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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.

Participants

Year Artist Song Language Place Points Semi Points
1957 Birthe Wilke & Gustav Winckler Skibet skal sejle i nat Danish 3 10 No Semi Finals
1958 Raquel Rastenni Jeg rev et blad ud af min dagbog 8 3
1959 Birthe Wilke Uh, jeg ville ønske jeg var dig 5 12
1960 Katy Bødtger Det var en yndig tid 10 4
1961 Dario Campeotto Angelique 5 12
1962 Ellen Winther Vuggevise 10 2
1963 Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann Dansevise 1 42
1964 Bjørn Tidmand Sangen om dig 9 4
1965 Birgit Brüel For din skyld 7 10
1966 Ulla Pia Stop - mens legen er go' 14 4

1967-
1977

Did Not Compete
1978 Mabel Boom Boom Danish 16 13 No Semi Finals
1979 Tommy Seebach Disco Tango 6 76
1980 Bamses Venner Tænker altid på dig 14 25
1981 Tommy Seebach & Debbie Cameron Krøller eller ej 11 41
1982 Brixx Video, Video 17 5
1983 Gry Johansen Kloden drejer 16
1984 Hot Eyes Det' lige det 4 101
1985 Sku' du spørg' fra no'en? 11 41
1986 Lise Haavik Du er fuld af løgn 6 77
1987 Anne-Cathrine Herdorf & Bandjo En lille melodi 5 83
1988 Hot Eyes Ka' du se hva' jeg sa'? 3 92
1989 Birthe Kjær Vi maler byen rød 111
1990 Lonnie Devantier Hallo Hallo 8 64
1991 Anders Frandsen Lige der hvor hjertet slår 19 8
1992 Lotte Nilsson & Kenny Lübcke Alt det som ingen ser 12 47
1993 Tommy Seebach Band Under stjernerne på himlen 22 9
1994 Relegation from Participating
1995 Aud Wilken Fra Mols Til Skagen Danish 5 92 No Semi Final
1996 Martin Loft & Dorte Andersen Kun Med Dig -- -- 25 22
1997 Kølig Kaj Stemmen i mit liv 16 25 No Semi Final
1998 Relegation from Participating
1999 Michael Teschl & Trine Jepsen This Time I Mean It English 8 71 No Semi Finals
2000 Olsen Brothers Fly on the Wings of Love 1 195
2001 Rollo & King Never Ever Let You Go 2 177
2002 Malene Mortensen Tell Me Who You Are 24 7
2003 Relegation from Participating
2004 Thomas Thordarsson Shame on You English -- -- 13 56
2005 Jakob Sveistrup Talking to You 9 125 3 185
2006 Sidsel Ben Semmane Twist of Love 18 26 Top 11 in 2005
2007 DQ Drama Queen -- -- 19 45
2008 Simon Mathew All Night Long 15 60 3 112
2009 Niels Brinck Believe Again 13 74 8 69
2010 Chanée & N'evergreen In a Moment Like This 4 149 5 101
2011 A Friend in London New Tomorrow 5 134 2 135
2012 Soluna Samay Should've Known Better 23 21 9 63
2013 Emmelie de Forest Only Teardrops 1 281 1 167
2014 Basim Cliché Love Song 9 74 Host of 2014
2015 Anti Social Media The Way You Are -- -- 13 33
2016 Lighthouse X Soldiers of Love -- -- 17 34
2017 Anja Nissen Where I Am 20 77 10 101

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