Grethe Ingmann was a Danish singer. She performed as a member of the duet Grethe og Jørgen Ingmann, along with her husband, together they won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1963 representing Denmark with the song Dansevise with music by Otto Francker and lyrics by Sejr Volmer-Sørensen. The couple met in 1955, married in 1956 and divorced in 1975, Ingmann died of cancer on August 18,1990 at age 52. Grethe Ingmann at the Internet Movie Database Grethe Ingmann in the film database danskefilm. dk
Aalborg, spelled Ålborg, is an industrial and university city in the North of Jutland, Denmark. It has an population of 112,194, making it the fourth most populous city in Denmark. With a population of 210,316, the Municipality of Aalborg is the third most populous in the country after Copenhagen, by road Aalborg is 64 kilometres southwest of Frederikshavn, and 118 kilometres north of Aarhus. The distance to Copenhagen is 412 kilometres, the earliest settlements date to around AD700. Aalborgs position at the narrowest point on the Limfjord made it an important harbour during the Middle Ages, the city is known for its half-timbered mansions built by its prosperous merchants. Budolfi Church, now a cathedral, dates from the end of the 14th century and Aalborghus Castle, Aalborg is a city in transition from a working-class industrial area to a knowledge-based community. A major exporter of grain and spirits, its business interests include Siemens Wind Power, Aalborg Industries. These companies have become global producers of wind turbine rotors, marine boilers, with its theatres, symphony orchestra, opera company, performance venues, and museums such as Aalborg Historical Museum and the Aalborg Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg is an important cultural hub.
The Aalborg Carnival, held at the end of May, is one of the largest festivals in Scandinavia, the major university is the University of Aalborg, founded in 1974, which has more than 17,000 students. Trænregimentet, the Danish regiment for army supply and emergency personnel, is in Aalborg. Aalborg University Hospital, the largest in the north of Jutland, was founded in 1881. The football club Aalborg BK, established in 1885 and based at Nordjyske Arena, won the Danish Superliga in the 1994–95 season, the 1998–99 season, the 2007–08 season and the 2013–14 season. Other sports associations include the icehockey club Aalborg Pirates, the handball team Aalborg Håndbold, the rugby club Aalborg RK. Aalborg Railway Station, on John F. Kennedys Plads has connected the city to Randers, Aalborg Airport is just 6 kilometres northwest of the city centre, and the E45, a European route from Karesuando, Sweden, to Gela, passes through Aalborg. The European Commission has concluded that the citizens of Aalborg are the most satisfied people in Europe with their city.
The area around the narrowest point on the Limfjord attracted settlements as far back as the Iron Age leading to a thriving Viking community until around the year 1000 in what has now become Aalborg. In the Middle Ages, royal trading privileges, a natural harbour, despite the difficulties it experienced over the centuries, the city began to prosper once again towards the end of the 19th century when a bridge was built over Limfjord and the railway arrived. Aalborgs initial growth relied on heavy industry but its current development focuses on culture, Aalborg traces its history back over a thousand years
Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Russia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 20 times since their debut in 1994 and has participated every year since 2000. Russia is the country that has never missed the final since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004. Their debut was in the 1994 contest after Russia became a member of the European Broadcasting Union, in 2003,2007 and 2016 Russia placed 3rd, with t. A. T. u. According to unconfirmed information, Russia was required to submit Tatyana Ovsiyenko with the song My Sun, since the introduction of the semi-finals, Russia is the only country that has never missed a final. Russia won their first Eurovision Song Contest in 2008, when Dima Bilan, participating for the time in the contest, won with the song Believe. Russia was the most successful country in Eurovision in 2000-2009, with one win, however, in 2010 they finished 11th, and in 2011 they were 16th, which was the worst place for Russia since 1995. Interest in the fell, but in 2012 Buranovskiye Babushki finished in second place.
