DR, the Danish national broadcaster, has revealed the ten finalists that will compete in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020.
The ten songs were selected through two different methods. Half of the songs were selected through the P4 Radio semi-finals. Nine songs were grouped into three regional semi-finals. The public chose one song from each semi-final to advance to the live final. Regional juries then selected a further two wildcards that did not originally qualify to also advance to the final.
The P4 Radio qualifiers are:
- Ben & Tan – Yes
- Kenny Duerlund – Forget It All
- Sander Sanchez – Screens
- Jamie Talbot – Bye Bye Heaven – Wildcard
- Emil – Ville ønske jeg havde kendt dig (Wish I had known you) – Wildcard
The remaining five songs were directly selected by DR to advance to the final. The direct finalists are:
- Benjamin Kissi – Faith
- Isam B – Bølger (Waves)
- Jasmin Rose feat. RoxorLoops – Human
- Maja Og De Sarte Sjæle – Den eneste goth i Vejle (The only goth in Vejle)
- Sys Bjerre – Honestly
You can listen to all ten entries here.
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 a live orchestra.
Leonora represented Denmark in Tel Aviv with the song “Love Is Forever”. She finished 12th in the Grand Final with 120 points.
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.