Anja Nissen won Denmark’s national selection show, Melodi Grand Prix, with her song ‘Where I Am’ and will therefore compete at Eurovision in May later this year.
The 21-year-old Danish-Australian singer competed against nine other acts, which was later cut down to three in the super final where Anja ultimately won with 64 % of the votes.
Anja’s performance had everything from super strong vocals, a catchy beat, and the popular Eurovision wind machine. Something tells us that by sending Anja and ‘Where I Am,’ Denmark are sure to make it through to the Eurovision final – something they have failed to do in the past two years.
Watch Anja perform ‘Where I Am’
Last year, Anja Nissen also competed in the Danish national selection with her song ‘Never Alone’. The singer impressed the viewers but ended as the runner-up to the winners Lighthouse X with ‘Soldiers of Love’.
To win this year’s Eurovision, Anja will have to out-perform and out-sing various other contestants from other countries. The announced acts so far are: Cyprus’ Hovig, The Netherlands’ O’G3NE, Belgium’s Blanche, Macedonia’s Jana Burceska, Azerbaijan’s DiHaj, Ireland’s Brendan Murray, Austria’s Nathan Trent, Albania’s Lindita, Armenia’s Artsvik, Montenegro’s Slavko Kalezic, Greece’s Demy, Georgia’s Tako Gachechiladze, Belarus’ Navi, The United Kingdom’s Lucie Jones, Finland’s Norma John, Switzerland’s Timebelle, Germany’s Levina, France’s Alma, Spain’s Manel Navarro, Italy’s Francesco Gabbani, Israel’s Imri Ziv, Czech Republic’s Martina Barta, Croatia’s Jacques Houdek, Malta’s Claudia Faniello, Poland’s Kasia Mos, Hungary’s Joci Pápai, and Slovenia’s Omar Naber.
The Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals will take place on 9 May and 11 May, with the Grand Final taking place on 13 May 2017. It will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine after Jamala won the contest last year with “1944”.
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