Since 2008, there is an alternation on broadcast and selection, with Russia-1 on even years, ^ In 1996 Russia failed to qualify from the audio only pre-qualification round. The official Eurovision site does not count 1996 in Russias total list of appearances, ^ Russia was forced to sit out another year in 1999, as the EBU only allows countries which had broadcast the previous years contest to enter the next years contest. If a country won the year, they did not have to compete in Semi Finals. In addition, back in 2005-2007, countries who done well did not have to compete in Semi Finals the following year. co. uk
Fly on the Wings of Love
Fly on the Wings of Love is a song by the Olsen Brothers, which was the winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2000, performed for Denmark, singing in English. The song was performed fourteenth on the night, following Spains Serafín Zubiri with Colgado de un sueño, at the close of voting, it had received 195 points, placing first in a field of 24. Fly on the Wings of Love is a ballad, with the singers describing the beauty of a woman. Unusual for any pop song, its lyrics imply that this is a beauty which has improved with age - a theme made more explicit in the Danish original Smuk som et stjerneskud. The song was not expected to score highly, as it was an old-fashioned ballad and performed by two of the oldest performers to enter the Contest. In spite of this, it led the voting from start to finish and became a favourite among fans of the Contest. The brothers in fact performed part of the song onstage and were greeted with rapturous applause, renārs Kaupers, hosting the show, made several references to being beaten by a pair of Danish brothers.
The song is memorable for the vocoding effects given to the voice during the final chorus. These effects were the subject of a protest by the Russian delegation, however they were not found to be against the rules, the song was succeeded in 2001 as winner by Tanel Padar and Dave Benton representing Estonia with Everybody. It was succeeded as Danish representative at the 2001 contest by Rollo & King with Never Ever Let You Go, the Olsen Brothers have most recently performed Fly On The Wings Of Love at the Romanian national Final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, on 6 March. The Olsen Brothers were afforded a hit with Fly on the Wings of Love, most notably in Sweden, the Eurovision 2000 host nation. In the Olsen Brothers native Denmark, their native language rendering Smuk som et stjerneskud afforded them a #1 hit spending three months in the Top Ten, Fly on the Wings of Love has been covered by several eurodance acts. In 2000 Danish producer Holger Lagerfeldt released a version under the name DJ Cookie with vocals by Linda Andrews.
In 2002 German trance group Topmodelz consisting of Pulsedriver and SveN-R-G vs. Bass-T released a version on Aqualoop Records. In May 2003 a cover version was released by Spanish dance group XTM & DJ Chucky featuring vocals by Annia and it was very popular at nightclubs in Europe, and the single peaked at number one in Ireland. The song charted well in the United Kingdom, where it reached #8 on the UK Singles Chart, spending eight weeks in the top 10 and it reached #31 on the Dutch Mega Single Top 100 in the Netherlands
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
Norway has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 55 times since making its debut in 1960 and has only been absent twice since then. In 1970, the country boycotted the contest over disagreements about the voting structure, Norway has won the contest three times. The contest is broadcast in Norway by NRK, which broadcasts Norways national selection competition, Norways first entrant in the contest in 1960 was Nora Brockstedt, who finished fourth. Åse Kleveland finished third in 1966 and these would remain Norways only top five results until 1985, when Bobbysocks gave the country its first victory with the song La det swinge. The country achieved two top five results over the next ten years, with both Karoline Krüger in 1988 and Silje Vige in 1993, finishing fifth. Norways second victory came in 1995 with Secret Gardens mainly instrumental, in 1996, Elisabeth Andreassen, who had won the contest as one half of Bobbysocks, returned to finish second. In 2003, Jostein Hasselgård was fourth, Norway won for the third time in 2009, with Alexander Rybaks smash hit Fairytale.
The 2009 winning score of 387 points being the highest ever winning total and it achieved the biggest ever margin of victory. Norway has the two distinctions of having finished last in the Eurovision final more than any other country. The country has finished last eleven times, failing to score a point four times, since the introduction of the semi-final round in 2004, Norway has finished in the top ten six times. In 2015 Mørland & Debrah Scarlett finished eighth with A Monster Like Me, Norway has a total of 11 top five and 22 top ten results in the contest. If a country had won the year, they did not have to compete in the semi-finals the following year. In addition from 2004-2007, the top ten countries who were not members of the big four did not have to compete in the semi-finals the following year. If, for example and France placed inside the top ten, ^ Spain originally gave its 12 points to Israel and 10 to Norway. After the broadcast it was announced that Spanish broadcaster wrongly tallied the votes and Germany should have got the top mark -12 points - instead of being snubbed, the mistake was corrected and so Germany was placed 7th over Norway.
