Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987
|Eurovision Song Contest 1987|
|Selection process||Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
|Selection date(s)||28 February 1987|
|Selected entrant||Anne-Cathrine Herdorf &
|Selected song||"En lille melodi"|
|Final result||5th=, 83 points|
|Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Denmark was represented by Anne-Cathrine Herdorf (supported by the group Bandjo), with the song "En lille melodi", at the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 9 April in Brussels. "En lille melodi" was chosen as the Danish entry at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on 28 February.
The DMGP was held at the Tivoli in Copenhagen, hosted by Jørgen Mylius. Ten songs took part with the winner being decided by voting from five regional juries. Firstly the five lowest-placed songs were eliminated without full voting being revealed, then the remaining five were voted on again to give the winner. Other participants included past and future Danish representatives Dario Campeotto, Tommy Seebach, Birthe Kjær and Kirsten Siggaard of Hot Eyes.
|1||Kirsten Siggaard||"Farvel og tak"||6||5|
|2||Dorthe Kollo & Johnny Reimar||"Sig mig hva' du ude på"||-||-|
|3||Trine Dyrholm||"Danse i måneskin"||20||3|
|4||Dario Campeotto||"Stjerner på himlen"||-||-|
|5||Keld & Hilda Heick||"Ha' det godt"||-||-|
|6||Lille Palle||"Goodbye Joe"||-||-|
|7||Birthe Kjær||"Hva' er du ude på?"||22||2|
|8||Tommy Seebach||"Det' gratis"||17||4|
|9||Anne-Cathrine Herdorf||"En lille melodi"||40||1|
On the night of the final Herdorf performed 19th in the running order, following Finland and preceding eventual contest winners Ireland. "En lille melodi" had been viewed as the kind of safe, unadventurous Eurovision song unlikely to be challenging for the win, but likely to pick up a lot of mid-range points and perform relatively well overall. At the close of voting the song had received 83 points, placing Denmark joint 5th (with the Netherlands) of the 22 entries. The Danish jury awarded its 12 points to Germany.