Seconds ago, Horsens crowned its winner of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2016 – and that winner is Lighthouse X with “Soldiers of Love”. The show was as dazzling as ever. They gave us a Danish-language musical number from the hosts, acrobats, dancers, and so much glitter. However, there could only be one winner, and now X will be flying off to Stockholm to compete in the 2nd semi final for a spot Eurovision’s grand final on 14th May.
Three songs were selected to go through to the superfinal by a mixture of 50% televote and 50% jury vote. On the jury were Vicky Leander (choreographer/stage director), Chanée (ESC 2010), John Gordon (songwriter of Lena’s “Sattelite”), Dennis Johannessen (radio host) and Mette Thorning Svendsen (OGAE Denmark).
After the performances, the Danes worked their magic by combining jury and televotes, and the three qualifiers to the superfinal were Simone with “Heart Shaped Hole”, Lighthouse X with “Soldiers of Love” and Anja Nissen with “Never Alone”.
After Anti Social Media’s controversial win last year, the winner of the superfinal was determined by televote alone. After a second listen of the three songs, the Danish public voted for their favourite – with Lighthouse X ending victorious. And the boys we’re clearly very excited.
What do you think? Did the right song win in Denmark?