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Danish Eurovision stars come out in support of Copenhagen

03 September 2013 at 14:35 CEST

The singer Birthe Kjær is very suprised that Refshaleøen will host the Eurovision Song Contest next year, but in a good way.

"Gosh! How exciting and different. But I think that it's good that Copenhagen will be the host city for many reasons", says Birthe Kjær, who came third for Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1989 with Vi maler byen rød.

Room for everyone in Copenhagen

She points in particular to the many accommodation options in Copenhagen and that it may also be possible to make use of hotel facilities in Malmö, who hosted the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.

"We have had many good Danish finals in Jutland but it is good that we can draw on Sweden for hotels etc. For the biggest shows I believe that Copenhagen in so many ways in the best choice", notes Birthe Kjær.

She is backed up by this year's winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, Emmelie de Forest.

Creative innovation

"It's really exciting that it will take place at B&W Hallerne! It is a very different location that offers the opportunity for creative innovation. I am really looking forward to see what DR can make of it", says Emmelie.

She also loves the slogan that DR has chosen to accompany the 2014 show. It is both modern with the use of a so-called hashtag before the words Join Us and beautiful in its message, says the singer.

"It is really a beautiful and inclusive tagline #JoinUs. The Eurovision Song Contest is a party for everyone", says Emmelie.

Poppe sees a country in a country

The last time the Eurovision Song Contest was held in Copenhagen, the party was in Parken in 2001. Here Rollo & King took to the stage to defend the Danish title - and they achieved an impressive second place.

The lead singer of Rollo & King, Søren Poppe, describes the experience as really amazing, but also thinks it's ok for other people to take to the stage next year. He is also very impressed with Copenhagen's plans.

"It's fantastic! Copenhagen is the capital and maybe the city that has most to offer, and then there is innovation compared to what has been done before. It (Eurovision) will get its own little country in our country and I think that is really well thought out", says Søren Poppe.

The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will take place at the B&W Hallerne on Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, Denmark on the 6th, 8th and 10th of May.