Over the course of April and May, on the lead up to the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, we will be celebrating the countries that are participating this year in Rotterdam. Today, we celebrate Denmark.
Denmark debuted at the Contest in 1957, in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. Birthe Wilke & Gustav Winckler finished in third place with their entry “Skibet skal sejle i nat”, scoring 10 points.
The most successful entry from Denmark was in 1963, 2000 and 2013. In 1963, when the Contest took place in London, the United Kingdom, Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann finished in first place with their entry “Dansevise”, scoring 42 points.
In 2000, when the Contest took place in Stockholm, Sweden, The Olsen Brothers finished in first place with their entry “Fly on the Wings of Love”, scoring 195 points. This included eight sets of twelve points from Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
In 2013, when the Contest took place in Malmo, Sweden, Emmelie de Forest finished in first place with her entry “Only Teardrops”, scoring 281 points. This included eight sets of twelve points from France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia and the United Kingdom.
The most recent Danish entry was due to be in 2020, when the cancelled Contest was due to take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Ben & Tan was due to represent Denmark with their entry “Yes”.
This year, Denmark will be represented by Fyr Og Flamme with their song “Øve Os På Hinanden”. Will Fyr Og Flamme take Denmark to their fourth victory?
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Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland