From ten finalists to three superfinalists to one winner — Anja Nissen has emerged victorious at Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017! The Voice of Australia winner has become the DMGP queen and will now sing “Where I Am” at Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv.

After seeing the ten artists perform their numbers, a panel of five Danish Eurovision fans together with the Danish public voted three artists to the superfinal.

Ida Una, Johanna Beijbom and Anja Nissen then performed their songs again and it was Anja who got the most votes.

Ida finished second with “One” and Johanna Beijnom third with “A.S.A.P.”

Our readers’ favourite to win, the living doll Sada Vidoo, wasn’t among the top three. But Anja Nissen finished second in our poll, suggesting our readers will still be happy.

The artists together with the DMGP hosts Annette Heick and Johannes Nymark opened the show by performing “Dansevise” — the Eurovision 1963 winning song.

We also saw a performance by the Olsen Brothers, who won the contest in 2000 with “Fly on the Wings of Love”.

After winning the contest in 2013 and finishing ninth the following year, Denmark has failed to qualify to the final twice in a row. This year Denmark is hoping to get back to the final from the second semifinal of the contest.

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017: superfinal results

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017: finalists

1. Ida Una with “One”
2. Thomas Ring with “Vesterbro”
3. Rikke Skytte with “Color My World”
4. Anja Nissen with “Where I Am”
5. Calling Mercury with “Big Little Lies”
6. Anthony with “Smoke In My Eyes”
7. René Machon with “Warriors”
8. Sada Vidoo with “Northern Lights”
9. Jeanette Bonde with “Hurricane”
10. Johanna Beijbom with “A.S.A.P.”

Are you happy with the result? Who do you think should have won? Let us know on our app and in the comments section below!

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CookyMonzta

Late I am in posting this; but here is my take on the contest, anyway, which was extremely hard to evaluate because none of them were a worthy challenger to Jon Henrik, Wiktoria or Loreen at MF: 1st round: 9.300 Anja Nissen: “Where I Am” (super-finalist) The best package sent here, period; vocals and music. 9.288 Jeanette Bonde: “Hurricane” I actually thought she would earn a spot with a song that started out calm but builds up to a thunderous roar. 9.275 Thomas Ring: “Vesterbro” Probably the one song that didn’t try to sound like the others. I was very… Read more »

The Orinoco Child
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The Orinoco Child

Whoever keeps commenting that Anja won because of the juries is wrong. The Super Final was PURELY televoting – no juries at all. Anja won 64% of the televote, which was the most, so she won far and square. That’s why last year even though the dreadful boy group won no one could complain as the Danes had voted for them the most.

Mario C
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Mario C

Nice and catchy song from Denmark but just won’t pick up any votes unfortunately
Mario’s Eurovision 2017
https://eurovision2017blog.wordpress.com/

AngieP
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AngieP

It wasn’t the strongest seliction for me the Danish one! Most songs sound the same to me! But the live performance of “Where I am” was amazing! She’s great!
I don’t know how well she’ll do in Kiev, as Denmark often struggles to qualify.

Honest
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Honest

Anja is certainly gorgeous,charesmatic,talented singer with great voice..
We all agree on that.
But such pity that her song doesn’t match her persona & it sucks.

Mainly & mostly lets not forget that Eurovision is a SONG contest.
So its not about really which singer can necessarilly sing better
or is prettier or is more sympathetic / ETC than others.
Lets we shall focus on the things that truly matter the most.

Austrian Ari
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Austrian Ari

I love watching Anja attempting to speak Danish. It’s the most endearing thing I’ve seen in this Eurovision season. I want to see her in the final simply for the fact that I doubt that any other country will select a more endearing human being than her. Cuteness overload. 🙂

99 % win in televoting = NOT win!
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99 % win in televoting = NOT win!

Even IF poor Ida had won the televoting with (lets say) 99% (her percentage would be converted to 49,5% with the 50/50) earning (lets say) 990,000 votes, she would still NOT win! Anja would earn the 1% of 10,000 votes (her percentage would be converted to 0,5% with the 50/50) but she would manage to WIN instead! IDA : 49,5% (televoting) + 0% (0/5 juries) = 49,5% // LOSS! ANJA : 0,5% (televoting) + 50% (5/5 juries) = 50,5 % // WIN! Really tragic that just 5 jurors had the power to cancel automatically many thousands votes that were casted… Read more »

Ulrik
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Ulrik

I won’t mind if we stay in the semi again.

