Australian-born singer Anja Nissen will represent Denmark in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Over the weekend, the singer competed in the finals of the competition the country uses to pick its Eurovision entrants, the Danish Melodi Grand Prix. Anja triumphed over nine other finalists with 64% of the vote.
Anja will perform her song “Where I Am” at this year’s Eurovision in Kiev, Ukraine in May.
The 21-year-old, who was raised in New South Wales by her Danish parents, won the 2014 series of The Voice Australia with coach Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas.
Meanwhile, SBS confirmed that Australia will again compete in this year’s competition and our entrant will be revealed on March 7 at a Melbourne concert, with the announcement streamed live on Facebook.
Last year, Queensland’s Dami Im finished a close second with her performance of electrifying power ballad “The Sound of Silence.”
The Semi-Finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will take place on Tuesday May 9 and Thursday May 11, with the Grand Final on Saturday May 13.