next years Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, with tickets already on sale. The Mayor of Copenhagen said today:
The Melodi Grand Prix is a special part of our cultural heritage, which year after year manages to gather the Danes across generations and parts of the country. After 17 years, we look forward to welcoming the Danish Melodi Grand Prix back in Copenhagen to a huge folk party for both young and old.
DR has not yet announced the submissions process for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020. An announcement is expected to take place in the weeks after this years contest in Tel Aviv has taken place.
Who is Leonora?
20-year-old Leonora will be representing Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest. Leonora is a person with many talents, she is a triple Danish Championship title holder in figure skating, and she has participated in both the Junior World Championship and Nordic Championship.
Outside the world of sport, she decided at the age of 15 to focus on music instead, playing guitar and writing her own songs. She was then approached by Lise Cabble to perform “Love is Forever” and won the Danish selection.
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.