The organisation consists of a network of 40 Eurovision Song Contest fan clubs across Europe and beyond, and is a non-governmental, non-political, and non-profitable company. In what has become a tradition for the OGAE fan clubs. Melodi Grand Prix Norway in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Norway in the Eurovision Young Musicians Melodi Grand Prix Points to and from Norway eurovisioncovers. co. uk
France in the Eurovision Song Contest
France has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 59 times since its debut at the very first contest in 1956. France is one of seven countries to be present at the first contest. France first won the contest in 1958 with Dors, mon amour performed by André Claveau, frances fifth victory came in 1977, when Marie Myriam won with the song Loiseau et lenfant. France have finished four times, with Paule Desjardins in 1957, Catherine Ferry in 1976, Joëlle Ursull in 1990 and Amina in 1991. France finished last for the first time in 2014, when Twin Twin received only two points. France have failed to reach the top 10 in 12 of the last 14 contests, the exceptions being Patricia Kaas, who was eighth in 2009, and Amir, several French broadcasters have been used to present Eurovision in the country, formerly RTF, ORTF and TF1. The first semi-final in 2004 was not broadcast, from 2015, France 2 resumed the responsibility of organising an entry and broadcasting the final and from 2016, both semi-finals will be broadcast by France 4.
The change is an attempt to better ratings and results in forthcoming contests. Radio coverage has been provided, although not every year, by France Inter from 1971 to 1998 and since 2001, in 1982, RTL Radio transmitted the contest due to the countrys absence that year. France has often changed the process used in order to find the countrys entry for the contest. France is one of the most successful countries in the Eurovision, winning the contest five times, coming second four times, France was ranked first in number of victories without interruptions from 1960 to 1993. Moreover, Amina was close to victory with the song Le Dernier qui a parlé. in 1991, the countback rule applied, but both countries had an equal number of twelve points, but the victory went to Sweden, when France had fewer 10-point scores. Today, with the new rules, France would have won the competition, one year before, France was close to winning with Joëlle Ursull performing Serge Gainsbourgs song White and Black Blues. The song finished in second place with Irelands entry.
However, in recent years, the French results have been somewhat disappointing, since 1998, when the televoting was invented, France has almost always been in the bottom-10 countries in the final, coming 18th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th. France finished in last place, for the first time in their Eurovision history, France have had some good results during the 21st century. In 2001, Canadian singer Natasha St-Pier came 4th for France with her song Je nai que mon âme, being the favourite to win the contest by fans and odds. This good result was carried into the 2002 contest, when Sandrine François came 5th with Il faut du temps, with these ambitions, the French superstar Patricia Kaas represented France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia
Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest
Ukraine has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 13 times since making its debut in 2003, winning twice. Ukraines first victory came in 2004 with Wild Dances by Ruslana, the 2005 contest was held in the countrys capital, Kyiv. Its second victory at the 2016 contest with the song 1944 by Jamala, Ukraine made its debut in 2003, when Oleksandr Ponomaryov finished 14th. Ukraine won the contest at the attempt in 2004, when Ruslana won with the song Wild Dances, defeating second-placed Serbia. On 19 September 2014, state broadcaster NTU announced that it would sit out the 2015 Contest because of difficulties in relation to the ongoing Ukrainian crisis. However, Ukraine broadcast the contest despite not taking part, on 23 May 2015, Ukrainian Broadcaster NTU pledged to bring Ukraine back to the contest for 2016. On 16 September 2015, it was announced that Ukraine would return to the contest in 2016, on its return to the contest in 2016, Ukraine became the first Eastern European country to win the contest twice, when Jamala won with her song 1944.
