Denmark 2015: 687 songs submitted for DMGP
The best songwriters from Denmark and other European countries have sent songs for the Danish Melodi Grand Prix 2015 Now, the Danish national broadcaster will listen to them and decide which song will succeed Basim’s Eurovision entry which was streamed 2,6 million times and shown 3 million times on YouTube.
Danish national broadcaster will set a team to listen to then 687 submissions and decide the lucky ones for the grand final which is set for February 7th in Aalborg.
It’s nice to feel that so much interest. Now we look forward to listen all the songs through, says entertainment manager at DR, Jan Lagermand Lundme.
Though 2015 submissions are lower than 2014 when 872 songs proposed to DR (but then again Denmark hosted the Eurovision Song Contest). More or less submissions number is almost the same with 2013 and 2012 when 692 and 678 songs proposed to DR respectively.
The number of songs is not important in itself. Of course it is good to have something to choose from, but the most important is the quality of the numbers mean January Lagermand Lundme. We feel that we have come up in another right of songwriters in recent years. These are the best people from both Denmark and other European countries that send numbers into. Here are both established names and new talents that DR may help on the way, if they get a number in the Danish Melodi Grand Prix.
The DR expert jury will decide the 6 acts for the final while three or four more acts will be invited by DR as wild cards. Last time it was Sonny Fredie-Pedersen, Anna David, Nadia Malm and saxophonist Michael Rune, who was invited. Who it will be in 2015, is not in place yet.
We get a lot of positive feedback – even from big names in the Danish music industry. You can feel that it has been quite cool and okay to participate in Eurovision, says Jan Lagermand Lundme.