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Denmark: The 'Melodi Grand Prix' guide

09 February 2023 at 09:00 CET
REDDI represented Denmark at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin EBU/Sarah Louise Bennett
The 2022 edition of Denmark's 'Melodi Grand Prix' happens on Saturday 11 February, when the Danes will decide on their entry to the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.

HOW TO WATCH: 'Melodi Grand Prix' airs on Saturday 11 February at 20:00 CET on DR1. Danish broadcaster DR will also be streaming the show online, over at DRTV

Emmelie de Forest with the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest trophy EBU

2023 marks 10 years since Emmelie de Forest won the Eurovision Song Contest for Denmark with Only Teardrops. A decade after that triumph in Malmö in 2013, Danish broadcaster DR has assembled 8 artists and songs for Melodi Grand Prix, in the hopes of repeating that victory once again.

Denmark's Melodi Grand Prix - a one-night event - is this year hosted in Arena Næstved, in the southern part of the island of Zealand in Denmark. The annual Danish pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest has by now become renowned for being a large-scale arena production that looks spectacular on television.

Leonora represented Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019 EBU / Andres Putting

During the live broadcast, the 8 competing songs will be reduced to a final 3 after a viewer vote. That trio will then perform again, and viewers, as well as an expert jury, will vote for a winner. The jury vote and the viewer vote hold equal weight, and will ultimately decide the song that represents Denmark in Liverpool in May. 

Our hosts for the night are Tina Müller and Heino Hansen, and they'll be introducing some extra-special guests who are arriving from Ukraine. Winners of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, Kalush Orchestra, will be performing their winning song Stefania.

Ukraine’s Klaus Orchestra Wins at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Grand Final EBU / Corinne Cumming

The Songs

And what of the 8 songs hoping to follow in the footsteps of Stefania in Liverpool? These are the songs you'll be seeing competing, in the order that they'll be performed in. 

You can read more about the artists performing them right here.

Frederik Leopold – Stuck On You

EYJAA – I Was Gonna Marry Him

Micky Skeel – Glansbillede

maia maia – Beautiful BS

Nicklas Sonne – Freedom

Mariyah LeBerg – Human

Søren Torpegaard Lund – Lige Her

Reiley – Breaking My Heart

Denmark will be performing in the Second Semi-Final at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. 

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