Danes call Eurovision Melodi Grand Prix, or just Grand Prix. When I first moved to Denmark I though there were some unusual Formula 1 fans. Anyway, the national final is called Dansk Melodi Grand Prix – see what they did there – or DMGP. On Twitter #dmgp, #dmgp2014 and #dmgp14 all sighted.
#dmgp 2014 is being held in Arena Fyn in Odense on 8 March, part of Denmark’s Eurovision spring.
Your hosts, announced on 17 January, are Louise Wolff and Jacob “where’s Bruno?” Riising.
Tickets are on sale via the dreaded Billetlugen.
See also Eurovision.tv’s gallery.
A record breaking 872 songs were submitted, and six songs plus four wild cards (one of which will win) were selected. The 10 participants were revealed on 28 January, with 30 second snippets at a press conference on 17 February (most notable for the fact that Sonny phoned his performance in).
The songs will be played in full on P4 Play (12:20-13:00) in the week before DMGP, with a CD released on 7 March.
The Twitterverse was generally underwhelmed by the snippets:
Although they say they are still in it to win it: