Eurovision 2013 winner Emmelie de Forest is taking part in a different type of competition! The Danish songstress will be putting a pause to her barefoot ways and instead putting shoes on (tap, jazz, salsa and probably many more) in order to compete in Vild med Dans, Denmark’s version of Strictly Come Dancing.
While she is looking forward to the challenge, the ‘Only Teardrops’ singer revealed she is also pretty anxious about the experience:
I really think it will be a challenge to me. I have never really danced before. People believe I have because I sing and make music. But I do not usually dance myself, and that’s one of the reasons I’ve said yes.
However, this is not the first time she was offered to participate in the competition. De Forest explains that the broadcaster had initially offered her a place shortly after her victory in Malmö. It seems like this may have been some form of open invitation, being approached on more than one occasion.
The 25 year old will be joining the likes of Lars Christiansen and Rolf Sørensen in Season 15 of the incredibly popular dancing show.
The first two years after [Eurovision] was super busy and I needed to find myself an artist. I have now got an album and a new single.
Now I’m ready for it, and I think it might be fun trying to open up that part of me.
Last year Emmelie released an EP, ‘Sanctuary‘ which accompanied a music video in December. In 2017 the she also co-wrote ‘Never Give Up On You’, sang by Lucie Jones for the United Kingdom.
Dancing with the Eurovision stars
Emmelie joins the likes of other alumni who have represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest. Simon Matthew came second in 2006, as did Lighthouse X member Johannes Nymark in 2014. Basim managed to mimic his 9th place in Copenhagen five years after he came 9th in the dance contest. Talk about consistent!
However, it should be noted that this is the first time a Eurovision winner has featured in the cast of Vild med Dans.
To judge or be judged – that is the question
As well as being a contestant in Vild med Dans, Emmelie de Forest will also be on the other side of the judging table. She will feature as part of the 100 strong judging panel in Denmark’s version of ‘All Together Now’ – the first appearance of this entertainment format in Scandinavia. She will be joined than none other than Rasmussen, this years Danish representative.
Speaking of the success since winning Melodi Grand Prix and coming 9th in Lisbson:
I’ve had a whole different everyday life, even though I’ve always played music – now I’m suddenly recognised in the streetbilledbladet.dk
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