She’s the 20-year-old songstress representing Denmark at Eurovision 2019. And eight days ago Leonora Colmor Jepsen was in London for the city’s annual Eurovision Party. There she caught up with our William. They discussed her song “Love Is Forever”, staging and more.
Leonora won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix with a happy, feel-good song about love and hope. As the track is all about loving each other, the singer herself also seems like a really lovely person: “I’m trying to absorb all the love that is coming from everywhere, it’s so amazing. Sometimes I don’t know what to do with myself because people are so kind, I’m just trying to bring some of it back”.
Leonora didn’t expect to win Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, she just focused into the performance: “No, of course, I hoped and I knew that bookmakers had me ranked high but I didn’t expect anything. I had to go and perform first”.
A major part of Leonora’s DMGP performance was her giant chair. Her performance began with her singing on the ground and as the song goes on, she elevates upwards towards the seat and eventually sits on it. “You can see it in different ways, I see it like, I elevate myself above every day from problems or conflicts, like the small things that don’t really matter. And just trying to see what connects people and why we should love each other”
Leonora reveals that the chair will be also seen in Tel Aviv: “We’re having it built right now in Israel, I just went to see it. It’s almost finished, and it’s the same size, same height”.
Even though we will see a similar chair on stage in Tel Aviv, the dancers won’t be the same ones from the national selection. In addition, we will also see two backing vocalists join the group: “There was no drama. We had to add the two choir singers because of the rules that all the vocals need to be live. And then some people had different jobs and yeah, they were quite busy”.
When Leonora is asked to name the most surprising thing about her journey since winning Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, she answers: “I must say the big community. I knew that it was big and it was full of kindness but now I get to experience it myself. And that just crazy because there are people coming from everywhere travelling just to see all the singers performing their special songs”.
She also has an important message to all the wiwibloggs readers: “Thank you, first of all. Be kind to one another because there’s not a reason not to be”.
What would you like to say to Leonora? And what do you think about her song? Let us know in the comments.