The winner of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021 is set to be determined by 100% public voting.
DR has announced that the winner of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will be chosen by the public alone. This is a break from recent tradition where the contest has also used a jury to try and replicate the Eurovision Song Contest as much as possible.
Gustav Lützhøft, spokesperson for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix explained:
We are working on a line for the show, which we call “our song”. The Danish Melody Grand Prix is about us Danes finding “our song”, the song that will represent Denmark at Eurovision. Therefore, we think it is natural that this year we give all the power back to the Danes and let them make the final choice about which song they think should represent us
A jury has been present at the contest every year since 2009. In the 2020 edition, an equal combination of jury and televoters selected the three super finalists for the show before the public had final say on a winner from the top 3. The previous year of 2019 saw both jury and televoters have equal say in both rounds.
The artists competing in this year’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix are being revealed across the day today with six already being revealed:
- The Cosmic Twins – Silver Bullets
- Hanna Olivia – Hvileløse Hjerter
- Jean Michel – Beautiful
- Fyr Og Flamme – Øve Os På Hinanden
- Chief1 & Thomas Buttenschøn – Højt over skyerne
- Claudia Campagnol – Abracadabra
There will be no physical audience in attendance again this year in Denmark, however, DR is planning on using a virtual audience via Zoom. The show will be hosted by Martin Brygmann and Tina Müller. For the second year in a row, a live orchestra will be present for the contest conducted by Peter Düring.
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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.