She is the 20-year-old heartbreaker who will represent Denmark in Tel Aviv in May, but Leonora’s message for Eurovision is all but heartbreaking. With her melodious “Love Is Forever” Leonora reminds us of what is really important in life: Love — and lots of it.

“Love Is Forever” oozes of sweetness, grace and warmth. The clear Parisian atmosphere makes you long for baguettes, the Eiffel Tower and a stroll along the Seine. That melodious French vibe is conveyed on stage through the music, but also the endearing styling — black suspenders, striped tops, bright red lips. It all smacks of dreams and romance. Long live love, indeed.

It’s got a big name behind it in songwriter Lise Cabble. The Danish Grand Prix legend previously wrote “Only Teardrops”, “New Tomorrow” and “Fra Mols til Skagen” — all of which placed in the top five at Eurovision. From folk-pop to pop-rock, she does it all.

“Love Is Forever” presents a cornucopia of languages. Leonora switches with ease between English, French, German and Danish. It will actually be the first time in more than 20 years that Danish will be sung on the stage at Eurovision. The last time was in 1997.

Lise Cabble is especially fond of the French paroles.

“The French part just worked for us instantly. French also just sounds incredibly beautiful and people associate the language with love so that fits perfectly,” she told DR’s Grand Prix site. 

What are the “Love Is Forever” lyrics about?

“Love Is Forever” is actually pretty straightforward. The overall message of the song is that we, the world, ought to learn from our past conflicts and embrace each other instead of waging war.

Leonora engages in a dialogue, issuing suggestions, but also asking for a response. In one turn she says, “Don’t get too political” and then asks “hvorfor skal vi slås” (“Why should we fight?”).

The song is also filled with hope that love, in the end, will conquer all — because love is truly forever and for everyone.

Or as Leonora puts it: “Love is something universal which is in all people and between all people — and it will always be there. That’s what the song is about. Even though horrible things happen around the world, love will always be there to create hope, optimism and bind people together”.

Love is Forever lyrics / translation — Leonora (Denmark Eurovision 2019)

Travel the world to see the ruins of what has been
Learning our history but still we don’t take it in

Why we make it tough
The world has had enough
Don’t get too political
And who are we to judge
It doesn’t take too much
Only just a miracle

Love is forever
Love is forever and for everyone
Love is forever
Love is forever and everyone

Just a taste of love
A taste of what could actually rule both me and you
A taste of love is all we got
So don’t you never ever give up love

Come over my long lost friend and work on a happy end
Imagine what we could do after what we’ve been through

Why we make it tough
The world has had enough
Don’t get too political
And who are we to judge
It doesn’t take too much
Only just a miracle

Love is forever
Love is forever and for everyone
Love is forever
Love is forever and everyone
Just a taste of love
A taste of what could actually rule both me and you
A taste of love is all we got
So don’t you never ever give up love

Venez découvrir la vie ce soir on va tous partir (Come discover life tonight we’re all going)

Le beau temps n’est pas fini qu’en dîtes-vous (The good times are not over)

Mon ami (My love)

Hvorfor skal vi slås (Why should we fight)

All we need is love

Liebe ist für alle da (Love is there for everyone)

Kærlighed er håb alle ka’ forstå (Love is hope that everyone can understand)

Kærlighed er samme sprog (Love is the same language)

L’amour est pour toujours (Love is forever)
L’amour est pour toujours (Love is forever)
Et pour tout le monde (and for everyone)

L’amour est pour toujours (Love is forever)
L’amour est pour toujours (Love is forever)
Et pour tout le monde (and for everyone)

Just a taste of love
A taste of what could actually rule both me and you
a taste of love is all we got
so don’t you never ever give up love

What do you think about “Love Is Forever”? What part of the song do you like the best? Let us know in the comments box below. 

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Aru
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Aru

“Mon ami” means “My friend” and not “my love”

EmmelieDarlineFrancescoFan
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EmmelieDarlineFrancescoFan

This song is sweet, warm and melodious – perhaps the most underrated song of the year!

Colin
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Colin

I have a voting poll for everyone who’s interested: ”WHICH IS THE BEST ”LOVE” OF THIS DECADE?” – Anna Rossinelli: In Love for Awhile (Switzerland 2011) – Dino Merlin: Love in Rewind (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2011) – Nadine Beiler: The Secret is Love (Austria 2011) – Witloof Bay: With Love Baby (Belgium 2011) – Anastasia Vinnikova: I Love Belarus (Belarus 2011) – Raphael Gualazzi: Madness of Love (Italy 2011) – Ivi Adamou: La La Love (Cyprus 2012) – Željko Joksimovi?: Nije ljubav stvar (Love isn’t a thing) (Serbia 2012) – Sofi Marinova: Love Unlimited (Bulgaria 2012) – Can Bonomo: Love… Read more »

Una
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Una

12 points: Margaret Berger – I Feed You My Love
10 points: Katherine Duska – Better Love
8 points: Demy – This is Love
7 points: Lighthouse X – Soldiers of Love
6 points: Roberto Bellarosa – Love Kills
5 points: Dino Merlin – Love in Rewind
4 points: Can Bonomo – Love Me Back
3 points: ElectroVelvet – Still in Love with You
2 points: Leonora – Love Is Forever
1 point: Iveta – LoveWave

Colin
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Colin

Thank you for voting 🙂

Colin
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Colin

My points:
12 points – Il Volo: Grande amore
10 points – Margaret Berger: I Feed You My Love
8 points – Željko Joksimovic: Nije ljubav stvar
7 points – Salvador Sobral: Amar pelos dois
6 points – Monika Kuszynska: In the Name of Love
5 points – Katerine Duska: Better Love
4 points – Engelbert Humperdinck: Love Will Set You Free
3 points – Iveta Mukuchyan: LoveWave
2 points – Roberto Bellarosa: Love Kills
1 point – Lighthouse X: Soldiers of Love

Alaska
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Alaska

This is fun!!

