They’re the Scandinavian country who won Eurovision in 2013 but has failed to reach the grand final in the past two years. Now Danish broadcaster DR has released the ten songs competing in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017.

While the songs have been released on Spotify, at the moment they are only available to listeners in Denmark. The videos are available on YouTube, but they’re only 30 second snippets and aren’t viewable for anyone in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Korea (go figure!). Alternatively you can listen to full-length versions here.

And we want to hear what you think. Listen to the ten songs and then tell us what you think in our poll. As always, you can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once — so make your vote count!

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix: Finalists

Anja Nissen – “Where I Am”

Anthony – “Smoke In My Eyes”

Calling Mercury – “Big Little Lies”

Ida Una – “One”

Jeanette Bonde – “Hurricane”

Johanna Beijbom – “A.S.A.P.”

René Machon – “Warriors”

Rikke Skytte – “Color My World”

Sada Vidoo – “Northern Lights”

Thomas Ring – “Vesterbro”

Who should win Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017?

The grand final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will be held this Saturday, February 25. The show will be held at Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning. It will be hosted by Annette Heick and former Lighthouse X singer Johannes Nymark. We’ll be there with full coverage on the night.

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Meggs Gander
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Meggs Gander

Anja is my pick

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@Aaran, Robyn: Thanks for directing me to that site. Here in the U.S., the copyright secret police are a royal pain for censoring this music (among many) from U.S. YouTube servers, to the point where I have to go crawling the Web left and right for proxies strong enough to smash those censor blocks like bricks.

Joi
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Joi

The only song i remember is A.S.A.P it is catchy and memorable. I like her voice also. Good luck Johanna!

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

I love Anja Nissen’s voice but unfortunately her song is not appropriate for ESC so too bad. Ida Una’s One is probably Denmark’s best bet this year. They better raise the bar on the staging though because it was bad last year.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

I’ve listened to all of these several times, and I’m still firmly convinced that none of these has a remote chance at qualifying at the contest. DR is so out of touch with the current trends in the contest – people are no longer looking for whatever they’re trying to send. It was cute in 2010, but now if you’re going to have a formulaic pop song it has to be accompanied by a unique performance or by stunning vocals (see Russia and Australia 2016).

Héctor
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Héctor

At first listen, I should say they sound to me like not qualifying… I would go for René – ‘Warriors’, Rikke – ‘Colour my World’ or Sara Vidoo ‘Northen Lights’

donut donut
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donut donut

Different pitch though.

donut donut
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donut donut

The beginning of Jeannette Bonde – Hurricane sounds a tad too similar to the beginning of Dire Straits – Walk of Life.

Hebbuzz
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Hebbuzz

1. A.S.A.P.
2. Hurricane
3. One

Ari
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Ari

Obvious choice for me: “Little Big Lies” is a charming little song with an actual story. The only song in this selection where I detected some kind of depth and character. The rest of this bunch remained background noise. I really hope Denmark gets it right this time in the voting. Or at least go with Anja Nissen. The woman is a stunner. Is it really so difficult to find a GOOD song for this woman? Man…

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

The YouTube clips have been replaced with 30-second snippets, but you can listen to the full length version on the DMGP website:

http://www.dr.dk/event/melodigrandprix/nyheder/lyt-hoer-alle-sangene-til-melodi-grand-prix-2017-0

(J)ESC Fanatic
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(J)ESC Fanatic

I can’t listen to them. 🙁

Aaran
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Guys you can follow this link to listen to the songs:
http://www.dr.dk/event/melodigrandprix/nyheder/lyt-hoer-alle-sangene-til-melodi-grand-prix-2017-0

As for my opinion, my favourite is Anja. It instantly appealed to me and I think she sings with emotion whilst also showing off her vocals.
My second would be Sada, the only problem is that the chorus is bit slow for my liking. Otherwise a decent song nonetheless.

an esc fan
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an esc fan

They should not have killed Marius the giraffe.

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

rykke and thomas have the best songs imo
the others sound like they’ve been done already

an esc fan
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an esc fan

@ Colin : ”Ok, I see that data on Sada’s age is inconclusive. I read both 29 and 39. So, my generation are Kerli, Donny Montell and Claudia Faniello.”

You made me look at Donny Montell age (30), and I’ve found out that the family names are : father-Montvydas, mother-Montvydiene, sister- Montvydaite. Why bother with family name is are not the same anyway?

MTD
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MTD

Is the ESC giant Denmark back? Only if they choose the right from these. 🙂

Bastian
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Bastian

Well, well…..cant say im impressed Denmark. This is really poor. Who’s gonna pick up the phone for songs like this?? Seriously….I know its too early to say, but i think it will be a miracle if they qualify for the final. If i had to chose one, i’d go for Ida Una with One.

Crawer
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Crawer

Sada’s song made me cry, she’s the right deal!

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

They deleted the videos for the sake of our ears.

MaximefromFrance
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Someone has a link for Anja’s song?

Eduardo Fernandes
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Eduardo Fernandes

Wow! That’s what I call a great selection! Really liked all the songs.

Where I Am is my favorite by now.

kris
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kris

None of the selected entrants this year are my age. 🙁
I’m quite older than Brendan Murray but Nathan Trent is older than me.But I’d be their generation right B-)

PP
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PP

I predict on poll that Anja wili win with 60 % of all votes on this bloggs.

