DR, the Danish national broadcaster, has revealed the hosts and venue for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2022.
For the second year in a row, Tina Müller and Martin Brygmann will present Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. The show will take place in the Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning on March 5. This will be the sixth edition of the contest to be held in Herning and the third to be held in the Jyske Bank Boxen. For the first time in two years, a live audience will be able to attend the show. Tickets for the show will go on sale on September 23.
In the weeks leading up to the show, Herning and the surrounding cities will offer a host of cultural activities to warm up all of Denmark. The full list of events will be announced in the New Year.
Tina Müller commented:
“Dansk Melodi Grand Prix is a huge festival for people, and after two years without an audience, I am most looking forward to host the competition with a packed audience at Boxen cheering and supporting and celebrating the 8 competing acts. We need to create a terrific atmosphere that can be felt in earnest – both in the venue and at home in living rooms. This is an evening where we all share a real party full of colour and joy.”
The eight competing songs will be revealed in February. The song submission window for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2022 is still open and will remain open until October 29.
Fyr og Flamme won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 2021 and so went on to sing “Øve os på hinanden” at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, 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 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, 2016 and 2021.