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Denmark first appeared in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957. The country is located in Scandinavia. In 2001, the Danish capital of Copenhagen played host to the biggest crowd ever to that time when 35,000 people attended the Grand Final in the city's Parken Stadium.

Denmark, birth country of one of the world’s most the famous fairy tale writers, Hans Christian Andersen, has won the Eurovision Song Contest three times; in 1963, 2000 and 2013.

Denmark made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and got off to a strong start, finishing third with its very first attempt. Shortly after this, Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann won the contest with Dansevise in 1963. However it wasn't all plain sailing; following a poor placing in 1966, Denmark withdrew from the contest, not to be seen again until 1978.

In 2000, the competition took place in Stockholm and Denmark scored its second victory in the Eurovision Song Contest with the Olsen Brothers and Fly On The Wings Of Love. Despite being an initial rank outsider in the betting odds, the brothers commanded a convincing lead from the start of the voting and took the contest to Denmark for the first time in nearly 40 years. Rollo and King flew the flag for the home team in Copenhagen in 2001, finishing second, before the tables turned and Denmark scored its worst-ever placing, last, the following year.

In 2013 the Eurovision Song Contest was held in Sweden, and, as happened in 2000, Denmark won the competition. Emmelie de Forest's Only Teardrops won both the jury and televote in Malmö and took the competition to Copenhagen once again.


Participation history

Event Contestant Song Place
Liverpool 2023
TBC
Turin 2022
The Show
Semi-Final
13th - 55 points
Rotterdam 2021
Øve Os På Hinanden
Semi-Final
11th - 89 points
Rotterdam 2020
YES
Tel Aviv 2019
Love Is Forever
Semi-Final
10th - 94 points
Grand Final
12th - 120 points
Lisbon 2018
Higher Ground
Semi-Final
5th - 204 points
Grand Final
9th - 226 points
Kyiv 2017
Where I Am
Semi-Final
10th - 101 points
Grand Final
20th - 77 points
Stockholm 2016
Soldiers Of Love
Semi-Final
17th - 34 points
Vienna 2015
The Way You Are
Semi-Final
13th - 33 points
Copenhagen 2014
Cliche Love Song
Grand Final
9th - 74 points
Malmö 2013
Only Teardrops
Semi-Final
1st - 167 points
Grand Final
1st - 281 points
Baku 2012
Should've Known Better
Semi-Final
9th - 63 points
Grand Final
23rd - 21 points
Düsseldorf 2011
New Tomorrow
Semi-Final
2nd - 135 points
Grand Final
5th - 134 points
Oslo 2010
In A Moment Like This
Semi-Final
5th - 101 points
Grand Final
4th - 149 points
Moscow 2009
Believe Again
Semi-Final
8th - 69 points
Grand Final
13th - 74 points
Belgrade 2008
All Night Long
Semi-Final
3rd - 112 points
Grand Final
15th - 60 points
Helsinki 2007
Drama Queen
Semi-Final
19th - 45 points
Athens 2006
Twist Of Love
Grand Final
18th - 26 points
Kyiv 2005
Talking To You
Semi-Final
3rd - 185 points
Grand Final
9th - 125 points
Istanbul 2004
Shame On You
Semi-Final
13th - 56 points
Tallinn 2002
Tell Me Who You Are
Grand Final
24th - 7 points
Copenhagen 2001
Never Ever Let You Go
Grand Final
2nd - 177 points
Stockholm 2000
Fly On The Wings Of Love
Grand Final
1st - 195 points
Jerusalem 1999
This Time (i Mean It)
Grand Final
8th - 71 points
Dublin 1997
Stemmen I Mit Liv
Grand Final
16th - 25 points
Dublin 1995
Fra Mols Til Skagen
Grand Final
5th - 92 points
Millstreet 1993
Under Stjernerne På Himlen
Grand Final
22nd - 9 points
Malmö 1992
Ålt Det Som Ingen Ser
Grand Final
12th - 47 points
Rome 1991
Lige Der Hvor Hjertet Slår
Grand Final
19th - 8 points
Zagreb 1990
Hallo Hallo
Grand Final
8th - 64 points
Lausanne 1989
Vi Maler Byen Rød
Grand Final
3rd - 111 points
Dublin 1988
Ka' Du Se Hva' Jeg Sa'
Grand Final
3rd - 92 points
Brussels 1987
En Lille Melodi
Grand Final
5th - 83 points
Bergen 1986
Du Er Fuld Af Løgn
Grand Final
6th - 77 points
Gothenburg 1985
Sku' Du Spør Fra No'n
Grand Final
11th - 41 points
Luxembourg 1984
Det' Lige Det
Grand Final
4th - 101 points
Munich 1983
Kloden Drejer
Grand Final
17th - 16 points
Harrogate 1982
Video-video
Grand Final
17th - 5 points
Dublin 1981
Krøller Eller Ej
Grand Final
11th - 41 points
The Hague 1980
Tænker Altid På Dig
Grand Final
14th - 25 points
Jerusalem 1979
Disco Tango
Grand Final
6th - 76 points
Paris 1978
Boom Boom
Grand Final
16th - 13 points
Luxembourg 1966
Stop, Ja Stop - Ja Stop, Mens Legen Er Go
Grand Final
14th - 4 points
Naples 1965
For Din Skyld
Grand Final
7th - 10 points
Copenhagen 1964
Sangen Om Dig
Grand Final
9th - 4 points
London 1963
Dansevise
Grand Final
1st - 42 points
Luxembourg 1962
Vuggevise
Grand Final
10th - 2 points
Cannes 1961
Angelique
Grand Final
5th - 12 points
London 1960
Det Var En Yndig Tid
Grand Final
10th - 4 points
Cannes 1959
Uh-jeg Ville Ønske Jeg Var Dig
Grand Final
5th - 12 points
Hilversum 1958
Jeg Rev Et Blad Ud Af Min Dagbog
Grand Final
8th - 3 points
Frankfurt 1957
Skibet Skal Sejle I Nat
Grand Final
3rd - 10 points