Denmark has competed in the Eurovision Song Contest from 1957 to 1966 and from 1978 to the present day and has a good record, finishing in the top three seven times and winning on three of those occasions.
In 1963 they won the contest for the first time with the song Dansevise, performed by Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann. From 1967 until 1977, Denmark didn't participate in the contest. Denmark enjoyed mixed success in the 1980s. In 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989, the nation performed well.
However, in 1982 and 1983 it received some of its worst placings ever. The 1990s were mostly bad for Denmark. Due to poor performances in the previous years, the nation was eliminated from taking part in three contests (1994, 1996, 1998), and when present it mostly scored poorly, with the exceptions of 1990, 1995 and 1999. Its lowest score ever, was in 1962 with only 2 points, but the lowest score since their return in 1978, is just 5 points in 1982. Denmark's average score is 65.261 points.
The second Danish victory came in 2000, with the Olsen Brothers defying the odds (they were considerably older than their competitors and only one male duo had won before) to win with Fly on the Wings of Love.
The most recent victory came in 2013 with Only Teardrops performed by Emmelie de Forest . The song came to be Denmark's highest scoring song ever with 281 points. With this victory, they became the first country to achieve two wins in the contest in the 21st century, but the second to host it twice, after Sweden in 2000 and 2013.