Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 1962

Denmark was represented by Ellen Winther, with the song '"Vuggevise", at the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 18 March in Luxembourg City. "Vuggevise" was chosen as the Danish entry at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on 11 February.

Eurovision Song Contest 1962
Country Denmark
National selection
Selection processDansk Melodi Grand Prix 1962
Selection date(s)11 February 1962
Selected entrantEllen Winther
Selected song"Vuggevise"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result10th, 2 points
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Six songs had been lined up to participate in the 1962 DMGP, but "Jeg snakker med mig selv", a swing-style song to be performed by Gitte Hænning, was disqualified before the event in an exceptionally strict interpretation of pre-performance rules, when the song's composer was heard whistling the melody in the canteen of broadcaster DR. It is widely believed in Danish Eurovision circles that "Jeg snakker med mig selv" would have won that year's DMGP, and would also have done much better at Eurovision than the song which was ultimately sent.

Before EurovisionEdit

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 1962Edit

The DMGP was held at the Tivoli in Copenhagen, hosted by Svend Pedersen. Five songs remained after the disqualification, with the winner chosen a by jury. It is not known how many jury members there were, nor the means by which songs were scored. Previous Danish representatives Birthe Wilke and Dario Campeotto were among the other participants.[1]

DMGP - 11 February 1962
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Chris Dane "En yndigt strejf an din parfume" 1 5
2 Ellen Winther "Vuggevise" 27 1
3 Dario Campeotto "Carissima" 7 2
4 Baard Ove "Er det virkelig sandt" 5 3=
5 Birthe Wilke "Et eventyr" 5 3=

At EurovisionEdit

On the night of the final Winther performed 5th in the running order, following Austria and preceding Sweden. Each national jury awarded 3-2-1 to its top 3 songs and at the close of voting "Vuggevise" had received 2 points (1 each from Italy and Sweden), placing Denmark joint 10th (with Norway and Switzerland) of the 16 entries. The Danish jury awarded its 3 points to Sweden.[2]

VotingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ESC National Finals database 1962
  2. ^ ESC History - Denmark 1962
  3. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Luxembourg 1962". Eurovision Song Contest. Archived from the original on 30 March 2021. Retrieved 30 March 2021.