Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 1965

Denmark was represented by Birgit Brüel, with the song '"For din skyld", at the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 5 March in Naples, Italy.

Eurovision Song Contest 1965
Country Denmark
National selection
Selection processDansk Melodi Grand Prix 1965
Selection date(s)18 February 1965
Selected entrantBirgit Brüel
Selected song"For din skyld"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result7th, 10 points
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 1965Edit

The final was held at the Studio 2 of Radiohusets in Copenhagen on 18 February 1965. The competition was held internally, and was not transmitted on television.

Final – 18 February 1965
Draw Artist Song
1 Birgit Brüel "For din skyld"
2 Birgit Brüel "Drømmefloden"
3 Birgit Brüel "Først nu"
4 Bjørn Tidmand "Forårsvise"
5 Poul Bundgaard "Erindring"
6 Otto Brandenburg "At give dig gaver"
7 Daimi Gentle "Hele verdens Jenka"
8 Birthe Wilke "Som du er"

At EurovisionEdit

On the night of the final Brüel performed 14th in the running order, following Italy and preceding eventual contest winners Luxembourg. In what is often considered the first contest in which a majority of the participants had attempted to submit songs in a style which could pass for contemporary music, "For din skyld" was conspicuous as an exceptionally plain, old-fashioned ballad. However, to the surprise of many, the song picked up two maximum 5 points votes from Luxembourg and Sweden, enough to place Denmark 7th of the 18 entries. The Danish jury awarded its 5 points to the United Kingdom.[1]



  1. ^ ESC History - Denmark 1965
  2. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Naples 1965". Eurovision Song Contest. Archived from the original on 6 April 2021. Retrieved 6 April 2021.