En route to winning the Danish series of The X Factor back in March, Emilie Esther tackled Sia, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. The 16-year-old shined bright — and Danish national broadcaster DR couldn’t resist basking in her glow. As Emilie made clear in a recent interview with Her & Nu, DR has offered her one of the 10 coveted spots in the final of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2016 — Denmark’s national selection for Eurovision.

And while Emilie is definitely interested, she hasn’t yet committed. “It’s a little complicated,” she said. “Of course I would like it, but there’s also my school, which I have to do.”

She already knows the challenges that musical competition can bring to an education. During her four months on the X Factor, she had a personal tutor but has found it difficult to get back on track afterwards.

Her X-Factor mentor, Remee, is known for writing Eurovision tunes. He started his journey with Germany’s No Angels (“Disappear”) in 2008, returned with Soluna Samay (“Should Have Known Better”) in 2012, and took a third turn with Anti Social Media (“The Way You Are”) in 2015. If young Emilie accepts the gig, Remee is expected to compose her entry.

Melodi Grand Prix 2016 will take place on 13 February 2016.

Despite winning The X Factor, Emilie has struggled to gain traction in the charts: Ekstrabladet went as far as to call her a “flop”. (It’s a curse that has struck pretty much all of the Danish X Factor winners after the first winner Martin Hedegaard). Her EP didn’t crack the TOP 40 on the Danish charts and she’s currently preparing a comeback under a different name: Saveus. (Save y’all from what?!)

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György
György
5 years ago

She can stay where she is. MEDINA needs to represent Denmark! Half of her songs would win easily.

Msig
Msig
5 years ago

You got something terribly wrong: Saveus is the new moniker of Martin Hedegaard, the very first Danish X Factor winner, who chose not to renew his contract with Sony Music after releasing his debut album because he wasn’t interested in making the kind of music the label wanted him to make.

As for Remee writing an entry for Emilie Esther, he’d be likely to co-write it with people such as Karen Poole, who co-wrote 3 of the 5 songs featured on Emilie Esther’s debut EP.

Jo Mercado
Jo Mercado
5 years ago

@Racal

Denmark won the last two times Sweden hosted the contest and Copenhagen is still recovering from that 100-million-Euro debt, so maybe they want to lose. Hmm….

Racal
Racal
5 years ago

“Her X-Factor mentor, Remee, is known for writing Eurovision tunes. He started his journey with Germany’s No Angels (“Disappear”) in 2008, returned with Soluna Samay (“Should Have Known Better”) in 2012, and took a third turn with Anti Social Media (“The Way You Are”) in 2015. If young Emilie accepts the gig, Remee is expected to compose her entry.”

… So all the entries that Remee wrote flopped dramatically, but they want him to write her song? Interesting strategy…

PP
PP
5 years ago

With good song writen by Lise Cable the composer of danish super songs from Eurovision 1995,2011, 2013 or song from DMGP 2012 Universe , she will be have good chance to win DMGP and get good position in Stockholm.

Zac
Zac
5 years ago

Emmelie/emilie are, I presume, pronounced the same

Zac
Zac
5 years ago

The LAST time Denmark entered a young blonde called Emmelie to a Swedish-hosted Eurovision…

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 years ago

@Dar: Given what I just read, I must agree with you.

GIMME NABIHA!!!

Antranig Shokayan
Editor
5 years ago

“Hey Love” is terrific – I’d love to have her at Eurovision!

Dar
Dar
5 years ago

poor remee hasnt had the best eurovision record :/

Johnny
Johnny
5 years ago

Not keen on that idea tbh