Reality TV show to hold casting call for Minnesotans with Danish ancestry

The open casting call is being held at the Mall of America on Feb. 1.
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Minnesota is a state known for its Scandinavian roots, which is why a Danish TV show is holding an open casting call in Bloomington next week.

The O'Connor Casting Company is holding the casting call for the Danish reality TV show, "The Great Danish Adventure" at the Mall of America on Saturday, Feb. 1.

The show flies ten Americans with Danish ancestry across the Atlantic to Denmark to "compete in a series of fun and adventurous challenges," with a $10,000 cash prize on offer, as well as being reunited with "long lost Danish relatives."

Casting director Joan O'Connor said: "'The Great Danish Adventure” is a heartfelt show that focuses on each cast member’s journey of discovering who they are by learning about where they came from. Their ancestry literally comes to life on the show.

"The show combines the genealogy appeal of the TV series ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ and the competition excitement of ‘The Amazing Race’."

The series is inspired by another Scandinavian show involving Americans, "Alt For Norge," which would also hold casting calls at the Mall of America and is basically the same premise, except it had a larger cash prize of $50,000.

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That said, it's easier to find Norwegian Minnesotans than it is Danes, with roughly 15.3 percent of Minnesotans having ancestors from Norway, but just 1.3 percent from Denmark – which translates to around 72,000 Minnesotans.

Those interesting in attending the casting call can reserve a "VIP" spot by emailing Otherwise, you can attend the open call at the Executive Center of the Mall of America on Level 4, East between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Feb. 1.

You can find more information here

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