Den Norsken Sangen 15
Logo 15
Logo of the fifteenth edition.
Final Final:
30 January 2016
Gold final:
7 February 2016
Venue Valhall Arena, Oslo
Presenter(s) Kathrine Moholt
Didrik Solli Tangen
Broadcaster NRK
Entries 10
System 100% international jury (First Round)
100% televoting (Gold Final)
Winner "Dynasty"
Den Norsken Sangen
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Den Norsken Sangen 15 was the fifteenth edition of the Norwegian music competition that selected Norway's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 18. The selection had one Final and one Gold Final (Super-final) both held in Oslo. MIIA was the clear winner of both rounds and got the right to represent Norway in the North Vision Song Contest 18 with her strong ballad "Dynasty".


On Christmas Day, NRK opened the submission for the 15th edition of Den Norsken Sangen, automatically confirming the participation in the 18th edition of the North Vision Song Contest.

Interested artists could apply with their song in the website of 5 of them would be chosen for the live show in Oslo. The rest 5 acts would be chosen by music labels in Norway. The deadline for submitting the entry was on 31 December 2015.

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Vallhall Arena in Valle-Hovin, Oslo.


Vallhall Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena, located in Valle-Hovin, Oslo, Norway. The stadium has a capacity of 5,500 people, during matches. The Tippeligaen club Vålerenga uses the arena for training and friendly matches in the winter off-season. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The arena also serves as an event arena.

The arena is also a well-known concert hall, with a capacity of 12,500 people. It's not far away from Valle Hovin, an outdoor concert arena.


Katrine Moholt (television personality and singer) with Didrik Solli Tangen (singer) were the hosts after successfully hosting the last edition.

Acts presentation

NRK announced the ten candidates names on Monday 25 January 2016 with a small teaser of their songs. On 29 January 2016, all the songs got revealed and available in Spotify. Maria Mena returned to the selection for a third time stating that participating in DNS is a way to promote her new single and album and show Norway and Europe that she still has a lot to offer.

# Date Artist(s) Song
(English translation)
Flag of None
1 Artists:
January 25, 2016
January 29, 2016
Alan Walker "Faded" Flag of Norway
2 Alexander With "Better"
3 Dagny "Backbeat"
4 Gabrielle "Mellom skyene" (Between the clouds)
5 Hanne Leland "One Last Chance"
6 Innertier feat. Lex Press "Langt igjen å gå" (Long way to go)
7 Maria Mena "I Don't Wanna See You With Her"
8 MIIA "Dynasty"
9 Patrick Jørgensen "Million Questions"
10 Sonny Alven feat. Emmi "Youth" Flag of Norway Flag of Australia


The running order for the show was revealed on 29 January 2016. The final started on 30 January with the voting lasting about seven days, ending on 6 February 2016. The qualifiers announcements took place on 7 February 2016. The full results were announced after the end of the selection.

Draw Language Artist Song
(English translation)
Place Points
01 English Alan Walker "Faded" 3 227
02 English Hanne Leland "One Last Chance" 9 133
03 English Alexander With "Better" 8 137
04 English Sonny Alven feat. Emmi "Our Youth" 6 146
05 Norwegian Gabrielle "Mellom skyene" (Between the clouds) 4 225
06 English Patrick Jørgensen "Million Questions" 10 106
07 English Maria Mena "I Don't Wanna See You With Her" 2 231
08 Norwegian Innertier feat. Lex Press "Langt igjen å gå" (Long way to go) 7 138
09 English Dagny "Backbeat" 5 190
10 English MIIA "Dynasty" 1 265

Gold Final

# Song Eastern
Total Place
01. "Mellom skyene" 13.229 20.834 18.597 18.702 7.065 78.427 3
02. "Faded" 19.982 12.686 16.293 20.602 28.117 97.740 2
03. "Dynasty" 11.578 19.307 22.790 16.894 30.392 100.961 1
04. "I Don't Wanna See You With Her" 25.211 17.173 12.320 13.802 4.336 72.872 4


Five from the artists that were eliminated in the first round announced the votes from the Norwegian regions.

  • Flag of Norway Eastern Norway: Hanne Leland
  • Flag of Norway Northern Norway: Alexander With
  • Flag of Norway Central Norway: Innertier
  • Flag of Norway Southern Norway: Patrick Jørgensen
  • Flag of Norway Western Norway: Dagny


In the first round, the juries had to vote with the Northvision–style; 12, 10 and 8 to 1 will all the songs revieving points. The juries were, apart from the Norwegian, countries from the contest's participants and the Rest of the World-jury. The four most voted songs would progress to the Gold Final where the Norwegian televoting had to decide the winner.


Countries Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Rest of the World 31

12 points

No. Song Country/ies giving 12 points
9 "I Don't Wanna See You With Her" Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Romania, San Marino, United Kingdom
8 "Dynasty" Armenia, Algeria, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Montenegro
6 "Faded" Andorra, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Rest of the World
5 "Mellom skyene" Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey
2 "Backbeat" Austria, Italy
1 "Langt igjen å gå" Ukraine

Voting grid


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