In the weeks leading up to this year’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix several concerns regarding the many foreigners in the national final were expressed. Deliberately or not the Danish TV viewers mainly went for the Danish names quickly voting off the foreigners. Is it a coincidence or could it be related to the Danish culture?
The Danish TV viewers decided to give a ticket for Germany to A Friend I London. They will be representing Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest trying to bring home the trophy to the red and white coloured Nordic country. That was decided in tonight’s national final that also served a tribute to triple Eurovision participant Tommy Seebach.
Earlier this week 30 seconds clips from the songs participating in Saturday’s Danish final were made public. After the first dress rehearsal Thursday evening the complete versions were put online by DR. The CD will also hit the record stores today.
Saturday evening Danish broadcaster DR will ask the population who they want to represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest this year, but they have already asked the same question on their website. The current standing leaves no doubt who is the biggest favourite to win the 2011 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.
When the Danish final kicks off Saturday at 20:00 CET the agenda is to pick the song that can bring Denmark all the way to the top of the scoreboard in Düsseldorf. 10 acts are in the running, but only one will get the chance to show that they can do better than last year’s fourth place. Here you can read more about the hopeful participants.