Danish broadcaster DR were supposed to reveal the the ten Dansk Melodi Grand Prix finalists and their songs in just under three weeks’ time, on January 28. But in a serious case of deja vu, all the entries have been leaked online. In 2015 they shipped the official DMGP CD too early, this time they’ve published the tracks on Spotify. Superstar producer and DMGP supervisor Cutfather must be fit to cut a b…!

Currently, only users in the Nordics can access them via the streaming service. Thankfully, they’re kind souls and they’ve shared all the details with the rest of us. Many of the entries are already appearing on YouTube, but we suspect it’s only a matter of time before they get deleted, so listen now while you have the chance.

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2016 finalists

  1. David Jay “Rays of Sunlight”
  2. Simone “Heart Shaped Hole”
  3. Muri & Mario “To Stjerner”
  4. Sophia Nohr “Blue Horizon”
  5. Veronicas Illusion “The Wrong Kind”
  6. Lighthouse X “Soldiers of Love”
  7. Kristel Lisberg “Who Needs A Heart”
  8. Jessica “Break it Good”
  9. Bracelet “Breakaway”
  10. Anja Nissen “Never Alone”

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2016 finalists

The stand out name has to be Anja Nissen. She won the third series of The Voice of Australia, and famously passed over “My Girls” — the Delta Goodrem penned song which was ultimately sung by Australia’s Bella Paige at Junior Eurovision 2015. She’s already won over the Aussies, but can she win over the birthplace of her parents? She’s certainly arriving with a bang.

Anja Nissen “Never Alone”

https://youtu.be/4XNYeVontGQ

David Jay “Rays of Sunlight”

http://dai.ly/x3lnwre

Simone “Heart Shaped Hole”

http://dai.ly/x3lnyg0

Muri & Mario “To Stjerner”

http://dai.ly/x3lo5b5

Sophia Nohr “Blue Horizon”

http://dai.ly/x3lo0l5

Veronicas Illusion “The Wrong Kind”

http://dai.ly/x3lo202

Lighthouse X “Soldiers of Love”

http://dai.ly/x3lo4o5

Kristel Lisberg “Who Needs A Heart”

http://dai.ly/x3lnxl7

Jessica “Break it Good”

http://dai.ly/x3lo3wg

Bracelet “Breakaway”

http://dai.ly/x3lo64r

The Dansk Melodi Grand Prix final takes place on February 13 in Horsens.

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EUROFAN MEXICO
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ONLY SIMONE

Johnny from Portugal
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Johnny from Portugal

Veronica´s Illusion or Simone tbh, most of the songs suck this year..i was expecting a LOT more from Denmark this year,most songs are Mediocre to say the least

Azaad
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Azaad

The fact that Anja is competing for Denmark should indicate that Australia is going to have a major entrant for Eurovision. On the one hand she could get Denmark twelve points from Down Under?

criticca
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criticca

@Alexander maybe just international fanbase expansion. They’ve done it with XFactor Aus & Idol singers before. Eg. Dami Im (South Korea), Jessica Mauboy (Indonesia), Marlisa (Philippines) & Stan Walker (New Zealand)

criticca
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criticca

Simone has to win but I want Anja to finish in the Top 3 so that she gets popular in Denmark

fikri
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fikri

SIMONE! nuff said.

Shijie Yu
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Shijie Yu

Muri & Mario for the win

AM Casablancas
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AM Casablancas

@Mar I like that song as well but the statement of them not liking their languages it’s 100% fake.

DMGP 2015: Tæt på mine drømme (3rd place)
Melfest 2015: Jag är fri (2nd place)
Iceland 2015: Piltur og stúlka (4th place)
Finland 2015: Aina mun pitää (winner)
Norway 2015: En godt stekt pizza (3rd place)

They do love their languages, I do as well, and I hope they send this song to ESC but before saying that kind of stuff you should check the sources.

Sarah
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Sarah

Well done whoever did it!!

Alexander
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Alexander

Interesting that Anja has seemingly left Australia behind; a bit infamous for having won The Voice, announced her debut single as the Delta Goodrem-penned ‘My Girls’ and then just dropped it (of course, great to have Bella Paige take it to Sofia last year!)

Ola
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Ola

Simone sounds like a possible ESC-winner for me actually. Love it, even though I hear Sia’s Chandelier…;)

Mar
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Mar

To Stjerner is my favourite! But I know it will most likely be bottom three because it’s the only song in danish (I wonder why scandinavians don’t like their own languages?)
I think Anja will be very popular with the danes, she’s like a reverse Crown Princess Mary after all, and her song is typical Eurovision. “Never Alone” reminds me a lot of “Straight into love” from Slovenia 2013.

JonathanUK
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JonathanUK

Kristel easily the best here!!!

