Under 1.2 million viewers followed the final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 live, making it the least watched contest of the past decade.
A total of 1,194,000 viewers followed the final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 live on DR1 on Saturday evening. The contest was the second most watched television show on Danish television last week but was DR’s most watched show.
The number of viewers who watched the show live from the Royal Arena in Copenhagen was down 130,000 viewers on 2019. The figures show that this years contest was the least watched edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix of the past decade.
Ben & Tan were selected to represent Denmark in Rotterdam with the song “Yes”. The duet had been the favourites to win the Danish selection heading into the final on Saturday night. 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 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.