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Anja

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.

Lyrics of Where I Am

You're lost in my game
But your love is repeating
Always around, you're never holding me down
I know who you are
True colours are showing
Though my heart's bare
Always show you care

Putting up my walls so that I last better
Don’t know why I do it because we’re together
Always holding back from you its on my mind
Tonight I’m gonna try for you real harder
Show you all the love I’ve held inside
Show you all the love I’ve held inside
Lets do it right

Tonight I’m gonna show you
Show you what you’ve done
I’m laying down my armour
Laying down my gun
Tonight I’m gonna hold you
Closer than before
So you know where I am
So you know where I am

I’ve known its not right
Just couldn’t reveal it
Always closing up tight
And never releasing
Afraid and I fear to love
But you never let me go
I've held it in my heart
But now I’m letting you know

Tonight I’m gonna show you
Show you what you’ve done
I’m laying down my armour
Laying down my gun
Tonight I’m gonna hold you
Closer than before
So you know where I am
So you know where I am

Putting up my walls so that I last better
I Don’t know why I do it because where together
Tonight I’m gonna try for you real harder
Show you all the love I’ve held inside
Show you all the love I’ve held inside
Lets do it right

Tonight I’m gonna show you
Show you what you’ve done
I’m laying down my armour
Laying down my gun
Tonight I’m gonna hold you
Closer than before
So you know where I am
So you know where I am
So you know where I am
So you know where I am
So you know where I am
So you know where I am
Tu es perdu dans mon jeu
ton amour se répète
Toujours aux alentours, tu ne m'as jamais mis à terre
Je sais qui tu es
les vrai couleurs se révèlent
Bien que mon cœur est à nu
je vais te montrer de l'affection

Dressant haut mes murs pour mieux durer
Je ne sais pas pourquoi je le fais car nous étions ensemble
M'éloignant toujours de toi
c'est difficile dans mon esprit
Ce soir pour toi je vais essayer très fort
Pour te montrer tout l'amour que j'ai gardé à l'intérieur
Te montrer tout l'amour que j'ai gardé à l'intérieur
Faisons le correctement

Ce soir je vais te montrer
te montrer ce que tu as fais
Je retire mon armure
baisse ma garde
Ce soir je vais te garder plus près que jamais
Donc tu sais où je suis, donc tu sais où je suis

J'ai su que ce n'était pas correct
seulement je ne pouvais pas le révéler
Toujours en me renfermant et en ne me libérant jamais
J'ai prié et j'ai eu peur d'aimer, mais tu ne m'as jamais laissé partir
Je l'ai gardé dans mon cœur et maintenant je te laisse partir

Ce soir je vais te montrer
te montrer ce que tu as fais
Je retire mon armure
baisse ma garde
Ce soir je vais te garder plus près que jamais
Donc tu sais où je suis, donc tu sais où je suis

Je ne sais pas pourquoi je le fais car nous étions ensemble
Ce soir pour toi je vais essayer très fort
Pour te montrer tout l'amour que j'ai gardé a l'intérieur
Te montrer tout l'amour que j'ai gardé à l'intérieur
Faisons le correctement

Ce soir je vais te montrer
te montrer ce que tu as fais
Je retire mon armure
baisse ma garde
Ce soir je vais te garder plus près que jamais
Donc tu sais où je suis, donc tu sais où je suis
Donc tu sais où je suis
Donc tu sais où je suis, donc tu sais où je suis
Donc tu sais où je suis (Donc tu sais où je suis)
Oh, donc tu sais où je suis