The search for Ben & Tan’s successor is on. On Saturday 6 March, eight superstar acts will battle it out in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021. The winner’s prize? The right to represent Denmark at Eurovision 2021.

Only one act can win and fly the Danish flag in Rotterdam. Ahead of the final, we want to hear from our readers. Which act is your favourite? Listen to all of the songs competing in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021 and vote in our poll below.

Scroll down to vote in our poll. 

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021: Competing songs

Chief 1 & Thomas Buttenschøn – “Højt over skyerne”

Chief 1 & Thomas Buttenschøn channel legendary pop groups like The Supremes, The Foundations and The Chiffons with this 1960s-inspired pop track. Does “Højt over skyerne” get your vote?

Claudia Campagnol – “Abracadabra”

Abracadabra, alakazam. Claudia Campagnol sings a sweet soaring melody above gentle piano chords on this magical track. Is “Abracadabra” your favourite?

Emma Nicoline – “Står lige her”

Emma Nicoline’s dark electro-pop track features powerful beats and catchy riffs. Is “Står lige her” your favourite?

Fyr & Flamme – “Øve os på hinanden”

With a sing-a-long melody and synths galore, Fyr og Flamme fuse 1960s and 1980s pop with “Øve os på hinanden”. They’re one of the bookmaker’s favourites to win DMGP this year. Should this be Denmark’s song for Rotterdam?

Jean Michel – “Beautiful”

Jean Michel appeared on the fifth season of The X Factor Denmark in 2012 alongside singing partner Nicoline Simone. Now, he’s competing in DMGP as a solo artist with this uplifting pop track. Does “Beautiful” get your vote?

Mike Tramp – “Everything Is Alright”

Mike Tramp represented Denmark at Eurovision in 1978 as part of the band Mabel with “Boom Boom”. Since then, he’s had an extremely successful career as a member of many bands and as a solo artist. More than 40 years later, he wants to go back to Eurovision for Denmark. Is “Everything Is Alright” your favourite?

The Cosmic Twins – “Silver Bullet”

The Cosmic Twins — identical twin brothers Chris and Alec — serve dark synths and saxophone riffs on their Europop song “Silver Bullet”. Should this be Denmark’s song for Rotterdam?

Nanna Olivia – “Hvileløse hjerter”

Nanna Olivia says her breezy pop track “Hvileløse hjerter” is about learning to move on from a broken heart. It’s a message that could resonate with a lot of listeners. Does she get your vote?

Poll: Who should win Denmark’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021?

Which act is your favourite? You can vote for as many songs as you like, but you can only vote once. This poll will close just before the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix final on Saturday 6 March.

Which song did you vote for? Who do you think will win Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021 and represent Denmark at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below.

Read more Denmark Eurovision 2021 news

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
51 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
bryn collins
bryn collins
2 months ago

I dont hate the songs but id say Emma nicoline is their best chance at the final

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
2 months ago

Not to seem mean but I think Denmark’s about get the lowest placing it’s had in quite a while…

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
2 months ago

This is a very uninteresting national final. I must say that I probably enjoy Fyr og Flamme most, even though they do take me back all the way to HotEyes. And I kinda like Nanna Olivia who gives me slight Malene Mortensen vibes (I hope she’s better at keeping her nerves under control).

Last edited 2 months ago by Leendert Jan
Héctor
Héctor
2 months ago

The Cosmic Twins by miles. It was my fav in the selection but I didn’t pay much attention at first but now wooow. Oh and that saxo takes me back to summer and other epic songs such as “Midnight City”. It’s powerful. Could be epic on stage!!

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago

I’ve voted for Emma Nicoline and Fyr & Flamme.

zoliszekely
zoliszekely
2 months ago

The Cosmic Twins or Emma.
With the other contestants Denmark will be a NQ even in the weakest semi.

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
2 months ago
Reply to  zoliszekely

Those are also my two favorites too, but I wouldn’t be too upset if someone else won. I am so disinterested in Denmark this year.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago

Emma and cosmic twins were my two favorite, but let’s be honest, I don’t really care much for this national final. Whatever song Denmark pics, it might be at risk for elimination anyway.

Honesty
Honesty
2 months ago

Nanna Olivia – “Hvileløse hjerter”!

