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Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 1984

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Country  Denmark
Selected entrant  Hot Eyes
Final result  4th, 101 points
Selection date(s)  18 February 1984
Selected song  "Det' lige det"
Selection process  Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 1984

Denmark was represented by Hot Eyes (the name chosen for use at Eurovision by Kirsten & Søren), with the song '"Det' lige det", at the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 5 May in Luxembourg City. "Det' lige det" was chosen as the Danish entry at the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix on 18 February. This was the first of three Eurovision appearances in five years for the couple.



The DMGP was held at the DR TV studios in Copenhagen, hosted by Jørgen Mylius. Ten songs took part with the winner being decided by voting from five regional juries. The voting was close, with "Det' lige det" winning by only a 1-point margin. Other participants included familiar DMGP and Eurovision face Tommy Seebach and Lise Haavik (Trax) who would represent Denmark in 1986.

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Hot Eyes performed 10th in the running order, following Ireland and preceding the Netherlands. "Det' lige det" was an instant and catchy pop song well-performed, and at the close of voting had received 101 points (including maximum 12s from Norway and the United Kingdom), placing Denmark 4th of the 19 entries, the country's first top 5 placing since their return to Eurovision in 1978. "Det' lige det" became only the fourth non-winning Eurovision song to receive points from every other national jury (following France in 1976 and 1978, and Belgium in 1982). The Danish jury awarded its 12 points to contest winners Sweden.


Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 Wikipedia

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