Our editor Matt spoke to Morten Fillipsen who’ll be competing in this year’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.
Hi Morten. Congratulations on being chosen for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix! How did you first get into music?
I am a 35 years old singer and songwriter from Hunderup near Ribe, Jutland. I started playing music when I was around five years old. I think I came naturally. I loved singing and playing music so when I had the opportunity to be in the children’s National Song Contest back in 2002 I took the chance.
You can see Morten’s entry from MGP Junior Du er ikke som de andre pi’r below. The song placed in 4th position.
How were you chosen for DMGP?
The last ten years I’ve been writing songs in English for our band The Grenadines and for myself as In Memoirs. But lately I started writing songs in Danish. This year it is twenty years since I was in the children’s song contest so it felt natural to return to Danish with this year’s song contest.
What’s your song about?
It’s about a guy who lets all of his worries behind him
What inspires your music?
There are so many artists and bands who inspire me on a daily basis. Bon Iver, Prince, Sting and The Beatles, just to mention a few.
How will you stage the song?
It’s going to be live and groovy. And with a little bit of dancing.
Are you fan of Eurovision? When did you first start watching it?
I am not a super fan. To be honest. But I watch it to support the Danish contribution 🙂 But not every year.
What’s your favourite Eurovision song?
‘Waterloo’ with Abba.
What’s been your favourite song that Denmark have sent to Eurovision?
Choosing one of the Danish songs at Eurovision it would be ‘Skibet skal sejle i nat’
What’s your favourite non Eurovision song?
What A Fool Believes with Doobie Brothers
Some random questions: Who’s the last person you messaged?
My brother thanking him for a lovely holiday in Switzerland
If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be?
Matt LeBlanc – He seems as a funny and easy going guy
Thanks so much for your time Morten! Wishing you the best of luck in the competition!
You can vote for Morten’s song in the poll below:
- Conf3ssions – Hallelujah 23%, 242 votes242 votes 23%242 votes - 23% of all votes
- Fuld Effekt – Rave med de hårde drenge 21%, 223 votes223 votes 21%223 votes - 21% of all votes
- REDDI – The Show 14%, 154 votes154 votes 14%154 votes - 14% of all votes
- Josie, Elinor, Jack Warren – Let me go 14%, 146 votes146 votes 14%146 votes - 14% of all votes
- Patrick Dorgan – Vinden suser ind 11%, 120 votes120 votes 11%120 votes - 11% of all votes
- Morten Fillipsen – Happy Go Lucky 10%, 105 votes105 votes 10%105 votes - 10% of all votes
- Der var engang – En skønne dag 4%, 47 votes47 votes 4%47 votes - 4% of all votes
- Juncker – Kommet for at blive 2%, 26 votes26 votes 2%26 votes - 2% of all votes
You can hear Morten’s song ‘Happy go lucky’ below: