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Denmark 2024: The 'Melodi Grand Prix' lineup is revealed

25 January 2024 at 10:00 CET
Reiley rehearsing Breaking My Heart for Denmark at the First Rehearsal of the Second Semi-Final at Liverpool Arena Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU
Broadcaster DR has presented the 8 artists and songs that will participate in 'Melodi Grand Prix' in February, with the winner going on to represent Denmark in Malmö.
Denmark’s REDDI at the First Semi-Final in Turin, 2022 EBU/Sarah Louise Bennett

The 68th Eurovision Song Contest in May will mark 10 years since the Contest came to us from Copenhagen, Denmark's capital. 

Back in 2014, we were in the Scandinavian city thanks to Emmelie de Forest's win with Only Teardrops. Now, it's almost time to see what song the Danes might be sending across the Øresund Bridge to Malmö this May!

On Saturday 17 February at 20:00 CET, we'll be tuning in to DR1 to see the 2024 edition of Melodi Grand Prix, as it comes to us live from Koncertsalen in DR Koncerthuset. There, 8 artists will be performing the songs in contention to become Denmark's entry to the 68th Eurovision Song Contest.

On Thursday 25 January, Danish broadcaster DR unveiled the selection of tunes that will be participating in Denmark's pre-selection in February, as well as giving us more information about the artists behind each of them.

Fancy getting to know them (ooh aah) a little bit more?...

The 2024 Melodi Grand Prix lineup

CHU CHU - The Chase (Zoom Zoom)

Camilla Chu Xu Bjørner, who goes by the artist name of CHU CHU, grew up in Denmark and China. She is known for her explosive energy and unique musical style, which she is more than ready to bring to the big stage for Melodi Grand Prix in 2024.

CHU CHU has a unique, powerful sound and a rebellious energy and attitude that, according to the artist herself, should rub off on the audience and give them the strength to be precisely who they are. With The Chase (Zoom Zoom), CHU CHU is ready to deliver a show of pure power.

CHU CHU RATTV

Basim - Johnny

Basim was just 15 years old when the public first got to know him - as a participant in the first season of the talent show The X Factor, back in 2008. The 31-year-old artist is today one of the most sought-after songwriters in Denmark, and he has written several hits for artists both at home and abroad. 

This year marks 10 years since Basim won Denmark's Melodi Grand Prix with the song Cliche Love Song. The rousing pop tune gave Denmark a Top 10 placing at the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. Now, 10 years after that success, Basim is back in Melodi Grand Prix with the song Johnny. It's a tribute to life, but also to the deep connections that arise with the people we meet along the way. The song is a story about a man whom Basim met at a hospice.

Basim Frederik Barasinski

Stella - Sign Here

Stella grew up in Assens with a dream of making music. Since then, she has thrown a lot of energy into finding her own raw and direct expression as a songwriter and singer. Stella's talent has seamlessly translated into her own songs, as well as her collaborations with some of the industry's most talented producers and songwriters. 

Through all of this, Stella has worked to be a shy standard bearer for all the introverts who don't want to hold back in reaching for their dreams. Stella believes that her song will make a big difference to many.

Stella Freja Jeppesen

UBLU - Planetary Hearts

UBLU is: the sound of a latex whip hitting the dance floor; the sound of a disco ball filled with cracks; the sound of a rebellion against anyone who says you don't belong. And now, it's the sound of a group that will perform at Denmark's Melodi Grand Prix 2024.

UBLU is made up of Adam Spanggaard Saarup, Andreas Darger, Marie Rørbæk and Martina Nielsen. The band has its roots in the world of rock, combining guitar riffs and pounding bass with the exciting pulse of club music. 

The idea for the song Planetary Hearts came one summer when many of the group's friends were faced with some drastic decisions. UBLU got together to make a song that gives the listener courage.

UBLU Tue Blichfeldt

RoseeLu - Real Love

Behind the stage name RoseeLu is singer and songwriter Rosa Frydensbjerg. With her extraordinary vocals and songwriting, she has established herself as a significant name on the Danish music scene in recent years. RoseeLu had her acclaimed breakthrough in 2021, with the single Playing Alone.

Her Melodi Grand Prix song Real Love was written by the artist herself in collaboration with Alphabeat members Stine Bramsen, Anders S.G. and Anders Bønløkke, and produced by Jakob Groth Bastiansen and Joachim Ersgaard.

With her lyrics, RoseeLu wants to create a common point of view that many can recognise when it comes to love. On Real Love RoseeLu asks the eternal question: Is it just a spark, or is it true love?

RoseeLu Petra Kleis

Janus Wiberg - I Need Your Love

Janus Wiberg is one of the most popular voices from the Faroe Islands, with his debut Mitt Vakra Føroya Land having been repeatedly described as an unofficial national anthem by several journalists there. Janus was born and raised in Tórshavn, and his distinctive, rustic, intense vocals have seen him be given regular rotation on Faroese radio.

Janus has written the song I Need Your Love in collaboration with songwriter, Carpark North bassist and producer Søren Balsner, as well as songwriter and producer Nick Tsang, who has toured and recorded with names such as Backstreet Boys, Ed Sheeran and Lewis Capaldi. 

Janus Wiberg aims to capture everyone's hearts with the song, which is about lost love. The song is the first in a series of releases from Janus this year.

Janus Wiberg Carsten Andersen

SABA - SAND

Meet Saba Lykke Oehlenschlæger, who goes by the stage name of SABA. Last year, she had a large and demanding role in the musical HAIR. Now, she is looking forward to making her mark as an artist and singer at Denmark's Melodi Grand Prix. With her entry, she wants to inspire others to seize life and follow their dreams - whatever they might be and exactly as they are. 

SABA will perform the song Sand, which was written by some of the strongest songwriters out there. Behind the song is Melanie Wehbe - who has previously won Melodi Grand Prix as a songwriter, as well as Melodifestivalen in Sweden - alongside Jonas Thander, who has previously won the United Kingdom's pre-selection, and Pil Jeppesen.

SABA was adopted from Ethiopia when she was just eight months old and has roots in the West Jutland town of Ringkøbing. The artist wants to spread the message that life must be grasped, boundaries must be pushed and things must both be challenged and explored.

SABA William Green

Aura Dione - Mirrorball of Hope

Aura Dione, with Faroese, French and Spanish ancestry, grew up on the 7 seas before her family finally settled in Bornholm when she was 7 years old. 

In 2007, she debuted with her first single, and it didn't take her long before she had established herself as one of Denmark's most successful artists. Aura Dione's debut also made a big impression in Germany, where she hit No. 1 on the charts there. 

Her self-written song Mirrorball of Hope is an anthem about never losing hope and faith in the world, even though it may be difficult at the moment. With it, Aura Dione dreams of inspiring and bringing the world together.
 

Aura Dione Chris Calmer

This year, as well as Melodi Grand Prix on 17 February, DR is also gifting us with another programme one week earlier.

On Saturday 10 February, we'll be able to tune in to De udvalgte – Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2024. On it, we'll get the chance to go behind the scenes and follow this year's artists; from when they are selected, right through to the rehearsals before the main event.

The show will be fronted by Jesper Groth and Laurits Emanuel, aka Fyr Og Flamme, who represented Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. It goes out on DR1 and DRTV at 21:00 CET.

At the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, Denmark was represented by Reiley, with the song that won Melodi Grand Prix in 2023 - Breaking My Heart.

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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