For the first time since 1993 the Danish National Final ‘Dansk Melodi Grandprix’ will be held in the contry’s 3rd largest city Odense which is located on the island Fyn. ‘Arena Fyn’ will host this year’s host country’s national selection, that has gained much popularity, especially among international fans in recent years on March 8th.
Except for ‘Dansk Melodi Grandprix.’, ‘Arena Fyn‘ will also host the children’s MGP the week after on March 15th
In the week up to the show, Odense has promised to stage plenty of Eurovision themed events, to make sure the whole city is in the spirit for hosting. Odense already bidded to become the host city earlier this year and Mayor Anker Boye is thrilled that the city ended up being chosen.
“On Fyn, we like partying, and we are pleased to invite all of Denmark for two adventurous events, that will no doubt delight both children and adults. In Odense, we look forward to, that the city which has produced several grand prix winners through time, will sizzle and bubble with Grand Prix atmosphere” – Anker Boye said
Danish Broadcaster DR is also confident that Odense will host a great show.
“We know that Odense can tackle this task and create the framework for a super great show and a huge party for everyone. 2014 will be the year of Eurovision. The world’s eyes are focused on Denmark, because we will be hosting the Eurovision. So Dansk Melodi Grand Prix and MGP is obviously something special this time”. – says DR’s director of entertainment Rasmus Ladefoged.
DR is already in full swing with finding the artists, who will compete in Dansk Melodi Grandprix 2014, as the submission period is open until October 7th. DR will choose 6 of those songs from the songs sent in, and invite 3-4 other artists on a wildcard so a total of 9-10 songs will compete in the final.
Emmelie de Forest won Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö with ‘Only Teardrops’ so therefore, this year’s Danish representative will be directly qualified for the Final in Copenhagen as Denmark is the host country.