Five backing singers have been announced as joining Anja Nissen as she takes the hopes of Denmark returning to the final with her to Kyiv.
DR has this afternoon announced the names of the five backing singers who will be travelling to Kyiv, Ukraine. Denmark has selected five experienced backing singers to travel to Ukraine next month alongside Anja Nissen. The backing singers are:
- Julie Lindell – Has previously toured alongside Will Young. She was a backing vocalist at Eurovision 2014 for Paula & Ovi who represented Romania with “Miracle”.
- Trille Palsgaard – Past member of the group Me, She & Her, she is now a vocal coach for artists such as Lukas Graham, Christopher and Scarlet Pleasure.
- Linda Andrews – Won the second season of the X Factor in Denmark. She went on to be a backing singer for Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
- Jasmin Gabay – Vocal coach, leads a choir in Denmark and also teachers soloists in Tel Aviv, Israel.
- Andy Roda – Competed in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2015 with “Love is Love”, he was one of the backing singers for Basim at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen.
Anja Nissen won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017 and will be representing Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine in May. She returned to the Danish selection process this year having narrowly missed out on competing in Stockholm, Sweden. She was the winner of The Voice Australia in 2015. 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.
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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.