Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 1996

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Eurovision Song Contest 1996
Country  Denmark
National selection
Selection process Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
Selection date(s) 9 March 1996
Selected entrant Dorthe Andersen &
Martin Loft
Selected song "Kun med dig"
Finals performance
Final result Failed to qualify (25th)
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1995 1996 1997►

Denmark chose Dorthe Andersen and Martin Loft, with the song '"Kun med dig", to be their representatives at the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held on 18 May in Oslo. "Kun med dig" was chosen as the Danish entry at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on 9 March. However, Denmark was one of seven countries which failed to qualify for the Eurovision final from a pre-qualifying round, so they were not represented in Oslo.


The DMGP was held at the DR TV studios in Copenhagen, hosted by Hans Otto Bisgård. Five songs took part with the winner being decided by a public televote. "Kun med dig" was an overwhelming winner, receiving more votes than the other four songs combined.[1]

DMGP - 9 March 1996
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Peter Belli "Det gør ondt når jeg griner" 2463 3
2 Master Fatman & Janni Høeg "I nat" 1089 5
3 Channe Nussbaum "Kys mig nu" 1224 4
4 Dorthe Andersen & Martin Loft "Kun med dig" 9422 1
5 Mark Linn "Røde Kinder" 2465 2

At Eurovision[edit]

In 1996, for the only time in Eurovision history, an audio-only pre-qualifying round (from which hosts Norway were exempt) was held on 20 March as 29 countries wished to participate in the final but the European Broadcasting Union had set a limit of 22 (plus Norway). The countries occupying the bottom seven places after the pre-qualifier would be unable to take part in the main contest. After the voting, "Kun med dig" had received 22 points, placing 25th and bringing Denmark's participation in 1996 to a premature end.[2]

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