Datme
Datme
2 months ago

Just select Ben & Tan internally or something

Andi
Andi
2 months ago

Claudia or Emma, but definitiely NOT Silver Bullet. Sorry but these twins just can’t sing.

Last edited 2 months ago by Andi
Rottendam
Rottendam
2 months ago

Even if a song in Danish wins, they’ll most likely change it into English because the Nordic countries seem to hate their own languages! They might as well change their official languages to English!

Last edited 2 months ago by Rottendam
Chris
Chris
2 months ago
Reply to  Rottendam

MGP Denmark has an official rule about languages being sent to Eurovision in English. The Danes are aware of how their own language often sounds, haha.

Azaad
Azaad
2 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Wait, but Love is Forever was still in 4 languages in Israel

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 months ago
Reply to  Chris

I think danish sounds beautiful tbh

Erasmus
Erasmus
2 months ago
Reply to  Chris

where is that rule tho? can u link it

Alex2803
Alex2803
2 months ago

For me Emma Nicoline’s song sounds the most contemporary. That’s actually the only song I think that will be likely to qualify. 🙂

Waar Is De Zon?
Waar Is De Zon?
2 months ago

I think this is a really strong selection. Fyr og Flamme is an obvious stand out, they are my number 1 pick. But Chief 1 & Thomas Buttenschøn and Emma Nicoline would be great choices as well. Denmark might very well be on their way to yet another unexpected left-side-of-the-scoreboard-placement.

Last edited 2 months ago by Waar Is De Zon?
OpenUpToKazakhstan
OpenUpToKazakhstan
2 months ago

I like the cosmic twins but Fyr & Flamme all the way!!!

Erasmus
Erasmus
2 months ago

Emma Nicoline and Fyr og Flamme for the win please. At least we’ll get Danish and at least they are both somewhat current and respectable, Nanna Olivia’s song is also nice. All other songs are hm..

but still #justiceforbenandtan

Luk
Luk
2 months ago

I am waiting for Poland Russia and Italy

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Luk

You left off Armenia and Belarus

Last edited 2 months ago by BadWoolfGirl
Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 months ago

i legit don’t like any of those songs, so i hope they send something in danish for the sake of hearing the language at esc. i don’t get the love for the cosmic twins, their song would’ve sounded mediocre in 2010 where it belongs.

Mircs
Mircs
2 months ago

I think “Star Lige Her” speaks the most to me. It’s not that innovative but at least listenable. “Abracadabra” is also very enjoyable and perhaps the one with the most quality out of this pack. I’m not that keen about “Silver Bullets” though. As for now I don’t really like it that much – I think it’s a bit plain, but let’s see how the live performances will be. With this overall quality I think the winner will be the one act who stands out with the live-singing and choreography because I don’t feel that there is a big gap… Read more »

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago

‘Abracadabra’ is the only one I like. If not that one, I suppose I’d pick ‘Silver Bullets’, which I already don’t like. Normally, I would commend DR for a selection with half the songs in Danish but omg, this NF is so unbelievably weak, there’s not much positive things to say about it. I also don’t get the appeal of Fyr og Flamme. It sounds like something made way before my birth and I feel like I aged just by listening to one minute of it. Hell no.

Last edited 2 months ago by Mr Vanilla Bean
PuddiMasta
PuddiMasta
2 months ago

It’s hilarious how obviously low-effort the line-up is. Good chances Denmark won’t qualify with any of these songs

Pasadena
Pasadena
2 months ago

It’s Fyr & Flamme for me. The first impression is deceiving. What seems to be a tune emerged from the 80ies, is actually exceptionally current.

Kenny03
Kenny03
2 months ago

Despite the fact that Denmark have done Ben & Tan dirty, I do keep playing Fyr & Flamme’s song over and over again. I have no idea how well it would do at Eurovision because there have been a number of 80’s inspired songs in selections so far and the staging of them hasn’t been great. Just because you have an 80s inspired song doesn’t mean you have to have an 80s inspired aesthetic 🙂

Colin
Colin
2 months ago

Silver Bullet by The Cosmic Twins stands out in a good way. I could see them qualifying and if picked, Denmark would likely have a respectable spot on my list. I also like Emma with Står lige her and Øve os på hindanen by Fyr & Flamme. However, I am skeptical that Denmark would translate them to English afterwards, which means that we don’t even know how the final product sounds like. And if by any chance the Danish song would win and stayed the same, possible NQ would just become a pretext for “that is why we never send… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Colin
Erasmus
Erasmus
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

If they were to translate them it would be because of the broadcaster, I think both Nicoline and Fyr og Flamme are in favour of performing in Danish

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

That is good to hear. Having a Nordic language in the contest would be something different.

