Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000

"Fly on the Wings of Love" performed by the Olsen Brothers represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000. It was selected on 19 February 2000 at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2000, performed in Danish as "Smuk som et stjerneskud". The Olsen Brothers went on to win that year's Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Denmark's second Eurovision win and first in thirty-seven years.

Eurovision Song Contest 2000
Country Denmark
National selection
Selection processDansk Melodi Grand Prix 2000
Selection date(s)19 February 2000
Selected entrantOlsen Brothers
Selected song"Fly on the Wings of Love"
Selected songwriter(s)Jørgen Olsen
Finals performance
Final result1st, 195 points
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1999 2000 2001►

Before EurovisionEdit

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2000Edit

The final took place at the Cirkusbygningen in Copenhagen on 19 February 2000 and was hosted by Natasja Crone Back and Michael Carøe. The winner was selected over two rounds of voting. In the first round, the top five entries were selected by televoting to proceed to the second round. In the second round, the results of the public televote were revealed by Denmark's four regions, with the televoting figures of each region being converted to points. A fifth set of votes were the votes of an expert jury, which had a weighting equal to the votes of a single televoting region. This led to the victory of "Smuk som et stjerneskud" performed by Olsen Brothers with 58 points.[1]

First Round – 19 February 2000
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Result
1 Olsen Brothers "Smuk som et stjerneskud" Jørgen Olsen Advanced
2 Trine Gadeberg "Lykkefugl" Helge Engelbrecht Advanced
3 Charlotte Vigel "Hva' så med mig" Rasmus Schwenger Eliminated
4 Johnny Jørgensen "Den drømmende by" Hans Henrik Koltze, Morten Kærså Eliminated
5 Lotte Lisby "Julian" Jan Lysdahl, Jan Klausen Eliminated
6 Fenders "Lov mig at du bli'r her" Kristian Løhde, Jørn Hansen Eliminated
7 Aida "Mayday, Mayday" Iben Plesner, Ivar Lind Greiner Advanced
8 Gry Johansen "Sig du vil ha' mig" Gry Johansen, Per Meilstrup Eliminated
9 Ole Skovhøj "Stjernen der viser vej" Jan Parber, Jes Kerstein Advanced
10 Sanne Gottlieb "Uden dig" Lise Cabble, Mette Mathiesen Advanced
Second Round – 19 February 2000
Draw Artist(s) Song Jury Televoting Regions Total Place
Jutland Funen Zealand and
Islands
Copenhagen
1 Olsen Brothers "Smuk som et stjerneskud" 10 12 12 12 12 58 1
2 Trine Gadeberg "Lykkefugl" 6 4 4 4 4 22 5
3 Aida "Mayday, Mayday" 4 10 6 10 8 38 4
4 Ole Skovhøj "Stjernen der viser vej" 12 8 10 6 6 42 2
5 Sanne Gottlieb "Uden dig" 8 6 8 8 10 40 3

At EurovisionEdit

VotingEdit

Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song ContestEdit

In 2005, "Fly on the Wings of Love" was one of fourteen songs chosen by Eurovision fans and an EBU reference group to participate in the Congratulations anniversary competition. Although it was the only Danish entry featured, Denmark were central to the special, as it was hosted at Forum Copenhagen by the Danish national broadcaster. Numerous Danish acts appeared both during the show and in the clip montages (which all received notably louder applause from the Danish crowd than the other acts). The special was broadcast live on DR with Nicolai Molbech providing Danish-language commentary.

"Fly on the Wings of Love" appeared eighth in the running order, following "Waterloo" by ABBA and preceding "Poupée de cire, poupée de son" by France Gall. Like the majority of entries that night, the performance was mostly by a group of dancers alongside footage of the Olsen Brothers' Eurovision performance, with the duo themselves appearing to lip-sync along with the final verse (they would later re-appear to perform a Eurovision-themed version of their song "Walk Right Back" alongside Linda Martin, Eimear Quinn, Charlie McGettigan, and Jakob Sveistrup, who were appearing as backing singers; the Brothers performed the original version during the opening of the 2001 contest). At the end of the first round, "Fly on the Wings of Love" was not one of the five entries announced as proceeding to the second round. It was later revealed that the song finished sixth with 111 points, thereby making it the closest non-qualifier to reaching the second round.[3] In both the first and second round, in spite of having the opportunity to vote for their own entry, Denmark awarded twelve points to neighboring Sweden and ABBA's "Waterloo," which wound up winning. They awarded their own entry ten points, although fellow Nordic nation Iceland gave it their twelve points.[4]

VotingEdit

Points awarded to "Fly on the Wings of Love" (Round 1)[3]
Score Country
12 points   Iceland
10 points
8 points
7 points
6 points
5 points   Austria
4 points   Slovenia
3 points
2 points
1 point

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DANISH NATIONAL FINAL 2000".
  2. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Stockholm 2000". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Congratulations: Results from the voting (Round 1)" (PDF). Eurovision Song Contest. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 May 2006. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Congratulations: Results from the voting (Round 2)" (PDF). Eurovision Song Contest. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2006. Retrieved 27 March 2021.