This evening at 20:00 CET, the Danish final kicks off from the Gigantum arena in Denmark's fourth city, Aalborg.
Tonight's show promises to be an exciting one with ten excellent acts and the biggest stage since Copenhagen hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2001!
In 2009, Denmark sent Niels Brinck to Moscow with his song Believe Again, which qualified to the final of Europe's favourite TV show, subsequently coming 13th. This year the Danes are hoping for a better result and broadcast DR has lined up 10 high quality acts to face the public vote. So far 18 year old Simone, who shot to fame after winning the junior talent competition Scenen Er Din in 2004, has been named as the favourite to take home the trophy with her ballad, How Will I Know.
Last year Danish broadcaster DR decided to change the format of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix to a one-show event after two years of holding semi-finals. This was in order to concentrate on finding quality acts, thereby reducing the logistical costs of a multi-show format. The result was a spectacular final in Herning, which attracted praise from all over Europe. It is hoped that this year's final in Aalborg will have the same effect.
The ten acts taking part as follows:
- Bryan Rice - Breathing
- Joakim Tranberg - All About A Girl
- MariaMatilde Band - Panik!
- Simone - How Will I Know
- Jens Marni - Gloria
- Chanée & N'evergreen - In A Moment Like This
- Kaya Brüel - Only Tonight
- Thomas Barsøe - Just Like Rain
- Sukkerchok - Kæmper For Kærlighed
- Silas & Kat - Come Come Run Away
The voting will comprise of an expert jury combined with the viewing public deciding on which four songs will continue to a so-called "super final". From here on televoters will have full power as the four acts duel against each other, reducing down to two acts and finally producing a winner. The final can be watched on DR's official Melodi Grand Prix website.
You can already see a glimpse of what you can expect in our gallery:
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