There are details about the upcoming Danish national selection, Dansk Grand Prix 2024, made public. These details were revealed by manager, Erik Struve Hansen, during the annual Dansk Melodi Grand Prix fan club meeting.
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
The national broadcaster of Denmark, DR, opened its song submission window at the end of August 2023, with an end date of October 27th 2023. No less than 500 songs were submitted to DR and these songs will all be considered for the upcoming edition of Dans Melodi Grand Prix.
All the participants of the Danish national final will be announced 3 weeks before the national grand final of Denmark on February 10th 2024. The week before the Danish grand final, which will take place on February 17th 2024 in Copenhagen (capital of Denmark), DR will broadcast a grand preview show during which all entrants will play acoustic or unplugged versions of their participating song. The hosts of the shows will be announced on a later date.
The Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2024 set-up
The way Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2024 set-up is the following:
- The grand final of Denmark will take place on February 17th 2024.
- The venue of this final will be the DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen.
- There will be a live band during the national final, but it will be optional for acts to make use of this band.
- There will be two rounds of voting. In the first round there will be no ranking, just the announcement of the acts that will progress to the second phase. There is no number set yet for the acts that will proceed to the second stage of the Danish grand final.
- The winner of the second phase, thus the act that will represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, will be revealed with the use of a bar that shows voting percentages.
- The Danish national final will feature a jury of 20 members: 10 from Denmark and 10 international members. The jury will have a say in both phases of the grand final. Who is in the jury will be revealed in the live shows.
In the Eurovision Song Contest of 2023 Denmark was represented by Reiley with the song “Breaking My Heart”. Denmark did not make it into the Grand Final, because Reiley ended in 14th place (of 16) in Semi-final 2.