Denmark has confirmed its participation in Eurovision 2022, with the final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on March 5.
The Danish representative for Eurovision 2022 will be selected through Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, which will be held on March 5. 8 songs will compete in the selection, with song submissions open from today until October 29. Dansk Melodi Grand Prix has been used since 1957 to select the Danish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest.
The rules for submissions are as follows:
- Either a composer, lyricist or performing artist must be a Danish citizen or have a similar connection to Denmark e.g. residence in Denmark or married to a Dane.
- Those living in the Faroe Islands and Greenland are also eligible to compete.
- All songs must be original and have not been played at public venues or be available online.
- Composers and lyricists can submit multiple entries.
- Lyrics must not contain political messages, swear words or other unacceptable language.
- All songs that meet the competition criteria will be evaluated by a professional jury set up by DR. The final decision of the jury cannot be appealed.
- Until DR reveal the song titles and writers of the chosen entries, those involved are not allowed to reveal any details of their entries.
- All vocals must be performed live during the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix final.
Fyr og Flamme won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 2021 and so went on to sing “Øve os på hinanden” at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, the first time since 1997 that a song in completely in Danish was sent to the contest. The group failed to progress to the final of the contest and finished in 11th place in the 2nd Semi-final, just missing out on making the final. Despite this, the group was able to reach number one on the Danish charts with their entry.
Image source: EBU/Thomas Hanses | Source: 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.