Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988

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Eurovision Song Contest 1988
Country  Denmark
National selection
Selection process Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
Selection date(s) 27 February 1988
Selected entrant Hot Eyes
Selected song "Ka' du se hva' jeg sa'?"
Finals performance
Final result 3rd, 92 points
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1987 1988 1989►

Denmark was represented by Hot Eyes (the name chosen for use at Eurovision by Kirsten & Søren), with the song '"Ka' du se hva' jeg sa'?", at the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 30 April in Dublin. "Ka' du se hva' jeg sa'?" was chosen as the Danish entry at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on 27 February. This was the last of three Eurovision appearances for Kirsten & Søren.

Kirsten & Søren's Eurovision performance is noted for the fact that Kirsten was heavily and very visibly pregnant at the time.


The DMGP was held at the DR TV studios in Copenhagen, hosted by Jørgen Mylius. Ten songs took part with the winner being decided by voting from five regional juries. Firstly the five lowest-placed songs were eliminated without full voting being revealed, then the remaining five were voted on again to give the winner.[1]

DMGP - 27 February 1988
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Hip Hop "Du kan gå med" - -
2 Paul Mathiasen "Til dig" - -
3 Snapshot "Tid til lidt kærlighed" 25 2
4 Stig Rossen "Vi danser rock og rul" 17 4
5 Anne Marie Busk "9½ minut" - -
6 Lulu "Johnny B. Goode" 13 5
7 Henriette Lykke "Det' Okay" 21 3
8 Anne Karin "Gi' naturen chancen" - -
9 Kirsten & Søren "Ka' du se hva' jeg sa'?" 29 1
10 Sirius "Ene" - -

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Hot Eyes performed 13th in the running order, following Austria and preceding Greece. As was the case with their 1985 appearance, the stage presentation came across to some as unnecessarily quirky and overdone. However, at the close of voting "Ka' du se hva' jeg sa'?" had received 92 points (including maximum 12s from Austria, France and the Netherlands), placing Denmark third of the 21 entries, the country's best placing since the victory of Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann in 1963. The Danish jury awarded its 12 points to Yugoslavia.[2]

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