JustMe
JustMe
2 months ago

Ben en Tan should be here 🙁

Anyways my favorite is Emma.

Salem
Salem
2 months ago

Love Silver Bullet and, as opposed to some of the comments, I could actually see this song do really well in Eurovision.

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago

Voted for Chief 1 and Thomas,
off topic but still no news about Australia, Armenia, Belgium, Romania, Malta, Russia, Georgia, Poland, it’s very strange to still be quiet at this moment of the year because it remains few days before the deadline. No reveal dates, no song’s titles, no clues about songs, and for Armenia and Russia we don’t even know the artists.

Cameron
Cameron
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

They are all just making the song presumably, Russia, Armenia and Poland idk

Leo
Leo
2 months ago
Reply to  Cameron

Maybe those acts, particularly Little Big, recorded songs in private, but I am suspicious about my 2020 fave Athena, desperate for the role, with the loudest fans, stuck on the Rivera, with little evidence of a forthcoming trip to Yerevan (where she hasn’t been in the 345 days since the show was canned), with a need for indirect flights and/or quarantine to get there, with several promises for news soon that doesn’t come (such as after Kids’ ESC, late Jan, Feb 10) with Armenia having NEVER done an act selection this late before aside from the 2012 episode, and with… Read more »

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 months ago
Reply to  Leo

Leo. Please. We understand you are obsessed with Athena. But must you comment full paragraphs under anything even vaguely related to her.

Leo
Leo
2 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

It’s just that I have the natural streak of being opinionated and making lots of points. Sorry for that.

GrantK
GrantK
2 months ago
Reply to  Leo

Don’t apologise, some people can be so rude when they could easily skip on ahead.

Leo
Leo
2 months ago
Reply to  GrantK

I should because I feel too outspoken about a matter as trivial as this, from a country at the other end of the continent to me, that we usually only vote for in heats, that I have no ethnic or religious links to, because of loving a singular song and developing a Little Mix-esque crush due to it.

Last edited 2 months ago by Leo
Benji
Benji
2 months ago

My favourite is FYR & FLAMME – “ØVE OS PÅ HINANDEN”, it reminds me of 80’s.
If it wins, I hope they won’t translate it into English.

Last edited 2 months ago by Benji
NetherlandsEsc
NetherlandsEsc
2 months ago
Reply to  Benji

I believe they mentioned in an interview that it will remain in Danish!

Last edited 2 months ago by NetherlandsEsc
Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

Honestly, I just don’t feel strongly enough about any of them to really urge Denmark to go in any particular direction. Fyr And Flamme is probably the type of music I like the most, “Højt Over skyerne” is the most fun, Emma’s is a very basic version of something that would have the most mass appeal and Mike Tramp’s seems the most professional.I don’t think any of these get out of the SF at Eurovision so Denmark should just pick whatever they enjoy the most and not worry about the result.

Alo
Alo
2 months ago

Everything is bad..
If I had to choose I would send one of the songs in Danish for the sake of diversity.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 months ago

Emma. But nearly all the rest are bland, basic, outdated, and frankly incredibly boring. There is no way that Denmark will be qualifying.

Mircs
Mircs
2 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

“Love is Forever” did make it and ended up quite well though. And that was – for me – on a similar level to other entries this year at DMGP.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 months ago
Reply to  Mircs

Fair point. I really disliked that song, and it qualified, so who knows at this point lmao

Una
Una
2 months ago

“Højt over skyerne” or “Everything Is Alright” for me. I like both in different ways but I think the first stands out while the latter sounds very familiar and comforting.

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago

I’m really enjoying Denmark’s selection this year. Three of these have instantly got onto my favourites playlists and there is nothing wrong with the others.

My favourite three are Silver Bullet, Star Lige Her and Abracadabra.

NickC
NickC
2 months ago

Honestly I could not care less. All of them are non-qualifiers. It is also very sad the way they treated Ben and Tan.

Tibor
Tibor
2 months ago

I’d definitely go with “Står lige her”. So, knowing my luck with Denmark, it will probably come fifth.