The Jutland city of Herning will host Dansk Melodi Grand Prix this Saturday. Now Greenland’s public broadcaster KNR has announced that they will broadcast the event live! But that’s not it: Viewers in Greenland are also able to vote for their favorite song by sending a text message or by using the DMGP app.
This is due to the participation of Wiwi Jury winners Julie & Nina with their English/Greenlandic song “League of Light”, which will mark the first time in 40 years that a song in Greenlandic will be sung at DMGP. Both singers have Greenlandic roots and speak Danish and Greenlandic. “League of Light” tells their story of being influenced by both cultures. Julie was raised in Greenland’s capital Nuuk and moved to Aarhus at 19, while Nina’s mother is half Greenlandic. A story they want to share not only with the Danish viewers, but also with the international audience.
In addition to Denmark and Greenland, the Faroe Islands are broadcasting and voting as well. Just like in 2008, when Faroese band The Dreams took part with “La’ mig være” and secured a fourth place finish.
The first and until this year last time Greenlandic appeared at DMGP was in 1979, when Rasmus Lyberth took to the stage with “Faders bøn” (Father’s Prayer).
What do you think? Will this be an advantage for Julie & Nina? Who is your favorite to win? Tell us in the comments below!