A recent article has given us a little background to the supporting members of this years Danish delegation.
Fyr og Flamme will not be alone in their performance in Rotterdam next week. They will be supported by three additional backing vocalists, all from Denmark and all with an impressive pedigree in music behind them.
First up is Marcel Gbekle. He is no stranger to the Eurovision selection process, after having entered Dansk Melodi Grand Prix himself back in 2015 with the Soulman Group singing Når Veje Krydses (When Roads Cross). They ended finishing in 8th place. He also participated in the X Factor as part of the group Alien Beat Club finishing in 2nd position. He has also sung backing vocals for many well-known Danish artists, including their 2014 entrant Basim.
Next is Line Krogholm. Line studied at the Danish Musical Academy and has been a part of many stage musicals. She is also no stranger to the Eurovision process, having sung backing vocals for Paula & Ovi Selling in their 2014 performance of Miracle when the contest was hosted in Copenhagen.
Completing the group is Tilde Vinther. Tilde is a singer/songwriter who has written for many artists including Ida Corr. She herself is likely not to be starstruck by big Eurovision names, as she featured on a track with Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw titled What’s In Your Eyes from 2015.
Fyr Og Flamme and their supporting group touched down in Rotterdam earlier this week before their first rehearsal on the Eurovision stage. The duo wore their tracksuits in the national Danish colours, while the rest of the act were in matching suits. The red and white tracksuits were designed exclusively in collaboration with Hummel.
Who are Fyr Og Flamme?
Fyr Og Flamme is a music duo from Denmark made up of Jesper Groth and Laurits Emanuel. The pair released their first two singles, titled “Menneskeforbruger” and “Kamæleon” in 2020, with their debut single reaching number one in the P3 Listen Danish chart.
In 2021, they took part in Denmark’s Eurovision selection show, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. Ten artists took part, with three qualifying to the super final round, including Fyr Og Flamme. The duo ended up winning the competition with 37% of the votes.
Source: Good Evening Europe (In Danish) // Image source: EBU/THOMAS HANSES
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.