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  • Writer's pictureKyriakos Tsinivits

Eurovision 2021 Denmark profile: 'Øve os på hinanden' by Fyr & Flamme

Denmark in Eurovision

Denmark debuted in Eurovision all the way back in 1957 and have won the contest three times in their history.

In 1963 Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann gave Denmark their first Eurovision win with their song ‘Dansevise’. In 2000 they won for the second time with Olsen Brothers’ song ‘Fly on the Wings of Love’. Their last win was in 2013 with Emmelie de Forest’s entry ‘Only Teardrops’, she went on to win her semi final and then the final with eight set of 12 points.

2021 Entry: Fyr & Flamme - 'Øve os på hinanden'

  • Semi-final: Fyr & Flamme will compete in semi-final 2 closing the show in 17th position in the running order

  • My Eurovision Scoreboard fan ranking: 32nd out of 39 entries

  • Odds to win ranking: 28th out of 39 entries

  • Odds to qualify ranking: 12th out of 17 entries

(rankings as of 11 April 2021)

About the artist

Fyr & Flamme are a duo made up of one of The Grenadines lead singers, Laurits Emanuel and actor Jesper Groth who has starred in television shows such as ‘Sygeplejeskolen’ (Nursing school) and ‘Stormester’ (Grandmaster).

They describe themselves as “Teenage idols your parents can understand“. Hence the style of their music. The duo have had previous success in the domestic market with their hits 'Human Consumer' and 'Chameleon'.

Fyr & Flamme have won the Danish national final, 'Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021', with their song ‘Øve os på hinanden’ earning Fyr & Flamme the opportunity to go to Rotterdam as Denmark’s Eurovision 2021 representative. Their performance is a massive throwback to the 80’s from the music to the outfits and overall vibe.

About the song

Fyr & Flamme's Danish language song 'Øve os på hinanden' literately translates to 'Practice on each other'. It's the first full Danish Eurovision entry since 1997 over two decades ago.

In an interview with the duo explained the meaning behind their entry:

'Øve os på hinanden' is about trying out and forgiving each other if we make mistakes. The song takes place on a dance floor, where a man and a woman have to work their way forward to see what steps work."

The song reached No. 1 on the Danish singles chart, being the first Danish Eurovision entry to do so since Denmark's last Eurovision winning song in 2013, 'Only Teardrops' by Emmelie de Forest.

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