Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979

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Eurovision Song Contest 1979
Country  Denmark
National selection
Selection process Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
1979
Selection date(s) 3 February 1979
Selected entrant Tommy Seebach
Selected song "Disco Tango"
Finals performance
Final result 6th, 76 points
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Denmark was represented by Tommy Seebach, with the song '"Disco Tango", at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 31 March in Jerusalem. "Disco Tango" was chosen as the Danish entry at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on 3 February, and was the first of Seebach's three Eurovision appearances for Denmark. The 1979 DMGP is notable for the participation of both Denmark's Eurovision winners, Grethe Ingmann and the Olsen Brothers.


Final[edit]

The DMGP was held at the DR TV studios in Copenhagen, hosted by Jørgen Mylius. 17 songs took part with the winner being decided by votes from eight regional juries. The main voting resulted in a tie for first place between Seebach and "Alt er skønt" performed by Ingmann and Bjarne Liller P. There was a revote on the two songs, and "Disco Tango" emerged the winner.

Rasmus Lyberth performed in Greenlandic, and Annika Hoydal in Faroese.[1]


DMGP - 3 February 1979
Draw Artist Song Points Tie-break Place
1 Pia Dalsgaard & Thorstein Thomsen "Maja & bruttonationalproduktet" 19 - 9
2 Rasmus Lyberth "Faders bøn" 7 - 11
3 Allan Mortensen "Møllesangen" 13 - 10
4 Pierre Dørger "Motorvej'n" 0 - 15=
5 Jannie Høeg "Du er min melodi" 1 - 13=
6 Brødrene Olsen "Dans-dans-dans" 32 - 8
7 Grethe Ingmann & Bjarne Liller P "Alt er skønt" 82 36 2
8 Tamra Rosanes "Fairplay" 2 - 12
9 Tommy Seebach "Disco Tango" 82 51 1
10 Mona Larsen "En underlig samba" 0 - 15=
11 Mabel "Saturday Show" 39 - 5
12 Lecia & Lucienne Ltd. "Dit liv, mit liv" 37 - 7
13 Pia & Ina Rosenbaum "Smil over Strøget" 38 - 6
14 Nis P. Jørgensen "Eja, eja" 1 - 13=
15 Kim Larsen "Ud i det blå" 56 - 3
16 Anette Toft "Hold fast" 0 - 15=
17 Annika Hoydal "Bølgen" 55 - 4


At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Seebach performed 3rd in the running order, following Italy and preceding Ireland. Among the backing singers was Debbie Cameron, with whom Seebach would perform as a duo in the 1981 Eurovision. At the close of voting "Disco Tango" had received 76 points (including maximum 12s from Greece and Israel), placing Denmark 6th of the 19 entries. The Danish jury awarded its 12 points to Germany.[2]

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