It’s going to be a busy night, y’all. But for Denmark, it’s a very special one. They’re not only selecting their entry for Eurovision 2018, but they’ll also be the first Nordic country to do so.
And after last year’s qualification – after two years in a row left behind – it’s time to take things higher with Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018.
Ahead of tonight’s result, we reveal the results of our readers poll. Throughout this week, we asked for your opinions on the ten songs Denmark has to offer.
After casting a total of 1,666 votes, we clearly have a winner! Rasmussen is the favourite to win the Danish ticket to Lisbon with 600 votes for his song “Higher Ground”. Will Rasmussen be able to obtain the highest result and go all aboard to Lisbon?
Rasmussen – “Higher Ground”
Following behind in second place, is Sannie and her song “Boys and Girls”. Sannie – better known as Whigfield – managed 268 votes (16.09% of total cast) in our poll. While she made us all dance along to the 1994 smash hit “Saturday Night”, she’s ready to make us wriggle again tonight.
She has recently revealed that her staging at Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on Saturday will be very sensual and steamy! Are you ready?
Rounding out the top three is Rikke Ganer-Tolsøe with her song, “Holder fast i ingenting”. The 31-year-old singer took 143 votes, just 16 votes more than Annie Ritsmar’s “Starlight”. Rikke is the only singer who is competing with a fully Danish song but – as seen in our poll – diversity is rewarding and clearly stands out.
Poll Results: Who should win Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018
Total votes: 1,666 votes
Rasmussen’s victory matches a similar result in our Wiwi Jury. “Higher Ground” featured in the top two of 8 out of the 12 jurors — surely all a good sign ahead of tonight’s show.
The grand final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix is on from 20:00 CET tonight. The show will be held at Gigantum Arena in Aalborg, and will be hosted for a second year by Annette Heick and former Lighthouse X singer Johannes Nymark. You’ll be able to follow the show live here.
Who should represent Denmark in Lisbon? Is Rasmussen your favourite, or is it Sannie’s turn to go all aboard to Lisbon? Share all your thoughts in the comment section below!