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Sigmund: I have better things to take me to the

In the evening at 20.00, it goes loose in the Jyske Bank BOXEN in Herning, when the DR kicks off this year's Danish melodi grand prix. true to form, has virt

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Sigmund: I have better things to take me to the

In the evening at 20.00, it goes loose in the Jyske Bank BOXEN in Herning, when the DR kicks off this year's Danish melodi grand prix.

true to form, has virtually all of the country's bookmakers and experts scrambling to make predictions about the outcome, and do you have to believe the pundits, it looks like a gold medal to the young skøjteprinsesse Leonora, who puts up with song number 9, 'Love is Forever'.

There is good money to earn, if you dare to play on a victory to Sigmund. Photo: Mogens Flindt

if you Wish to play her as the winner, it will at the time of writing be to just odds 1.72.

In the completely other end of the favoritbarometeret you will find the former 'X Factor'-tanjung rhu resort, nestled Sigmund, who provides the money, between 40 and 50 times back in the event of a victory.

He put up with song number 5, 'Say My Name'.


That he is not exactly a favorite, however, has certainly not destroyed the always energetic singer's night's sleep or mood.

- of Course, I like the best to be the favorite. It is clear, but I take it also not so heavy to be 'the underdog'. Odds-either setter and the experts have therefore also not always right, so it takes I do not so heavy. They are allowed to have their opinion, but I still believe in a victory, says Sigmund to Ekstra Bladet.

You can get the money throughout 50 times again, if you rush you down in a kiosk and betting on a victory for yourself. Is it something you have considered?

- No, my God, I assure you that I do not have. I have better things to take me to the ends of the self-assured singer.


in Addition to Leonora as the favorite to run away with the victory, predicts most of the experts also Julie Berthelsen and Nina Kreutzmann Jørgensen really good chances to go all the way to the Eurovision in Israel.

this year, viewers from Greenland for the first time vote in the Danish melodi grand prix via an app. Photo: Mogens Flindt

They make up with song number 7 - 'League of Light' - which as something unique, also sung in greenlandic.

this Year's hosts are Kristian Gintberg, who most recently was in charge of the DR's seerfiasko 'LIVE!', and Johannes Nymark, who, together with the group Lighthouse X won the Danish Melodi Grand Prix, but went out in the semi-final at the Eurovision in Stockholm in 2016

The 10 songs can be heard on dr.dk/grandprix

Melodi Grand Prix participants 2019: Song number 1: 'Anywhere'Simone Emilie

23 years old, grew up in Vesterbro in Copenhagen, lives in copenhagen.

Toured as soprano soloist in the St. Anne Gymnasiums of the girls ' choir, among others, Singapore, the USA and Spain, like she through the years also has appeared in various bandkonstellationer and solo with his own music.

'Anywhere' is a very honest song, full of both longing and hope, and which has a really fine purity, which I like very much. It begins in the quiet and vulnerable and ends up out in a big bang. The song has a little of all the elements, and I'm really happy for it, " said Simone Emilie.

Song number 2: 'Kiss Like This' Jasmin Gabay

31 years old, grew up in Copenhagen, lives in Søborg

Jasmine was nationally known in the 2018 edition of the DRs 'The big bagedyst', where she reached all the way to the finals, and was in 2017, a part of the choir for the Eurovision, with Anja Nissen, who represented Denmark with ’Where I Am’.

- the Song is about a very special kiss. And so it sounds just exactly as, I think, a genuine Grand Prix song should sound; it has a good energy, it is fun, and it offers up to a huge party, " says Jasmine.

Song number 3: 'Hold My Breath' Rasmus Faartoft

25 years old, born in denmark, lives in Copenhagen.

Text and music: Martin Writes, Tim Schou, Thomas Agerholm, Sebastian Owens, Benjamin Rønn and Marcus Elkjer.

the Rasmus Faartoft have appeared in popular musicals such as 'Shu-bi-dua - The Musical', 'the Hunchback of Notre Dame' and, not least, in the smash hit 'Khan', where he was part of the ensemble, and among other things played the role as a Grand Prix host Erling Bundgaard.

