Aud Wilken

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Aud Wilken
Birth nameAud Saskia Wilken
Born1965 (age 54–55)
OriginEast Berlin, DDR
Associated actsThe Overlords

Aud Saskia Wilken (born 1965 in East Berlin) is a Danish singer, best known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 1995.

Early life and career[edit]

Wilken was born to a Danish father and German mother, and lived in East Germany until 1974, when the family moved to Denmark. Her musical debut came in 1988 on the album Midnight at the Grooveyard by post-punk band The Overlords. She then appeared on The Poets' self-titled album in 1990.

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

In 1995, Wilken's song "Fra Mols til Skagen" ("From Mols to Skagen") was narrowly chosen as the Danish representative in the 40th Eurovision Song Contest which took place on 13 May in Dublin.[1] "Fra Mols til Skagen" was an unusual song for Eurovision at the time, and finished in fifth place out of 23 entries.[2] Wilken was the only Danish entry of the 1990s to finish in the top five.

Wilken also participated in the Danish Eurovision heats in 2007, but her song "Husker du" ("Do You Remember") failed to pass the semi-final stage.[3]

Later career[edit]

Wilken's solo album, Diamond in the Rough, was released in 1999.[4]

In 2007, she moved to America, where she has been writing and composing her own songs. In 2009, she released a single, entitled, "Knowing That It's There".


Preceded by
Tommy Seebach Band
with Under stjernerne på himlen
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Kølig Kaj
with Stemmen i mit liv