Denmark 2017: Anja Nissen to Kyiv
DENMARK – Denmark will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The Danish broadcaster DR will organise the national final Melodi Grand Prix 2017 in order to select the Danish entry for the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine.
|4||Anja Nissen||“Where I Am”||Superfinalist|
|3||Rikke Skytte||“Color My World”||Out|
|5||Calling Mercury||“Big Little Lies”||Out|
|6||Anthony||“Smoke In My Eyes”||Out|
|8||Sada Vidoo||“Northern Lights”||Out|
|2||Anja Nissen||“Where I Am”||64%||1|
INFORMATION ABOUT THE WINNER
Anja Nissen is the winner of the third series of The Voice. She is 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. Nissen competed in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2016 on 13 February 2016, performing the song “Never Alone”, which was written by Danish Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest, producer Rune Westberg, and Mozella. Nissen came in second place with 36% of the vote. In 2017, it was revealed that she would compete in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017 for a second time with the song, “Where I Am”. She went on to win, and will now represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Anja 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.