Staggeringly saccharine, this handsome Danish boy-trio Lighthouse X were the surprise winners of the Danish National Selection (Melodi Grand Prix) beating out Australia’s Anja Nissen to win the ticket to Stockholm.
The Danish national public loves their middle-of-the-road pop (see last year’s Anti Social Media as case in point) and Lighthouse X’s nice, yet ultimately bland, offering tickled the Danes fancy and they beat out our Anja.
Like a modern-day version of The Herreys (winners of Eurovision for Sweden in 1984) it’s hard not to like them but ultimately Anja would have been a much better selection. It would not be surprising if Denmark miss the final for the second year on the trot.
Watch Lighthouse X's official video for 'Soldiers Of Love':
Four Questions with Lighthouse X
What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?
- All three members work as actors and singers, and they have all performed in award-winning musicals.
- All three members were close friends before Lighthouse X became a reality
- When the clock hit midnight on New Year's Eve 2015, Lighthouse X performed on national TV, singing at the Opera House with the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
We gather together, look at each other, deeply in the eyes, as we agree to have fun and to sing from the heart.
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
It’s a platform of people coming together across all ages, genders, ethnicities and religious backgrounds, and along with this year’s theme, Come Together, it corresponds perfectly with the core message of Soldiers of Love.