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Denmark's national final on 13 February

01 September 2015 at 17:10 CEST
Anti Social Media from Denmark performed 'The Way You Are' in 2015 EBU / Andres Putting
Denmark will choose its representative for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest during Melodi Grand Prix, to take place on 13 February in Horsens' Forum. Song writers and composers can still send in songs until 7 September, tickets for the show will go on sale on 2 November.

A week later, on 20 February, Danish national broadcaster DR will host its youth competition MGP at Horsens as well.

Jan Lagermand Lundme of DR is excited to be back in Horsens: "I can feel the enormous enthusiasm of the city, as well as their ability to use the opportunity to create a strong cultural event. It is very important to us that we can share this enthusiasm with the people of Horsens and the whole of Denmark," he says.

"I am both proud and very happy that DR again has chose Horsens as host city and cooperation partner for Melodi Grand Prix," says mayer Peter Sørensen.

Horsens has a capacity of 3,500 to 4,000 people. Earlier, the venue hosted both Melodi Grand Prix as well as concerts of Depeche Mode, Neil Young, Dolly Parton and the Austrian 'king of schlager' Hansi Hinterseer.

Meanwhile, DR is still looking for the best songs to compete. "We are looking for songs in all genres, not just the typical Eurovision songs. The most important thing is that we get songs with a strong and catchy chorus," says Lundme, who is producing the show.

In 2014, Denmark hosted the Eurovision Song Contest for the third time. Denmark's 2015 entry The Way You Are, performed by the group Anti Social Media, came 13th in the first Semi-Final, and thus didn't make it to the Grand Final. Nevertheless - it remains a catchy tune!