Lighthouse X will represent Denmark in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest
Photo by: Wouter van Vliet (EBU)
Posted 13 Febuary 2016 at 22:05
Lighthouse X have won the Danish national selection, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, and will represent Denmark in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm with the song Soldiers Of Love.
The 46th edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2016 was a spectacular event featuring Sweden's Eurovision Song Contest winner from 2012, Loreen, who performed Euphoria live on-stage.
After all 10 songs were performed, the top three were announced, decided by a combination of public and jury votes, each accounting for 50%. These three songs were then performed again with the winner chosen by the public.
The top three:
Simone – Heart shaped hole (22% of the vote)
Lighthouse X – Soldiers of love (42% of the vote)
Anja Nissen – Never alone (36% of the vote)
This year DR has introduced a new app which used during voting alongside SMS. The jury consisted of choreographer Vicky Leander, singer Christina Chanée, songwriter John Gordon, fan Mette Thorning Svendsen and radio host Dennis Johannesson. Christina Chanée, along with Tomas N'evergreen, represented Denmark in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest finishing in 4th place. John Gordon wrote the winning song for Germany in 2010; Satellite, performed by Lena.
The ten participants of 2016 edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix were:
Anja Nissen – Never alone
Bracelet – Breakaway
David Jay – Rays of sunlight
Jessica – Break it good
Kristel Lisberg – Who needs a heart
Lighthouse X – Soldiers of love
Muri & Mario – To stjerner
Simone – Heart shaped hole
Sophia Nohr – Blue horizon
Veronicas Illusion – The wrong kind
Lighthouse X will take to the stage in Stockholm to represent Denmark in the Second Semi Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest on Thursday 12th May. The Grand Final will take place on Saturday 14th May.
Denmark won the Eurovision Song Contest on the two previous occasions that Sweden hosted the event, in 2000 and 2013. Will it be third time lucky for the Danes in 2016?