Denmark have won Eurovision on three occasions: first in 1963 with ‘Dansevise’ by Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann, then again in 2000 and 2013 with the Olsen Brothers’ ‘Fly On the Wings of Love’ and Emmelie de Forest’s ‘Only Teardrops’, respectively. As well as their three wins, Denmark have also had a further 11 top five finishes at Eurovision. However their most recent attempt in 2015 they failed to qualify for the final, as Anti-Social Media’s ‘The Way You Are’ only finished in 13th place in semi final 2.
Danish national broadcaster DR will host Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2016 (in place since 1957) to select their Eurovision entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. They had plans of releasing the songs on 28th January, but due to a song leak which saw all the entries posted to Danish Spotify streaming service, they moved the announcement forward to 11th January.
10 acts, shortlisted from an astounding 982 entries, will compete in the 2016 live final of DMGP on 13th February. These are listed below. Have a listen and vote for your favourite in our poll.
Anja Nissen ‘Never Alone’
David Jay ‘Rays of Sunlight’
Jessica ‘Break it Good’
Kristel Lisberg ‘Who Needs a Heart’
Lighthouse X ‘Soldiers of Love’
Muri & Mario ‘To stjerner’ (Two stars)
Simone ‘Heart Shaped Hole’
Sophia Nohr ‘Blue Horizon’
Veronicas Illusion ‘The Wrong Kind’