DR has announced that the final of DMGP 2020 will be held without an audience due to the coronavirus.
The Danish national broadcaster has announced that the final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 will be held without an audience due to a government ruling this morning. The Prime Minister of Denmark announced this morning that all gatherings of more than 1,000 people are to be cancelled or delayed.
10,000 people had been due to attend the final tomorrow in Copenhagen and will now not be allowed entry into the show. Gustav Lützhøft of DR commented:
On the basis of the Prime Minister’s request, we have made the decision to carry out the Melodi Grand Prix without the audience.
The final will be opened by Islam B and closed by Jasmin Rose feat. Roxor Loops. The running order is as follows:
- Isam B – Bølger
- Ben & Tan – Yes
- Maja og De Sarte Sjæle – Den eneste goth i Vejle
- Benjamin Kissi – Faith
- Emil – Ville ønske jeg havde kendt dig
- Sys Bjerre – Honestly
- Jamie Talbot – Bye Bye Heaven
- Sander Sanchez – Screens
- Kenny Duerlund – Forget It All
- Jasmin Rose feat. Roxor Loops – Human
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.