Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982

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Eurovision Song Contest 1982
Country  Denmark
National selection
Selection process Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
Selection date(s) 13 March 1982
Selected entrant Brixx
Selected song "Video, Video"
Finals performance
Final result 17th, 5 points
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1981 1982 1983►

Denmark was represented by the band Brixx, with the song '"Video, Video", at the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 24 April in Harrogate, England. "Video, Video" was chosen as the Danish entry at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on 13 March. The previous year's Danish entrant Tommy Seebach failed in his bid to represent Denmark for a third time.


The DMGP was held at the DR TV studios in Copenhagen, hosted by Jørgen Mylius. 12 songs took part with the winner being decided by voting from five regional juries.[1]

DMGP - 13 March 1982
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Brixx "Video, Video" 55 1
2 Tommy Seebach Band "Hip hurra - det' min fødselsda'" 47 2
3 Jacob Groth Band "På træk" 16 9
4 Fenders "Det' løgn" 37 4
5 Elmer & Klubien "Marie" 21 7=
6 Kate & Per "I denne verden" 21 7=
7 Jannie Høeg "Elske" 22 6
8 Taxi "Drømmene en forbi" 7 10
9 Anne Karin "Når man kun er atten år" 46 3
10 Peter Belli "Spejldans" 23 5

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Brixx performed 13th in the running order, following Spain and preceding Yugoslavia. Denmark was one of very few countries to provide a contemporary-sounding entry in a contest dominated by 1970s-style Eurovision songs, but this proved not to be what the juries were looking for in that year. At the close of voting "Video, Video" had received only 5 points (3 from Portugal and 1 each from Ireland and Sweden), placing Denmark 17th of the 18 entries, ahead only of the nul-points entry from Finland. The Danish jury awarded its 12 points to contest winners Germany.[2]

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