Since the introduction of the round in 2004, Ukraine has never failed to qualify for the final when they have participated. The country has a score of 143 points per contest,233 if including the semi-finals. If a country had won the year, they did not have to compete in the semi-finals the following year
Eurovision Song Contest 2014
The Eurovision Song Contest 2014 was the 59th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Copenhagen, following Emmelie de Forests win at the 2013 contest in Malmö and this was the third time that Denmark hosted the contest, the most recent previous occasion being in 2001. The two semi-finals took place on 6 May and 8 May 2014, and the final on 10 May 2014, the shows were presented by Lise Rønne, Nikolaj Koppel and Pilou Asbæk. The host broadcaster, DR, chose the B&W Hallerne as the host venue after considering several bids from cities and venues across Denmark, thirty-seven countries participated, this includes the return of Poland after a two-year absence and Portugal after a one-year absence. Overall, there were two countries competing compared to the previous year, making thirty-seven participants, the smallest number since 2006. Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia announced their withdrawal from the 2014 Contest, San Marino and Montenegro both qualified for the final for the first time.
The winner was Conchita Wurst with the song Rise Like a Phoenix, written by Charley Mason, Joey Patulka, Ali Zuckowski and this was Austrias first win in the competition since 1966. Jokes made about Wurst had sparked controversy, whilst Russia were booed several times during the contest, the Netherlands and Sweden finished second and third respectively with the former achieving their best result since their victory in the 1975 Contest. Armenia finished fourth, which equals their best result to date, while Hungary finished fifth, of the Big Five, only Ruth Lorenzo of Spain achieved a place in the top ten. A new record of 195 million viewers for the Eurovision Song Contest was reported, the host broadcaster, DR, and the EBU won the International TV Award at the Ondas Awards for their production of the contest. On 2 September 2013, Danish public broadcaster DR announced that it had chosen Copenhagen as the host city for the 2014 contest, the contest was held at the former shipyard Refshaleøen, in the B&W Hallerne, with the social networking hashtag #JoinUs as the motto.
The mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, declared in late August that the city would contribute to the budget with 40 million. He announced that the aim was to make the Eurovision 2014 into the greenest contest to date since Copenhagen had been elected European Green Capital for 2014. Five cities had been considered as host city of the contest, including Herning and Copenhagen, later and Aalborg entered the phase with the Messe C and Gigantium venues, respectively. The fifth city to join the phase was Horsens, with the venue being the courtyard of the former Horsens State Prison, in the event that Horsens had been chosen to host the contest, the courtyard would have been covered by a permanent glass roof. The contest was set to take place on 13,15 and 17 May 2014, however. On 17 June 2013, the municipality executive of Aalborg decided not to bid for hosting the contest due to the lack of sufficient hotel capacity. On 25 June 2013, the Municipality of Fredericia announced that the Triangle Region had withdrawn its bid on hosting the contest, DR required the hosting venue to have no pillars blocking any views and an interior height of at least 16 metres
Anja Nissen is a Danish-Australian singer, songwriter and actress. She is the winner of the series of The Voice. She is signed to Universal Music Group and lists her influences as Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, in 2015, Nissen was the support act for Olly Murs on his Australian Never Been Better tour. In 2016, Nissen competed in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2016, Denmarks national final for the Eurovision Song Contest and she came in second place with 36% of the vote. In 2017, Nissen competed in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017 with the song Where I Am and she went on to win and will, represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Nissen has been an Australia Day ambassador, and performed at the Australia Day Event in Northern Territory, Nissen performed at the 2014 Carols by Candlelight in Melbourne, Australia. Nissen was the face of Lyla & Co, Nissen was born near Sydney, New South Wales in Australia to Danish-born parents. Her mother and father emigrated from Denmark to Australia when they were 11 and 22 years old, Nissen grew up on her parents country property in the Lower Blue Mountains with her older sister.
She attended Winmalee High School, where she obtained her HSC in 2013, throughout high school Anja was part of the exclusive Talent Development Program and competed in a number of singing competitions. In 2008, Nissen made it to the semi-finals of Season 2 of popular talent-search TV show, Australias Got Talent, since she has appeared on a number of TV shows, including Young Talent Time, Mornings with Kerri-Anne and the annual Schools Spectacular. She performed the Danish National Anthem in the company of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, in 2014, Nissen was a contestant on the third series of The Voice Australia. She was a member of Team will. i. am, Nissens debut self-titled album consisted of songs from The Voice. It was not promoted by a single at the time. Nissen recorded a collaboration with will. i. am and Cody Wise titled Im So Excited, soon after its release, Nissen began writing material for her following album in Los Angeles and Denmark. It is unknown when or if it will see a release, on 19 May 2015, Nissen released her follow-up single of Bacharach and Davids Anyone Who Had a Heart as a part of Nine Networks hit television program Love Child.
