Tomorrow, Saturday, Aalborg kicks off for two weeks of Grand Prix fun. The next two weeks various events all around the city will celebrate the Melodi Grand Prix. On the 21st the city will host the Danish final - and one week later the junior final.
Thursday it was presented as being one of the 10 songs competing in the Danish final in just two weeks. The same afternoon it looked like it would be disqualified, but Friday the Danish broadcaster cleared it - now however they have opened the investigation again.
DR, Danish broadcaster, has decided not to disqualify the song Nowhere after accusations of it clearly breaking the rules. According to DR there is nothing indicating that EBU's rules have been broken as it has not been commercially released. Now it is a matter of how the word commercially is to be understood.
The few details that has sneaked out regarding the death of Anders Frandsen, who represented Denmark at the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest, are just creating more speculations about what actually happened when he on the 1st of January was found dead, only 51 years old. Was he sick? Was it an accident? Did he kill himself?
Hours after the 10 songs for the 2012 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix were presented it appears like one of them is out on the internet - and has possibly been available since July - if that is the case it will be disqualified as that goes against EBU's rules. DR has not yet commented on the situation.
At a press conference today Danish broadcaster, DR, presented the 10 acts that will be fighting to win the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix and later represent Denmark at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. The list of participants reveal a mix between well known songwriters and a few singers heard of before - a new format has been presented as well.
The list of famous people expressing their sorrow in relation to the death of Anders Frandsen, only 51 years old, is getting quite long. Some describe him as being lonely, others as a happy person who loved sun and golfing and was popular among the females, but they are all in shock.
Denmark's 1991 Eurovision Song Contest participant has passed away shortly after his 51 year birthday. It has not yet been published how Anders Frandsen died, but as he was quite young speculations have started. Police says there is nothing indicating a crime.