Emmelie de Forest
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Background Information
Origin Randers, Denmark
Birthdate 28 February 1993
Age 25
Eurovision Song Contest
Country Denmark, eurovision Denmark
Year 2013
Song "Only Teardrops"
Position 1st (Semi-final)
1st (Final)
Points 167 (Semi-final)
281 (Final)

Emmelie Charlotte-Victoria de Forest (born 28 February, 1993) is a singer from Denmark. She represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song "Only Teardrops". She won the first semi-final with 167 points, and won the grand final with 281 points, therefore Emmelie won for Denmark the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, making it the third time that Denmark have won the Eurovision Song Contest.


Growing up in the town of Mariager in the North Denmark region, Emmelie started singing professionally from an early age. Since she was 14, she has been touring all over Denmark with the Scottish musician Fraser Neill, performing both own songs and folk/blues-versions of hits from e.g. Nirvana and Johnny Cash. An important part of Emmelie's stage performance has always been her footwear - or the lack of it.

"I have always preferred singing without wearing high heels or shoes. Being barefoot makes me feel closer to the ground, the earth and makes me feel more relaxed, Emmelie says.

Now based in Copenhagen, Emmelie only has to cross Øresund to enter the stage at Eurovision Song Contest with her song Only Teardrops, which won an impressive victory in the Danish national final, gaining 50 percent of the televotes in the finale. "As soon as I heard the song, I fell in love with it. It has a melancholic feeling to it, and it is about war and peace, both in a relationship and in the world as a whole. I believe these are issues that people all over the world can relate to", she says (source).


On the 6th May, 2013, Emmelie de Forest's album, "Only Teardrops" was released, with the Universal Music label.