The DMGP was held at the DR TV studios in Copenhagen, hosted by Hans Otto Bisgård. Ten songs took part with the winner being decided by televoting. "Stemmen i mit liv" emerged the winner by a relatively narrow margin over "Utopia" by Jette Torp and was regarded as something of a risky choice, as rap had only been tried once before at Eurovision (by the United Kingdom's Love City Groove in 1995), without a great deal of success.
On the night of the final Kølig Kaj performed 21st in the running order, following Russia and preceding France. Both song and performance were the target of a great deal of mockery from contest commentators – the BBC's famously derisive Terry Wogan remarked "This is about an eejit who falls in love with Directory Enquiries" and later "I'd like to meet the man who introduced rap to Denmark, and give him a piece of my mind". Although widely considered as a likely candidate for the infamous nul-points, at the close of voting "Stemmen i mit liv" had received 25 points, placing Denmark 16th of the 25 entries. The Danish jury awarded its 12 points to contest winners the United Kingdom.