Denmark’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix came to a head tonight with ten acts vying to be chosen as the Danish Eurovision entry for 2016. In the end it was Lighthouse X that were chosen by the public to go to Stockholm to compete in May.
The ten acts competing in this year’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will shortly take to the stage in the hopes of being the Danish Eurovision act for 2016. But who did you vote as your favourite?
Lena’s ‘Satellite’ has topped our third heat in our quest to determine the best Eurovision song ever with 52.78% of the vote. Lena will progress to the Semi Finals along with Ell and Niki whose song ‘Running Scared’ came in second place with 22.22% of the vote, Eric Saade’s ‘Popular’ and Dima Bilan’s ‘Believe’ which finished third and fourth respectively with 11.11 and 8.33% of the vote.
Failing to reach the final were
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.
The first Eurovision victory of a new millennium went to Denmark’s Olsen Brothers with their song ‘Fly On the Wings of Love’ which got a clubland remix from XTM and could be heard in nightclubs all over Europe. Listen to the original below: