DR, the Danish national broadcaster, has revealed the entries competing in the radio semi-finals of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020.
A total of nine songs will take part in the radio semi-finals. These songs have been divided into three groups of three songs according to geographical location. Public voting will choose one song from each semi-final to advance to the final. The jury will also select two wildcards from the remaining six songs that did not initially qualify.
The nine semi-final entries are:
- Jamie Talbot – “Bye Bye Heaven”
- Kenny Duerlund – “Forget it All”
- Nick Jones – “2AM”
- SamSara – “For You”
- Søren Okholm – “Impossible Dreamers”
- BEN & TAN – “Yes”
- Emil – “Ville ønske jeg havde kendt dig” (I wish I had known you)
- Sander Sanchez – “SCREENS”
- Mielou – “We Could Be So Beautiful”
You can listen to all nine entires here.
The five songs selected through the radio semi-finals will go on to join five songs selected by DR to compete in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020. The five pre-qualified entries will be revealed at a later date. The final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will be held on March 7 in the Royal Arena in Copenhagen. Hella Joof and Rasmus Bjerg will be hosting the 50th edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, which will also see the return of the orchestra. The Antonelli Ochestra will be performing during the show, bringing the orchestra back to the contest for the first time since 1999.
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.