It was the only Scandi nation to crack the televote top ten in Lisbon. But can Denmark repeat the feat once more in Tel Aviv? First, the country will need to pick a successor to the hirsute Rasmussen.
Earlier today, broadcaster DR revealed the ten entries for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019. The one-shot final will take place place in Herning’s Boxen on 23 February. Once again, the show will be co-hosted by Johannes Nymark — the former Lighthouse X crooner. He’ll be joined on presenting duties by Kristian Gintberg.
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019: Participants
- Simone Emilie “Anywhere”
- Jasmin Gabay – “Kiss Like This”
- Rasmus Faartoft – “Hold My Breath”
- Marie Isabell – “Dancing With You In My Heart”
- Sigmund – “Say My Name”
- Humørekspressen – “Dronning af baren”
- Julie & Nina – “League Of Light”
- Teit Samsø – “Step It Up”
- Leonora – “Love Is Forever”
- Leeloo – “That Vibe”
Amongst the familiar names are Sigmund, Humørekspressen, Jasmin Gabay and Julie Berthelsen. All four were heavily rumoured to participate over the past few weeks.
Julie will sing a duet with the renowned Greenlandic singer Nina Kreutzmann Jørgensen. Their tune, “League Of Light”, contains Greenlandic lyrics. The language last featured at DMGP in 1979.
This year’s contest is a multi-lingual affair. Leonora’s “Love Is Forever” contains some words of French and German, while Bake Off star Jasmin has a few lines in Spanish. As the song-title suggests, Humørekspressen’s “Dronning af baren” will be sung in Danish.
The selection also boasts many songwriters with strong Eurovision links. Tim Schou and Martin Skriver (Denmark 2011 and 2016) helped pen “Hold My Breath”. Meanwhile, Canadian scribe Laurell Barker (Asanda’s “Legends”, Renadia’s “All The Feels” and Zibbz “Stones”) features on the credits for Leeloo’s “That Vibe”. The Swedish-based-Scot John Ballard (Azerbaijan 2013, Russia 2016 and Moldova 2018) is involved with Marie Isabell’s “Dancing with You in My Heart”.
Who should win Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019?
Once you’ve listened to all ten acts you can vote in our poll. Choose wisely because you can only vote ONE TIME. Voting will close in the days leading up to next month’s DMGP final.
What do you think of the ten DMGP songs? Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.