A nation once a consistently strong contender, Denmark have since fallen into a bit of a slump when it comes to Eurovision. Their most recent success was Emmelie De Forest in 2013 who won the contest, meaning that Denmark was host of the contest in 2014. In 2015 and 2016, the nation failed to qualify, and it took Aussie star Anja Nissen to bring them back to the Eurovision final, although she was far from the Top 10.
With that said, 2018 is a new year, and from what we’re hearing from the boss of Danish Broadcaster DR, Jan Lagermand Lundme, things are looking very promising for the 2018 Eurovision season. This might come down to some changes made to the national selection process, which required the submitted songs to be professionally recorded. This has meant that the entries submitted are serious contenders, not time wasters for the broadcaster.
The problem with so many strong entries is the difficult selection process that needs to take place to reduce the number to just 10 songs that will be performed live in the national final next year. Jan Lagermand Lundme has said, ‘It is a super strong field we have received this year, and it actually makes it hard for us to pick the ten songs’ but is ‘extremely grateful that there are so many talented songwriters who keep sending their songs to us and who have really taken the assignment very seriously this year.’
The 2018 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will be held at the Gigantium in Aalborg on February 10th and the hosts of the show will be Annette Heick and Johannes Nymark. The tickets for the show will be available from the 26th of October from 12pm, and can be purchased here.