Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2013: The participants speak about Eurovision

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2013 all participants ©  Bjarne Bergius Hermansen, DR

10 acts will compete to represent Denmark at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Some of them are declared fans while others never saw themselves as a part of that - until now. Let's take a look at their favourite Melodi Grand Prix and Eurovision moments. 

1. Frederikke Vedel - Jeg Har Hele Tiden Vidst Det (I have always Known It)

Frederikke Vedel

First Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix memory: Hallo Hallo (Denmark 1990).

Favourite Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix song: "Euphoria by Loreen. (The Swedish 2012 winning song) A good song and a cool artist".

Which Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix singer would you like to be for an evening: "Malena Ernman, who represented Sweden at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. She rocks!"

2. Brinck - Human

Brinck

First Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix memory: Video Video (Denmark 1982).

Favourite Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix song: "That is Skibet Skal Sejle I Nat (Denmark 1957), beautiful, beautiful song. Am also crazy about Dansevise (Denmark 1963) and of course Fly On The Wings Of Love (Denmark 2000)".

Which Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix singer would you like to be for an evening: "I have often been wondering, which football player I would want to be, or maybe which James Bond, but I have always come to the conclusion that I am quite satisfied just being myself. If I have to chose one, it must be one who has won for Denmark, so it must be one of the Olsen Brothers". 

3. Kate Hall - I'm Not Alone 

Kate Hall

First Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix memory: Hallo Hallo (Denmark 1990). "I was wildly fascinated by the big, red telephone. I also wanted such one at home. I told my mum that I also wanted to participate one day so it is now a dream coming true".

Favourite Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix song: Dansevise (Denmark 1963) "It is a really beautiful song. I still get tears in my eyes whenever I hear it. I also love Euphoria. In Germany I had the opportunity to work together with Loreen, where she performed in an episode of Popstars, where I was vocal coach. She is absolutely fantastic and I am sure, an artist who is here to stay". 

Which Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix singer would you like to be for an evening: "I would want to be Grethe Ingmann (Denmark 1963). She sang Dansevise in such a way that it still touches people today. She really was capable of catching the moment that night".

4. Louise Dubiel - Rejs Dig Op (Stand up!)

Louise Dubiel

First Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix memory: "I think it was when I sat at the floor in front of the TV at home and saw Birthe Kjær sing Vi Maler Byen Rød (Denmark 1989) in a big, red dress. There I became a fan. She looked so sweet and had such a nice dress on. I was 5 years old".

Favourite Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix song: "I think it must be Hallo Hallo (Denmark 1990). I was so impressed over the giant orange telephone they rolled on to the stage. I love the song and have sung it many times". 

Which Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix singer would you like to be for an evening: "I would want to be one of the girls from ABBA (Sweden 1974), or maybe rather Björn or Benny, who wrote the music. I was a big ABBA fan as a child - and still am. That band has written so many cool songs that it is hard to believe". 

5. Daze - We Own The Universe

Daze

First Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix memory: Trine: Mabel's Boom Boom (Denmark 1978). Jesper: "Swedish Carola (Sweden 1983, 1991 and 2006), when I was 6 years old".

Favourite Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix song: Trine: "Bamses Venner with Tænker Altid På Dig (Denmark 1980) or Nicole's Ein bisschen Frieden (Germany 1982)". 

Which Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix singer would you like to be for an evening: Trine: Celine Dion (Switzerland 1988). "She did pretty well after her victory". Jesper: "I don't actually know so many of them, but Olsen Brothers always spreads joy and happy memories".

6. Simone Egeriis - Stay Awake

Simone Egeriis

First Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix memory: "The first memory I have from Eurovision must be when Olsen Brothers won with Fly On The Wings Of Love (Denmark 2000). It was a fantastic evening. I ran around with flags at my grandmother's house and was completely ecstatic". 

Favourite Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix song: Tænder På Dig by Jacob Sveistrup (The Danish version of Denmark 2005). "I was among the audience in the arena when he won and what a party!". 

Which Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix singer would you like to be for an evening: "There has been so many good ones through the years so I don't know. Though I must say that last year's winner Euphoria with Loreeen (Sweden 2012) would be a good one as it is different, unique and fantastic". 

7. Jack Rowan feat. Sam Gray - Invincible

Jack Rowan & Sam Gray

First Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix memory: No answer

Favourite Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix song: "My favourite Grand Prix song is A Friend In London's New Tomorrow, because the first second in the chorus gave me the chill".

Which Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix singer would you like to be for an evening: No answer

8. Emmelie de Forest - Only Teardrops

Emmelie de Forest

First Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix memory: "A Moment that stands clear for me when I was 7 years old and the Olsen Brothers won both Dansk Melodi Grand Prix and the Eurovision Song Contest with Fly On The Wings Of Love. I remember I was singing a long to the song and the celebrations after they returned home from Stockholm".

Favourite Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix song: "Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann's Dansevise is my favourite. It is a very nice song with beautiful and poetic lyrics. It is a song back from 1963, but I never get tired of listening to it. Eventhough I wasn't born back then it gives me good thoughts about Melodi Grand Prix".  

Which Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix singer would you like to be for an evening: "If I had to be a Eurovision star for an evening I would say ABBA. I am crazy about their outfits and love their voices. They were so cool on a stage and their compositions and lyrics are magical". 

9. Albin - Beautiful To Me

Albin

First Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix memory: "I remember very clearly when Carola won the Eurovision Song Contest in Rome in 1991 and they had to count who had gotten most 10's as France and Sweden had equally many 12's. It was a pure thriller". 

Favourite Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix song: "That is difficult as there are so much good music, but I'll say Dansevisen 1963. It is a really nice tune, which brings me in a good mood. Otherwise Disco Tango from 1979 and Hallo Hallo from 1990 also good options. Are there any who doesn't begin to dance when they played?"

Which Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix singer would you like to be for an evening: "Definitely Johnny Logan. Hold Me Now from 1987 with full orchestra! That is pure magic". 

10. Mohamed - Unbreakable

Mohamed

First Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix memory: "The Olsen Brothers and Smuk Som Et Stjerneskud. I wasn't very old, but I remember that the song was played everywhere and I loved it".

Favourite Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix song: "I think that last year's winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, Loreen with the song Euphoria, is a good option. I am very fascinated by the way that she managed to deliver a song with so much greatness, but also with so much fervor". 

Which Eurovision/ Melodi Grand Prix singer would you like to be for an evening: No answer.

All pictures for this article are taken by Bjarne Bergius Hermansen, DR

The Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2013 takes place on Saturday the 26th of January, live from Boxen in Herning. The winner will be decided via 50-50 combination of televoting and jury. The winner will represent Denmark at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden, where Denmark will compete in the first semi-final. 

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