If we were to predict only by the number of submissions for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix next year, we could say Denmark is in for revenge for not qualifying in Eurovision 2015. Danmarks Radio (DR) has received 982 songs this year, which is an all-time record. Last record stood at 872 in 2014, when Denmark hosted Eurovision.
Jan Lagerman Lundme, chief of entertainment at DR, is delighted with all the interest in next year’s DMGP. He attributes the success to the fact that, according to him, people have taken note of DR’s efforts to go out and tell people they want to heighten the quality of the songs in the competition. Another sign Lundme names of DR taking DMGP seriously is the fact that they attracted composer and producer Cutfather as musical director for the competition. Lundme thinks this attracted more skilled songwriters.
Lundme discloses he has heard some of the songs already and that the Danes already can expect a strong field, that there’s serious potential among these songs and that he, ofcourse, hopes to find that song that can take the trophy in Stockholm.
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will be held at the Forum Horsens arena in Horsens on the 13th of February.