Dansk Melodi Grand Prix

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Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
DMGP logo (2020-).svg
Genre Pop music, folk music, classical music, rock music, etc.
Location(s) Denmark
Years active1957–present
Founded by Danmarks Radio (DR)
Website DR: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix (pronounced  [ˈtænˀsk me̝loˈtiˀ kʁɑn ˌpʰʁi] ), also known as Melodi Grand Prix or simply DMGP, is an annual music competition organised by the Danish public broadcaster Danmarks Radio (DR) since 1957, which determines the country's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest. The festival has produced three Eurovision winners and fourteen top-five placings. [1]

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History

Simon Mathew, performing in the Eurovision song contest in Belgrade, Serbia Simon Mathew, Denmark, Eurovision 2008.jpg
Simon Mathew, performing in the Eurovision song contest in Belgrade, Serbia
DMGP Logo from 2009 to 2014 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.svg
DMGP Logo from 2009 to 2014

With the introduction of a semi-final at the 2004 contest, and due to Denmark's absence from the 2003 contest, Denmark's 2004 representative, Tomas Thordarson, had to take part in the semi-final. His song, "Shame on You" did not reach the final, finishing 13th in a field of 22 contestants.

In 2005, DR made a bold step for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. Artists were allowed, for the first time ever, to sing in a language other than Danish. Many of the entries that year were sung in English; however, against the odds, the winning song was sung in Danish. Jakob Sveistrup won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix with his song "Tænder på dig". It was later re-written for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 to English as "Talking to You". Unlike the year before, Denmark secured a place in the final, finishing third in the semifinal. In the final he came 9th, guaranteeing Denmark a place in the final of the 2006 contest. A year later, Sidsel Ben Semmane sang "Twist of Love" in the final, but managed to finish 18th of 24 songs.

In 2007, after many poor results, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix adopted a semi-final format that had served well for the Swedish preselection, Melodifestivalen. Two semi-finals with 8 songs each were introduced, with the top 4 songs qualifying for the final. The 4 losing songs of each semi-final then took part in one of two wildcard rounds where the listeners of Danish radio stations P3 and P4 chose another two finalists. The winner under this new format, DQ with the song "Drama Queen" (a wildcard entrant), finished 18th in the semifinal, failing to qualify Denmark for the final again.

DR continued to use this format in the 2008 edition which was won by Simon Mathew and the song "All Night Long". At the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia, Denmark as in 2005, finished 3rd in the semifinals, qualifying for the grand final. In the final, Mathew got 60 points, finishing 15th in a field of 25 songs.

For the 2009 of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, DR reverted to their one-night final, that was held on 31 January 2009. The final of 10 songs consisted of 6 songs from an open call of songs from the public, with 4 songs being invited by DR to compete. [2]

Winners

Almost all winners of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix have gone on to represent Denmark at Eurovision. Only two entries did not represent Denmark at Eurovision: the 1996 winner, "Kun med dig" by Dorte Andersen  [ dk ] and Martin Loft  [ dk ], which failed to qualify for the final from the pre-selection, and the 2020 winner, "Yes" by Ben and Tan, which was slated to be the country's entry before the contest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [1] Denmark has won Eurovision three times: in 1963, 2000 and 2013. [3]

