Denmark saw an uncharacteristically early exit from Eurovision this year, with Anti Social Media knocked out in Semi-Final 1 and Copenhagen left only watching the Grand Final for the first time since 2007.
DR are serious about turning their fortunes around and Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2016 already looks set to be a strong national selection.
The entry criteria have changed slightly, with a strong emphasis on promoting Danish talent – at least one of the composers, songwriters or artists in entires must be Danish – and the deadline for entries is the 7th of September. That’s hella soon y’all.
DR’s other headline news is that super-producer Cutfather will be using his expertise to lead the direction of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.
Who is Cutfather?
Cutfather has judged X-Factor Denmark but his biggest claim to fame is as a music producer. Cutfather’s most recent success was producing mega-hit collab “Up” for Olly Murs and Demi Lovato, but he’s also worked with Kylie Minogue, Melanie C (that’s Sporty Spice, y’all!), Jordin Sparks, JLS, Alexandra Burke, B*Witched and Christina Aguilera to name a few of his mainstream stars.
Homeboy also has Eurovision form though, having worked with stars including Eric Saade, Isis Gee, Basim, Jessica Mauboy and Gina G.
If Cutfather can bring his mainstream success and Eurovision track record together Denmark could be challenging for the win in 2016. And let’s not forget which country won the last two times the contest was hosted in Sweden…