They were known for being the life of the party at Eurovision 2016. Now Danish boyband Lighthouse X have called it quits, announcing to fans that they will perform their final gig at Copenhagen Pride this Wednesday, August 17.

In a statement to fans on Facebook, Martin, Johannes and Søren confirmed that the group will soon be disbanding and thanked fans for the years of support.

In the emotional statement, the adult boyband told fans:

“It is both beautiful, inspiring and deeply meaningful to us to be able to think back on everything we have created and experienced together. A lot of it we would never have been able to achieve without the impressive support from fans and supporters, both in Denmark and internationally. Our hearts are full of gratitude for your support.”

They also said that performing their final gig at Copenhagen Pride was important, due to the event’s “focus on diversity and freedom of speech”.

Lighthouse X formed four years ago, and had the unique goal of donating a percentage of the group’s profits to different non-profit organisations.

The group count winning Dansk Melodi Grand Prix amongst their achievements. Up against contest favourites Simone and Anja Nissen in the super-final, the boyband surprised viewers by taking 42% of the vote and winning the ticket to Stockholm with their song “Soldiers of Love”.

Sadly for the group, their home country appeal did not translate to a wider audience. “Soldier of Love” placed 17th in the second semi-final and scored especially poorly with juries. It kept Denmark out of the final for the second year in a row.

But that did not stop the lads from having fun. They were spotted most nights at Euroclub, living it up and making the most of their Eurovision 2016 experience. #goals

The group members haven’t said what their individual plans will be after Lighthouse X, but the three of them are each experienced performers, with Johannes Nymark especially known in Denmark for his acting career.

Are you sad to see Lighthouse X split up? Should the group members enter DGMP as solo artists? Share your thoughts below!

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Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
4 years ago

OH NO

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

I liked the purpose with the band and for that I am sorry they quit. We need more positive groups like that in this world.
But for the sake of artistry I hope they come up with better stuff individually than they did together.

beccaboo1212
4 years ago

Ok, I get it. I wasn’t expecting Lighthouse X to split after their upcoming concert, but in this case, I understand why they need to move on.

Fergy
Fergy
4 years ago

The going was never good though.

Leaf
Leaf
4 years ago

I don’t click next when their song pops up on my playlist.
It might be very cliche but I find it uplifting.
Hope they all manage to have successful solo careers.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

@fvgbhnj

Who cares about the gender of the singer… only sexists…

What matters is the chances to do well and both Simone and Anja had way more.

fvgbhnj
fvgbhnj
4 years ago

Ofc Simone or Anja. We had 50% solo woman singers of all contestants and you wanted more? OMFG! Thank you for band with interesting story, Denmark.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

@Ruud

They could have chosen Simone or Anja 🙁

Ruud
Ruud
4 years ago

Omg what a waste of an act this year. Denmark could’ve won :'(

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

Denmark should have sent a better act in my opinion. It is was nice song but we heard it all before

johanleekens
johanleekens
4 years ago

Surprising but probably a good idea.
I don’t know them that well and they seem like three good singers individually, but together it sounded pretty bad and painful at Eurovision.
Hope they keep singing individually though.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

They are lovely guys but Denmark shouldn’t have chosen them.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 years ago

It is a shame.
As the contest fades into memory, their song is one of the few that I remember and, dare I say it, enjoy.
Good luck to all of them!