BACKSTAGE MAY 08: NATÁLIA KELLY MEETS EMMELIE DE FOREST / VIDEO
The Austrian Eurovision representative Natalia Kelly has met up with one of this year’s favorites Emmelie de Forest from Denmark. The pair, who are both performing in the first semi final, met up for a boat ride through Copenhagen. Emmelie says she “connected really well” with her Austrian counterpart while Natalia complemented Emmelie on her tour guiding skills.
“It doesn’t feel like we are competing against each other. We have a lot in common and much to talk about, so we have both forgotten we are each other’s competition. Just like me, Natalia didn’t expect to win the national final so we both see this Eurovision thing as a good move for our careers. It is great that we get the opportunity to perform in front of such a big audience in Europe”, Emmelie said.
Austria will open the first semi final on May 14 while Denmark performs fifth.