The deadline for submissions to Denmark’s Eurovision National selection, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2015, will close on 8th September.
Between 9-10 entries will perform on 7th February 2015 for the right to appear in Vienna at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in May.
The composition of DMGP will be mixed internal selection and open competition. Six entires will be chosen in open competition and either three or four entries will be chosen internally for the show.
There is also a strong Danish emphasis, with a requirement from DR – the Danish broadcaster – that either the lyricist, composer or artist be Danish or have strong ties to the Scandinavian nation.
Combined Jury and SMS-voting will decide the final result on the night of the final.
The one night format is the same that has been in use since Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2009 which selected Brinck and his song ‘Believe Again’ to compete at Moscow.
DMGP has produced mixed results since the introduction of the two semi-final format in 2008. Though Denmark has placed in the Top 5 three times (including victory in 2013 for Emmelie de Forest) it has also seen disappointing results – notably in 2012.
Basim represented Denmark this year and placed 9th with 74 points: