Denmark has selected Anja Nissen to represent them at the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, this May in Kyiv, Ukraine.
This years marks 60 years since Denmark debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest and the honour of representing Denmark on that anniversary has gone to Anja Nissen. Anja will be performing the song “Where I Am” having beat off competition from nine other acts in the final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017 in Herning. A record of 1,115 songs were submitted to compete in this years Danish selection, with the country now hoping that they will return to the Eurovision final for the first time since 2014.
The show tonight was hosted by Annette Heick and Johannes Nymark. Fans of the contest will recognise Johannes, he represented Denmark last year in Stockholm as part of the group Lighthouse X. They opened the show performing “Dansevise”, the winning Danish entry from 1963 alongside the ten competing acts. The Olsen Brothers who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 with “Fly On The Wings Of Love” also performed this evening.
The winner of the selection tonight was decided over two rounds of voting. In the first round the public and jury voted, with the top three acts going through to the Super Final. In the Super Final the three acts performed again with the public and a jury of five Eurovision fans selecting their entrant for Ukraine.
- Ida Una – One – Qualifier
- Thomas Ring – Vesterbro
- Rikke Skytte – Colour My World
- Anja Nissen – Where I Am – Qualifier
- Calling Mercury – Big Little Lies
- Anthony – Smoke In My Eyes
- René Machon – Warriors
- Sada Vidoo – Northern Lights
- Jeanette Bonde – Hurricane
- Johanna Beijbom – A.S.A.P – Qualifier
- Ida Una – One – 26% – 2nd
- Anja Nissen – Where I Am – 64% – 1st
- Johanna Beijbom – A.S.A.P – 10% – 3rd
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Denmark debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 alongside Austria and the United Kingdom. To date Denmark has won the contest on three occasions, the first being in 1963 when Grethe & Jorgen Ingmann performed “Dansevise”. Denmark won the contest again in 2000 represented by the Olsen Brothers, their most recent victory came in 2013 when Emmelie de Forest performed “Only Teardrops”. Denmark has failed to qualify for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest for the past two years.