Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 17
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Final 27 February–19 March 2017
Venue Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Presenter(s) Ulla Essendrop
Broadcaster DR
Entries 10
System 100% international jury
Winner "Don't Leave" by Snakehips &
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
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Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 17 was the seventeenth edition of the Danish music competition that selected Denmark's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 22. The selection had a final held in Herning. Snakehips and won the edition with their song "Don't Leave".


Unlike in most cases, this time DR did not confirm the country's participation in the edition early. The participation was not confirmed officially, as it was only announced on a morning talk show. The country's participation was officially confirmed with the announcement of the seventeenth edition of the country's national selection. It was announced that for the first time since the twelfth edition of the selection, there would be no super-final held; instead the system used between the fourth and eleventh editions (bar the tenth special edition)–only one final would be held with ten songs competing.

The selection consisted of a final and was held in Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning. The voters were international juries among countries participating in the twenty-second 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.


Jyske Bank Boxen is an indoor arena, located in Herning, Denmark, that is part of the Messecenter Herning. It hosts concerts, basketball, volleyball, team handball and gymnastics competitions. It has hosted the 2010 European Women's Handball Championships, the 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships, and the 2014 European Men's Handball Championship.

On 1 October 2010 Danish financial institution Jyske Bank purchased naming rights to the arena. The arena's opening event, on 20 October 2010, was a concert by Lady Gaga, during The Monster Ball Tour, with Semi Precious Weapons as her opening act. The arena was also being considered as the venue for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, before the contract was eventually won by B&W Hallerne, Refshaleøen in Copenhagen.

Competing entries

The competing entries of the edition were selected by the broadcaster. All the competing acts along with their entries were revealed on 25 February 2017, along with the announcement of the national selection.

Among the competing artists is previous Danish entrant L.I.G.A, who represented the country in the fifth edition of the contest. Agnes Obel, MØ, NOAH and Carpark North have all taken part in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix during previous editions.

Table key
Artist Song (English translation) Songwriter(s)
Agnes Obel "Golden Green" Agnes Obel
Caroline Castell "Holder du" (Are you holding) Caroline Castell, Lasse Lyngbo
Carpark North "Unbreakable" Morten Thorhauge, Lau Højen, Søren Balsner
Dúné "Searching for a Party" Mattias Kolstrup, Piotrek Wasilewski, Mattis Jakobsen, Ole Brodersen Meyer, Ole Bjørn Sørensen
Forever Stil "Miss Madness" Maja Shining, Mikkel Haastrup
L.I.G.A feat. Amina "Venter på dig" (Waiting for you) Ihan Haydar, Lasse Baunkilde, Rasmus Søby Andersen, Nicky Russell
NOAH "Kære mor" (Dear mother) Troels Gustavsen, Tim McEwan
Noréll "Damage Done" Nichlas Malling, Viktor Hagner, Marie Louise Bjarnarson
Snakehips & "Don't Leave" Joe Janiak, Karen Marie Ørsted, Oliver Dickinson, Negin Djafari, DAVIE, Rachel Keen
Sophia Nohr "Welcome to the List" Sophia Ziegler Nohr


The final started on 27 February 2017 with the voting lasting about two weeks and ending on 19 March 2017. The results were presented the same day. Snakehips and won the edition with "Don't Leave" while Carpark North were chosen to represent the country in the fifteenth edition of OGAN Second Chance Contest.

Draw Artist Song Place Points
01 Noréll "Damage Done" 3 130
02 Forever Still "Miss Madness" 5 119
03 NOAH "Kære mor 9 98
04 Snakehips & "Don't Leave" 1 150
05 Dúné "Searching for a Party" 10 73
06 Sophia Nohr "Welcome to the List" 7 115
07 L.I.G.A feat. Amina "Venter på dig" 4 121
08 Agnes Obel "Golden Green" 8 99
09 Caroline Castell "Holder du" 6 119
10 Carpark North "Unbreakable" 2 136

Voting and results

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. The voters were divided randomly in groups for the presentation of the votes.



12 points

The twelve points that were given in the final.

No. Song Country/ies giving 12 points (final)


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

Voting grids


Rest of the World

See also

External links

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