Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001

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Eurovision Song Contest 2001
Country  Denmark
National selection
Selection process Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2001
Selection date(s) 17 February 2001
Selected entrant Rollo & King
Selected song "Never Ever Let You Go"
Finals performance
Final result 2nd, 177 points
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2000 2001 2002►

Denmark was represented by Rollo & King, with the song '"Never Ever Let You Go", at the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 12 May at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, following the Olsen Brothers' victory for Denmark in 2000. "Never Ever Let You Go" was chosen as the Danish entry at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on 17 February.


The DMGP was held at the Conference Centre in Herning, hosted by Keld Heick. Ten songs took part with the winner being decided by a split between televoting (80%) and an "expert" jury (20%). In the first stage of voting the bottom five songs were eliminated, then the remaining five were voted on again to give the winner, with 152 votes available from the televote and 38 from the jury. Rollo & King emerged winners by a 16-point margin.[1]

DMGP - 17 February 2001
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Parber Kerstein Band "Drømmer om dig" - -
2 Anita Lerche & Simon Munk "Mit hjerte det banker" - -
3 Katrine Daugaard "Sha la li sha la lej" 28 5
4 Sanne Gottlieb "Tog jeg fejl" - -
5 Sanne Graulund & Ole Kibsgaard "Et øje på dig" - -
6 Johnny Hansen "Lidt etfer lidt" - -
7 baSix "I Australien" 42 2
8 Anne Murillo "Hvis du tænker lidt på mig" 38 3
9 Helge Engelbrecht "Som on det var i går" 34 4
10 Rollo & King "Der står et billede af dig på mit bord" 58 1

At Eurovision[edit]

Prior to the contest "Der står et billede af dig på mit bord" was translated into English as "Never Ever Let You Go". On the night of the final Rollo & King performed last in the running order, following Greece. This was an ideal draw for the song and at the close of voting "Never Ever Let You Go" had received 177 points, placing Denmark second of the 23 entries, 21 points behind surprise contest winners Estonia and 30 points ahead of third-placed Greece. The song's tally included six maximum 12 points votes from Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Ireland and Norway. Only Bosnia-Herzegovina and Russia failed to award the song any points at all. The 12 points from the Danish televote were awarded to Malta.[2]

Points awarded to Denmark[edit]

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

See also[edit]