Denmark decides for 2015 on February 7th
AALBORG, DENMARK – The Gigantium Arena in Aalborg in Northern Denmark will host the Danish national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 2015 on February 7th, Danish broadcaster DR announced today.
Head of Entertainment in DR Jan Lagermand Lundme, who where the Head of Show during Eurovision in Copenhagen, says that he wants to reset Dansk Melodi Grand Prix so Denmark can host the Eurovision Song Contest once again soon. Jan Lagermand Lundme says that DR are more concerned with quality than quantity and he encourage the songwriters to send in their very best songs – not 20 songs, but one song that can win the Eurovision Song Contest.
The songs they are looking for is not necessarily what you could call a typical Eurovision song. In 2015 DR wants to hear songs that have something to say and songs that will touch the viewers. As an example Jan Lagermand Lundme mentions The Netherlands’ Common Linnets and their song “Calm after the storm” which was the runner-up in this year’s Eurovision and of course the winner Conchita Würst from Austria.
DR will draw on the experience from producing the Eurovision Song Contest this year when planning Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2015. This year’s competition brought us closer to the artists and their songs for example with the surprising interviews in the green room and DR wants to build on that next year so the show will be a big party where Danes can come together.
DR is also searching for songs to participate in the final and the deadline to submit songs in September 8th.
Aalborg has previously hosted Dansk Melodi Grand Prix four times and the last time was in 2010 where Chanée & N’evergreen won with “In a moment like this”.
DID YOU KNOW?
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix has been held several places in Denmark during the last years. Here is a list of where in Denmark the final has been held:
• 2014: Odense
• 2013: Herning
• 2012: Aalborg
• 2011: Ballerup
• 2010: Aalborg
• 2009: Herning
• 2008: Horsens, with semi finals in Copenhagen
• 2007: Horsens, with semi finals in Holstebro and Aalborg
• 2006: Aalborg
• 2005: Horsens
• 2004: Aarhus
• 2003: No Danish final and no participation in Eurovision
• 2002: Copenhagen
• 2001: Herning
• 2000: Copenhagen