🇩🇰 Anja Nissen covers Ariana Grande’s “God is a woman”
Vasil Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
DENMARK – “God Is a Woman” is a song by American singer Ariana Grande. It was released on July 13, 2018, as the second single from Grande’s upcoming fourth studio album Sweetener (2018). The song was written by Grande, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Rickard Göransson and its producer Ilya.
The lyric video for “God Is a Woman” premiered on Grande’s YouTube channel alongside the release of the single. The video visualizes a cloud-filled background that transitions to a cosmic scene, ending with a still shot of the singer.
The official music video was released later the same day. It was directed by Dave Meyers and features a biblical passage spoken by Madonna. The video pays homage to The Last Judgement, The Creation of Adam, Remus and Romulus, astronomy, female genitalia, and other visual imagery, as well as Greek mythology.
Anja Nissen, sometimes known as simply Anja, is a Danish-Australian singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. She was the winner of the third series of The Voice Australia.
Following her win, Nissen was signed to Universal Music Group and lists her influences as Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton and Stevie Wonder. In 2015, Nissen was the support act for Olly Murs on his Australian Never Been Better tour.
In 2016, Nissen competed in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2016, Denmark’s national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, performing the song “Never Alone”. She came in second place with 36% of the vote.
In 2017, Nissen competed in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017 with the song “Where I Am”. She went on to win and represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, where she finished 20th in the final.
Nissen has been an Australia Day ambassador, and performed at the Australia Day Event in Northern Territory. Nissen performed at the 2014 Carols by Candlelight in Melbourne, Australia. Nissen was also the face of Lyla & Co.