When I heard ’Hold My Breath’ for the first time, I was very touched, because it woke up a big resonance in me. At the same time the song is a universal story, which is that it can be difficult to accept themselves in the world we live in. I hope that the song can get people to feel that it is okay to be who you are. In any case it is, what it has done for me, says Rasmus Faartoft.

Song number 4: 'Dancing with You in My Heart' Marie Isabell

the 33-year-old, from Amager in Copenhagen.

Text and music: Greg C. Curtis, Miguel Garcia, Peter Wessmann and John Ballard.

Marie Isabell was discovered through Instagram, but replace now the small mobile screen with the large screen tv when she goes on stage at Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019.

- It is a megafed song, and it has all the classic qualities, which, I think, a Grand Prix-song should have. And so, it arouses so many emotions in me, because I think of my son, when I sing it. So I need to be careful that I'm not going to tudbrøle, when I sing it on the stage, says Marie Isabell.

Song number 5: 'Say My Name' Sigmund

23 years old, grew up in Sørvad in Holstebro, live in Copenhagen.

Text and music: Christoffer Star and Abigail F. Jones.

Sigmund song in 2018 in the semifinals of the X Factor and has since fol.a. starred in a documentary on the DR3 and published his own autobiography.

- When you get knocked out and get a gok in self-confidence, then you have to pick herself up again. You have to believe in themselves and love themselves each and every day. It is so important, and that is what the song is about. To be allowed to sing such a song in the Danish Melodi Grand Prix is huge for me, and it is something I have dreamed about my whole life, " says Sigmund.

Song number 6: 'the Queen of the bar' Humørekspressen

Søren Schou, Christian Kroman, Chang Il Kim & Peter Lützen, all from Copenhagen.

The four members of the Humørekspressen is better known as Pharfar, Klumben, Chapper and guitarist of the band Panamah, Peter Lützen.

- We are very proud to be with in the Danish Melodi Grand Prix. We are thinking that our number stand out, and it seems we are fat. We look forward to making the danes in a good mood - and so we welcome, not least to be able to sing straight away that the ladies are just lovely, saith the Humørekspressen.

Song number 7: 'League of Light' Julie & Nina

Julie Berthelsen, 39 years old, & Nina Kreutzmann Jørgensen, 41 years old, both grew up on Greenland.

Text and music: Julie Berthelsen, Nina Kreutzmann Jørgensen, Marcus Winther-John and Joachim Ersgaard.

They have known each other for more than 20 years and each have had great success as soloists, but at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019 appears the two singers for the first time ever as a duo.

- It is important that we are practicing to control our emotions, for it means something quite special for us to stand on a Grand Prix scene. We are going to stand there with such strong, emotional and personal messages about something that is much bigger than us, sounds from Julie & Nina.

Song number 8: 'Step It Up' Teit Samso

37 years old, grew up in Holeby on Lolland island, live in Fredericia.

Text and music: Christopher Star, Lise Cabble and Nanna Larsen.

Teit Samso is tenured at Fredericia Theatre, where he bl.a. has been seen in the role as Tommy Kelly in the musical ’(Tv)’.

- In the starting song is really just a celebration, but with my performance I hope that I can share, that life is about just to have a party, but also that society should be room for all. We can all open your arms and accept each other, no matter how different we are, says Teit Samso.

Song number 9: 'Love Is Forever' Leonora

20 years, grew up and still live in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen.

Text and music: Lise Cabble, Melanie Wehbe and Emil Lei.

Leonora has previously skøjtet on eliteniveau, but the focus is now fully on the music.

Love is something universal, which is in all people and between all people - and always will be there. This is what the song is about. While there are nasty things around the world, love will always be there to create hope, optimism, and bind people together, says Leonora.

Song number 10: 'That Vibe' Leeloo

34 years old, grew up in the City, living in Gentofte, north of Copenhagen.

Text and music: Laurell Barker, Louis Hilarius Brygmann og Maria Marcus.

Pernille Leeloo has toured with his own music in both the UNITED states and Europe and was recently invited to tour as a warm up for Sanne Salomonsen.

- I'm megaspændt! I love performing and think it is the coolest in the whole world. Especially with a song such as 'that Vibe', which is a really festsang, as you just can't avoid being in a good mood, says Leeloo.

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