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Dario Campeotto

Name:Dario Carlo Giacomo Campeotto
National Finals:Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1987
ESC Entries:Angelique (1961)


Dario Campeotto was a Danish singer, born in Fredriksberg of Italian parents. It was Sejr-Volmer Sørensen who “discovered” him and made him a regular contributor to the radio program “Lørdagsrytmer” and in “TV i Tivoli”. He got a record deal in 1959 and he performed as a soloist in the Otto Franckers quintet. In 1961, he won Melodi Grand Prix and represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Angelique”. In the years to come,  he acted as entertainer and sang the schlagers of the time and the evergreens of the operetta. In 1962 (“Carissima”), 1963 (“Tiden er en gammel bekendt”), 1964 (“Shangri-la”) and 1966 (“Hjerte for hjerte”) he took part again in the Danish Melodi Grand Prix. He scored several hits in the Danish charts.
As an actor, he made his debut in 1960 in the film “Eventyrrejsen”. Several films followed. In 1963 he married Ghita Nørby. They opened a store in Turin where they sold Danish stuff. The two had one son, Giacomo, but divorced in 1969. Dario’s 2nd marriage was with Gertrud in 1977. They got two children: Claudia and Filippo. 
From the early 1980s Dario Campeotto became more active in the theater scene, among other things. in a variety of revues and musicals. In 1987, he did a last attempt in the Danish Melodi Grand Prix with the song “Stjerner på himlen”. In 1995 he played Captain Von Trap in the musical “Sound of music” a full 145 times. In 1994, he became a restaurateur and co-owner of the establishment “Vin & Ølgod” in inner Copenhagen, but it became a financial failure and had to close in 1998.


Artist:Dario Campeotto
Lyrics:Aksel Von Rasmussen
Composer(s):Aksel Von Rasmussen
Conductor:Kai Mortensen
Running order:13