Ten acts gave their all tonight in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix to represent Denmark in Tel Aviv. Sigmund brought the sass and attitude with “Say My Name”. Julie & Nina were almost in a league of their own with “League of Light”.

But a nail-biting superfinal saw Leonora and her entry “Love Is Forever” making its way to Israel.

Leonora — “Love Is Forever”

“Love Is Forever” saw sweetness and jauntiness personified on stage. Leonora, dressed in a white shirt and suspenders with her fiery red hair pulled back, brought an essence of French chanteuse to the stage. The camera stayed almost static on her stunning face – focusing on her beautiful feminine features, before panning out to two backing dancers who joined her on stage for some clever leg choreography.

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019 — Results

Ten acts came to battle for the three spots in the superfinal. A five-member jury, as well as the public, decided on the three acts proceeding to the final round – Sigmund, Julie & Nina and Leonora.

With the superfinal votes coming in, Sigmund placed third with 23% of the votes. Gracious in defeat, Julie & Nina came second with a total of 35% of all votes. A shell-shocked Leonora accrued a total 42% of votes, sending “Love Is Forever” straight to Tel Aviv.

What do you think of Denmark’s choice? Is Leonora a worthy follow-up to last year’s Rasmussen? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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JohnO
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JohnO

Horrible. Disneyesque nightmare delivered by a rabbit caught in the headlights. Rubbish like this had it’s place in the 80’s, and even then it was rubbish.

Monica
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Monica

I like this song. It’s just so sweet and charming.
I think this song could be one of the surprises in 2019.

AngieP
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AngieP

It sounds Anna Rossineli indeed (someone said in the comments below). I’m not a fan of such songs I must say. Beautiful voice though.

Gurl
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Gurl

Music for commercials or Junior Eurovision with collected cringy instagram captions formed as lyrics, lol

Svende
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Svende

A clear winner. The others were too much a like. This stands out in a different but positive way.

Yssy
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Yssy

I preferred League of Light at first but this song is also really good. Love the mixture of languages. Reminds me of a song that would be in a romantic movie like Letters to Juliet. Very soothing and special.

Dalth
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Dalth

This has a certain charm about it but enought to make a mark at eurovision, I’m not to sure, it’s all a bit bland. But vikings aside that seems to be a Danish speciality at eurovision in recent years, playing it far too safe.

Martin Månsson
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Martin Månsson

A mix between Lena and Anna Rossinelli…… I like it.

Tim
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So far, its oblt 1good son and its a realy goid dobg and its Denmark. The rest its crap.

Emily
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Emily

congrats to her, but julie & nina would have been the best choice, in my opinion.

Sumon H
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Sumon H

Dear God what is happening with Eurovision this year, yet another NF where, in my opinion, the best song is not picked. League of Light would have bern my choice. I just can’t understand Europe right now, this a terrible year !!!!

Tibor
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Tibor

I want to give a quick shoutout to Simone Emilie. “Anywhere” would have been a great addition to the Eurovision line-up. The only flaw this song has is, that it is half a minute too short, so the chorus can’t really take off at the end, but that’s not Simone Emilie’s but the 3-minute-rule’s fault.

Ffs
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Ffs

Boring and childish.

ESCJudge
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ESCJudge

Creepy……………………
french part is useless. I think, she should stick to English (or change the french part into Dannish)

Anyway… best choice of 10.

Ninnitii
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Ninnitii

Sigmund was my favourite. Too bad they didn’t pick him.

Otto
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Otto

Very “Lenka”, suitable for a commercial, but it’s cute I suppose.

gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

So generic. The lyrics are annoying.

yemyem
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yemyem

Agreed. Last year’s Denmark had more character

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Adorable, amazing, relatable, refreshing, heartwarming, harmonic, cute, careful, multilingual, magnificent <3

Sal
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Sal

Angelina from JESC called, she wants her staging back

NickC
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NickC

Just once crazy Danes did not fu.k it up….I see this pulling a big big surprise in tel Aviv

Jo.
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Jo.

Yeah coming last in the semifinal.

James
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James

That’s not surprising. What’s surprising would be if it can actually qualify.

Patti Lahelle
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Patti Lahelle

“Leonora Zooey Deschanel”. – almost a haiku

Robyn Gallagher
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It’s pentameter too.

beccaboo1212
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Please let me know when Leonora films an actual music video for “Love Is Forever”. 🙂

Loin dici
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Leonora’s official video is here:
https://youtu.be/mahaS8wUKPg

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

For a re-make, I would like to see them go colourful and cartoonish, but maybe with an ice skating world? It can’t be too much like “Loin d’Ici”, or some of us would cry foul. Leonora has her own ice skating USP, so it will no doubt feature that somewhere.

up!
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up!

Finally. I am so happy that they chose this one. It’s a heart-warming song and the singer comes across very authentic and loveable…

Poet
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Poet

Nordics love their slow, peceful rhythms.

Latvia and Denmark have both selected slow, loungy styles and I like them both.

Franky
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Franky

I don’t mind it but it does sound like a Christmas song sometimes

Loin dici
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One more point, will she skate at Eurovision? It’s going to be interesting.

beccaboo1212
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She’ll have to be accompanied by a figure skater.

Loin dici
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Imagine an ice-skate duet on Tel Aviv! 😀

kite
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kite

“And a Russian man on skates”…oh, it’s Danish this time.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Singing and skating at the same time would be spectacular and incredibly risky. I like how you think. 🙂

kite
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kite

Good choice, Reminds me of Katie Melua.

