Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 1989

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Eurovision Song Contest 1989
Country  Denmark
National selection
Selection process Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
Selection date(s) 25 March 1989
Selected entrant Birthe Kjær
Selected song "Vi maler byen rød"
Finals performance
Final result 3rd, 111 points
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1988 1989 1990►

Denmark was represented by Birthe Kjær, with the song '"Vi maler byen rød", at the 1989 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 6 May in Lausanne, Switzerland. "Vi maler byen rød" was chosen as the Danish entry at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on 25 March, a victory for Kjær after three runner-up finishes in DMGP earlier in the 1980s.


The DMGP was held at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, hosted Jarl de Friis-Mikkelsen. Ten songs took part, with the winner being chosen by nine regional juries. Other participants included 1983 Danish representative Gry Johansen and the 2000 contest winner Jørgen Olsen.[1]

DMGP - 25 March 1989
Draw Artist Song Votes Place
1 Birthe Kjær "Vi maler byen rød" 32 1
2 Maria Cecile "Kun dig" 23 5
3 Lars Fenger "Kom i sving" 8 9
4 Pia Cohn "Nu er jeg blot en stemme" 25 4
5 Snapshot "Du og jeg" 10 8
6 Keld & Hilda Heick "Sommerregn" 11 7
7 Lecia Jønsson "Landet Camelot" 30 2
8 Gry Johansen "Endnu en nat" 22 6
9 Peter Belli "Lyset bryder frem" 0 10
10 Jørgen Olsen "Fugle" 28 3

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Kjær performed 12th in the running order, following Luxembourg and preceding Austria. At the close of voting "Vi maler byen rød" had received 111 points (including maximum 12s from Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden), placing Denmark third of the 22 entries, the country's second consecutive third-place finish. The Danish jury awarded its 12 points to Sweden.[2]

Points Awarded by Denmark[edit]


12 points  Sweden
10 points  Yugoslavia
8 points  Cyprus
7 points  Germany
6 points  Norway
5 points  Israel
4 points  Austria
3 points  France
2 points   Switzerland
1 point  United Kingdom

Points Awarded to Denmark[edit]

Points Awarded to Finland (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]