2014 is a huge year for the Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark, something that the 10 teams of songwriters and artists competing in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2014 will be able to notice. When the competition kicks off at Arena Fyn on the 8th of March, the goal is to find the song that will represent Denmark, and possibly secure a victory on home turf at the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen in May.
It is, however, not the only thing at stake for participants. Behind the songs, that are competing in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, are a several professional composers and lyricists. Their work is also set to be honoured by Koda this year who will award a prize of DKK 100,000 (€13,400) to the songwriting team behind this year’s winning song. The prize will be awarded at the winner’s press conference after the show on the 8th of March at Arena Fyn.
Listen to the songs
It is already possible to get an impression of who you should root for on the 8th of March: Clips of the songs can be heard below under each artist name. In the week leading up to the show, it will be possible to hear the songs in their full length, as Andrew Jensen will play two songs each day on his radio program P4 Play, which is broadcast between 12:20 and 13:00 CET.
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These songs are competing in Odense:
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will be broadcast live on DR1 at 20:00 CET on the 8th of March. In the show, the 10 songs will perform in the following order:
Song nr: 1: I Choose U
Artist: Bryan Rice
Music/Lyrics: Lars Halvor Jensen, Johannes Jørgensen, Shanna Crooks
Song nr.2: Your Lies
Artist: Rebekka Thornbech
Music/Lyrics: Danne Attlerud, Gustav Eurén, Niclas Arn
Song nr. 3: Feeling The You (Wildcard)
Music/Lyrics: SONNY, Frederik Tao Nordsøe Schjoldan, Thomas Lumpkins
Song nr. 4: She’s the One
Artist: Danni Elmo
Music/Lyrics: Engelina, Alexander Brown, Søren Vestergaard, Marcus Linnet
Song nr. 5: Vi finder hjem
Artist: Emilie Moldow
Music/Lyrics: Engelina, Ole Brodersen, Kasper Larsen, Basim
Song nr. 6: Right by Your Side
Music/Lyrics: Mathias Kallenberger, Andreas Berlin, Jasmine Anderson
Song nr. 7: Before You Forget Me (Wildcard)
Artist: Nadia Malm
Music/Lyrics: Nadia Malm
Song nr. 8: Cliche Love Song
Music/Lyrics: Lasse Lindorff, Kim Nowak-Zorde, Daniel Fält, Basim
Song nr. 9: It Hurts (Wildcard)
Artist: Anna David
Music/Lyrics: Anna David, Lasse Lindorff, Kim Nowak-Zorde, Jeremy Huffleman, Marli Harwood,
Michael Harwood, Nick Keynes.
Song nr. 10: Wanna Be Loved (Wildcard)
Artist: Michael Rune feat. Natascha Bessez
Music/Lyrics: Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin Larsson, Luke Madden, Lemare Obika
As the host country, Denmark is automatically qualified to the final of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place at the B&W-Hallerne on Refshaleøen in Copenhagen on the 10th of May.
Stay tuned for more news about Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2014.