The song achieved over 70,000 views on YouTube, on 4 August 2015, Nissen released her third single Triumph. She performed her single on The Voice Australia 2015 to over 1.6 million viewers nationwide, the song has over 15, 000+ views online. Anja was featured on We Love Disney album singing A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes from Cinderella and her rendition of Joy to the World was released on The Salvation Armys Spirit of Christmas 2014 album
Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest
Poland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 19 times since its debut in 1994. Although Poland did not become a member of the European Broadcasting Union until 1993, earlier contests had often been broadcast on Telewizja Polska, Polands debut in the contest in 1994 remains its most successful entry, with Edyta Górniak finishing second. The country reached the top ten for the time with Ich Troje finishing seventh in 2003. Poland failed to qualify from the semi-finals in six out of seven years between 2005 and 2011, before withdrawing from the contest in 2012 and 2013. Since returning in 2014, Poland has qualified for the final for three years, achieving a third top ten finish in 2016, with Michał Szpak finishing eighth. The first ever performance by Poland was at the 1994 contest, Edyta Górniaks song was by far the most successful for Poland to date, receiving 166 points, subsequent Polish entries were less successful, placing between 11th and 20th. Poland did not compete in 2002, for the 2003 contest Poland organized its first public selection for Eurovision entry, It was no surprise when the group Ich Troje won the public vote ahead of Blue Café, finishing 7th in the final.
Blue Café finished 17th in 2004 with Love Song, Polands only appearance in the final between 2005 and 2013, was in 2008. Even then, its song placed a lowly 24th, in 2005 TVP went back to an internal selection, picking Czarna dziewczyna, a multilingual song performed in Polish and Russian. The song just missed out on a place in the final, coming 11th in the semi-final, with the comeback of the public vote on TVP, Ich Troje were chosen again in 2006, but could not repeat their 7th place from 2003. Polands 2007 entry, Time To Party, sung by The Jet Set, members of the Polish OGAE have said at their annual convention that they would like Edyta Górniak to represent Poland for a second time. For years it was unknown if Górniak would enter Eurovision again, until when in 2016 she made an attempt at representing her country in the contest. In December 2011, it was announced that Poland would not compete at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, the Polish broadcaster stated that having to organize the European Football Championship 2012 was a major factor in their withdrawal. TVP informed esctoday.
com that their decision to abstain does not hamper their chances of being back in 2013, Poland confirmed on 22 November 2012, that it will not be participating in 2013. TVP, the Polish national broadcaster has confirmed on 5 December 2013 that Poland will return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, on 25 February, it was announced that Donatan and Cleo would represent Poland with their song My Słowianie. The song qualified for the final which is only the second time Poland has qualified for the final and Cleo performed 9th in the final and ended up placing 14th overall, achieving Polands best result at the contest since 2003. In 2015 TVP selected Monika Kuszyńska and her song In The Name Of Love internally as well. She was the first ever Eurovision participant to sit in a wheelchair during her performance and she qualified for the final placing 8th out of 17 and came 23rd of 27 in the final receiving ten points
Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Australia is the first country from the Oceania region to participate in the contest. Australian broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service first broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest in 1983 and has continued to do so every year since. The contest has attracted an audience in Australia, primarily because of the countrys political and cultural ties with the European Union. Early broadcasts of the contest in Australia either featured no commentary or used the United Kingdoms commentary as transmitted by the BBC, in 2001, actress and comedian Mary Coustas provided commentary for the contest performing as her comedic character Effie. Between 2002 and 2003, SBS presenter Des Mangan provided commentary for the Australian audience, since 2009, Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang have been assigned as commentators for the competition by SBS. In addition to broadcasting the contest, SBS has broadcast the 50th and 60th anniversary programmes, from 2010 to 2014, SBS allowed Australian viewers to participate in their own televote for the Grand Finals.
