|Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 14|
|Final||15–24 April 2016|
|Super-final||24 April–8 May 2016|
|System||100% international jury|
|Winner||"Down" by Ida Corr|
|Dansk Melodi Grand Prix|
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Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 14 was the 14th edition of the Danish music competition that selected Denmark's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 19. The selection had a final and a super-final held in Aarhus. Ida Corr won the edition with her song "Down". In North Vision Song Contest 19, it got the 2nd place in the semi-final with 245 points and the 9th place in the final with 243 points.
Despite the fact that the country hadn't confirmed their participation for the North Vision Song Contest 19, on 20 March 2016, a list with ten artists that would compete in the selection was leaked. The list included previous Danish representatives Medina and Stine Hjelm. Following the leak of the list, DR did not confirm or deny the the rumors. Two days later, the Head of Delegation confirmed that the country would take part and the 14th edition of the selection would be held, despite the fact that the broadcaster did not make an official statement. The selection was officially announced a week later, on 2 April 2016, with the format being the same as in the past two editions: ten songs would be competing in a final with the top four most voted songs advancing to the super-final.
The selection consisted of a final and a super-final and was held in Atletion, Aarhus. The voters for both rounds were international juries among countries participating in the 19th edition. The non-participants and associate members voted as part of the Rest of the World. The competing entries were chosen by the broadcaster after several artists submitted songs.
Atletion is a combined sport venue, in Aarhus, Denmark, where the football stadium and the arena are the main parts. It consists of the Ceres Park, the stadium, theCeres Arena which is primarily used for handball and the Store Hal, the second indoor exhibition arena.
The venue hosted the 5th edition of the North Vision Song Contest. It was scheduled to also host the 2nd edition of the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix but pulled off due to being selected as the host venue for the North Vision Song Contest.
All the competing entries were selected by the broadcaster. On 2 April 2016, it was revealed that the ten songs of the selection would be presented one by one. The first song was unveiled on the same day the schedule was revealed with the tenth and last song being revealed on 13 April 2016.
Among the competing artists are two previous Danish entrants; Nabiha who represented the country twice in the 8th and 16th editions and Stine Bramsen who represented the country in the 15th edition. Camille Jones, Ida Corr, Tina Dico and Oh Land have all competed in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix before.
- Table key
|Artist||Song (English translation)||Songwriter(s)|
|Anya||"Break Up Battle"||Ronni Vindahl, Linnea Södahl|
|Camille Jones||"All that Matters"||Camille Jones, Rune Borup|
|Ida Corr||"Down"||Ida Corr, Daniel Calvin, Andreas Krüger|
|Nabiha||"Weapon"||Nabiha Bensouda, Ayak Thiik, Carl Ryden, Michael Angelo, Melisa Whiskey, Ebenezer Fabiyi|
|Oh Land||"Head Up High"||Nanna Øland Fabricius, Tore Nissen|
|Rasmus Walter||"Endeløst" (Endless)||Rasmus Walter|
|Stine Bramsen||"Cavalry"||Stine Bramsen, Nicolaj Rasted, Robert Habolin|
|Szhirley||"Uden dig" (Without you)||Szhirley Rokahaim, Nikolas Frandsen, Jonas Gülstorff|
|Tina Dico||"Spark"||Tina Dickow|
|Volbeat feat. Sarah Blackwood||"Lonesome Rider"||Michael Poulsen, Robert Caggiano|
The final started on 15 April 2016 with the voting lasting about a week and ending on 23 April 2016. The four songs that qualified to the super-final (highlighted) were revealed the next day, on 24 April 2016. The places of the non-qualifiers were also revealed the same day while the places of the qualifiers were revealed on 8 May 2016, after the super-final results.
|02||Volbeat feat. Sarah Blackwood||"Lonesome Rider"||6||135|
|03||Oh Land||"Head Up High"||4||150|
|06||Anya||"Break Up Battle"||5||147|
|09||Camille Jones||"All that Matters"||9||109|
The top four songs from the final qualified to the super-final. The voting in the super-final started on 24 April 2016 and closed on 8 May 2016 with the results being revealed the same day. Ida Corr won the edition with "Down".
|Draw||Song||Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D||Group E||Group F||Total||Place|
|03||"Head Up High"||6,109||4,290||8,400||4,132||5,792||5,724||34,447||3|
Voting and results
In both rounds, all the countries were able to vote, including the countries that withdrew from the respective edition of the contest as well as the associate members. However, votes from non-participants and associate members were combined to make the "Rest of the World" jury. In the super-final, the voters were divided randomly in groups.
|Juries||Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Romania, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom||23|
|RotW||Colombia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Korea||4|
|Juries||Algeria, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Romania, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom||28|
|RotW||Colombia, New Zealand, South Korea||3|
The twelve points and the highest points that were given in the final and super-final respectively.
|No.||Song||Country/ies giving 12 points (final)|
|7||"Down"||Andorra, Georgia, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Sweden, Rest of the World|
|4||"Cavalry"||Bulgaria, Faroe Islands, Greece, Moldova|
|"Lonesome Rider"||Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Ukraine|
|3||"Uden dig"||Denmark, Malta, United Kingdom|
|"Weapon"||Armenia, Germany, San Marino|
|1||"Break Up Battle"||Kazakhstan|
|"Head Up High"||Lebanon|
|No.||Song||Country/ies giving highest points (super-final)|
|10||"Down"||Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Romania, San Marino, Spain, Sweden|
|9||"Cavalry"||Algeria, Bulgaria, Faroe Islands, Greece, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Slovenia, United Kingdom|
|7||"Head Up High"||Iceland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Moldova, Norway, Ukraine|
|3||"Weapon"||Germany, Latvia, Lithuania|
Italic indicates that the country gave the same amount to two or more songs
The countries were randomly divided in six groups for the voting. The six groups were revealed during the voting and were the following:
|Group A||Group B||Group C|
|Group D||Group E||Group F|
- Rest of the World
- Rest of the World
|"Head Up High"||50||434||1,450||1,934||12.9%||644|
- Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
- North Vision Song Contest 19
- Denmark in the North Vision Song Contest 19
- Announcement Thread
- Final Thread
- Super-final Thread
- Super-final Results Thread
- Final Recap
- Super-final Recap