Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017 Odds
Denmark will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The Danish broadcaster DR will organise the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2017 contest. Prior to the 2017 contest, Denmark had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest forty-five times since their first entry in 1957. Denmark had won the contest, to this point, on three occasions: in 1963 with the song "Dansevise" performed by Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann, in 2000 with the song "Fly on the Wings of Love" performed by Olsen Brothers, and in 2013 with the song "Only Teardrops" performed by Emmelie de Forest. In the 2016 contest, "Soldiers of Love" performed by Lighthouse X failed to qualify Denmark to the final, making it the second consecutive year that Denmark missed out on qualification.
The Danish national broadcaster, DR, broadcasts the event within Denmark and organises the selection process for the nation's entry. DR confirmed their intentions to participate at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest on 6 June 2016. Denmark has selected all of their Eurovision entries thus far through the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.
DR opened a submission period between 6 June 2016 and 5 September 2016 for artists and composers to submit their entries. The entertainment director for DR, Jan Lagermand Lundme, stated that the competition would seek out "good songs with a strong chorus, which have the potential to be a hit—and that can get us in the final of Eurovision." The competing entries will be selected by a committee of industry professionals that will be headed by music producer Cutfather. Either the composer, song writer – or the performing artist must be Danish citizens or must have corresponding, strong relations to Denmark. (Residence in Denmark for a considerable number of years, marriage to or cohabitation with a Dane, etc.). Danes resident in the Faroe Islands who are recorded in the population register there may also participate. In case of any doubt, a final decision about any participation will be made by DR. No appeal will lie against any such decision.
After missing from the Grand Final in the last 2 years, when the Scandinavian country was represented by average songs but very catchy ones which did not impressed the juries, in 2017 Denmark must bring back the good result they used to have in this competition. Denmark qualified for the Grand Final of Eurovision 41 times in their 45 participations. However, since the introduction of semifinals in 2004, Denmark has qualified for the final on 9 out of 12 occasions. Another string of successful participations started in 2010, when Denmark finished 4th with "In a Moment Like This" performed by Chanée and n'evergreen. A year later, Denmark finished 5th with "New Tomorrow" performed by the band A Friend In London, and in 2013, Denmark won the contest for the third time, when Emmelie de Forest represented the country with the song "Only Teardrops". In 2014, Denmark reached the top ten for the fourth time in five years, when Basim finished ninth.
Who wins Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017?