Marco
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Marco

She has a great voice but the song ist just too “meh” and forgettable (which is a problem with many Eurovision acts unfortunately 🙁 )
Nevertheless, good luck Denmark! You produced a great show back in 2014 and I hope they will again someday 🙂

Alex
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Alex

The person below who’s claiming that 100% of the jury vote went to Anja is putting forth a claim without giving evidence. First of all, how do you know that the jury members’ voting procedure was to select only one act and give no points to the other acts? At least show the proof! And where did you find these detailed results, or are you (incorrectly) deriving them from your conception of the voting system?

shi?jie
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shi?jie

???? Ida was so much better

Suzy samoueil
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Suzy samoueil

Normal song nothing special

Chi
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Chi

Before the show my favorite was Ida Una, but the liveshow showed that her vocals aren’t strong enough for ESC. Listen closely – she was off-key several times.
It doesn’t matter how great the song is if the performers vocals aren’t strong enough.

Anja totally nailed it. She blew me away. She won’t win, but I think Denmark have a better chance qualifying with Anja.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I am generally against juries overruling the public to this extent but after last year, the Danish people kinda forfeited their right to vote by the pure ridiculousness of their choice.
I think neither of the songs in question have what it takes to get Denmark back to the final so cannot get too worked up over it.

14% (Televoting) + 50% (Juries) = 64%
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14% (Televoting) + 50% (Juries) = 64%

Anja’s % share in Denmark’s televoting:
2016: 36% – LOST
2017: 28% – WON(!)

Kris
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Kris

Ida should have won……I’m fed up with the juries ruinning my favourite’s chances…… Slovenia Spain and Denmark……. Dumb juries

14% (Televoting) + 50% (Juries) = 64%
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14% (Televoting) + 50% (Juries) = 64%

The Danes clearly wanted Ida to win! The actual stats of the televoting alone. 1st) Ida – 52% (26% with the 50/50) She won by landslide over Anja actually!! 2nd) Anja – 28% (14% with the 50/50) 3rd) Johanna – 20% (10% with the 50/50) And here the stats of the juries alone. ** The juries had to vote only 1 act each! And all 5 of them voted for Anja! So Anja took the whole pie of their 50% share!! 1st) Anja 100% (50% with the 50/50) 2nd) Ida – 0% (0% with the 50/50) 2nd) Johanna – 0%… Read more »

Nickc
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Nickc

I find it terrible. And she sounds constantly off key to me. Hat trick of NoN qualification is in the horizon.

Hugh
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Hugh

Song is about the middle of the pack for me, around about the same place as Germany, but as many others have said the vocals are top tier. As far as the Australian stuff goes, as is always the case for those of international backgrounds at Eurovision, she’ll do well with the Aussie televoters sure. But at least that can be done while also voting for a strong act 😉 Big production please, DR. Great staging can boost this to top 10, phoning it in might risk not qualifying. If she has that vocal on the night the juries should… Read more »

Magpie
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Magpie

@Marc

Ever since the polls started in 2010 (and continued through its debut in 2015) Australia has never voted for the host country in its top 10 (although Sweden came close in 2013 in 11th place). In fact I am not sure if we will end up voting Ukraine this year despite consistently voting them every year (except for 2013).

Call it a curse in Eurovision.

escAU
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@charles calm your farm have you seen our commentators? the ads for it on tv are all glitter balls and wearing weird costumes it’s all a bit of fun check it out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV9p4CG32b4
we seem to take it seriously now though, but people still have parties and dress up because it’s an excuse to have a laugh

AussieMarty
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AussieMarty

If anyone wants to watch Anja’s live performance at DMGP:
http://www.dr.dk/event/melodigrandprix/alle-tiders-anja-dansk-australier-vinder-melodi-grand-prix

Well done Anja!

MTD
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MTD

@Charles – ” “too much alike uptempo tunes where nobody knows when one ends and the other one starts … and lot a of screaming …” ” – the Danish MGP is like that these past 3 years. Hence the nonQ at ESC (this year included!)

Denis
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Denis

It’s a nice song but feels a decade to old. The kind of song Sweden or Norway would have had as a finalist in 2005.
Still the vocals are amazing and the song is better than most of the chosen acts so far. Will bring Denmark back in the final!

cheesecake
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cheesecake

She wasn’t my favorite, but her performance was very strong. And at least it’s better than what they’ve sent in the past three years.

Racal
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Racal

I have mixed feelings… It sounds like a Lady Gaga reject, but at the same time her vocals are amazing. It’s not super bad but it’s not great.

Colin
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Colin

@stephanos13 – ”Conclusion: Every winner of wiwibloggs poll about NF selection never wins.”

– Well, except Sunstroke Project, NAVIBand and Kasia Mos. But yeah, this year, most poll winners didn’t win the whole thing.

