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The song

Title
Where I Am
Performed by
Anja
Written by
Anja Nissen, Michael D'Arcy, Angel Tupai
Composed by
Anja Nissen, Michael D'Arcy, Angel Tupai

The song

Title
Where I Am
Performed by
Anja
Written by
Anja Nissen, Michael D'Arcy, Angel Tupai
Composed by
Anja Nissen, Michael D'Arcy, Angel Tupai

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

English (Original)

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

French

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

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