They’re the country who recently won Eurovision but haven’t managed to make the final in the past two years. This Thursday Danish broadcaster DR will announce the ten artists competing in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017. And unlike in previous years, the 2017 line-up will feature all solo artists.
The decision to have only solo artists for 2017 has long been rumoured. It follows Denmark’s two most recent DMGP winners, who both failed to qualify for the Eurovision final.
DR’s entertainment manager Jan Lagermand Lundme is so confident in the 2017 line-up that he expects Denmark to reach the final in Kyiv. He explains, “I am grateful that the ten soloists are so good, because without them you could dream so many dreams about moving on. But with the ten, we can not do better.”
The scheduled announcement makes a change from recent years when the DMGP line-up has been leaked ahead of time. In 2015, fans who had preordered the official DMGP CD were sent it two days prior to the planned reveal date. And last year songs were released on Spotify almost three weeks early.
DR will present the ten finalists in a special press conference at 13:00 CET on Thursday 19 January.
The grand final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will be held in Jyske Bank Boxen Arena, Herning on 25 February. The show will be hosted by returning host Annette Heick and Lighthouse X singer Johannes Nymark.