Entries for Danish national selection Dansk Melodi Grand Prix closed on Monday, and broadcaster DR has announced that almost 1000 entries have been received from Danish hopefuls.
A grand total of 982 entries were received, almost 300 more than the 687 received last year, easily making it the most successful year ever for DMGP entries.
While Anti Social Media’s lack of qualification in Vienna may have seemed discouraging for Denmark, the recent DMGP revamp has made that a distant memory. In July X Factor judge and superstar producer Cutfather was announced as the new head of DMGP and already his determination to raise the standards seems to be working.
And it looks like DR is serious about another victory on Swedish soil. DR’s head of entertainment Jan Lagermand Lundme told DR, “I have already heard a handful of the submitted songs, and the quality has really been ratcheted up. There is real potential in these songs, and of course we hope that we end up finding the song that takes the trophy in Stockholm.”
Now the big challenge for Cutfather and the DMGP team is to cull those 982 songs into the 10 lucky finalists that will be performed on the show on 13 February in Horsens.