Three months ago Anti-Social Media failed to qualify for the Grand Final of Eurovision 2015, marking the first time since 2007 that the Danes crashed out in the semis. Today Denmark begins its quest to right that wrong by finding a killer Eurovision song for 2016.

DR have decided to leave the past behind them and are upping the rules and requirements to find a winner. To accomplish that, DR has called on artists, composers and songwriters to submit their songs, along with ideas for staging, visuals and so on. They seek the total package.

Among the new rules for 2016 is the requirement that at least one of the composers, songwriters or artists be Danish.  The deadline for entries is September 7.

Potential Dansk Melodi Grand Prix entrants can submit their songs through the online platform DR recently launched. After the submission period closes, DR will evaluate all of the applications and choose ten finalists to perform in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix Final.

The dates for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix are yet to be announced…

So, what do you think? Are there any former DMGP finalists you are keen to see in the contest again this year?

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#MarioVision
#MarioVision
5 years ago

I was disappointed this year because there so many songs that were better than this one that won & represented Denmark in Vienna’s Vision.. We had the beautiful song *SuitCase* of Anne Gadegaard.. <3 And these guys from this band seemed non likable at all…You could really tell & figure out this from their faces…They really reminded me of the mean bullies you meet in school…But Nikolaj was really hot babe & i had a big crush on him <3 It was not injustice that they did not qualify to the final…They might had nice fun song but this wasn't… Read more »

Msig
Msig
5 years ago

@khm: It is, indeed! DR launched its open call for songs already 2 months ago.

And the requirement that at least one of the songwriters or artists must be a Danish resident or have correspondingly strong ties to Denmark isn’t exactly a new thing either: That rule was introduced in 2009!

The only new rule is that the number of entries chosen from the open call for songs vs. wildcard entries is no longer fixed.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

Freyah: Generally, hosting Eurovision doesn’t result in a loss. Seriously – no one would want to host it if it was just a giant money pit. Denmark only lost money in 2014 because they chose to build a brand-new TV studio venue instead of using an existing arena. Even if a country/broadcaster isn’t especially wealthy, the EBU will step in and ensure things like sponsorship deals are in place to pick up up the slack. At no point earlier this year was the reaction from Denmark “Yay, we’re sending an average song that is guaranteed to not make it to… Read more »

Freyah
Freyah
5 years ago

Now they’ve had some time to build up money after Copenhagen 2014, I expect we’ll see the Danish entries improve.

2015 was such a weak selection, likely because DR didn’t want to win at all and have to host again. So 2016 should be a lot better.

khm
khm
5 years ago

Isn’t this like old news?

IChooseThem
IChooseThem
5 years ago

I hope Bryan Rice or Babou could represent Denmark next year 🙂

EF0912
EF0912
5 years ago

I really hope Anne Gadegaard comes back this year – she was totally robbed