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
JohnO
2 years ago

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
Monica
2 years ago

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

AngieP
AngieP
2 years ago

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
Gurl
2 years ago

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

Svende
Svende
2 years ago

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

Yssy
Yssy
2 years ago

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
Dalth
2 years ago

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
Martin Månsson
2 years ago

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

Tim
Tim
2 years ago

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

Emily
Emily
2 years ago

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

Sumon H
Sumon H
2 years ago

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
Tibor
2 years ago

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
Ffs
2 years ago

Boring and childish.

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
2 years ago

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
Ninnitii
2 years ago

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

Otto
Otto
2 years ago

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

gilpgilp
gilpgilp
2 years ago

So generic. The lyrics are annoying.

yemyem
yemyem
2 years ago
Reply to  gilpgilp

Agreed. Last year’s Denmark had more character

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
2 years ago

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

Sal
Sal
2 years ago

Angelina from JESC called, she wants her staging back

NickC
NickC
2 years ago

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

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago
Reply to  NickC

Yeah coming last in the semifinal.

James
James
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

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

Patti Lahelle
Patti Lahelle
2 years ago

“Leonora Zooey Deschanel”. – almost a haiku

beccaboo1212
2 years ago

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

Loin dici
2 years ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

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

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Loin dici

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!
up!
2 years ago

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
Poet
2 years ago

Nordics love their slow, peceful rhythms.

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

Franky
Franky
2 years ago

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

Loin dici
2 years ago

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

beccaboo1212
2 years ago
Reply to  Loin dici

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

Loin dici
2 years ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

Imagine an ice-skate duet on Tel Aviv! 😀

kite
kite
2 years ago
Reply to  Loin dici

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

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Loin dici

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

kite
kite
2 years ago

Good choice, Reminds me of Katie Melua.

Nikko
Nikko
2 years ago

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
Denis
2 years ago
Reply to  Nikko

None of the Danish songs would have won!

jonas j
jonas j
2 years ago
Reply to  Nikko

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

Denis
Denis
2 years ago

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
Purple Mask
2 years ago

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

Jake
Jake
2 years ago

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

Doris
Doris
2 years ago

Boring and generic

Loin dici
2 years ago

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
L’oiseau
2 years ago

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
Matthew
2 years ago

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
Briekimchi
2 years ago

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
John Moynahan
2 years ago

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
Aisling
2 years ago

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.
Jo.
2 years ago

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

Pastel de nata
Pastel de nata
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

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

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago
Reply to  Pastel de nata

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

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

Not this time. Surma slayed!

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

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

Doris
Doris
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

Only in SF 1

PP77
PP77
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

Yes, I m happy to see Madrepaz in final.

Colin
Colin
2 years ago

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
Sabrina
2 years ago

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.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago
Reply to  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
Elvira
2 years ago

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
ESCalator
2 years ago

Sounds like trying-too-hard to sound cute.

Also, reminds me of Caro Emerald.

Tim
Tim
2 years ago

Love it. 10/10

David
David
2 years ago

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

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
2 years ago

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
Purple Mask
2 years ago

YES!

Abc123
Abc123
2 years ago

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

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Abc123

Telling those protesters camped outside what’s what.

Pastel de nata
Pastel de nata
2 years ago
Reply to  Abc123

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

EDM Fan
EDM Fan
2 years ago
Reply to  Pastel de nata

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

Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

i really enjoy this song. finally something uplifting.

asdas
asdas
2 years ago

Julie & Nina were better.

Laburnum
Laburnum
2 years ago

Switzerland 2011 part 2, the remix

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
2 years ago
Reply to  Laburnum

Hahahaha “the remix” XD

keith mawson
keith mawson
2 years ago
Reply to  Laburnum

Pity Rasmussen didn’t enter Go beyond and do a follow up year, apart from league of light his song was better than any of those tonight.