In this year’s Danish national final called “Melodi Grand Prix” there were ten finalists in the arena, which was among the favourite host cities in 2014 Herne, Jutland. The show was entertaining as always. In the super final, Anja Nissen could convince the Danish audience with the song “Where I Am”. In the year before she already made the second place with “Never Alone”. So all of Anja’s wishes came true this year to represent Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Actually, Anja Nissen is Australian and having Danish parents. She was born 80 km outside Sydney, Australia in 1995. The 21 years old singer has always been fascinated by the ESC idea and could never believe that she is going to represent her parent’s home country at Eurovision. So we are going to have two Australian entries, Australia is going to be represented by the indigenous singer Isaiah with “Don’t come easy”. It will be interesting to see if Australia gives 12 points to Denmark. Unfortunately, Denmark is set in Semi Final 2, while Australia participates in Semi Final 1, if both countries qualify for the Grand Final, the 12 points might go to Denmark. Anja took part at “Australia’s Got Talent” and reached the Semi Final. In 2015 she could win “The Voice Australia”. Beside of the fame she receive AU$ 100.000, a car and a Universal record contract. She has released her first album “Anja Nissen”.
The song “Where Am I” is a soft pop song with long notes which is easy to listen to. There are some R’n’B elements and a hysterically sung elements in the chorus. Why do so many ESC singers so often need to scream their guts out? Compared to the entry Anja has sung in the year before, there is less power in this year’s song. The big question: is this enough for the Grand Final?
Chief Editor of eurovisionlive.com
About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.