Awful....
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Awful....

How is it possible that the worst song in the selection wins?? I wouldn’t be surprised if this doesn’t qualify…. I feel bad for Denmark because they actually had a few good songs in their selection this year….

Nikko
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Nikko

Gosh… What is going on this year. From all national finals only Ukraine sent the right act! You could’ve had Greenlandic culture in Eurovision but you choose a French dull generic song.

We could have ESC Nuuk 2020! Would it even be possible? I mean Greenland is technically Danish territory. Do they have a venue?

Denis
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Denis

None of the Danish songs would have won!

jonas j
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jonas j

Only just about – a long a tragic story – and not one in Denmark’s favour.

Denis
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Denis

For once the favourite won but I’m not sure it makes it better:
It’s cute but so silly, so corny. it’s so inoffensive that no one would vote for it. I do get an Anna Rossinelli vibe from her,and I feel she might end up the same way: Cute and sweet but to corny, to sweet. All sunshine and rainbows, no clouds. Just sugar and a coronary attack.
Denmark is far from winning this year..

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I see that the Wiwi post about Portugal is fashionably late.

Jake
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Jake

Another night of mediocre choices and another day waiting for a song that screams WINNER. Not bad, but I don’t feel anything.

Doris
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Doris

Boring and generic

Loin dici
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Well, it’s more French than our French song this year (I’m joking, don’t kill me!) but I love it. It can be sung along, has a good melody, and overall lovely.

Another remark, the lives at DMGP is great and the stagings lift up the songs. Would not hesitate to call Denmark ‘the country of confettis’ from now on.

L’oiseau
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L’oiseau

Mmmm… surprise surprise… a bit silly as a choice, but a big difference from last year. It might do very well with the televote, especially with the more infantile audiences, that do vote.

Matthew
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Matthew

I haven’t seen her live performance, but the song is cute and should so really really well at Eurovision, that will have juries and televoters on board. I think the producers of the show will want to give it a good slot in the running order as well, because they will want the competition to be as anti-political as possible, (no shade, not trying to say what they should or shouldn’t do. Just calling it as I see it)

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Not agreeing with this one. I thought it was one of the worst songs in the selection. I actually really liked the songs that Denmark had this year.

John Moynahan
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John Moynahan

I have to say, this was my favourite from the selection from first listen. It is a sweet, charming melody and Leonora’s vocals are sublime.
I feared that Denmark might select something else which would have been less striking, so i am very happy.
This will sail to the final in Tel Aviv.
Well done Leonora and well done Denmark….
Lots of love from Ireland

Aisling
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Aisling

I like it. It’s so sweet and cute. Makes me wanna stand up and dance all over the place like a little child.

Jo.
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Jo.

Meanwhile in Portugal…
the public showing AGAIN better taste than the juries!

Pastel de nata
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Pastel de nata

I disagree. NBC didn’t perform that good while Surma did.

Jo.
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Jo.

yeah, she’s cool, but Igual a Ti is much stronger and has a lot of potential.

L’oiseau
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L’oiseau

Not this time. Surma slayed!

Jo.
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Jo.

well, the public clearly didn’t feel that slayage.

Doris
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Doris

Only in SF 1

PP77
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PP77

Yes, I m happy to see Madrepaz in final.

Colin
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Colin

I guess it’s quite a cute song. Not my number one choice, but I get why it won. It has some charm.
PS. Congrats, Purple Mask, I am genuinely glad for you and Leonora. It might not be my day, but at least it’s someone’s 🙂

Sabrina
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Sabrina

So cute, but also so clueless. In a national final without standout acts, it got extra points for being accessible. The funny thing is that last year Denmark had “Starlight” as an option and that was a song in the same lane, but a much better one in my opinion. I like the way they staged it tonight. Leonora’s face is so friendly, it was the right choice to keep the camera on her most of the time. I would say that they should go full cartoonish with it in Tel Aviv and hope for the best.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Totally! The way you described it is Denmark in a nutshell at Eurovision: Let Lise Cabble write something clueless and neither here nor there, but accessible and cute and then just hope to crack another top ten result without much hassle. They are so goofy. 😛

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I didn’t know she was also behind “Starlight”. Now it makes much more sense! It’s almost like a different track from the same album.

Elvira
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Elvira

She somehow reminded me of Lady Rose from Downton Abbey… :p
The song wasn’t my favourite, but it’s sweet and the French chanson feel might make people vote! Maybe the type of people who also liked Loin d’ici.

ESCalator
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ESCalator

Sounds like trying-too-hard to sound cute.

Also, reminds me of Caro Emerald.

Tim
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Love it. 10/10

David
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David

Cute song, but she needs to practice how to “work” the camera. She sort of looks awkward and terrified at times…

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

Yall- this was my absolute fave and I never thought it would actually win! Let’s hope the next NFs will pick the right winner as well. This is the only song with a chance at qualifying, this is so sweet and nice and the French part is to die for- Denmark might very well be an outsider in May.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

YES!

Abc123
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Abc123

“dont get too political” is the most cringey lyric I’ve ever heard

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Telling those protesters camped outside what’s what.

Pastel de nata
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Pastel de nata

I wonder if that’s the reason it won altogether…

EDM Fan
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EDM Fan

Yeah, and this is why all the Eurovision fans love this song!

Polegend Godgarina
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i really enjoy this song. finally something uplifting.

asdas
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asdas

Julie & Nina were better.