Denmark’s national final — Dansk Melodi Grand Prix — is set to return on Saturday 6 March. The show will see eight acts battle it out to earn the right to represent Denmark at Eurovision 2021. And now, it’s almost time to hear their tracks. The eight songs competing in DMGP 2021 will be released on Wednesday 10 February.

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021 songs to be released on Wednesday 10 February

The eight songs competing to be Denmark’s next Eurovision entry are coming on Wednesday 10 February. Fans can be among the first to hear the tracks as they are played for the first time on Danish radio. P3 Buffeten, Formiddag på 4’eren and P4 Play will play the songs one by one. At 14:00 CET, all songs and artists will be made available on DR.DK and the DMGP app.

Danish broadcaster DR has also announced that DMGP 2021 will be hosted by Tina Müller and Martin Brygmann. Tina Müller is best known in Denmark as a sports journalist and presenter. Meanwhile, Martin Brygmann is known as an actor, presenter and musician. In 2005, Brygmann co-wrote Sweethearts’ DMGP entry “I Must Be Crazy”. He has also previously appeared at DMGP as a member of the professional jury.

In other news, the popular live orchestra is returning. DR’s 15-person orchestra led by conductor Peter Düring will provide accompaniment for all eight acts as they perform on stage.

DMGP 2021

Last year’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix went a little different than originally planned. In line with social distancing restrictions, access to Copenhagen’s Royal Arena was restricted. The DMGP 2020 final went ahead with no live audience. And instead of the lively atmosphere and bustling crowds fans are used to, images of an empty arena rolled across our screens.

In response to ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, DR are downsizing the annual event, in line with local restrictions. A total of eight artists will compete in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021 — that’s down two from the ten acts that DMGP traditionally invite. Additionally, the show will be broadcast live from a TV studio at DR headquarters. Once again, there will be no live audience.

Sadly, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 champions Ben & Tan will not return to the competition in 2021. The “Yes” singers suggested they would prefer to leave the competition on a high, rather than return and potentially disappoint.

“I feel we would take the place from some others,” says Tan. “After all, we have tried to be part of the show. It must be someone else’s trip next year. That is most fair. You can run the risk of going again and then losing, and that’s what people remember,” she continues. “So we would rather leave with a victory and then focus on our music.”

The final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021 airs on Saturday 6 March 2020 at 8 PM CET.

What do you think? Are you excited to hear the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix songs? Who do you want to see go to Eurovision for Denmark? Let us know in the comments below. 

Read more Denmark Eurovision 2021 news here.

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Michael
Michael
2 months ago

Seriously, it’s time for Denmark to choose a song in Danish!

Kosey
Kosey
3 months ago

Given that the next Monday 10 February will be in 2025, I would suggest that this might be the most radical song release strategy a country has ever employed – we may have to invent a time travel device to go back in time to hear the song at the contest!

Seriously, I am excited for Denmark, I really enjoyed Ben and Tan last year, they were in my top 10.

Last edited 3 months ago by Kosey
Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

That’s super cool!

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
3 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

The Danes are clearly taking the next decade of Eurovision seriously. Rightly so, good on them for being this prepared!

Una
Una
3 months ago

Every time I read news about DMGP 2021 I remember the night of the 2020 final. That show was one of my most poignant moments of the 2020 experience along with the release of Roxen’s songs, the news about the cancellation of Eurovision 2020 and the Eurovision Shine a Light show.

Kalla
Kalla
3 months ago

I look forward to DMGP had one of my favourite songs last year, human by jasmine. Shame the strange performance ruined its chances.