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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Danish darlings

One of the things I have been busy doing this last week is converting old vinyls to mp3 format. Among other things I have converted are the Danish national final compilations of 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988 and 1989.

You can say a lot of things about the 80's, but they were almost never as bright, happy and bubbly as they were in Denmark. Here are only three out of the many gems from these years.

Enjoy! Plastic fantastic!

Snapshot - Gi'r du et knus?
Second place in 1983, losing out narrowly to Gry Johansen. I wonder how this one would have fared in Munich with its infectious chorus? Snapshot would try their luck several times, and one of the girls, Lotte, would make it to the international final in 1992 together with Kenny Lübcke.

Vivian & Gry - Vi ska leve
After beating Snapshot in 1983, Gry tried the game again, this time in a duet with her mother Vivian who had several participations of her own under her belt already. A very modern entry that perhaps wasn't cheerful enough for the juries back in 1985. Sixth place out of ten still remains a mystery in my book - a classic!

Kirsten & Søren - Sig' det som det er
After representing Denmark in 1984 and 1985, Hot Eyes were at it again in 1986 where this very bouncy performance impressed the juries a bit less, landing them a 4th place. Maybe the verses are slightly too anonymous to make this entry their best, but the chorus makes me bubbly with joy.

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