Table key
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Winner
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Second place
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Third place
Last place
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Entry selected but did not compete
Upcoming
YearHost city and venueDateSongArtistSongwriter(s)Eurovision
placing
1957 Copenhagen (Radiohuset)17 February"Skibet skal sejle i nat" Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler Erik Fiehn, Poul Sørensen 3
1958 Copenhagen (Radiohuset)16 February"Jeg rev et blad ud af min dagbog" Raquel Rastenni Sven Ulrik, Harry Jensen8
1959 Copenhagen (Radiohuset)11 February"Uh, jeg ville ønske jeg var dig" Birthe Wilke Otto Lington, Carl Andersen 5
1960 Copenhagen (Radiohuset)4 March"Det var en yndig tid" Katy Bødtger Vilfred Kjær, Sven Buemann 10
1961 Fredericia (Fredericia Teater)19 February"Angelique" Dario Campeotto Aksel V. Rasmussen 5
1962 Copenhagen (Tivolis Koncertsal)9 February"Vuggevise" Ellen Winther Kjeld Bonfils, Sejr Volmer-Sørensen 10
1963 Copenhagen (Tivolis Koncertsal)24 February"Dansevise" Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann Otto Francker, Sejr Volmer-Sørensen 1
1964 Copenhagen (Tivolis Koncertsal)15 February"Sangen om dig" Bjørn Tidmand Aksel V. Rasmussen, Mogens Dam 9
1965 Closed competition18 February"For din skyld" Birgit Brüel Jørgen Jersild, Poul Henningsen 7
1966 Copenhagen (Tivolis Koncertsal)6 February"Stop - mens legen er go'" Ulla Pia Erik Kåre 14
1978 Copenhagen (Tivolis Koncertsal)25 February"Boom Boom" Mabel Peter Nielsen, Andy Kulmbak, Michael Trempenau, Christian Have 16
1979 Søborg (TV-Byen)3 February"Disco Tango" Tommy Seebach Tommy Seebach, Keld Heick 6
1980 Copenhagen (Falkoner Center)29 March"Tænker altid på dig" Bamses Venner Bjarne Gren Jensen, Flemming Jørgensen 14
1981 Copenhagen (Valencia)28 February"Krøller eller ej" Tommy Seebach and Debbie Cameron Tommy Seebach, Keld Heick 11
1982 Søborg (TV-Byen)13 March"Video, Video" Brixx Jens Brixtofte 17
1983 Søborg (TV-Byen)5 March"Kloden drejer" Gry Johansen Flemming Gernyx, Lars Christensen, Christian Jacobsen, Billy Cross 17
1984 Søborg (TV-Byen)18 February"Det' lige det" Kirsten and Søren Søren Bundgaard, Keld Heick 4
1985 Lyngby (ASA Filmudlejning)9 March"Sku' du spørg' fra no'en?" Kirsten and Søren Søren Bundgaard, Keld Heick 11
1986 Søborg (TV-Byen)22 February"Du er fuld af løgn" Lise Haavik John Hatting 6
1987 Copenhagen (Tivolis Koncertsal)28 February"En lille melodi" Anne-Cathrine Herdorf Helge Engelbrecht, Jacob Jonia 5
1988 Søborg (TV-Byen)27 February"Ka' du se hva' jeg sa'?" Kirsten and Søren Søren Bundgaard, Keld Heick 3
1989 Copenhagen (Bella Center)25 March"Vi maler byen rød" Birthe Kjær Søren Bundgaard, Keld Heick 3
1990 Copenhagen (Tivolis Koncertsal)24 March"Hallo Hallo" Lonnie Devantier John Hatting, Torben Lendager, Keld Heick 8
1991 Aarhus (Musikhuset)16 March"Lige der hvor hjertet slår" Anders Frandsen Michael Elo 19
1992 Aalborg (Aalborghallen)29 February"Alt det som ingen ser" Kenny Lübcke and Lotte Nilsson Carsten Warming 12
1993 Odense (Odense Kongrescenter)3 April"Under stjernerne på himlen" Tommy Seebach Band Tommy Seebach, Keld Heick 22
