Denmark entered Eurovision in its' second year, 1957, and had a successful decade, winning the contest in 1963. And then DR's new head of entertainment came in, claiming the Eurovision Song Contest not to be quality entertainment. How rude!! Well, the contest continued to prosper, and once he was replaced in 1978, Denmark was back!
Denmark may not have come anywhere near winning upon their return, but the country was regularly placed in the Top 10, particularly during the late 80's where they enjoyed three Top 5 results in a row. And then the 90's hit...
With the relegation rule now in place, Denmark's poor performances had them out of the contest, not once, not twice - but three times! Sometimes that sort of "bad luck" is just what a country needs to light the fire underneath them, because we all know what happened in 2000.
This weeks' Eurovision All Stars 2 travels to 90's Denmark with 7 performances to rank from best to worst. Using the traditional 12, 10, 8-1 scoring system, THREE blank spaces will be part of the vote. You may not think any songs are worthy of 12 points, so could leave 12, 7 and 3 points out, and allocating the 7 songs to the remaining 7 scores - for example:
1990: Lonnie Devantier - "Hallo Hallo" (#8)
1991: Anders Frandsen - "Lige der hvor hjertet slår" (#19)
1992: Kenny Lübcke & Lotte Nilsson - "Alt det som ingen ser" (#12)
1993: Tommy Seebach Band - "Under stjernerne på himlen" (#22)
1995: Aud Wilken - "Fra Mols til Skagen" (#5)
1997: Kølig Kaj - "Stemmen i mit liv" (#16)
1999: Trine Jepsen & Michael Teschl - "This Time I Mean It" (#8)
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Voting for Iceland closes Wednesday 24th July, with the results revealed shortly after.
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