Danemark 1991

Denmark was represented by Anders Frandsen, with the song ‘ »Lige der hvor hjertet slår« , at the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 4 May in Rome. « Lige der hvor hjertet slår » was chosen as the Danish entry at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on 16 March.

Final

The DMGP was held at the Music Hall in Aarhus, hosted by Camilla Miehe-Renard and Mek Pek. Ten songs took part with the winner being decided by two rounds of televoting. In the first round the bottom five songs were eliminated, then the remaining five were voted on again to give the winner. One of the other participants was Birthe Kjær, who had finished third at Eurovision in 1989.[1]

DMGP – 16 March 1991
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Birthe Kjær « Din musik – min musik » 2411 3
2 Lise Dandanell & Lars Berthelsen « Casanova »
3 Lars Nielsen « King Kong Baby »
4 Anders Frandsen « Lige der hvor hjertet slår«  3819 1
5 Käte Sievert & Per Damgaard « Var der ellers noget du ville »
6 Helle Børgensen « Afrodite af i dag »
7 Pernille Petersen « Casino » 1398 5
8 The Boys « Vinder hvisker »
9 Annette Heick & Egil Eldøen « Du er musikken i mit liv » 1402 4
10 Ole Bredahl & Ulla Bjerre « Med exprestog til Kina » 3099 2

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Frandsen performed 13th in the running order, following Portugal and preceding Norway. Performed by Frandsen seated at a piano, the song was very different in style from the uptempo hook-laden pop offerings which had become something of a Danish trademark since their return from hiatus in 1978. It appeared however that « Lige der hvor hjertet slår » lacked the instant appeal of songs such as those which had brought Denmark five consecutive top 10 finishes between 1986 and 1990, as at the close of voting the song had received only 8 points (5 from Norway and 3 from Sweden), placing Denmark 19th of the 22 entries, to that date the country’s worst Eurovision placement. The Danish jury awarded its 12 points to contest winners Sweden.[2]

References