It’s the country that took home the Eurovision trophy in 2013, but that hasn’t stopped Denmark from dreaming of yet another victory in recent years. Unfortunately that has proven easier said than done.
Since Emmelie de Forest’s win in Malmö in 2013, Denmark has failed to qualify for the final twice and hasn’t gotten near the top 5 with the songs that actually made it to the final — albeit Rasmussen was a clear televote favourite last year and rightfully gave Denmark a much needed boost.
And now Denmark’s Eurovision boss Jan Lagermand Lundme admits that maybe he and national broadcaster DR have been a bit too optimistic about Denmark’s chances of securing another Eurovision triumph.
In an interview with Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet Jan Lagermand Lundme says:
“Let me put it this way. I’ve believed in it for many years and practically announced us as winners before we even got going, but I’ve now stopped doing that. It can be a bit pathetic when it’s only happened once in the last ten years”.
Still believes in a new victory
Despite this, the experienced Eurovision boss says that he still sees a chance of Denmark winning Eurovision this year, and that if he didn’t he “would have cancelled” Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019 altogether. The entertainment boss explains that the most important thing for Denmark is to compete with a song that will do well.
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019 Finalists (Interview) | wiwibloggsThe Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019 finalists tell us about their songs at DMGP press day.
DMGP 2019 Running Order and Timestamps:
0:08 Simone Emilie - "Anywhere"
0:48 Jasmin Gabay - "Kiss Like This"
1:02 Rasmus Faartoft - "Hold My Breath"
1:35 Marie Isabell - "Dancing with You in My Heart"
Sigmund wasn't at the event.
2:00 Humørekspressen - “Dronning af baren”
2:26 Julie & Nina - "League of Light"
3:11 Teit Samsø - "Step it Up"
3:45 Leonora - "Love is Forever"
4:14 Leeloo - "That Vibe"
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“The thing that is actually important is that we find a song that can do well and get a high final result. But of course it would be the ultimate thing to win”.
Listen to all of Denmark’s songs here.
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