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DENMARK : Judge & Jury – We review the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix Finalists 2016

Denmark DGP 2016 Finalists

Denmark – The country that can’t stop winning in Eurovision in Sweden!

The Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2016 will take place on Saturday, 13th February 2016 at the Forum Horsens in Horsens. Tune in on the night for a live rolling blog from Andrew Main on the Eurovision Ireland website. In the meantime, here are the 10 contestants and their songs:

Anja Nissen – Never Alone

A vital ingredient in the recipe for Eurovision success is a catchy chorus and this song has definitely got it. I can attest to that fact as I was still humming it hours later!

Bracelet – Breakaway

This trio offer up a poppy, dancey song that could be a contender. Let’s hope Bracelet doesn’t break under pressure on the big night.

David Jay – Rays of Sunlight

You can’t help but think of the ‘King of Pop’, Michael Jackson, when you listen to David Jay. He’s got the voice…. but has he got the moves? It’s interesting to note that his song title ‘Rays of Sunlight’ is very similar to our Irish entry, Nicky Byrne’s song title, ‘Sunlight’. This could prove confusing if David’s song makes it to Stockholm. Watch this space. A possible Irish/Danish solar eclipse!

Jessica – Break It Good

‘Break It Good’ has a refreshingly Jamaican reggae-calypso feel to it. You could almost picture yourself walking on a beach with a pina colada in hand as you listen to this song. Jessica has a strong, melodic voice that can carry the song. Not so sure about the cat-like backing vocals though.

Kristel Lisberg – Who Needs A Heart

The song opens with a Celtic-sounding violin which segues into a yearning song of lost love with a powerful chorus. Perfect Eurovision material. Will the jury have a heart and vote her through? Tune in on Saturday and find out.

Lighthouse X – Soldiers of Love

While this song has all the factors needed in a good Eurovision song; melody, catchy chorus, structured verses, it lacks that ‘certain something’ needed to make the grade. Lighthouse X may find themselves having to battle for a placing in the Super Final with ‘Soldiers of Love’.

Muri and Mario – To Stjerner (Two Stars)

The only contestants so far to perform their song in their native Danish. This may appeal to traditionalists but will it translate to Eurovision glory? Personally, I found the electronically-enhanced backing vocals jarring on the ear so. These stars don’t shine for me.

Simone – Heart Shaped Hole

I immediately liked the dark, brooding opener to this song and the lyrics followed the theme, leading to a surprisingly uplifting chorus. Simone certainly has the voice to carry the song and this is one I’d like to see go forward to the Super-Final. Can she cut it? Let’s wait and see.

Sophia Nohr – Blue Horizon

Sophia’s voice has an almost bluesy quality in places that suits the song well. Blue Horizon has a chorus of soaring harmonies that are a wonderful counterpoint to the comparatively sparse verses. It’s a structured song that works well and would be one of my nominations for the Super-Final.

Veronicas Illusion – The Wrong Kind

This song has ‘summer club hit’ written all over it. Even if it doesn’t make the Eurovision final in Stockholm, I could see this becoming a popular song in holiday hot spots all over Europe. Veronica’s sassy lyrics combine with the pulsing electro-beats to make this a dance-floor delight.

Our Scoreboard

Sophia Nohr – Blue Horizon – 12 points

Veronicas Illusion – The Wrong Kind – 10 points

Simone – Heart Shaped Hole – 8 points

David Jay – Rays of Sunlight – 7 points

Anja Nissen – Never Alone – 6 points

Bracelet – Break Away – 5 points

Kristel Lisberg – Who Needs a Heart – 4 points

Lighthouse X – Soldiers of Love – 3 points

Jessica – Break it Good – 2 points

Muri and Mario – To Stjerner – 1 point


Who would YOU place highest on the board? Who would be bottom? Put your predictions in the comments below and don’t be shy because I won’t be offended if you disagree. I’ll just hunt you down until you are left with ‘Only Teardrops’.


Author : Jennifer Roche

Source : Eurovision Ireland

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