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Quick Facts

Anja Nissen

06 November 1995

🇦🇺 Australian

National Selection
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2016

In Eurovision
2017 Kyiv

Where I am (2017)


Anja Nissen was born and raised in Winmalee,, New South Wales, Australia to Danish-born parents. During highschool, she performed in several singing competitions. In 2008, she took part in the tv-show Australia’s Got Talent. After that, she took part in several tv-shows.
In 2014, Anja took part in The Voice of Australia. She won the competition. Her debut album concisted of songs that she sang in this show. She later teamed up with her Voice-coach and with Cody Wise in a song titled “I’m So Excited”. Anja began writing material in both Los Angeles and Denmark.
On 19 May 2015, Nissen released her follow-up single “Anyone Who Had a Heart”. The song achieved over 70,000 views on YouTube and was followed a third single “Triumph”. 
Anja was also featured on the 2014 “We Love Disney” album singing “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from Cinderella.
In 2016, Anja participated in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, Denmark’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song “Never Alone”. The song was co-written by Danish Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest and ended up in third place.
A year later, Anja Nissen was more successful. She won Melodi Grand Prix and thus represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest, where she reached the Grand Final.
In May 2017, Nissen released a 6-track EP titled “Where I Am”. Since that moment, Nissen is living in Los Angeles, where she studies Keyboard Technology and Music Theory.
Anja took a break from the music scene, but in June 2020, she released a new single, titled “If We Only Had Tonight”, followed by followed by “Can’t Do This” in October 2020.
In 2022, she works as a vocal coach and vocal producer. Besides, she sings at weddings.


Where I Am

🇩🇰 Denmark



Anja Nissen
Angel Tupai
Michael D’Arcy

Anja Nissen
Angel Tupai
Michael D’Arcy

Julie Lindell
Trille Palsgaard
Linda Andrews
Jasmin Gabay
Andy Roda

Results Semi

Points: 101
Position: 10
Running order: 8

Results Finals

Points: 77
Position: 20
Running order: 10