Open main menu

Lighthouse X (pronounced "Lighthouse Ten") was a Danish pop group consisting of Søren Bregendal, Johannes Nymark and Martin Skriver.

Lighthouse X
ESC2016 - Denmark Meet & Greet 26.jpg
Lighthouse X in 2016
Background information
OriginDenmark
GenresPop
Years active2012–2016
Websitehttp://www.lhx.dk/
MembersSøren Bregendal (1983)
Johannes Nymark (1986)
Martin Skriver (1986)

The band was formed in 2012 with the goal of helping people who face challenges in their lives. They work as ambassadors of three different non-profit organizations who also receive a percentage of the groups profit. They represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm with the song "Soldiers of Love".[1] Lighthouse X disbanded in August 2016.[2]

CareerEdit

2014–15: Lighthouse XEdit

On 13 October 2014 Lighthouse X released their debut single "Kærligheden kalder".[3] The song peaked at number 37 on the Danish Singles Chart[4] After a second single, "Hjerteløst", the band released their debut self-titled EP Lighthouse X on 16 February 2015.[5] On 16 April 2015 they released the single "Nattens gløder".[6] Other singles from 2015 include "It's a Brand New Day" and "Home".

2016: Eurovision Song ContestEdit

In February 2016 the band took part in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2016, the music competition that selects Denmark's entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. The competition was held on 13 February 2016 at the Forum Horsens in Horsens. The band performed "Soldiers of Love" in the Final making it through to the Super final winning with 42% of the public vote.

They performed at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 during the second semi-final on 12 May 2016, but failed to qualify to the May 14 final of the competition. "Soldiers of Love" placed 17th in the second semi-final and scored especially poorly with juries. It kept Denmark out of the Eurovision final for the second year in a row.

Johannes Nymark, a member of the band, had previously been a keyboard player for Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.[7]

In August 2016, the band announced that they were disbanding with a last appearance during the Copenhagen Pride on August 17, 2016.[8]

DiscographyEdit

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Lighthouse X
  • Released: 16 February 2015
  • Label: North-East Production
  • Format: Digital download

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
DEN
[4]
"Kærligheden kalder" 2014 37 Lighthouse X
"Hjerteløst" 2015
"Nattens gløder"
"It's a Brand New Day" Non-album singles
"Home"
"Soldiers of Love" 2016 12
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lighthouse X vinder Melodi Grand Prix". Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Denmark's Lighthouse X hit the rocks". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 16 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  3. ^ Kærligheden Kalder - Single by Lighthouse X on iTunes
  4. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography Lighthouse X". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  5. ^ Lighthouse X by Lighthouse X on iTunes
  6. ^ Nattens Gløder - radio edit - Single by Lighthouse X on iTunes
  7. ^ "Eurovision: Johannes Nymark på scenen for Italien". Her & Nu. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  8. ^ Wiwiblogs: No longer Soldiers of Love - Lighthouse X call it quits
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Anti Social Media
with "The Way You Are"
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
2016
Succeeded by
Anja Nissen
with "Where I Am"