However, these votes were not counted at the actual contest, the SBS commentary team and Australian delegation were awarded a commentary booth of their own at the 2012 contest in Baku. They have been allocated a commentary booth every year since, the song, co-written by Australian Tony Cole, finished second with 114 points. English-born Australian singer-songwriter, Olivia Newton-John, represented the United Kingdom in 1974 in Brighton with the song Long Live Love, john Farrar, who was born in Melbourne, performed as part of The Shadows for the United Kingdom at the 1975 contest. Martin Lee, singer in Brotherhood of Man, which won the 1976 contest, austria paid tribute to Australia in 1977 in London with their entry Boom Boom Boomerang performed by Schmetterlinge. The song was considered controversial at the due to being the first song to openly mock the contest itself. Johnny Logan, winner of the contest in 1980 and 1987 for Ireland, was born in Frankston, Victoria in 1954, in 1996 in Oslo, Australian singer Gina G represented the United Kingdom with her performance of Ooh Aah.
Jane Comerford, who was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, performed in the 2006 contest for Germany as a part of Texas Lightning with the song No No Never, which took 14th place and 36 points. Australians Craig Porteils and Cameron Giles-Webb co-wrote the song This Is Our Night which was performed by Sakis Rouvas for Greece at the 2009 contest. Katrina Noorbergen, an Australian living in Berlin, co-wrote the song A Million Voices which was performed by Polina Gagarina for Russia at the 2015 contest and she performed as one of Gagarinas backing singers in the contest. Tonino Speciale, who grew up in Western Sydney, co-wrote the song Black Smoke which was performed by Ann Sophie for Germany at the 2015 contest, mary-Jean ODoherty, an American-born and half-Australian opera singer, performed as part of the group Genealogy for Armenia at the 2015 contest. Australias first appearance in the international broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest occurred on 14 May 2013 during the first semi-final in Malmö, a short pre-recorded video titled Greetings from Australia, submitted by SBS and hosted by Julia Zemiro, was broadcast during the interval acts.
On 24 March 2014, the Danish broadcaster DR gave permission to SBS to perform as an act in the second semi-final of Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
Denmark has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 45 times since its debut in 1957. Having competed in ten consecutive contests until 1966, Denmark was absent for eleven consecutive contests from 1967-1977, since 1978, they have been absent from only four contests. Denmark has won the contest three times, the Danish qualifying competition for the contest is the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler placed third at the countrys first attempt in 1957, Denmark won the contest for the first time in 1963 with the song Dansevise performed by Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann. The country would not return to the top five for over twenty years, Hot Eyes finished third in 1988, as did Birthe Kjær in 1989. In the 1990s, due to performances in the previous years. They did make the top ten three times, with Aud Wilkens fifth place in 1995 being Denmarks only top five result of the decade, the second Danish victory came in 2000, with the Olsen Brothers defying the odds to win with Fly on the Wings of Love.
In 2001, as hosts, Denmark finished second with Never Ever Let You Go performed by Rollo & King, in 2002, Malene Mortensen became the first Danish entry to finish last. Denmark were absent from the 2003 contest, in 2005, Copenhagen hosted Congratulations,50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest, an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary. Denmark achieved its best result for nine years at the 2010 contest, a Friend in London finished fifth in 2011. Denmark won the contest for the time in 2013, with Only Teardrops performed by Emmelie de Forest receiving Denmarks highest ever score with 281 points. Denmark has placed in the top five a total of 14 times and has a score of 65.261 points. Denmark first participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 1957, held in Frankfurt, the country had intended to compete at the first contest in 1956, but had submitted its application past the deadline and was, not allowed to compete. Denmark was the first Nordic country to take part in the contest, with Sweden, iceland, did not take part until 1986.
Denmarks first participants were Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler, who sang the song Skibet skal sejle i nat and their performance was controversial as, at the end of the song, the couple performed an 11-second kiss, which caused outcry in some countries. Nevertheless, the performance achieved a respectable 3rd place, Denmark won the contest for the first time in 1963, when Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann sang Dansevise. When Norway announced its votes, the presenter Katie Boyle could not hear the spokesperson, the final result was valid and the victory went to Denmark. Accordingly, in 1964, the contest was held in Denmark for the first time, after the 1966 contest and a record low 14th place, Denmark withdrew from the contest, as DR´s new head of entertainment Niels Jørgen Kaiser did not view the contest as being quality entertainment