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.

Cutfather
Cutfather: a man on a mission

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.

Getting serious

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.

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CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@Pavel: Indeed. Anne Gadegaard and her “Suitcase” would have stood a much better chance of keeping the Danes in the top 10. ASM had a very good video, but the video was not enough.

mad-professor
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mad-professor

@LucyPercy
None of our big names want to take part meaning we’re left with the unknowns that Europe don’t care about.

LucyPercy
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Now, Denmark have a bad year in 2015 and then have a record breaking year of entries. Sweden have a bad year in 2010 and then go on the run they’ve had since…what’s the UK’s excuse then?

mad-professor
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mad-professor

@MirkoJoshua
Austria to win in 2017? XD

#MarioVision
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#MarioVision

Well thats impressive number..
Really disappointing about this year in Dansk that this lame boy band won & represented Denmark in our Vision..
Hopefully the danish act & the song 4 this upcoming next year’s Vision will improve & be better indeed..

#IChooseHim
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#IChooseHim

I hope Bryan Rice will be there.

EF0912
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EF0912

Quality over Quantity . Sweden had their lowest number of submissions and still had a pretty strong selection. I really hope Denmark doesn’t win. I want an Eastern European country that usually struggles to win this year like Lithuania, Hungary, Macedonia, Slovenia, Bulgaria

fikri
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fikri

yeah… i don’t know what happened to denmark last year. usually i love at least 5 of the songs in their national finals. but last year, i like none… including the winning song.

hopefully one of the many songs is a eurovision top ten material. all the best!

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

great news! i’m sure they will make up for anti social media and send a great song to stockholm. but only one thing pls don’t win denmark XD

MirkoJoshua
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MirkoJoshua

I hope they won’t win again… we would relive 2013 in a time loop 😮

Pavel
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Pavel

One thousand new songs and as result – another Anti Social Media?

Ovidiu
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Ovidiu

Even if it’s a record number of entries, it doesn’t mean it’s gonna be the best.
I’d rather choose 16 good songs than 987 bad ones.
Nevertheless, I wish ‘good luck’ to Denmark, as this country is one of my favourites in Eurovision. I hope they will get a good score, but I sincerely do not hope for a Danish win.

Marieke
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Marieke

Congrates to many songs for Denmark. But don’t sure Cutfather is right person for Eurovision
Don’t think that at all