Ben & Tan have won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 and will represent Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “Yes”.
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 took place this evening in the Royal Arena in Copenhagen and marked the first time that the contest was held in the Danish capital since 2002.. The 50th edition of the contest was hosted by Hella Joof and Rasmus Bjerg and saw the return of the live orchestra. This evening’s show did not feature an audience after a Danish government ruling yesterday banning gatherings over 1,000 people in Denmark, due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak.
The winner was chosen over two rounds of voting. In the first round, the jury and public vote selected three songs to advance to the super final. The results of the first round were as follows:
- Isam B – Bølger
- Ben & Tan – Yes – Super finalist
- Maja og De Sarte Sjæle – Den eneste goth i Vejle
- Benjamin Kissi – Faith
- Emil – Ville ønske jeg havde kendt dig – Super finalist
- Sys Bjerre – Honestly
- Jamie Talbot – Bye Bye Heaven
- Sander Sanchez – Screens – Super finalist
- Kenny Duerlund – Forget It All
- Jasmin Rose feat. Roxor Loops – Human
In the super final. the three songs were performed again and the public alone selected the winner. The results of the super final were as follows:
- Sander Sanchez – Screens – 20% of the vote – 2nd
- Ben & Tan – Yes – 61% of the vote – 1st
- Emil – Ville ønske jeg havde kendt dig – 19% of the vote – 3rd
Ben & Tan will perform in the second half of the second semi-final on May 14.
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.