Yesterday Ditte Marie, Danish national finalist from the past two years, announced that she is leaving her band Le Freak in order to be able to put all her energy into her solo career. The band continues as they got their former leadsinger to come back.
The official CD with all participating songs in this year’s Danish final is still selling well, although it is now fighting with the album from the Danish Junior final. A Friend In London’s Eurovision Song Contest entry New Tomorrow has become a very popular ringtone and Stine Kinck is new on the charts.
As usual the CD with all songs competing in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix is selling well in Denmark. It is new on the charts where also several of the participants are to be found. Flemming Bamse Jørgensen, who represented Denmark in 1980 and passed away New Year’s night, is giving them all a run for their money though.
The first album from disco band Le freak that came third in the 2011 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix has hit the stores. The album contains new songs as well as cover versions and of course the song 25 Hours A Day, their attempt to reach this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
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.