On Tuesday DR, the Public Broadcaster of Denmark, announced that Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017 will take place in Herning.
And on Friday it revealed that it had received 1,115 song submissions — a new record.
In fact, that’s 133 more than the previous record of 982 entries last year. It appears that following two years of elimination in the semi-finals, Denmark’s artists and songwriters are hungry for a place in the final…
Happy and delighted about the increase in entries, DR’s Head of Entertainment Jan Lagermand Lundme said:
I am really glad about the many submissions and also a little bit relieved that so many want to be in DMGP. This means that there is support around the Grand Prix out in the country and a feeling that now we stand together to get Denmark in the Eurovision final next year.
Mr. Lundme also revealed that he’s heard some of the songs and has found some winners among them.
I’ve heard a small portion of the songs. There are many songs, good songs and many songs that are not cut by the classic Grand Prix template, but have a modern and contemporary sound.
DMGP 2017 will take place in Jyske Bank Boxen Arena on February 25. Tickets for the show will go on sale on September 30 at 12:00 CET. You can learn more here.
Let’s note that the last time Herning hosted, Emmelie de Forrest won Eurovision on behalf of Denmark.
So what do you think? Can a winner be among these 1,115 entries?