She’s a working girl both at home and away, and is without question one of the hardest-working contestants at Eurovision 2017.
And Anja Nissen proved it again recently when she performed at the opening of BROEN Shopping, a new shopping mall in Esbjerg.
The 21-year-old sang her DMGP winning song “Where I Am“, drawing huge applause from the audience who had to put down their shopping bags to clap those hands together.
Satisfied with her performance at BROEN, Anja took to Instagram to share it with her fans.
Wearing a hip-hugging skirt and a faux fur jacket, she was literally on-point in a pair of vertiginous stilettos as she hit every note with ease.
Now that the official pre-parties are over, all the contestants have focused on brushing up for Kyiv — Anja among them. Her performance at the mall is helping keep the hype alive at home and abroad, as is the recent announcement of that she would fill the stage with backing singers in Kyiv.
The blonde songstress will bring five backing vocalists with her to the Ukrainian capital — Linda Andrews, Julie Lindell, Andy Roda, Trille Palsgaard and Jasmin Gabay.
Andrews, Lindell and Roda have already gained experience as backing vocalists at Eurovision. Andrews sang for Hannah Mancini; Lindell for Paula & Ovi in 2014; and Roda for Basim.
Anja Nissen — “Where I Am” live at Eurovision in Concert
Although she will have an experienced support team behind her, it’s Anja who will carry the song. Born in Winmalee, New South Wales, Australia to Danish parents, she won The Voice Australia in 2014.
In 2016, Anja left Australia for Denmark and competed in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2016 with the song “Never Alone”. She ended up in second place, behind Lighthouse X. Her return in 2017 proved to be triumphant.
Anja will compete in the second semi-final in Kyiv, which will be held on 11 May. She will perform 11th in the semi-final.