12 points: Salvador Sobral, Amar pelos dois (Portugal 2017)
10 points: Raphael Gualazzi, Madness of Love (Italy 2011)
8 points: Aminata, Love Injected (Latvia 2015)
7 points: Iveta Mukuchyan, LoveWave (Armenia 2016)
6 points: Poli Genova, If Love Was a Crime (Bulgaria 2016)
5 points: Margaret Berger, I Feed You My Love (Norway 2013)
4 points: Ivi Adamou, La La Love (Cyprus 2012)
3 points: Nadine Beiler, The Secret is Love (Austria 2011)
2 points: Roberto Bellarosa, Love Kills (Belgium 2013)
1 point: Il Volo, Grande Amore (Italy 2015)

Colin
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Colin

Thank you for voting. 🙂

Joe
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Joe

Let me try.

12 points: Amar pelos dois
10 points: Love in Rewind
8 points: Madness of Love
7 points: Fire of Love (Pali sie)
6 points: Cliche Love Song
5 points: I Feed You My Love
4 points: In Love for Awhile
3 points: Grande Amore
2 points: If Love Was a Crime
1 point: Love Will Set You Free

Surprised last year only had one “love” song. Honorable mentions to Nije ljubav stvar, Love Injected, Better Love, and LoveWave.

Colin
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Colin

Yeah, only one ”love” last year and believe it or not, not a single one in 2010. Thanks for participating. 🙂

Nicolas
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Nicolas

This should go to Eurovision Junior. So childish.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

“Come over my long lost friend, and work on a happy end.”
Sure, really childish. Let’s just let all adults be miserable and have no hope.
For goodness sake.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

It is the perfect Eurovision message.
Never give up love. It’s very important.
And it works in any language. 🙂

Alaska
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Alaska

Don’t get too political? Oh, the Nordic hypocrisy… lol

Chris
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Chris

I don’t know if Love is Forever but I do know that this song seems to go on forever! I find the song, lyrics and performance incredibly twee and saccharine. It would be more suited to junior eurovision. I am sure it will have fans but I hope it doesn’t get to the final.

Graph
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Graph

I think this song is nice but I’m surprised it hasn’t gotten the same level of criticism as something like Russia 2014 or San Marino 2015

Colin
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Colin

Russia 2014 was criticized *because* it was precisely Russia with a peace song a year after they invaded Crimea. San Marino 2015’s criticism was more aimed towards an unconvincing lyrics than the fact it was about peace. Denmark 2019 is certainly saccharine and cheesy, but it does it in such an innocent way it disarms you.

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CHUPACABRA

Thnx wiwiteam for the combination Paenda-Leonora. Paenda honestly shows the feeling of many resigning people fürs can t Escape, Leonora a great Solution. If it we’re so easy…. Both entries in my Top 10. Leonora will do it, must deliver 99%, Paenda must deliver 120%.

Musimakeup
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Musimakeup

Love it 🙂 Kind of Feel good song like Alexander last year, I hate to admit it cause it’s so cheesy it’s ridiculous but I don’t care. I 100% take it. Blame it on my passport. I’m French. Cheese addiction and all that. 12 point from me. Find myself humming it all the time.

KuhKatz
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KuhKatz

Its definitely one of the better ones in SF 2, nice and lovely.

And imagine if both qualify, Denmark performing before Iceland

Jo.
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Jo.

Love might be forever, but hate will prevail!! Denmark will crumble, so Iceland can arise.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

The funny thing is that these two songs can even be read as two VERY different faces of the same message.

Jingo
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Jingo

Denmark is too literal this time so it loses power

Joe
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Joe

Nice, important message. Gotta do something about the crazy eyes, though. She’s a sweet lady with a nice voice, but the way she stares down the camera kinda hurts the message they’re going for.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

The intentions of the song are good and its first two lines go right to the point. The overall result is cute, even innocent. I just have a problem with the “don’t get too political”. It may be easy to say that when you live in Denmark but in some countries (lots of them, actually) there are some kinds of love that will be violently repressed if people “don’t get too political”. Since many people are rightly exhausted about the amount of hostility politicians have been raising lately, this will possibly find more fans than we expect.

Nicky91
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Nicky91

cute entry, nice with the French, danish, german lyrics 🙂

Chris
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Chris

Uhhhh, hvorfor skal vi slås means “why should we fight”, not “what do you say my friend”

William Lee Adams
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My bad! Marlene got it right but when formatting I messed things up. Thanks for flagging!

Nico
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Nico

Thank you for the very sweet introduction to the Danish entry. But doesn’t “Hvorfor skal vi slås?” mean “Why should we fight?”?

William Lee Adams
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My bad! Marlene got it right but when formatting I messed things up. Thanks for flagging!