Denmark: The 'Melodi Grand Prix' guide09 February 2023 at 09:00 CET
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.
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.
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.
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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