Fra Mols til Skagen

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Denmark "Fra Mols til Skagen"
Eurovision Song Contest 1995 entry
Country Denmark
Artist(s) Aud Wilken
Language Danish
Composer(s) Lise Cabble, Mette Mathiesen
Lyricist(s) Lise Cabble
Conductor Frede Ewert
Finals performance
Final result 5th
Final points 92
Appearance chronology
◄ "Under stjernerne på himlen" (1993)   
"Stemmen i mit liv" (1997) ►

Fra Mols til Skagen ("From Mols to Skagen") was the Danish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1995, performed in Danish by Aud Wilken.[1]

The song was performed nineteenth on the night, following Sweden's Jan Johansen with "Se på mej" and preceding Slovenia's Darja Švajger with "Prisluhni mi". At the close of voting, it had received 92 points, placing 5th in a field of 23.[1]

The song is a love ballad, with Wilken singing about her desire to be with her lover - she asks him to tell her when the trains are leaving, so that she can be with him, for example. The title of the song comes from her description of the breadth of her feelings about him - "From Mols to Skagen I'm missing you". Mols is located in eastern Jutland, with Skagen being the northernmost town in the country, so the pair of locations does not span very much of Denmark.
Musically, the song is comparatively slow as against the increasingly up-tempo contest entries. The song was chosen as a winner of the Danish song contest by a jury of music professionals contrary to the usual way of letting the television audience vote by phone. Initially the song didn't enjoy much popularity in the general public, but that seemed to change after its relatively high placing in the international contest.

Despite the successful placement of the song, Denmark did not participate in the 1996 contest, as the qualification rules had been changed to require all competing countries barring the host nation to qualify - something the Danes were unable to accomplish. The performance was, however, enough to qualify Denmark as one of the entrants in the next Contest. Hence, it was succeeded as Danish representative at the 1997 contest by Kølig Kaj with "Stemmen i mit liv".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eurovision Song Contest 1995". European Broadcsting Union. Retrieved 2009-12-30.