Danish national broadcaster DR are gearing up for another epic Eurovision year, as they announced this week that long running show Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will return for its 49th edition in 2019. While we await the announcement of competing singers and songs (expected early 2019), the broadcaster has revealed that the national final will take place on 23 February in Herning’s Jyske Bank Boxen Arena.
If organisers are to follow previous years’ format, we can expect ten artists to battle it out in one show, with the top three reaching the super final and being given the opportunity to sing their song again in the hopes of being crowned the winner.
Also to be decided is who will host the gala event when it returns to the city of Herning for the fifth time. Nevertheless tickets for the show went on sale on Friday and the deadline for submissions for passed late last month.
Last year the contest featured Sannie (aka Whigfield), Anna Ritsmar and eventual winner drama teacher cum viking singer Rasmussen. The song ‘Higher Ground’ reached the Grand Final, giving Denmark a solid 9th place finish.