|Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 16|
|Final||11 September–1 October 2016|
|Super-final||1–15 October 2016|
|Venue||B&W Hallerne, Copenhagen|
|System||100% international jury|
|Winner||"Tordenkys" by MAIA|
|Dansk Melodi Grand Prix|
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Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 16 was the 16th edition of the Danish music competition that selected Denmark's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 21. The selection had a final and a super-final held in Copenhagen. MAIA won the edition with her song "Tordenkys". In the North Vision Song Contest 21, it got the 4th place in the semi-final with 184 points and the 20th place in the final with 151 points.
On 27 August 2016, DR confirmed that Denmark would be competing in the 21st edition of the North Vision Song Contest. However, it was speculated that Dansk Melodi Grand Prix would be cancelled with a new selection replacing it. On 31 August 2016, however, it was revealed that the edition would be held in order to select the country's entry in the edition. The format being the same as in the past three 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 B&W Hallerne, Copenhagen. The voters for both rounds were international juries among countries participating in the 21st 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.
B&W Hallerne is a former industrial complex located on the island of Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Built in the early 1960s by Burmeister & Wain, the complex consists of two large halls which were used to build ships until 1996. Currently the facilities are used for culture and entertainment activities.
On 2 September 2013, Danish public broadcaster DR announced that it had chosen B&W Hallerne as the host venue for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The contest was held at the Section Hall 2, which was converted into a music venue with a capacity for 10,000 spectators. The surrounding buildings and areas were transformed into 'Eurovision Island' which was used for additional services related to the contest.
All the competing entries were selected by the broadcaster. DR announced the dates of the artists and songs presentation on 31 August 2016. The ten artists of the selection were presented the same day while their songs were presented three days later, on 3 September 2016.
Among the competing artists are Fallulah, Joey Moe and Page Four who have all competed in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix before. Also, Micky Skeel and MAIA have wrote several entries that competed in the selection.
- Table key
|Artist||Song (English translation)||Songwriter(s)|
|ABO||"Go Down"||Anders Jespersen|
|Adam Daniel||"Tænder på dig" (You turn me on)||Julimar "J-Son" Santos, Maia Andersen, Sylvester Sivertsen|
|Fallulah||"Strange World"||Maria Apetri, Søren Christensen|
|Joey Moe||"9MM"||Alex Ambrose, Joey Moe, Michell Berthou|
|Kesi feat. Barbara Moleko||"Koldt blod" (Cold blood)||Frederik Nordsø, Oliver Chambuso, Mass Ebdrup, Engelina Andrina|
|MAIA||"Tordenkys" (Thunder kiss)||Maia Andersen, Peter Bjørnskov, Lene Dissing|
|Micky Skeel||"Kys ham nu" (Kiss him now)||Fredrik Sonefors, Micky Skeel, Martin Bjelke|
|NEW:NAME||"Don't You Wait"||Ian Franzino, Lindsay Vinarsky, Andrew Haas|
|Page Four||"17 år" (17 years)||Tim McEwan, Theis Andersen|
|Rasmus Skøtt feat. Veronica Jensen||"Når vi går live" (When we go live)||Rasmus Skøtt|
The final started on 11 September 2016 with the voting lasting three weeks and ending on 30 September 2016. The four songs that qualified to the super-final (highlighted) were revealed the next day. The places of the non-qualifiers were also revealed that day while the places of the qualifiers were revealed on 15 October 2016, after the super-final results.
|01||Micky Skeel||"Kys ham nu"||8||105|
|03||Adam Daniel||"Tænder på dig"||3||156|
|04||NEW:NAME||"Don't You Wait"||4||149|
|06||Page Four||"17 år"||9||100|
|07||Kesi feat. Barbara Moleko||"Koldt blod"||6||122|
|10||Rasmus Skøtt feat. Veronica Jensen||"Når vi går live"||2||159|
The top four songs from the final qualified to the super-final. The voting in the super-final started on 1 October 2016 and closed on 14 October 2016 with the results being revealed the next day. MAIA won the edition with "Tordenkys".
|Draw||Song||Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D||Group E||Group F||Total||Place|
|01||"Don't You Wait"||5,471||7,300||2,135||2,464||3,010||5,669||26,049||4|
|03||"Tænder på dig"||4,904||2,000||8,374||12,363||6,180||2,702||36,523||2|
|04||"Når vi går live"||6,944||2,650||4,857||1,327||6,400||4,234||26,412||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||Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Ukraine||21|
|RotW||Angola, Argentina, Colombia, Ghana, Guatemala, Iceland, Singapore||7|
|Juries||Algeria, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Moldova, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine||25|
|RotW||Colombia, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, Singapore||4|
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)|
|4||"Tordenkys"||Austria, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Hong Kong|
|3||"Don't You Wait"||Moldova, Morocco, Rest of the World|
|"Kys ham nu"||Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Ukraine|
|"Når vi går live"||Georgia, Latvia, Russia|
|"Tænder på dig"||Belgium, Germany, Norway|
|2||"Go Down"||Cyprus, Malta|
|"Strange World"||Italy, Serbia|
|1||"17 år"||San Marino|
|No.||Song||Country/ies giving highest points (super-final)|
|10||"Tordenkys"||Algeria, Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Hong Kong, Italy, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain|
|9||"Tænder på dig"||Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Ukraine|
|6||"Når vi går live"||Belarus, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Russia, Sweden, Rest of the World|
|2||"Don't You Wait"||Moldova, Morocco|
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
|"Don't You Wait"||700||4,000||200||500||5,400||27.0||1,350|
|"Tænder på dig"||2,000||300||300||1,000||3,600||18.0||900|
|"Når vi går live"||800||200||4,400||3,000||8,400||42.0||2,100|
- Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
- North Vision Song Contest 21
- Denmark in the North Vision Song Contest 21
- Announcement Thread
- Final Thread
- Super-final Thread
- Super-final Results Thread
- Final Recap
- Super-final Recap