EDITORIAL – Our Danish correspondent and member of the 2017 DMGP jury, Morten Kaiser gives us today his five potentials for Lisbon based on his personal favourites. Below you can have a say inn Morten’s five hopefuls by voting up to three of your favourites or another option.
My personal favorite Danish artist! Karen Marie Ørsted – or MØ – got an international career with the song “Lean On” and got the title of the most played song ever on Spotify. Since then MØ has traveled around the world and last year she released the track “Cold Water” together with Justin Bieber. But her own music is awesome as well. I love “Final Song” which is MØ from top to toe and I would love to see her on a Eurovision stage as well.
Frederik Leopold: This is actually an artist I haven’t heard before. I didn’t even know he was Danish. When I first listened to this song “7 Days” I knew I had to have him on this list. I really like it and hopefully he can deliver on a stage as well – a Eurovision stage hopefully. What a nice voice and a nice song!
Lukas Graham: You can’t say Denmark and Eurovision hopefuls and not say Lukas Graham. Every Dane knows Lukas from his role as a child actor in a series of popular family movies in the 90’s. Now he is one of the most successful Danish artists abroad. Lukas Graham is a band that writes and performs songs with passion and energy. It’s hard not to love them!
Jacob Dinesen is only 21 years old but he has a voice like a full grown and experienced man who has lived a long life. But Jacob will. This is a joker and not a typically Eurovision choice for Denmark – but I would love to see him do Eurovision and focus on the music. He owns the stage live and really enjoys performing and making people dancing and singing along. Go Jacob!
One of my favorite artists from Denmark. NOAH is the name of the singer-songwriter Troels Gustavsen and this man is talented! I’ve been to several concerts with him, both acoustic in a church and a big concert in an arena. He nails it everytime. His voice is very special and you can easily hear that this is NOAH. He often sings in Danish – but let’s hope he’ll make an English song for Eurovision?