Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978

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Eurovision Song Contest 1978
Country Denmark
National selection
Selection processDansk Melodi Grand Prix
Selection date(s)25 February 1978
Selected entrantMabel
Selected song"Boom Boom"
Finals performance
Final result16th, 13 points
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1966 1978 1979►

Denmark was represented by the band Mabel, with the song "Boom Boom", at the 1978 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 22 April in Paris. "Boom Boom" was chosen as the Danish entry at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on 25 February, and marked Denmark's return to Eurovision after an 11-year absence. Other participants in the 1978 DMGP included both Denmark's Eurovision winners, Grethe Ingmann and the Olsen Brothers.


The DMGP was held at the Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen, hosted by Jørgen Mylius. Six songs took part with the winner being decided by votes from eight regional juries.[1]

DMGP - 25 February 1978
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Olsen Brothers "San Francisco" 37 2
2 Flair "Du var superstar" 29 3
3 Daimi & Birds of Beauty "Tornerose" 9 6
4 Grethe Ingmann "Eventyr" 23 5
5 Mabel "Boom Boom" 46 1
6 Ulla Neumann "Hvem, hvad og hvorfor ikke" 24 4

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Mabel performed 16th in the running order, following Greece and preceding Luxembourg. At the close of voting "Boom Boom" had received 13 points (6 from France, 4 from Israel, 2 from Austria and 1 from the Netherlands), placing Denmark 16th of the 20 entries. The Danish jury awarded its 12 points to Spain.[2]

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