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The Olsen Brothers became the oldest winners of the Eurovision Song Contest when they achieved Denmark’s second title in 2000 with “Fly on the Wings of Love”. The song was later voted one of the 14 greatest Eurovision entries ever.

In 2005, the brothers returned to the Danish national final with “Little Yellow Radio”, but had to settle for second place behind Jakob Sveistrup.

The Olsen Brothers (Danish: Brødrene Olsen) are a Danish rock/pop music duo, and are brothers Jørgen (born March 15, 1950) and “Noller” (Niels, born April 13, 1954) Olsen. 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 the Cirkusbygningen 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.

Their big hit singles include “Angelina” (1972), “Julie” (1977), “San Francisco” (1978), “Dans Dans Dans” (1979), “Marie, Marie” (1982) and “Neon Madonna” (1985).

After having won the annual Dansk Melodi Grand Prix song competition in 2000 in Copenhagen they went on to represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 in Stockholm, where they stormed to a landslide victory with the song “Fly on the Wings of Love” (translated from the Danish Smuk som et Stjerneskud (literally translated, “Beautiful as a Shooting Star”).

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