The DMGP was held at the DR TV studios 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.
On the night of the final Hot Eyes performed 13th in the running order, following Austria and preceding Greece. As was the case with their 1985 appearance, the stage presentation came across to some as unnecessarily quirky and overdone. However, at the close of voting "Ka' du se hva' jeg sa'?" had received 92 points (including maximum 12s from Austria, France and the Netherlands), placing Denmark third of the 21 entries, the country's best placing since the victory of Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann in 1963. The Danish jury awarded its 12 points to Yugoslavia.