Further details for this year’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix have been confirmed today by Danish broadcasters DR who announce this year’s contest will be fronted by Martin Brygmann and Tina Müller.
The broadcasters also confirm that the 8 competing entries this year will be revealed on the 10th of February, with the winner representing Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam.
Tina Müller is known to Danish audiences as a sports TV host and journalist. Upon this news Tina said:
“I am extremely proud to be allowed to host something as traditional as the Danish Melody Grand Prix. I myself grew up with the Grand Prix and, like many others, have stood with the hairbrush in hand and sung along in front of the television, so I am really looking forward to being part of the party and gathering the Danes.”
Martin Brygmann is an actor and musician. He had previously written an entry for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 2005 called “I Must Be Crazy” performed by Sweethearts. He said:
“I’m really looking forward to it. I’m so proud to have been given this task. It’s a very fine torch I look forward to carrying forward.”
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will take place on Saturday the 6th of March. The contest this year will take place in a TV studio at the headquarters of DR. For the second year in a row, a live orchestra will be present for the contest conducted by Peter Düring.
Last year’s selection held in Copenhagen was the only selection across Europe to be broadcast without an audience, this was a last minute decision by the broadcasters for safety purposes due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19.
The competition was won by Ben & Tan with their entry “Yes” which was due to be Denmark’s 2020 entry before the contest was cancelled altogether due to the outbreak.
Unlike several other European broadcasters, DR did not grant Ben & Tan automatic rights internally to represent Denmark in 2021 in favour of staging another edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix instead.
Source: DR / Image Source: Betina Garcia / DR
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.