Emmelie de Forest

Only Teardrops

Country
🇩🇰 Denmark
Grand Final
Finished 1st
First Semi-Final
Finished 1st
Song
Only Teardrops
Written by
Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen, Thomas Stengaard
Composed by
Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen, Thomas Stengaard
Broadcaster
Danmarks Radio

Emmelie de Forest is just 20 years old, but has quite an impressive story to her name already. On the14th of May Emmelie de Forest will fly the Danish flag in the first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.

Growing up in the town of Mariager in the North Denmark region, Emmelie started singing professionally from an early age. Since she was 14, she has been touring all over Denmark with the Scottish musician Fraser Neill, performing both own songs and folk/blues-versions of hits from e.g. Nirvana and Johnny Cash. An important part of Emmelie's stage performance has always been her footwear - or the lack of it.

"I have always preferred singing without wearing high heels or shoes. Being barefoot makes me feel closer to the ground, the earth and makes me feel more relaxed, Emmelie says.


Now based in Copenhagen, Emmelie only has to cross Øresund to enter the stage at Eurovision Song Contest with her song Only Teardrops, which won an impressive victory in the Danish national final, gaining 50 percent of the televotes in the finale. "As soon as I heard the song, I fell in love with it. It has a melancholic feeling to it, and it is about war and peace, both in a relationship and in the world as a whole. I believe these are issues that people all over the world can relate to", she says.

Lise Cabble is a Danish songwriter and used to be the songwriter and lead singer in the former girl band Miss B. Haven. She has had 12 songs in the national grand prix and has won it 3 times. The latest one was this year with Only Teardrops performed by Emmelie de Forest. First time in 1995 with the popular song Fra Mols til Skagen. Second time in 2011 with the song New Tomorrow. Both songs went Top 5 in the Eurovision.


Lyrics of Only Teardrops

The sky is red tonight we're on the edge tonight no shooting star to guide us Eye for an eye why tear each other apart please tell me why why do we make it so hard look at us now we only got ourselves to blame it’s such a shame How many times can we win and lose how many times can we break the rules between us only teardrops How many times do we have to fight how many times till we get it right between us only teardrops So come and face me now here on the stage tonight let’s leave the past behind us Eye for an eye why tear each other apart please tell me why why do we make it so hard look at us now we only got ourselves to blame it’s such a shame - tell me How many times can we win and lose how many times can we break the rules between us only teardrops How many times do we have to fight how many times till we get it right between us only teardrops What’s gone between us has come between us only teardrops What’s gone between us has come between us How many times..

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