Denmark In The Eurovision Song Contest
Denmark has competed in the Eurovision Song Contest from 1957 to 1966 and from 1978 to the present day and has a good record, finishing in the top three six times and winning twice. From 1967 until 1977, Denmark didn't participate in the contest.
Denmark enjoyed mixed success in the 1980s. In 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989, Denmark placed well. However in 1982 and 1983 it received some of its worst placings ever. The 1990s were mostly bad for Denmark. It was disqualified from three contests (1994, 1996, 1998), and when present it mostly scored poorly, with the exceptions of 1990, 1995 and 1999.
The most recent Danish victory came in 2000, with the Olsen Brothers defying the odds (they were considerably older than their competitors and only one male duo had won before) to win with "Fly on the Wings of Love". The Olsens' win however, is Denmark's highest scoring ever, with 195 points. Its lowest score ever, was in 1962 with only 2 points, but they lowest score since 1975 (1978) is just 5 points in 1982. Denmark's average score is 65.261 points.
Since that time, the Danes have competed with distinction and recently recorded a third-place finish in the 2005 semi-final with Jakob Sveistrup's "Talking to You". In that same year, Copenhagen hosted Congratulations, the 50th Anniversary special of the Contest.
The Danish qualifying preliminary contest for the Eurovision Song Contest is the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.
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