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Eurovision 1983 and 2011 united - Tim Schou sings duet with Gry's 13 year old son

Tim Schou and Gry's son Thomas ©  Thomas Sjørup

When Danish broadcaster, DR, Friday evening kicked off for the first live show of their new programme "Skjulte Stjerner" it was with A Friend In London's Tim Schou singing duet with Gry's 13 year old son. There was little doubt that they are among the favourites to win.    

Aqua releases new album in October titled Megalomania

Aqua - Megalomania - Cover idea ©  Universal

The Danish pop group Aqua that was interval act at the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest held in Parken, Copenhagen, will release their next album in October. The album that has been given the title Megalomania will be their first album completely with new songs in 11 years. 

A Friend In London release second single about their Facebook and Twitter fans

A Friend In London - Calling A Friend cover

After touring the whole country this summer the second single has now been released from the Danish band, A Friend In London, that ended 5th at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. In the song they sing to all their fans at social medias like Facebook and Twitter. At the same time a merchandise store has been launched on their website. 

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix wins the TV Event of the Year award

Danish Melodi Grand Prix 2011 logo © DR

In Denmark the national final is traditionally quite popular with high viewing figures and a best selling CD and now the 2011 edition of the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix has just been awarded with the prize for best TV event in Denmark. That happed at the annually TV festival held in Copenhagen.

Olsen Brothers back on the TV screens

Toppen af Poppen 2011 ©  Mads Nielsen, TV2

In late summer and autumn the Danish TV viewers will be able to see the Olsen Brothers give their versions of songs by other Danish artists - and to see those making cover versions of songs by that male duo Europe got to know when they won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000 for Denmark.   

Ellen Winther died two days after her birthday

Ellen Winther ©  Nils Meilvang

A few days ago Ellen Winther, who represented Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1962, passed away 78 years old. Both as a singer and actor Ellen was a well known name who also achieved an Order of Denmark by the monarchy.   

Tim Schou looking for the perfect duet partner on TV

Skjulte Stjerner 2011 ©  Bjarne Bergius Hermansen

In a new TV programme on DR Tim Schou, leadsinger in A Friend In London, will be looking for the perfect hidden talent to sing duet with him. In competition with other famous singers of various genres he will try to help his duet partner to win the prize of a quarter of a million.

Denmark ready for national final on the 21st of January

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2012 ©  DR

Denmark will be deciding a bit earlier next year as their national final has been scheduled for the 21st of January. A week later the Danish junior show MGP will take place from the same venue, Gigantium in Aalborg, which can host up to 10.000 in the audience. 

Kaya Brüel to show her dancing skills

Kaya Brüel on stage in DMGP 2010 ©  Charlotte Jensen, EuroVisionary

Kaya Brüel, who participated in the Danish national final in 2010 with the song Only Tonight, will take part in the next Danish edition of the world famous TV programme Dancing With The Stars. She will among others be competing against Silas Holst just as she did in that year's national final.

Danish final returns to Aalborg

Aalborg ©  nordseepartner

DR announced today that Aalborg, Denmark's fourth largest city, will be hosting the 2012 Danish final. It comes as no surprise as this city appear to be among the broadcaster's prefered locations. The date is expected to be announced on Monday.

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