It’s the national selection that launched district-based semi-finals on Monday. And by Friday it will be all wrapped up, and the three winners known. Along with two jury wildcards taken from the remaining semi-finalists, we’ll have the first five finalists of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020.
They’ll join five yet to be announced pre-qualified acts. One of the final ten will then go on to sing for Denmark at Eurovision 2020. But that’s an issue for another day!
Danes have been voting for their favourites all week. Since you could only vote for an act if you lived in their respective district, international viewers weren’t able to partake.
However, they’ve still been able to have their say. We asked our readers to vote for who they think should win each of the three semis. And, after counting 1,648 votes, the results are in!
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Which ones are your favourite? Vote on wiwibloggs.com! It’s the national final that’s celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020. And to celebrate, Denmark is opening up Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 to even more acts. Ahead of the traditional ten song one-night final, Danish radio listeners will get to pick their favourites from nine semi-finalists across a trio of district-based heats. One act will win in each district. And from the six left behind, two will be given jury wildcards. These five will join five more pre-qualified acts. South District – Jamie Talbot – “Bye Bye Heaven” – Kenny Duerlund – “Forget It All” – Nick Jones – “2AM” East District – SamSara – “For You” – BEN & TAN – “YES” – Søren Okholm – “Impossible Dreamers” North District – Emil – “Ville ønske jeg havde kendt dig” – Mielou – “We Could Be So Beautiful” – Sander Sanchez – “SCREENS” Pictures via DR (arranged in order of the listing above) #DMGP #EUROVISION #ESC2020 #OPENUP #DMGP2020 #EUROVISIONSONGCONTEST #EUROVISION2020
Poll results: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 — District favourites
‘South District’ Semi-Final
Kenny Duerlund should win with “Forget It All”
The ‘south’ poll was arguably the most closely fought, with all three acts hitting triple digits. However, the winner was ultimately clear cut with Kenny Duerlund and “Forget It All” taking victory with 268 votes or 50.38% of all votes cast.
- Kenny Duerlund – “Forget It All” 50.38% (268 votes)
- Jamie Talbot – “Bye Bye Heaven” 30.45% (162 votes)
- Nick Jones – “2AM” 19.17% (102 votes)
Total Votes: 532
‘East District’ Semi-Final
BEN & TAN should win with “YES”
BEN & TAN are the only duo in this stage of the competition. And perhaps that’s working to their advantage, because the pair were the most popular act across all three semis. “YES” swept up 307 votes or 53.58% of all votes cast.
SamSara scored 220 votes — the highest of all three poll runners-up. So, we’re taking it that if our readers were also the juries, they’d give her the first wildcard.
- BEN & TAN – “YES” 53.58% (307 votes)
- SamSara – “For You” 38.39% (220 votes)
- Søren Okholm – “Impossible Dreamers” 8.03% (46 votes)
Total Votes: 573
‘North District’ Semi-Final
Sander Sanchez should win with “SCREENS”
He has the lowest winning margin of all three poll toppers, but Sander Sanchez is the undisputed ‘north’ poll favourite nonetheless. “SCREENS” accumulated 241 votes or 44.38% of all votes cast.
Given that she has the second-highest vote tally amongst the runners-up, Mielou is the obvious candidate to get the second wildcard from our readers.
- Sander Sanchez – “SCREENS” 44.38% (241 votes)
- Mielou – “We Could Be So Beautiful” 37.94% (206 votes)
- Emil – “Ville ønske jeg havde kendt dig” 17.68% (96 votes)
Total Votes: 543
What do you think of the poll results? Do you expect Friday’s official results to be similar? Let us know in the comments.