Danish broadcaster reveals national finalists for Denmark 2017!
After having missed out on the Grand Final two years in a row, Danish national broadcaster DR is hoping the third time will be the charm for one of Thursday's ten revealed acts.
The 2017 Melodi Grand Prix line-up includes X Factors winners, Eurovision back-up singers, and familiar MGP faces.
The 10 competing acts
By: Peter Bjørnskov og Lene Dissing
By: Thomas Ring
3 'Color My World'
By: Mads Løkkegaard, Joël Pagiël MacDonald, Mohamed Alitou og Laura Kloos
4 'Where I Am'
By: Anja Nissen, Angel Tupai og Michael D’Arcy
5 'Big Little Lies'
By: Thomas Sardorf, Rune Braager og Martin Luke Brown
6 'Smoke In My Eyes'
By: Kim Nowak-Zorde, Kasper Larsen, Hans Petersen, Ollie Marland og Phil Plested
By: Astrid Cordes, Alexander Grandjean, Hans Petersen og Lars Andersen
8 'Northern Lights'
By: Christoffer Lauridsen, Andreas Öhrn og Alessandra Günthardt
By: Jeanette Bonde, Alexander Grandjean, Jeppe Pilgaard Ulrichsen og Nermin Harambasic
By: Peter Wallevik, Daniel Heløy Davidsen, Patrick Devine, Dimitri Stassos og Freja Jonsson Blomberg
The X Factor
The names Thomas Ring and Anthony are familiar to Danish viewers of X Factor, as they have both won the show, in 2010 and 2014, respectively.
But the X Factor field isn't limited to just Denmark. The Danish Sada Vidoo, who identifies as a living doll, competed in the British version of X Factor last year.
Back from previous years
Two of the competing artists return from previous years' Melodi Grand Prix. Australian-born Anja Nissen, who finished second last year with the song 'Never Alone,' is back with 'Where I Am.'
René Machon is also a returning artist, having competed in 2015.
Euphoria winner in the line-up
A notable name competing this year is the Swedish Johanna Beijbom. In 2012, she was a part of the winning Swedish team in Baku, singing backup vocals for Loreen on 'Euphoria.'
Voting power given to Danish Eurovision fans
The professional jury has become a standard part of how the Danes select their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, each year receiving 50 percent of the voting power and often disagreeing with the televote.
But this year, the professional jury will not consist of industry professionals. Instead, five carefully selected Danish Eurovision fans, each with a unique approach to Eurovision, will receive voting power.
The fans were also given influence early in the 2017 process, being invited by DR to listen to submitted entries and allowing them to share their thoughts on which would do well in Kyiv. Several of the songs noted by the fans have ultimately made it to the final.
The 2017 edition of Melodi Grand Prix will air live from the Boxen Arena in Herning on February 25, hosted by Johannes Nymark and Annette Heick.