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Aalborg to host Danish final once again

10 August 2011 at 15:19 CEST

It has been reported by Danish local broadcaster, TV2Nord that the 2012 edition of Denmark's coveted national final, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, will once again take place at the Gigantium Arena in Denmark's fourth largest city, Aalborg.

The competition was previously held there in 1992, 2006 and 2010 when Kenny Lübcke & Lotte Nilsson, Sidsel Ben Semmane and Chanée & N'evergreen won respectively.

Gigantium is a complex of multipurpose venues in Aalborg, providing capacity for sporting events, concerts and exhibitions. Its normal capacity for concerts is about 8,500 people.

In 2011, the Danish final was held in the town of Ballerup, close to Copenhagen on the island of Sjælland. Now the compeition is returning to northern Jylland.

In recent years, Denmark has had a lot of success at the Eurovision Song Contest, coming 4th in 2010 when Chanée & N'evergreen performed In A Moment Like This at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway; and in 2011 A Friend In London came 5th with their song, A New Tomorrow in Düsseldorf, Germany.

According to TV2Nord, a press conference will be held on Monday by the organiser of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, DR, which will reveal the date and further details about the format of the competition will be revealed.

It has been suggested that Felix Smith, who has presented the competition since 2009, will once again be the host in 2012. Be sure to stay tuned as we will have all the information right here, once it is released.

The next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is set to take place in Baku, Azerbaijan on the 22nd, 24th and 26th of May 2012.