BB
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BB

“Heart shaped hole” is soooo gooood <3
My favorite
But nothing is good like "Suitcase" from last year…

Sparrow
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Sparrow

Not excited by any of them but “Heart Shaped Hole” and “Blue Horizon” offer the right kind of vibe. They’re not cheesy, they’re contemporary and have a different opinion from the rest of the “typical pop songs”

Steven
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Steven

By far the strongest NF so far! Veronica’s Illusion slay me

Steven
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Steven

5 songs through and wow this field is so so strong

Laburnum
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Laburnum

I actually do like Anja and Simone, leaning towards Anja though. Just imagine their songs on the Eurovision stage, hkw amazing would that be!!

#SUNSHINE
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#SUNSHINE

Am i the only one who thinks David’s song is way much better than others? 🙂

blondboybc
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blondboybc

Anja’s song and melody stand out most for me among the bunch. However, we need them to hear them all live with staging, if history is any indication! Anyway, my fav of all the potential ESC songs so far remains Rykka (Switzerland) with “Last of our kind”!

dutchie
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dutchie

‘Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken’? That’s straight from What’s Love Got to Do With It.

No real standouts, for me. I really don’t like the song by the Australian Voice winner, way too predictable.

meow
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meow

from all this 10 songs, the one I liked the most is kristel lisberg song, although its sound like a lot of songs i heard before, i stil like it.

DiamonDollar97xx
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DiamonDollar97xx

Anja or Veronicas 🙂

Nelson
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Nelson

I only like Muri & Mario’s song, which is the top candidate for the 10th place :'(
I always have big expectations on Denmark, but this disappoints me.

Hippo
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Hippo

Not much variety, way too much pop here. Anja will probably win. I’d guess 8th to 12th place if it does.

esc1234
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esc1234

This seems like a contest for the most average song. All songs are ok but nothing to be like woow thats a good song

@EugeneESCUK
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Nothing unique or special here as far as winning is concerned. Denmark probably not going to make it three in a row in Sweden, so perhaps it’s Norway’s turn again this year?

I also think it’s a female winner in Denmark, perhaps a toss-up between Anja and Simone although none of them really stand out!! It’s Simone’s third shot at it after getting to the last four in 2010 and 3rd in 2013, so maybe it’s 1st or 2nd in 2016?

EF0912
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EF0912

Is the Spotify list the running order too. Because if that’s the case it’s clear they want Anja which I’m ok with. A far better selection than last year

tom
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tom

Anja or SIMONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YoungsterJoey
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YoungsterJoey

Simone wins.

Aaran
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Aaran

My favourites are Anja, Simone and Bracelet! Much better selection than last year.

ESC 4ever
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ESC 4ever

Sophia or Anja for me 🙂

Richard Yudistira
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Richard Yudistira

This will be women fight between Kristel, Anja, and Simone. Kristel’s ballad is so meaningful and go straight to the heart.

cheesecake
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cheesecake

Some good songs there, but nothing that could bring Denmark its third win on Swedish soil.
I’d go with Simone I guess.

khm
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khm

Thanks to a good soul, I’ve got all of the songs (since I live in Croatia). Better songs than last year, but it could’ve been better. The best choices IMO are Anja, Simone and Kristel.

Kirsten
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Kirsten

Anja, David or Kristel for me! <3

PP
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PP

After we hear all songs, we know Denmark don t have chance to win in Sweden like 2013.
Weak national final like in 2015. They had best song in national final in period from 2010 to 2014 and they have best stage in national final in that period.

MTD
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MTD

My favorite country of them all, NF wise. 🙂 Last year they were somehow off-key, but I hope that this year they will be back as strong as ever (but please don’t win Denmark, please DON’T!) LOL David Jay “Rays of Sunlight” – nice tune. Radio-friendly song (as them all, I suppose). Not a winner, though. Simone “Heart Shaped Hole” – the last time Simone went up agains Emilie back in 2013, had a better song. This one is weak. Muri & Mario “To Stjerner” – I can’t escape that tune within the tune between the lyrics. Hahaha… But everything… Read more »

No Name
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No Name

Okay this is for sure one of the best national finals for a really long time, I find all songs really good a short first listen! My current favorites would be Bracelet, Anja and Lighthouse X!

Freyah
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Freyah

I like Simone and Anja

Diop
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Diop

Finally it’s Simone time!

#StayAwake
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#StayAwake

Great to see Simone coming back, she was my favourite in 2013.

David
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David

“Thankfully, they’re kind souls and they’ve shared all the details with the rest of us. Many of the entries are already appearing on YouTube.”

I’m working on it, but the songs keep getting blocked when I re-upload them, currently working on some alternatives, so people can have a listen to them all.
This site at least works in case: http://www.dailymotion.com/user/UnknownDavid/1

Working as fast as possible to get them all up

AnesBosna
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AnesBosna

More of the songs are getting uploaded on this dailymotion page:
http://www.dailymotion.com/linux620

Robyn Gallagher
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Anja has a “hey!” song. So 2015. (I rather like it!)

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

Never alone is my jam!