Danemark 1960

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Denmark was represented by Katy Bødtger, with the song ‘ »Det var en yndig tid« , at the 1960 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 29 March in London. « Det var en yndig tid » was chosen as the Danish entry at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on 6 February.

Final

The DMGP was held at Radiohuset in Frederiksberg, hosted by Sejr Volmer-Sørensen. Seven songs took part, with the winner chosen by a ten-member jury each nominating their favourite song. Denmark’s 1957 representative Gustav Winckler was among the other participants.[1]

DMGP – 6 February 1960
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Otto Hænning « Op og se land » 0 4=
2 Katy Bødtger « Det var en yndig tid«  5 1
3 Otto Brandenburg « To lys på et bord » 0 4=
4 Inge Strauss « Gør hvad du vil » 3 2
5 Gustav Winckler « Sorg og glæder » 0 4=
6 Grethe Sønck « Træksbasun og vaskebræt » 2 3
7 Peter Sørensen « Jeg har nok af ingen penger » 0 4=

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Bødtger performed 4th in the running order, following Luxembourg and preceding Belgium. In style the song owed more to stage musicals than to contemporary music, and Bødtger complimented its rather quaint, old-fashioned sound by performing in a 19th-century fashioned gown, complete with bonnet and parasol. At the close of voting « Det var en yndig tid » had received 4 points (2 from Norway and 1 each from Luxembourg and the United Kingdom), placing Denmark joint 10th (with Sweden) of the 13 entries. The Danish jury awarded its highest mark (4) to contest winners France.[2]

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