Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987

Denmark was represented by Anne-Cathrine Herdorf (supported by the group Bandjo), with the song "En lille melodi", at the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 9 April in Brussels. "En lille melodi" was chosen as the Danish entry at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on 28 February.

Eurovision Song Contest 1987
Country Denmark
National selection
Selection processDansk Melodi Grand Prix 1987
Selection date(s)28 February 1987
Selected entrantAnne-Cathrine Herdorf and Bandjo
Selected song"En lille melodi"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Helge Engelbrecht
  • Jacob Jonia
Finals performance
Final result5th, 83 points
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 1987Edit

The final was held at the Tivoli in Copenhagen, hosted by Jørgen Mylius. Ten songs took part with the winner being decided by voting from five regional juries in two rounds. 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. Other participants included past and future Danish representatives Dario Campeotto, Tommy Seebach, Birthe Kjær and Kirsten Siggaard of Hot Eyes.[1]

First Round – 28 February 1987
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Result
1 Kirsten and Søren "Farvel og tak" Søren Bundgaard, Keld Heick Advanced
2 Dorthe Kollo and Johnny Reimar "Sig mig hva' du ude på" Jacob Jonia Eliminated
3 Trine Dyrholm "Danse i måneskin" Frans Bak, Niller Advanced
4 Dario Campeotto "Stjerner på himlen" Kjeld Ruud-Hansen, Merete Ruud-Hansen Eliminated
5 Keld Heick and Hilda Heick "Ha' det godt" Carsten Lehn, Hilda Heick, Keld Heick Eliminated
6 Lille Palle "Goodbye Joe" Ole Bredahl Eliminated
7 Birthe Kjær "Hva' er du ude på?" Per Meilstrup, Keld Heick Advanced
8 Tommy Seebach "Det' gratis" Tommy Seebach, Keld Heick Advanced
9 Anne-Cathrine Herdorf "En lille melodi" Helge Engelbrecht, Jacob Jonia Advanced
10 Limelight "Helt normalt" Torben Lundgren Eliminated
Second Round – 28 February 1987
Draw Artist Song Regional Juries Total Place
North and
West Jutland
Zealand and
Islands
East and
South Jutland
Greater
Copenhagen
Funen
1 Kirsten and Søren "Farvel og tak" 1 1 1 2 1 6 5
2 Trine Dyrholm "Danse i måneskin" 2 4 4 4 6 20 3
3 Birthe Kjær "Hva' er du ude på?" 4 6 2 6 4 22 2
4 Tommy Seebach "Det' gratis" 6 2 6 1 2 17 4
5 Anne-Cathrine Herdorf "En lille melodi" 8 8 8 8 8 40 1

At EurovisionEdit

On the night of the final Herdorf performed 19th in the running order, following Finland and preceding eventual contest winners Ireland. At the close of voting the song had received 83 points, placing Denmark joint 5th (with the Netherlands) of the 22 entries.[2] The Danish jury awarded its 12 points to Germany.[3]

VotingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ESC National Finals database 1987
  2. ^ "Final of Brussels 1987". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  3. ^ ESC History - Denmark 1987
  4. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Brussels 1987". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.