PP
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PP

DMGP have better song from 2010 to 2014 than from this and past 2 years.
For me TOP 5
1.Sada
2.Johanna
3.Thomas
4.Anja
5.Rikke

But I think fight will between Anja, Sada and boy duo Calling Mercury . If we had 3 supefinalist we had similar situatio like in 2015,2016 to win male singers and winner will be Calling Mercury. Danish love this type of song and male singerl

Calum Macleod
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Calum Macleod

@Velma ESC I think this year, some people have tried too hard into trying to submit a song that doesn’t have that regular has-been catchy rhythm. Here’s hoping that the likes of Sweden, Netherlands, Cyprus and Greece can bring something good. My favourites are: Ida Una – One (I’m loving this song, but there’s a chance that this wouldn’t win if it has peace lyrics.) Thomas Ring – Vesterbro (This is actually quite catchy and I wouldn’t mind this winning.) Anja Nissen – Where I Am (I really like this, but unfortunately, this isn’t winner material and I expected a… Read more »

beccaboo1212
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Anja Nissen – “Where I Am”

kris
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kris

Aha….that would explain how you can be playful and mature at the same time.
I don’t know the age of the entrants of this year.I’ll check and tell you. 🙂

@Rich: probably they made some copyright claims or something.They are still available on MGP YouTube channel.

cheesecake
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cheesecake

I can neither listen to the songs on YouTube nor Spotify, so I just watched the compilation video. Judging from those snippets, they all sound very generic, but at least not as bad as Norway’s selection.
Hoping to be able to listen to the full songs soon.

deli
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deli

DMGP being DMGP. This by far my least favourite Nordic selection every year. The line-up is full of indistinguishable pop songs. Very neutral list. Nothing to like and dislike.
Thomas Ring sounds fine.

Rich
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Rich

Where are the audio video’s?

It appears they have been removed for some reason….why?

MarioMario
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MarioMario

No major standouts. They all sound very similar.

Zorz
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Zorz

Anja nissen-where i am all the way <3

AngieP
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AngieP

What’s happening with the Nordic countries? This will be a good final i believe. There are good songs. Personally, the songs I liked are: Rikke Skytte – “Color My World” (seems very Emelie de Forest, I like it, and Rikke has a beautiful voice) Sada Vidoo – “Northern Lights” (weird, in a good way, I hope for a great staging, this will stand out) Ida Una – “One” (one of the good pop songs in this NF) Johanna Beijbom – “A.S.A.P.” (it has a strong beat, I’m not a fan of the lyrics though) Anja Nissen – “Where I Am”… Read more »

Colin
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Colin

Ok, I see that data on Sada’s age is inconclusive. I read both 29 and 39. So, my generation are Kerli, Donny Montell and Claudia Faniello.

Colin
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Colin

@kris – Young, but not too young. Let’s just hint that Kerli and Sada Vidoo are roughly my generation. You? 😉

Indonesian Eurovision Fan
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Indonesian Eurovision Fan

@Soy

that’s why they want to prevent Loreen, the hopeful entrant for Sweden if chosen (and I want her to be chosen), to represent Sweden. They are Iceland, Norway and Denmark. Denmark chose to hold the final on the day Loreen performs in the 4th semifinal of Melodifestivalen. While Norway, and Iceland chose to air the grand final of their own national selections on the same day as the final of Melodifestivalen.

They have the same goal and they do it deliberately after the dates of Melfest have been announced. Loreen has been the queen of Eurovision for years.

D
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D

It’s great that they’re blocked in Australia…. not like they need our votes or anything…..

Indonesian Eurovision Fan
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Indonesian Eurovision Fan

I’m gonna watch Loreen instead of this.
Loreen is hopeful.

Indonesian Eurovision Fan
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Indonesian Eurovision Fan

Now Denmark is trying to not let their viewers or even the Eurovision fans watch Loreen on Melodifestivalen 2017 semifinal 4 on the same day. The date of DMGP was even announced after Melfest’s. They’ve already known her strength right, after winning Eurovision in 2012?

Strategy. Will always support Loreen tho.

Rich
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Rich

The last four songs in my opinion are the best and the most original. RENÉ MACHON – “WARRIORS” RIKKE SKYTTE – “COLOR MY WORLD” SADA VIDOO – “NORTHERN LIGHTS” THOMAS RING – “VESTERBRO” The rest of the songs selected feels very generic, no originality at all. If i had to pick one though who i would like to see representing Denmark it would be THOMAS RING – “VESTERBRO” The only Danish selected song, which is a bonus i must say for one and secondly a male voice. This would certainly stand out on the grand stage among the female ballads,… Read more »

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

I enjoyed Anja’s song, but it sounds like a mid 00s Disney song. Not the best choice for the Eurovision.

The song in Danish is awful! Those high-pitched post-chorus sounds need to stay in 2016.

kris
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kris

How old are you Colin?

Dave
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Dave

Go Rikke!

Jumper
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Jumper

Anja got my attention, Sada or Calling Mercury later

Colin
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Colin

First listening – Sada Vidoo is a clear outstand of this bunch.

Runner-up 1 – ”Little Big Lies” – interesting song

Runner-up 2 – ”Vesterbro” – anything in Danish is welcome!

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

Y’all, the official videos are online now so I’ve swapped those in. But just a warning: they are blocked to viewers in the United States, Canada, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. No idea why, but DR must have a reason…

Kris
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Kris

https://youtu.be/HsHqNgNj5eQ
Lol at the idiots who don’t know where to look for the songs before giving random comments.

Kris
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Kris

The lyrics of ‘Big little lies’ are so nice and real.The melody is also soothing.Not everything has to be dance/ballad.

Also both ‘One’ and ‘Northern lights’ seem to have borrowed elements from ‘Never Alone’.

Kris
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Kris

The lyrics of ‘Big little lies’ are so nice and real.The melody is also soothing.Not everything has to be dance/ballad.

Also both ‘One’ and ‘Northern lights’ seem to have borrowed elements from ‘Never Alone’.