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North Vision Song Contest 20
Country Flag of Denmark Denmark
National selection
Selection process Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 15
Selection date(s) 5 August 2016
Selected entrant Aura
Selected song "Love Somebody"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Aura Dione
  • David Saw
  • Jonathan Quarmby
  • Matt Robinson
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (4th, 205 points)
Final result 10th, 228 points
Denmark in the North Vision Song Contest
◄ 19 Eurovision Heart 21 ►

Denmark took part in the 20th edition of the North Vision Song Contest which was hosted in Tirana, Albania. The country was represented by Aura with the song "Love Somebody". The entry was selected via the 15th edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix hosted by the broadcaster of the country, Danmarks Radio (DR). The song got the 10th place in the final with 228 points.

Before North Vision

Despite not confirming yet for the 20th edition of the North Vision Song Contest, the Danish broadcaster announced announced on 5 July 2016 the schedule and the format of the 15th edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix and therefore confirmed the country's participation in the 20th edition of the contest.

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 15

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 15 was the 15th edition of the Danish music competition that selected Denmark's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 20. Hosted by Lise Rønne, ten songs competed in the selection which consisted of a final and a super-final, both held at B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen. The ten songs competed in the final with the top four most voted advancing to the super-final of the selection.

The ten artists of the selection were presented on 5 July 2016 while their songs were presented on 6 July 2016. The voting in the final started on 8 July 2016 and ended two weeks later, on 22 July 2016 with the four songs that qualified to the super-final being revealed the same day.

Super-final

The super-final of the selection took place between 22 July and 5 August 2016 at B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen. The top four songs of the final competed in the super-final. "Love Somebody" performed by Aura was selected as the winner by an international jury voting.

Draw Song Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F Total Place
01 "Love Somebody" 7,210 3,286 9,136 13,129 7,097 9,195 49,053 1
02 "Final Song" 4,732 10,140 10,331 3,487 10,503 4,541 43,734 2
03 "Drømmefanger" 3,932 3,345 3,602 7,195 3,902 3,206 25,182 4
04 "Wild Child" 9,126 8,229 1,931 1,189 3,498 3,058 27,031 3

At North Vision

Aura Dione live 2017

Aura performing during her promo tour.

At the allocation draw, Denmark was drawn to perform in the second half of the second semi-final. Later, the country was placed to perform in the 13th position, performing after Italy and before Belgium. During the results of the semi-final, Denmark was announced as the first qualifier. Following the results of the second semi-final and the completion of the final line-up, the running order of the final was revealed with Denmark performing 23rd, following Poland and preceding Lebanon. The country achieved the 9th place with a total of 228 points–144 points from the televoting and 84 points from the jury. Following the final results, it was revealed that Aura had placed 4th in the semi-final with a total of 205 points.

Both the semi-finals and the final were broadcast by DR. Lise Rønne served as the final television commentator while Mette Lisby was the semi-finals television commentator. Ulla Essendrop served as the radio commentator for the eleventh time. For the final, Mette Lisby served as the radio commentator, replacing Ulla Essendrop who was the spokesperson that announced the Danish voting in the final.

Voting

Points awarded to Denmark

Points awarded to Denmark (Semi-final 2)
Televote
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Jury
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points awarded to Denmark (Final)
Televote
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Jury
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Denmark

Semi-final 2 votes
Points Televote Jury
12 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
10 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Flag of Armenia Armenia
8 Flag of Norway Norway Flag of Italy Italy
7 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Flag of France France
6 Flag of Belgium Belgium Flag of Moldova Moldova
5 Flag of Armenia Armenia Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
4 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
3 Flag of Moldova Moldova Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
2 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
1 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Flag of Norway Norway
Final votes
Points Televote Jury
12 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
10 Flag of Estonia Estonia Flag of Latvia Latvia
8 Flag of Norway Norway Flag of Moldova Moldova
7 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Flag of Italy Italy
6 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Flag of Romania Romania
5 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Flag of France France
4 Flag of Belgium Belgium Flag of Estonia Estonia
3 Flag of Albania Albania Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
2 Flag of Sweden Sweden Flag of Belgium Belgium
1 Flag of Romania Romania Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong

Split voting results

The following five members comprised the Danish jury:

  • Lise Cabble – singer, songwriter
  • Micky Skeel – actor, singer, songwriter
  • Ida Corr – singer, represented Denmark in the 19th edition
  • Mette Lindberg – singer
  • Signe Molde – journalist, television presenter
Semi-final 2 results
Draw Country L. Cabble M. Skeel I. Corr M. Lindberg S. Molde Jury
Rank
Televote Rank
01 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 1 3 1 2 1 1 1
02 Flag of Hungary Hungary 15 19 12 19 15 17 16
03 Flag of San Marino San Marino 18 15 17 16 16 18 19
04 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 6 5 11 6 5 6 11
05 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 17 14 16 14 7 14 9
06 Flag of Norway Norway 3 12 13 13 6 10 3
07 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 10 16 10 9 18 13 7
08 Flag of United Kingdom UK 8 2 5 8 10 7 14
09 Flag of Andorra Andorra 12 17 18 18 12 16 15
10 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 11 13 14 12 19 15 10
11 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 5 8 6 11 4 8 17
12 Flag of Italy Italy 9 4 4 1 8 3 13
13 Flag of Denmark Denmark
14 Flag of Belgium Belgium 16 11 15 7 13 12 5
15 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 13 9 9 17 11 11 2
16 Flag of France France 2 7 7 10 3 4 12
17 Flag of Turkey Turkey 19 18 19 15 17 19 18
18 Flag of Moldova Moldova 7 10 3 3 9 5 8
19 Flag of Armenia Armenia 4 1 2 5 2 2 6
20 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 14 6 8 4 14 9 4
Final results
Draw Country L. Cabble M. Skeel I. Corr M. Lindberg S. Molde Jury
Rank
Televote Rank
01 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 17 9 12 7 20 13 5
02 Flag of Morocco Morocco 18 14 20 14 11 14 19
03 Flag of Belgium Belgium 11 11 13 9 9 9 7
04 Flag of Germany Germany 19 18 11 19 13 16 22
05 Flag of Norway Norway 4 17 16 15 3 11 3
06 Flag of Ireland Ireland 23 16 15 20 23 20 25
07 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 14 15 23 26 18 19 20
08 Flag of Portugal Portugal 25 21 21 22 22 24 26
09 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 26 24 26 25 24 26 21
10 Flag of Romania Romania 5 4 7 6 5 5 10
11 Flag of Georgia Georgia 22 26 24 23 26 25 23
12 Flag of Italy Italy 10 2 5 1 7 4 13
13 Flag of France France 3 5 8 11 2 6 16
14 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 15 8 6 8 17 10 18
15 Flag of Moldova Moldova 7 7 2 4 4 3 12
16 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 8 13 9 10 16 12 6
17 Flag of Estonia Estonia 6 12 4 5 10 7 2
18 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 16 22 18 16 26 21 24
19 Flag of Sweden Sweden 12 10 22 24 15 17 9
20 Flag of Latvia Latvia 2 3 3 2 6 2 11
21 Flag of Albania Albania 9 20 17 12 19 15 8
22 Flag of Poland Poland 20 25 19 21 21 23 14
23 Flag of Denmark Denmark
24 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 13 6 10 13 8 8 4
25 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 1 1 1 3 1 1 1
26 Flag of Spain Spain 21 23 14 17 12 18 17
27 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 24 19 25 18 14 22 15

See also