In a week or so the Danish Eurovision delegation will set sail and head to Lisbon. But it won’t be the same team of Vikings as in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix that stands alongside Rasmussen on the Eurovision stage. Whereas Rasmussen’s Vikings in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix were primarily dancers, his new brothers in arms are experienced singers and musicians.
And according to the “Higher Ground” singer, the new team has gotten off to a great start.
“It’s some really nice guys and at the same time they are truly skilled singers — so it’s a damn good team we have put together,” Rasmussen tells DR’s Grand Prix site.
Rasmussen first revealed that a different team would accompany him to Lisbon in an interview with Wiwibloggs at London Eurovision Party 2018 two weeks ago.
New team…new staging?
The five men chosen to support Rasmussen are: Daniel Firth, Gustav Emil Bresler, Jesper Paasch, Mads Engelhardt and Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2001 runner-up Anders Ørsager. While the first four will be visible on stage alongside Rasmussen, Anders will — “due to choreography — be standing somewhere else on the stage”.
Does this mean that DR, going against its own tradition, has made changes to the staging following Dansk Melodi Grand Prix? During the national final the entire ensemble stood next to each other as they rocked that ship.
All will be revealed when Rasmussen has his first rehearsal at the Eurovision stage on 1 May.
What do you think about Rasmussen’s new Vikings? And do you think Denmark should upgrade their staging or keep it as it is? Let us know in the comments box below.