Anja won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, the Danish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest and will represent Denmark in Kyiv with the song Where I Am.
Anja finished second in Melodi Grand Prix last year but came back to make her childhood dream come true by representing Denmark in Eurovision Song Contest. She is 21 years old and was born and raised in Australia, but both her parents are Danish and most of her relatives lives in Denmark. In 2014 she won the third season of The Voice Australia. Her song this year is called Where I Am.
Things you should know about Anja
What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?
I have a powerful voice, a powerful song, an authentic and down to earth performance. I can feel the difference between performing someone else has written and a song written by myself. I co-wrote my entry Where I Am.
What are the three most impressive facts about you?
I won The Voice Australia, and although I have grown up listening to Danish all my life, I have only been speaking it for ten months. I love animals had a pet snake! I have been singing since I was very young and you can even find videos of me on YouTube singing from a young age.
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
I do have a little routine, I normally breathe deeply, look up to the sky, find a place of calm and say that everything is going to be fine, have fun, do the best I can to reach out and tell a story.
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
Eurovision is so important to me because it has been a dream of mine since I was only 11 years old. I have always been longing for Denmark and wanting to find a deeper connection to my other homeland. By representing Denmark I feel as though I have already achieved so much. There is so much love in my heart because I feel now as though I have been accepted by Denmark. I want to make them proud and show Europe that we are all connected no matter where we come from. It is also such a huge achievement for me as a songwriter to have my song in the competition and the ability to share my story. Eurovision is so special because it unites us all.