Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980

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Eurovision Song Contest 1980
Country  Denmark
National selection
Selection process Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
Selection date(s) 29 March 1980
Selected entrant Bamses Venner
Selected song "Tænker altid på dig"
Finals performance
Final result 14th, 25 points
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1979 1980 1981►

Denmark was represented by the band Bamses Venner, with the song '"Tænker altid på dig", at the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 19 April in The Hague. "Tænker altid på dig" was chosen as the Danish entry at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on 29 March. Other participants in the 1980 DMGP included Danish Eurovision winners Grethe Ingmann and the Olsen Brothers, and 1989 entrant Birthe Kjær.


The DMGP was held at the Falkonér Theatre in Copenhagen, hosted by Jørgen Mylius. 12 songs took part with the winner being decided by votes from a jury made up of members of the public.[1]

DMGP - 25 March 1980
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Vivian Johansen "Jeg er fængslet af dig" 39 11=
2 Tommy P. "Syng en sang om evig fred" 57 8
3 The Lollipops "Nu er det morgen" 61 5=
4 Susanne Breuning "Mozart Jensen" 39 11=
5 Bamses Venner "Tænker altid på dig" 84 1
6 Grethe Ingmann "Hej, hej, det swinger" 69 3
7 Daimi "Fri mig" 43 10
8 Birthe Kjær & Henning Vilén "Du och jeg" 77 2
9 Brødrene Olsen "Laila" 61 5=
10 McKinleys "Robin Hood" 47 9
11 Hans Mosters Vovse "Swingtime igen" 65 4
12 Lecia & Lucienne "Bye-bye" 59 7

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Bamses Venner performed 7th in the running order, following Italy and preceding Sweden. At the close of voting "Tænker altid på dig" had received 25 points (the highest a 7 from Finland), placing Denmark 14th of the 19 entries. The Danish jury awarded its 12 points to contest winners Ireland.[2]

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