1995 Søborg (TV-Byen)25 March"Fra Mols til Skagen" Aud Wilken Lise Cabble, Mette Mathiesen 5
1996 Søborg (TV-Byen)9 March"Kun med dig" Dorte Andersen and Martin Loft Jascha Richter, Keld Heick DNQX
1997 Søborg (TV-Byen)1 March"Stemmen i mit liv" Kølig Kaj Lars Pedersen, Thomas Lægård 16
1999 Søborg (TV-Byen)13 March"Denne gang" Michael Teschl and Trine Jepsen Ebbe Ravn 8 [lower-alpha 1]
2000 Copenhagen (Cirkusbygningen)19 February"Smuk som et stjerneskud" Olsen Brothers Jørgen Olsen 1 [lower-alpha 2]
2001 Herning (Messecenter Herning)17 February"Der står et billede af dig på mit bord" Rollo and King Søren Poppe, Thomas Brekling, Stefan Teilmann Laub Nielsen 2 [lower-alpha 3]
2002 Copenhagen (Cirkusbygningen)9 February"Vis mig hvem du er" Malene Mortensen Michael Ronson 24 [lower-alpha 4]
2004 Aarhus (Atletion)7 February"Sig det' løgn" Tomas Thordarson Ivar Lind Greiner, Iben Plesner [lower-alpha 5] DNQ
2005 Horsens (Forum Horsens)12 February"Tænder på dig" Jakob Sveistrup Andreas Mørck, Jacob Launbjerg 9 [lower-alpha 6]
2006 Aalborg (Gigantium)11 February"Twist of Love" Sidsel Ben Semmane Niels Drevsholt 18
2007 Holstebro (Musikteatret; semi-final 1)
Aalborg (Aalborghallen; semi-final 2)
Horsens (Forum Horsens; final)
[ citation needed ]
10 February"Drama Queen" DQ Simon Munk, Peter Andersen, Claus ChristensenDNQ
2008 Copenhagen (DR Byen; semi-finals)
Horsens (Forum Horsens; final)
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2 February"All Night Long" Simon Mathew Jacob Launbjerg, Svend Gudiksen, Nis Bøgvad 15
2009 Herning (Messecenter Herning)31 January"Believe Again" Niels Brinck Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin Møller Larsson, Ronan Keating 13
2010 Aalborg (Gigantium)6 February"In a Moment Like This" Chanée and N'evergreen Thomas G:son, Henrik Sethsson, Erik Bernholmis 4
2011 Ballerup (Ballerup Super Arena)26 February"New Tomorrow" A Friend In London Lise Cabble, Jakob Glæsner 5
2012 Aalborg (Gigantium)21 January"Should've Known Better" Soluna Samay Remee, Chief 1, Amir Sulaiman, Isam Bachiri 23
2013 Herning (Jyske Bank Boxen)26 January"Only Teardrops" Emmelie de Forest Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen, Thomas Stengaard 1
2014 Odense (Arena Fyn)8 March"Cliché Love Song" Basim Lasse Lindorff, Kim Nowak-Zorde, Daniel Fält 9
2015 Aalborg (Gigantium)7 February"The Way You Are" Anti Social Media Remee S. Jackman, Chief 1 DNQ
2016 Horsens (Forum Horsens)13 February"Soldiers of Love" Lighthouse X Sebastian F. Ovens, Daniel Lund Jørgensen, Katrine Klith Andersen, Søren Bregendal, Johannes Nymark, Martin SkriverDNQ
2017 Herning (Jyske Bank Boxen)25 February"Where I Am" Anja Nissen Anja Nissen, Angel Tupai, Michael D'Arcy20
2018 Aalborg (Gigantium)10 February"Higher Ground" Rasmussen Niclas Arn, Karl Eurén9
2019 Herning (Jyske Bank Boxen)23 February"Love Is Forever" Leonora Lise Cabble, Melanie Wehbe, Emil Lei 12
2020 Copenhagen (Royal Arena)7 March"Yes" Ben and Tan Emil Rosendal Lei, Jimmy Jansson, Linnea Deb CancelledX
2021 Copenhagen (DR Byen)6 March"Øve os på hinanden" Fyr & Flamme Laurits EmanuelDNQ
2022 Herning (Jyske Bank Boxen)5 March"The Show" Reddi Chief 1, Ihan Haydar, Julia Fabrin, Remee Jackman, Siggy SaveryDNQ
2023 Næstved (Næstved Arena)11 FebruaryTBDTBDTBD

