A few days after Denmark confirmed its participation for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, more details have been revealed concerning the national selection.
The final will take place on the 11th of February in the Næstved Arena in Næstved, in the Southern part of the island of Zealand. The city will host the show for the first time, and the arena has a capacity of nearly 7,000 people. They Mayor of the city, Carsten Rasmussen, said:
“We are happy that DR has chosen Næstved as Grand Prix city 2023. If we have to say so ourselves, it is quite obvious, because Næstved is a city with lots of music culture. We have even hatched two Grand Prix winners: from Næstved Musikskole, singer and actress Flora Ofelia, who won the children’s Melodi Grand Prix in 2015, and from Næstved Ungdomsskole, drummer Ihan Haydar, who won the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 2012, and also competed in 2022.
Eight songs will compete in the show. The songs submission window has already been open since last week. Whereas we don’t know when the names of the artists will be revealed, it appears that DR will unveil the names of the hosts in Autumn.
Gustav Lützhøft, senior editor at DR Kultur, Debat og Musik, said: “Dansk Melodi Grand Prix is a proud tradition, and a musical folk festival that brings us together across generations and tastes. Therefore, again this year, the ambition is to create a show that brings Danes together at home in their living rooms, and that celebrates music and the art of songwriting.”
Denmark in Eurovision
Denmark participated for the first time in 1957, like Austria and The United Kingdom. The countries won three times, with the song “Dansevise” (1963); “Fly On The Wings Of Love” (2000) and “Only Teardrops” (2013). The last artist that represented Denmark at Eurovision was the band REDDI with the song “The Show”. They finished in 13th place in the first semi final with 55 points.
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