Nine songs, only three qualifiers: Denmark’s broadcaster DR has unveiled the nine entries selected to face the pre-qualifying round for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020.
These nine singers will compete for a spot in the 50th edition of Denmark’s national final, which is set for March 7, along with other seven songs selected by the broadcaster. And as DR will use an orchestra for the DMGP final, the prize for the three winners is even bigger!
The finalists will be picked by the Danish public via DR’s P4 radio network. From the submitted entries, DR representatives have selected nine songs to face the public vote. They are all available to listen on Spotify.
Alternatively, you can stream the nine entries on DR’s website.
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020: Semifinale entries
The competing entries are listed below. The nine songs are divided across different districts. One will qualify from each area.
District Group South
- Jamie Talbot – “Bye Bye Heaven”
- Kenny Duerlund – “Forget It All”
- Nick Jones – “2AM”
District Group East
- SamSara – “For You”
- BEN & TAN – “YES”
- Søren Okholm – “Impossible Dreamers”
District Group North
- Emil – “Ville ønske jeg havde kendt dig”
- Mielou – “We Could Be So Beautiful”
- Sander Sanchez – “SCREENS”
Maybe none of these names ring any bells as they are all newbies to DMGP. However, some will be familiar to Danish audiences: Jamie Talbot, for instance, is the runner up of the 2018 edition of X Factor.
How will Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 work?
For the 50th edition, the final show will return to Copenhagen for the first time since 2008. It will be hosted by actress Hella Joof and actor Rasmus Bjerg. As per previous years, a total of ten acts will compete in the grand final.
In the time leading up to the vote, the radio network will focus on songwriting and DMGP themes and will play the nine songs along with the seven prequalified songs.
Listeners will have the opportunity to vote for their favourites of the nine songs facing the public vote, with the top three getting a place in the DMGP grand final on 7 March.
DMGP 2020: How to vote in the semi-finals
While they won’t be broadcast on TV, these pre-qualifying rounds are being referred to as semi-finals by DR.
Danes can only vote for songs from the district in which they live.
There will be a link to vote on the dr.dk homepage and on dr.dk/grandprix. Fans can vote once a day.
Voting will stay open until Friday 24 January at 12:00 CET. The winners will be revealed on the same day.
Which one of the prequalifying entries will make the final? Who is your favourite? Are you excited for the remaining seven songs? Tell us in the comment section below!