Record amount of songs submitted to Danish selection
The deadline for song submissions for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2014, the Danish selection show for Eurovision, has passed. Today, the Danish national broadcaster DR revealed that a total of 872 songs have been submitted for consideration.
The previous record was achieved in 2013 when 692 songs were submitted. In the past 10 years, an average of about 400-600 songs have been submitted. But having the contest take place on home soil proves to be a big selling point for the Danish song writers.
“It’s insane! Just amazing!” cheered the entertainment editor of DR, Rasmus Ladefoged, to dr.dk.
A secret jury comprised of professionals from the music industry is already on the job of selecting the songs that will compete in Odense, which was selected as host city of next year’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. “It’s both amateurs and professionals and we also need to consider the wildcards which are professional singers invited by DR. The job starts now,” said Ladefoged.
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2014 will take place on March 8.