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Emmelie de Forest

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Emmelie de Forest

Emmelie de Forest was born to a Danish mother and a Swedish father in central Denmark. She started singing at the age of nine. At the age of 14, she started perfoming at small venues and music festivals with Scottish folk musician Fraiser Neill.

In 2013, Emmelie represented Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö with “Only Teardrops”. She won the contest, giving Denmark their third win overall. Her debut album “Only Teardrops” was released one week before Eurovision 2013. She later performed her winning Eurovision entry at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Kyiv.

In 2014, Emmelie’s song “Rainmaker” was chosen as the official #JoinUs song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen. She performed the song live during the interval act at the Grand Final.

In 2017, Emmelie wrote the British entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, “Never Give Up On You” by Lucie Jones. The song went on to finish 15th in the final. In 2018, Emmelie released her second album “History”.

Emmelie de Forest

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Eurojury is the flagship broadcast of Showcase, celebrating the music of the Eurovision Song Contest with juries of up to 180 entertainment industry professionals. Rob Lilley has hosted the televised event since the fourth edition in 2016, succeeding Josh Dubovie and Linda Martin during the show's time as a radio broadcast. Eurojury is known for producing an accurate simulation of the results likely to be seen at the Eurovision Song Contest in May and is often used by bookmakers and broadcasters as a guide and prediction of the grand final result.

Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest

Denmark debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 alongside Austria and the United Kingdom. To date Denmark has won the contest on three occasions, the first being in 1963 when Grethe & Jorgen Ingmann performed “Dansevise”. Denmark won the contest again in 2000 represented by the Olsen Brothers, their most recent victory came in 2013 when Emmelie de Forest performed “Only Teardrops”. Denmark failed to qualify for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 and 2016.

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