Diversity characterizes national song contest

Because of the outbreak of the Coronavirus the contest will for the first time in history be without an audience. Photo by Alberte Beierholm Sørensen 

On Saturday the Danish Melodi Grand Prix will take place in Royal Arena in Copenhagen. Here 10 songs will compete for a spot in the Eurovision Song Contest. 

By Alberte Beierholm Sørensen

On Saturday the Danish Melodi Grand Prix will take place in Royal Arena in Copenhagen. The annual song contest will this year be more interesting than the last couple of years if you ask Nicklas Nørgaard a dedicated fan of Eurovision. 

”I think that the bar is high this year, there is a big diversity in the songs, and there is something for everyone. We have had some years where it has been a lot of the same writers and the same kind of artists,” says Nicklas Nørgaard. 

For Nicklas, the song contest isn’t just about the music and deciding who is going to represent Denmark in the Eurovision. 

”For me, it is about how Danish Melodi Grand Prix gathers people in another way than music normally does. It is always very cozy and it’s a national festival,” Says Niklas Nørgaard. 

The song contest will be on Saturday at 20.00 on DR1.