Danemark 1961

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Denmark was represented by Dario Campeotto, with the song ‘ »Angelique« , at the 1961 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 18 March in Cannes, France. « Angelique » was chosen as the Danish entry at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on 19 February.

Final

The DMGP was held at the Fredericia Theatre in Fredericia, hosted by Sejr Volmer-Sørensen. Seven songs took part, with the winner chosen by a 10-member jury who each had 3 points to award. They could divide the points however they wished (i.e. they could award 1 point to three different songs, 1 and 2 points to two songs, or all 3 points to one song).

The 1961 DMGP is noted for the fact that all of Denmark’s previous Eurovision representatives – Birthe Wilke, Gustav Winckler, Raquel Rastenni and Katy Bødtger – returned for another try.[1]

DMGP – 19 February 1961
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Pedro Biker « Min guitar og jeg » 6 3
2 Katy Bødtger « Hamlet » 0 5=
3 Gustav Winckler « Vi lever kun en enkelt gang » 0 5=
4 Birthe Wilke « Jetpilot » 7 2
5 Otto Brandenburg « Godnat lille du » 3 4
6 Raquel Rastenni & Grethe Sønck « Hjemme hos os » 0 5=
7 Dario Campeotto « Angelique«  14 1

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Campeotto performed 13th in the running order, following Norway and preceding eventual contest winners Luxembourg. At the close of voting « Angelique » had received 12 points (8 of which came from Norway), placing Denmark joint 5th (with Italy) of the 16 entries. The Danish jury awarded its highest mark of 4 to Italy.[2]

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