Denmark has spoken! Leonora will represent the country in the second Semi-Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Love Is Forever'.
Leonora's Love Is Forever was written and composed by Lise Cabble, Melanie Wehbe and Emil Lei.
Ten acts competed for the Danish ticket to Tel Aviv in a spectacular Melodi Grand Prix show coming from Herning's Boxen:
- Simone Emilie - Anywhere
- Jasmin Gabay - Kiss Like This
- Rasmus Faartoft - Hold My Breath
- Marie Isabell - Dancing with You in My Heart
- Sigmund - Say My Name
- Humørekspressen - Dronning af baren
- Julie & Nina - League of Light
- Teit Samsø - Step It Up
- Leonora - Love Is Forever
- Leeloo - That Vibe
The national selection show was divided into two voting rounds, both giving a professional jury and viewers at home a 50 percent stake in the outcome.
From the ten acts that took part Sigmund, Julie & Nina and Leonora proceeded to the super-final.
Leonora, singing from a giant chair, gathered the support of 42 percent of the votes, leaving Julie & Nina (35 percent) and Sigmund (23 percent) behind.
Leonora Colmor Jepsen was born in Hellerup, just north of Copenhagen, and is 20 years old.
Since she was seven she has been active in ice skating, which has resulted several titles such as Denmark's Junior Champion. She also participated in the Nordic Championships and the World Championships for Juniors.
Today, Leonora no longer skates at the elite level, but remains active as ice skater and choreographer. Currently she is fully focussed on her other great passion; music.
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
Denmark first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957, just one year since the inaugural contest took place. It didn't take long for the Scandinavian country to score its first win; in 1963 Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann took home the trophy for their song Dansevise.
It would take until the year 2000 for Denmark to win again, this time with the Olsen Brothers' Fly On The Wings Of Love. The amicable brothers won the contest when it took place in Sweden, and in a surprising turn of events, Denmark scored its third victory when the contest took place in Sweden thirteen years later: Emmelie de Forest won the contest with Only Teardrops.
Last year in Lisbon, Rasmussen finished ninth in the Grand Final with Higher Ground.