Eurovision 2017 Review: Denmark – Anja Nissen – Where I Am

anja nissen where I am

Anja chosen to sing Denmark back into the final of Eurovision
The Danish people lost their magic a little bit when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest. Although the country won in 2013, thanks to Emmelie De Forest’s ‘Only Teardrops’, for the past two years they sent boybands that did not make it into the final. Up to Anja Nissen to change this! The Australian-Danish singer who rose to fame in Australia after winning the third season of The Voice, tried to represent Denmark last year already with the song ‘Never Alone’ which finished in second position. This year she won with the midtempo powerpop track ‘Where I Am’ and will perform on the big stage in Kiev in May!

Nissen says to be influenced by all the big voiced divas and this is easily hearable in her own performance of ‘Where I Am’. The track written by herself with the help of Angel Tupai and Michael D’Arcy allows Anja to fully show off her vocal range with a big and powerful chorus about finally opening up to a lover. If done right on stage, this will only sound bigger with live backing vocals. Nissen will definitely give it her all, just like she did on the Melodi Grand Prix stage.

But what about the song itself? It may not be completely in sync with the sound that is hot today and some might even find it slightly dated, but no matter how hard I try, there is just no denying that chorus. The track might not be exactly bold, original or unique, but it has a strong melody in the chorus that could stick with the viewers and I’m sure some juries will fall in love with her powerhouse vocals. One would think final would be possible and she is in a reasonable position with the betting odds, on the right track for a finish in the middle of the scoreboard on the Saturday night.

Check all Eurovision 2017 reviews: Armenia – AustraliaAzerbaijan – BelgiumBulgariaCzech Republic – DenmarkFrance – FYR MacedoniaGermany – GreeceIcelandIreland – Israel – ItalyMalta – Moldova – The NetherlandsPortugal – Romania – San Marino – SerbiaSlovenia – Spain – Sweden – Switzerland – United Kingdom

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