Charles
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Charles

@Marc: Australia follows Eurovision just to have an excuse to throw shade at Europe and European music … apparently this has been a hobby for Australians for the last 30 something years … yet … they have the nerve to send Guy Sebastian and Dami Inn to tell us that our music sucks … except if it’s crazy fun like Belgium last year … in other words … they like Bruno Mars and Fleur East … but hate Jason Mraz … it’s boring for them … this coming from the land of INXS and Kylie Minogue ad Tina Arena.

Austrian Ari
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Austrian Ari

It is a pure pleasure to watch Anja perform. She looks so Danish and I love that, especially when she puts on her brighter-than-the-sun smile. Who would not lay down his armor for that Nordic sensation? Her powerhouse vocals and her Danish features make me enjoy this act quite a bit. Which makes it even more regrettable she doesn’t go to Kiev with a better song. To think what she could have done with an original song. She’s the female version of Omar Naber to me – I adore the singers but their songs are just not up to their… Read more »

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Congratulations Anja Nissen!
Your singing was world class. Have a good rest of the evening! 🙂

Charles
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Charles

@escAU: So Australia has for the last 32 years only watched Eurovision because .. IT’S ALL A BUNCH OF CRAP … that is fun to watch?? Yet you send us Guy Sebastian and Dami Inn to represent you. Do you suffer from some sort of schizophrenia or you just have such a boring life that Eurovision is the only way to escape from it for 3 hours or so? Wondering …

Calum Macleod
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Calum Macleod

Oh well, I’m still really pleased for Anja for winning this time around. The song, while being another ballad, is definitely more strong and upbeat then some of the other songs so far. Denmark should hopefully be able to qualify this year.

escAU
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escAU

@marc we hated Sweden last year because it’s boring and we only watch the show for fun crazy stuff, that’s why Belgium got our 12 points

Leya
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Leya

Denmark keeps sending this type of acts, after 2 years out of the final… Lessons never learned! Ida Una could have been the best choice, I’m afraid this year Denmark will miss the final for the 3rd year in a row….

beccaboo1212
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Great winner! 😀

Paul D.
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Paul D.

Same problem that happened to me with Germany and UK, I just keep forgetting the melody…

Alex
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Alex

Very good choice from Denmark. This is a showstopper.

crlltm
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crlltm

Amazing voice but I don’t like that she screams 80% of the song.
Rather on the “meh” side. Belarus has bigger potential than this song.

irada
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irada

Isn`t the worst choice but in my opinion Ida would be better solution because her song is so catchy. Anja Nissen isn`t boring as like as Tako from Georgia or Kasia from Poland but isn`t my favourite.

EF0912
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EF0912

I’m unsure as to whether she actually won the superfinal. The superfinal was 50% Jury and 50% Televoting – although she actually won in a landslide, it’s perfectly feasible that Ida won the superfinal televote but each of the 6 fan jurors put Anja on top. Not saying that’s the case but it is perfectly feasible.

As for the song, 2nd best choice for Denmark (after Ida) so I can’t really complain. I think they’ll make the final this year but they won’t really trouble once there.

Sparrow
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Sparrow

Does anyone have a link to the song? The performance video is unavailable in Australia.

Charles
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Charles

When I heard DMGP songs I thought “too much alike uptempo tunes where nobody knows when one ends and the other one starts … and lot a of screaming …” and yet the “screaming” hatred is all against Loreen in Sweden … wow … just … wow …

Xeph
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Xeph

Well so far this year is freaking terrible…

stephanos13
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stephanos13

Conclusion: Every winner of wiwibloggs poll about NF selection never wins 🙂

Charles
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Charles

Australia has its 12 pointed granted to her …

Johnny992
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Johnny992

Discussion about qualification not needen! This is a qualifier!

If this song was releashed by Kelly Clarkson, it would have been TOP10 worldwide. Well done, Anja!

I can see this doing quite good at jury voting cause it has a strong pop sound and quality delvered by strong vocalist.

WTF Denmark!
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WTF Denmark!

WOW….. :O At least after the announcement of the 3 superfinalists, I really had thought that the eventual winner would be IDA instead…. I predicted Anja to even finish just 3rd only,with Johanna to finish 2nd. When they announced the percentages of the 3 Finalists, i was 101% sure that the winner with the landslide percentage of votes would be Ida… BUT i guess that i was so wrong at the end… I didn’t like AT ALL Anja’s song… ( although i adored her last year’s amazing song ”Never Alone” ) I believe 101% that the main & only reason… Read more »

Marc
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Marc

PP
Australia hated Sweden last year (I don’t know why)
It’s Sweden that gave 24 points to Australia in 2015 and 2016.

Erasmus
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Erasmus

Yeah! I really like it !:)