Albums

Main album series

YearAlbumPeak positionsWeeks at #1Certification
DEN
[4]
2015Melodi Grand Prix 20157N/A

Children's MGP album series

YearAlbumPeak positionsWeeks at #1Certification
DEN
[4]
2001MGP 200113
2002MGP 200217
2003MGP 200314
2004MGP 200413
2005MGP 200513
2006MGP 200612
2007MGP 200714
2008MGP 2008: Det er bare noget, vi leger!13
2009MGP 200912
2011MGP 201115
2012MGP 201216
2013MGP 201314
2014MGP 201418
2015MGP 201516
2016MGP 201612
2017MGP 20172
2018MGP 20181
[5]
2
2019MGP 20191
[6]
1
2020MGP 20202
[7]
2021MGP 20211
[8]
2022MGP 20221
[9]
De vindere series
YearAlbumPeak positionsCertification
DEN
[4]
2004MGP 2004 - De 3 vindere11
2005MGP 2005 - De 3 vindere12
2006MGP 2006 - De 3 vindere11
2007MGP 2006 - De 3 vindere24
2008MGP 2008 - Vinderne33
Others
YearAlbumPeak positionsCertification
DEN
[4]
2014MGP Jul7

See also

Notes and references

Notes

  1. Performed at Eurovision as "This Time I Mean It"
  2. Performed at Eurovision as "Fly on the Wings of Love"
  3. Performed at Eurovision as "Never Ever Let You Go"
  4. Performed at Eurovision as "Tell Me Who You Are"
  5. Performed at Eurovision as "Shame on You"
  6. Performed at Eurovision as "Talking to You"

Related Research Articles

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the song "Twist of Love" written by Niels Drevsholt. The song was performed by Sidsel Ben Semmane. The Danish broadcaster DR organised the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2006 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2006 contest in Athens, Greece. Ten songs competed in a televised show where "Twist of Love" performed by Sidsel Ben Semmane was the winner as decided upon through two rounds of public voting.

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 with the song "Talking to You" written by Jacob Launbjerg and Andreas Mørck. The song was performed by Jakob Sveistrup. The Danish broadcaster DR organised the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2005 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2005 contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ten songs competed in a televised show where "Tænder på dig" performed by Jakob Sveistrup was the winner as decided upon through two rounds of public voting. The song was later translated from Danish to English for the Eurovision Song Contest and was titled "Talking to You".

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with the song "Drama Queen" written by Peter Andersen, Simon Munk and Claus Christensen. The song was performed by DQ, which is the artistic name of singer and drag queen Peter Andersen. The Danish broadcaster DR organised the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2007 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2007 contest in Helsinki, Finland. The national selection consisted of two televised semi-finals, a radio wildcard selection and a televised final. In the final, the winner was selected by regional televoting. "Drama Queen" performed by DQ was the winner after gaining the most votes.

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 with the song "Shame on You" written by Ivar Lind Greiner and Iben Plesner. The song was performed by Tomas Thordarson. The Danish broadcaster DR returned to the Eurovision Song Contest after a one-year absence following their relegation from 2003 as one of the bottom five countries in the 2002 contest. DR organised the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2004 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2004 contest in Istanbul, Turkey. Ten songs competed in a televised show where "Sig det' løgn" performed by Tomas Thordarson was the winner as decided upon through two rounds of public voting. The song was later translated from Danish to English for the Eurovision Song Contest and was titled "Shame on You".

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the song "All Night Long" written by Jacob Launbjerg, Svend Gudiksen and Nis Bøgvad. The song was performed by Simon Mathew. The Danish broadcaster DR organised the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2008 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2008 contest in Belgrade, Serbia. The national selection consisted of two televised semi-finals, a radio wildcard selection and a televised final. In the final, the winner was selected by regional televoting. "All Night Long" performed by Simon Mathew was the winner after gaining the most votes.

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song "Believe Again" written by Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin Michael Larsson and Ronan Keating. The song was performed by Brinck. The Danish broadcaster DR organised the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2009 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2009 contest in Moscow, Russia. Ten songs competed in a televised show where the winner was selected over three rounds of voting. The results of the first round were decided upon through the combination of jury voting and public voting while the results in the second and third round were determined solely by public televoting. "Believe Again" performed by Brinck was the winner after gaining the most public votes in the third round.

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "In a Moment like This" written by Thomas G:son, Henrik Sethsson and Erik Bernholm. The song was performed by Chanée and N'evergreen. The Danish broadcaster DR organised the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2010 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2010 contest in Oslo, Norway. Ten songs competed in a televised show where the winner was selected over three rounds of voting. The results of the first round were decided upon through the combination of jury voting and public voting while the results in the second and third round were determined solely by public televoting. "In a Moment like This" performed by Chanée and N'evergreen was the winner after gaining the most public votes in the third round.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Birthe Kjær</span> Danish singer (born 1948)

Birthe Kjær is a Danish singer. She finished second at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 1980, 1986 and 1987, before winning in 1989, and went on to finish third at the 1989 Eurovision Song Contest in Lausanne. She also finished third at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 1991.

