Denmark 2017: DR presents the DMGP finalists
DENMARK – Everything is ready for the DMGP final which is set for February 25th. Today DR revealed the 10 finalists. The songs will be presented on February 20th. Two X-Factor winners are entering the national final: Thomas Ring, who won the third season in 2010, and Anthony, who won the program in 2014 as part of Thomas Blach Mans composite duo Anthony Jasmin.
Another winner of a talent show can be found in Danish-Australian Anja, who won The Voice in Australia in 2014 and last year ended up in second place in the Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark with the song ‘Never Alone’. Also René Machon return to the Grand Prix scene for the second time. He participated in 2015 with the song ‘Mi Amore’. Perhaps the most startling part in Eurovision 2017 singer and the living doll Sada Vidoo, which last year impressed the judges in the British version of X Factor. Now she will also try to impress the Danes in Melodi Grand Prix.
Two experienced and competent singers we find in Jeanette Bonde, which is firmly backing singer for Stine Bramsen and Swedish Johanna Beijbom who have sung chorus at the Eurovision Song Contest as many as four times. For the first time enters both women now right up to the edge of the stage, when they try to sing to victory. Tradition can Melodi Grand Prix also present a series a completely new names from the Danish music scene. This year’s duo Mercury Calling, and the two singers Rikke Skytte and Ida Una, both of which have been discovered via YouTube.
Entertainment Manager in DR, Jan Storage Lundme, promises that viewers and the thousands of people worldwide, in Jyske Bank Boxen can look forward to a “fully sovereign Show” on Feb. 25, where Annette Heick and Johannes Nymark’s hosts: “With the ten songs that will compete this year, we have a range of compositions and soloists greater extent than ever before have international stature. The song, which goes to the Eurovision Song Contest, will perform really well – I’m quite sure! Box is also a perfect setting for Melodi Grand Prix, and with John and Annette in front I can promise that it will be both highly professional and highly entertaining”.
The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest will have the honor to represent Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, in May. The ten songs in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be announced Monday, February 20.
- Track 1: ‘One’
Soloist: Ida Una
Lyrics and music: Peter Bjørnskov and Lene Dissing
- Song number 2: ‘Vesterbro’
Soloist: Thomas Ring
Lyrics and music: Thomas Ring
- Song number three: ‘Color My World’
Soloist: Rikke Gunner
Lyrics and music: Mads Løkkegaard, Joël Pagiël MacDonald, Mohamed Alitou and Laura Kloos
- Song number 4: ‘Where I Am’
Lyrics and music: Anja Nissen, Angel Tupai and Michael D’Arcy
- Song number 5: ‘Big Little Lies’
Soloist: Calling Mercury
Lyrics and music: Thomas Sardorf, Rune Braager and Martin Luke Brown
- Song number 6: ‘Smoke In My Eyes’
Lyrics and music: Kim Nowak-Zorde, Kasper Larsen, Hans Petersen, Ollie Marland and Phil Plested
- Song number 7: ‘Warriors’
Soloist: René Machon
Lyrics and music: Astrid Cordes, Alexander Grandjean, Hans Petersen and Lars Andersen
- Song number 8: ‘Northern Lights’
Soloist: Sada Vidoo
Lyrics and music: Christoffer Lauridsen, Andreas Öhrn and Alessandra Günthardt
- Song number 9: ‘Hurricane’
Soloist: Jeanette Bonde
Lyrics and music: Jeanette Bonde, Alexander Grandjean, Jeppe Pilgaard Ulrichsen and Nermin Harambasic
- Song number 10: ‘ASAP’
Soloist: Johanna Beijbom
Lyrics and music: Peter Wallevik, Daniel Heløy Davidsen, Patrick Devine, Dimitri Stassos and Freja Jonsson Blomberg