Denmark is now showing sign of life once again, as the national broadcaster (DR) has finally opened their song submission period. Starting from today, when this post was written and lasting until October 28th 2022, 12:00 CET.
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2023
With the song submission period finally open, DR has also revealed a complete set of rules that need to be followed, but it is also stated in the beginning of the announcement that “the winning song must, with it’s great quality, have the potential to represent Danish music & culture at it’s best, at the song contest“.
The interesting about this, would that the past two contests, Denmark did in fact go with songs that are indeed very Danish, and even one of the songs being fully in Danish. Unfortunately, this has resulted in two non-qualifications.
There has been a lot of complaints within Denmark lately, especially over the past two years, due to the fact, that the competition has felt too much Danish. Which in turn, has left the national final being a bit too lackluster when it comes to diversity in genres. Hopefully, there is indeed a change in the selection process for 2023.
When taking a look a the rules, some of them are stated as following:
- 8 songs will once again compete (as well just in the past 2 years).
- Someone Danish must be involved in the song – Danes who will on Greenland or Faroe Isles can also participate
- The song can be performed in ANY language at both DMGP and ESC
- DR will publish everything, when everything is set and decided
…most of the remaining rules are just as usual, such as a maximum of 3 minutes, only 6 people on stage, the lead vocals must be performed live, no publication at all prior to DR‘s announcement and such.
Unfortunately as well, with this publication, it is still not revealed where the national final will be held, nor when it will be held.
With that said, if you know anyone/or are Danish and would like to give Dansk Melodi Grand Prix a try in 2023, you can submit your song right here.
The girl power group Reddi had the honor of representing Denmark in the contest earlier this year in Turin. However, their song “The Show” couldn’t live up to it’s title, and Denmark missed out on the final in the end. The group came 13th in the first semi-final with a total of 55 points from both juries and televote.
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Source(s): DR.dk (In Danish)