The Olsen Brothers

Olsen Brothers (Danish: Brødrene Olsen) are a Danish rock/pop music duo, formed by brothers Jørgen (born 15 March 1950) and”Noller” (Niels, born 13 April 1954) Olsen who won the Eurovision Song Contetst in 2000. They formed their first band, The Kids, in 1965. The Kids warmed up for The Kinks in the K.B. Hallen in 1965 and released their first single in 1967.

Both Jørgen and Niels Olsen participated in the musical Hair in Copenhagen March 1971, and went on tour afterwards through Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The Olsen Brothers’ first album came out in 1972. To date they have released 12 albums. The Olsen Brothers and on occasions Jørgen Olsen on his own took part in a number of annual competitions known as Dansk Melodi Grand Prix the winner of which would represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contetst.

They won the annual Dansk Melodi Grand Prix song competition in 2000 in Copenhagen and went on to represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contetst 2000 in Stockholm, where they won with the song “Fly on the Wings of Love” (translated from the Danish”Smuk som et Stjerneskud” (literally translated, “Beautiful as a Shooting Star”). At one stage, they sold 100,000 copies in one day, in Denmark. They became the second Danish act that won the competition.

In 2005 for the first time since their victory, they re-entered the Danish Melodi Grand Prix, the national pre-selection for the Eurovision contest, with the song “Little Yellow Radio”. It was widely reported that they hoped to repeat their triumph; however this time they had to settle for second place, finishing behind Jakob Sveistrup.

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