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song "New Tomorrow" written by Lise Cabble and Jakob Glæsner. The song was performed by the band A Friend in London. The Danish broadcaster DR organised the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2011 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2011 contest in Düsseldorf, Germany. Ten songs competed in a televised show where the winner was selected over three rounds of voting. The results of the first round were decided upon through the combination of jury voting and public voting while the results in the second and third round were determined solely by public televoting. "New Tomorrow" performed by A Friend in London was the winner after gaining the most public votes in the third round.

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the song "Should've Known Better" written by Chief 1, Remee and Isam B. The song was performed by Soluna Samay. The Danish broadcaster DR organised the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2012 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2012 contest in Baku, Azerbaijan. Ten songs competed in a televised show where "Should've Known Better" performed by Soluna Samay was the winner as decided upon through the combination of jury voting and public voting over two rounds.

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "The Way You Are", written by Remee and Chief 1. The song was performed by the band Anti Social Media. The Danish broadcaster DR organised the national final Melodi Grand Prix 2015 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2015 contest in Vienna, Austria. Ten songs competed in a televised show where "The Way You Are" performed by Anti Social Media was the winner as decided upon through the combination of jury voting and public voting.

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song "Soldiers of Love" written by Sebastian F. Ovens, Daniel Lund Jørgensen, Katrine Klith Andersen, Søren Bregendal, Johannes Nymark and Martin Skriver. The song was performed by the group Lighthouse X. The Danish broadcaster DR organised the national final Melodi Grand Prix 2016 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2016 contest in Stockholm, Sweden. Ten songs competed in a televised show where the winner was selected over two rounds of voting. The results of the first round were decided upon through the combination of jury voting and public voting while in the second round, the winner was selected solely by public televoting. "Soldiers of Love" performed by Lighthouse X was the winner after gaining 42% of the public vote.

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Where I Am" written by Anja Nissen, Angel Tupai and Michael D'Arcy. The song was performed by Anja Nissen. The Danish broadcaster DR organised the national final Melodi Grand Prix 2017 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2017 contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ten songs competed in a televised show where "Where I Am" performed by Anja Nissen was the winner as decided upon through the combination of jury voting and public voting over two rounds.

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song "Higher Ground" written by Niclas Arn and Karl Eurén. The song was performed by Rasmussen. The Danish broadcaster DR organised the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2018 contest in Lisbon, Portugal. Ten songs competed in a televised show where "Higher Ground" performed by Rasmussen was the winner as decided upon through the combination of jury voting and public voting over two rounds.

Denmark originally planned to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song "Yes" written by Emil Lei, Jimmy Jansson and Linnea Deb. The song was performed by the duo Ben and Tan. The Danish broadcaster DR organised the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2020 contest in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The national selection consisted of a radio semi-final and a televised final. In the final, the winner was selected over two rounds of voting. The results of the first round were decided upon through the combination of jury voting and public voting while in the second round, the winner was selected solely by public televoting. "Yes" performed by Ben and Tan was the winner after gaining 61% of the public vote.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Yes (Ben and Tan song)</span> 2020 song by Ben and Tan

"Yes" is a song by Ben and Tan that would have gone to represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The song was released as a digital download on 8 March 2020.

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song "Øve os på hinanden" written by Laurits Emanuel. The song was performed by the duo Fyr og Flamme. The Danish broadcaster DR organised the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2021 contest in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Eight songs competed in a televised show where "Øve os på hinanden" performed by Fyr og Flamme was the winner as decided upon through two rounds of public voting.

Fyr og Flamme is a Danish music duo consisting of Jesper Groth and Laurits Emanuel, that represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam with the song ”Øve os på hinanden”.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Øve os på hinanden</span> 2021 song by Fyr & Flamme

"Øve os på hinanden" is a song by Danish music duo Fyr & Flamme that represented Denmark in the in Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam. It is the first time since 1997 that a song sung entirely in Danish represented the country at Eurovision. The song topped the Danish singles chart, being the first Danish Eurovision entry to do so since "Only Teardrops" in 2013.

Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy, with "The Show" performed by the band Reddi. The Danish broadcaster DR organised the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix2022 in order to select the Danish entry. Eight songs competed in a televised show where "The Show" performed by Reddi was the winner as decided upon through two rounds of public voting.

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