Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 1991

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Eurovision Song Contest 1991
Country Denmark
National selection
Selection processDansk Melodi Grand Prix
Selection date(s)16 March 1991
Selected entrantAnders Frandsen
Selected song"Lige der hvor hjertet slår"
Finals performance
Final result19th, 8 points
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1990 1991 1992►

Denmark was represented by Anders Frandsen, with the song '"Lige der hvor hjertet slår", at the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 4 May in Rome. "Lige der hvor hjertet slår" was chosen as the Danish entry at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on 16 March.


The DMGP was held at the Music Hall in Aarhus, hosted by Camilla Miehe-Renard and Mek Pek. Ten songs took part with the winner being decided by two rounds of televoting. In the first round the bottom five songs were eliminated, then the remaining five were voted on again to give the winner. One of the other participants was Birthe Kjær, who had finished third at Eurovision in 1989.[1]

DMGP – 16 March 1991
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Birthe Kjær "Din musik – min musik" 2411 3
2 Lise Dandanell & Lars Berthelsen "Casanova" - -
3 Lars Nielsen "King Kong Baby" - -
4 Anders Frandsen "Lige der hvor hjertet slår" 3819 1
5 Käte Sievert & Per Damgaard "Var der ellers noget du ville" - -
6 Helle Børgensen "Afrodite af i dag" - -
7 Pernille Petersen "Casino" 1398 5
8 The Boys "Vinder hvisker" - -
9 Annette Heick & Egil Eldøen "Du er musikken i mit liv" 1402 4
10 Ulla Bjerre & Ole Bredahl "Med exprestog til Kina" 3099 2

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Frandsen performed 13th in the running order, following Portugal and preceding Norway. Performed by Frandsen seated at a piano, the song was very different in style from the uptempo hook-laden pop offerings which had become something of a Danish trademark since their return from hiatus in 1978. It appeared however that "Lige der hvor hjertet slår" lacked the instant appeal of songs such as those which had brought Denmark five consecutive top 10 finishes between 1986 and 1990, as at the close of voting the song had received only 8 points (5 from Norway and 3 from Sweden), placing Denmark 19th of the 22 entries, to that date the country's worst Eurovision placement. The Danish jury awarded its 12 points to contest winners Sweden.[2]

Points awarded to Denmark[edit]

Points awarded to Denmark
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Denmark[edit]

12 points  Sweden
10 points  Israel
8 points  Turkey
7 points  Ireland
6 points  Germany
5 points   Switzerland
4 points  Luxembourg
3 points  United Kingdom
2 points  Norway
1 point  Portugal

See also[edit]