Over the past week the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — has been reviewing each of the ten national finalists in Denmark. We may not have a Danish passport, but we certainly had strong opinions. Below you can see the average score that each act received out of 10. If you click on their name you can read an interview or watch a video message. If you click on their song you can read our reviews in full. Do you agree with our result? Or are you hoping that someone other than Anne Gadegaard wins?

You can watch the Danish national final live on DR from 20:00 CET tonight.

1. Anne Gadegaard with “Suitcase” (7.21)

The Positive: “It has an especially brilliant melody and a really enjoyable progression. I was skeptical that a song called “Suitcase” could contend for the title, but the verses have drive and the chorus is mega-catchy.”

The Negative: “This feels a little bit overshadowed by Gianluca’s “Tomorrow” from 2013. It’s catchy, but still not very memorable and I do not see it winning.”

2. Babou with “Manjana” (7.14)

The Positive: “As soon as I heard a few seconds of the song, I knew I would love it. Unashamedly current, Babou — a 2011 X factor finalist —  belts “Manjana” in 2015’s key”

The Negative: “I’m afraid that the Danish people won’t vote for a Danish song. Unfortunately I think the verses are stronger than the chorus which just seems a bit lame compared to the rest of this super-slick, well-produced track.”

3. World of Girls with “Summer Without You” (7.0)

The Positive: “I really hope this is the winner of this year’s DMGP. It’s so much fun, it brings sunshine to Europe in Winter and they also sound great together. They’re singing about having fun and I’ll have to admit, this song really is fun.”

The Negative: “Another bout of dispensable pop feeds it’s way into Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. There’s nothing distinctive about this. This reminds of country-pop and I’m not a fan.”

4. Cecilie Alexandra with “Hotel A” (6.71)

The Positives: Hotel A” is smooth, jazzy and memorable. Cecilie Alexandra’s velvety vocals is the dulcet offering that offsets some of the “noisy” entries in this year’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. It’s such an adorable song! I wouldn’t expect Denmark to send this, but that would be a very pleasant surprise if it happened. Cecilie is sweet, she has a beautiful voice and the song just flows so smoothly.”

The Negatives: “Her voice is a bit annoying. It was so calm, with the same rhythm, that I was yawning the entire time.”

6. Sara Sukrani with “Love Me Love Me” (6.43)

The Positives: “I love it, love it! This is the kind of music I’m addicted to. “Always”, “Qele Qele” and “Dum tek tek” are some of my all time favourites and this song fits right in. My heart goes boom boom baby you’re the one. You are my number one Sara!”

The Negatives: “As Sara pleads for us to love her, love her, I can’t help but think, “Darling, you’re not the one.” This is generic pop at its worst. It takes euro-pop and laces it with Oriental flair.”

6. Tina & René with “Mi Amore” (6.43)

The Positives: ” love a good male-female duet, and I really love one that has shades of Chanée and Tomas N’evergreen. This should contend for the DMGP title. Mi amore this DMGP song! I love the refrain, especially the modulation at the end of the song. Their voices sound so good together. There is real magic around this and I like it.”

The Negatives: “It seems like Thomas G:son was totally out of ideas and decided to do this one again. It’s so cheesy, but also so boring and so unoriginal. I also hate the title.”

7. Julie Bjerre with “Tæt på mine drømme” (5.21)

The Positives: “It’s typical Danish pop, but I see nothing wrong with that! She has a lovely voice and she makes Danish sound so beautiful. The chorus is quite catchy and the whole song is really feel-good.”

The Negatives: “I’m seriously worried that if she stands close to a wind machine it’ll swallow her ponytail and decapitate her. In any event, this song is dull and disposable. It will not be remembered in a year, let alone by the end of the televoting recap.”

8. Anti Social Media with “The Way You Are” (4.57)

The Positives: “What a cheerful song! It really made me smile. I like the positivity. I really liked this song the first time I heard it.”

The Negatives: “The song just rambles on and I’m left waiting for a climax that never comes.”

9. Andy Roda with “Love is Love” (4.29)

The Positives: “It’s a nice enough dance-pop song.”

The Negatives: “Love is love, and mediocre is mediocre.”

10. Marcel & Soulman Group with “Når veje krydses” (3.14)

The Positives: “I do like the fact that they’re singing in Danish.”

The Negatives: “Someone pass the earplugs — I cannot cope. I don’t know what they’re saying but it’s schmaltzy, cheesy, and belongs in the 1970s, or in a very low-budget made-for-TV movie.”

Who is YOUR favourite? Let us know below!

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davved
davved
6 years ago

SARA should win!

ify_
ify_
6 years ago

@ Louis D I agree with you i love Hotel A and suitcase but I mean it’s the 60th anniversary we need some party songs! I mean what will euroclub do if there were only boring songs this year… Manjana has to win or Love me Love me, and to be honest I don’t mind all these beautiful colors on stage in eurovision, we have showed many many times that it’s okay to be gay, and all of that now it’s time to show that it’s okay to have a different color than just caucasian. We do need more races… Read more »

Marcus (Day One)
Marcus (Day One)
6 years ago

Also we know what happened to Denmark the year after it hosted the contest in 2002 right?
And look at Norway in 2011 after hosting in 2010.
Will history repeat itself?

Marcus (Day One)
Marcus (Day One)
6 years ago

It seems DR doesn’t even want to have any chance of winning again.
I doubt any of these entries can even qualify from the semi-final.
The songs are as low quality as a Czech Republic national selection.
Poor Danes

Marco
Marco
6 years ago

GO SARA!!!!

Thiefo
6 years ago

Go Sara!

eeuuaann
eeuuaann
6 years ago

Go ‘Love Me Love Me’ and ‘Suitcase’! Can’t wait for tonight!

Khan
Khan
6 years ago

Sara Sukrani

Paul D
Paul D
6 years ago

I hope either Anne or Babou win tonight, the rest is mehh

Noah
Noah
6 years ago

“Manjana” or “Hotel A”. The first because it feels good, the second because also looks good. Yummy. 🙂

Luis D
Luis D
6 years ago

‘Suitcase’ or ‘Hotel A’ are good, tender songs. However for the Festival I hope they send ‘Manjana’, as many ballads and so usually drive it boring.

Naaa na nanana na nanaaa.. Manjana!!

spartan
spartan
6 years ago

Of course the best is manjana the song suitcase its so boring, i have to say that dansk songs dont have a dig cuality but also one its normal and that is manjana

Mika
Mika
6 years ago

My Favourite is Anti Social Media, I hope it wins, and I do thnk it has a good chance, being quite popular in Denmark, unlike the rest of Europe.

davved
davved
6 years ago

My favourite is Sara Sukrani , her song is the only one that can do great at ESC