Denmark: Regulations for 2013 Selection ReleasedWritten by Marc Calleja Bayliss
The announcement of Malmo as the host city of the Eurovision Song Contest has provided a lot of excitement for people who live in Denmark due to the fact that the city is actually just a couple of minutes away being on the edge of Sweden. Therefore, there is a lot of hype going round that they will be very careful to have a great song hoping to achieve the third positive result in four years noting that their only disappointment came this year with the song Should've Known Better by Soluna Samay which was predicted to finish in the top five but unfortunately languished in twenty-third (23rd) place with just twenty-one (21) points. Therefore, a copy of the regulations have now been released by the Danish Broadcaster, DR and it seems that there are not too many changes from previous years for those who have been keeping an eye on the proceedings in the past couple of editions.
The songs could be sent immediately actually as submission period is now offiicially open and the deadline has been set for the 24th September 2012 although it is imperative that the songs have not been officially played anything prior to the 1st September 2012. The songs sent into the broadcaster will be competing against each other for six slots as allocated whilst another three (3) to four (4) entries would then be added by the broadcaster as wild card tracks hoping to have some well known names or songwriters enter the competition. Speaking to the media, the Entertainment Manager at DR stated 'We would like to continue the positive development of the Grand Prix, where the songs are modern… Dansk Melodi Grand Prix is not the same as ten years ago. We want hits, which are up to date and are the sounds of 2013'. It is also quite important to note that foreign songwriters could submit entries if they work with either Danish songwriters or singers. You can have a copy of the rules but accessing the official website.