PORTUGAL – The team of oikotimes.com followed the Eurovision Live Concert 2017 event in Setúbal, Portugal for the very first time. Thanks to our Portuguese correspondent Ricardo Duarte, we had the chance to meet with the Eurovision stars and guests of the event. Here you can see our chat with Anja Nissen who proudly represented Denmark in the 2017 Kyiv Eurovision Song Contest edition and answers the difficult all time question: does she feel Danish or Australian?
On 10 January 2016, Nissen was confirmed to be taking part in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2016, Denmark’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, with the song “Never Alone”. The song was written by Danish Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest, producer Rune Westberg, and American singer and songwriter MoZella. She ended up placing second in the final with 36% of the final vote, behind winners Lighthouse X. The following year, she returned to the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix with the song “Where I Am”, which was written by Nissen herself, along with Angel Tupai and Michael D’Arcy. Nissen went on to win, getting 64% of the final vote, and represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. In May, Nissen released a 6-track EP titled Where I Am.