Jonas Flodager Rasmussen, or just Rasmussen, he won the competition on 10 February, and will now represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon with the song “Higher Ground”.

So who is Rasmussen? Let us shortly introduce you to the Danish Eurovision representative.

Rasmussen is a Danish singer and actor born in 1985 in Viborg and is living with his wife and two children. He studied drama and music at Aarhus University, and works as a teacher at both the School of Performing Arts at Viborg Cultural School and Aarhus Theatre Learnin.

“Higher Ground” is Rasmussen’s first single, but he is also the lead singer and frontman of the 1980s cover band ‘Hair Metal Heröes’, which performs covers of songs by artists such as Eltin John and ABBA. He has also worked as a stage actor, performing in stage productions of musicals such as West side story, Rent and Les Misérables in Aarhusand Holstebro.

Below you can watch the national final performance of “Higher Ground” and read the lyrics of the song.

[Verse 1]
Ships in the making
Bound for a distant shore
World for the taking
Men gone forever more
Boarding and setting sail
Yet victory won’t prevail

[Chorus]
Freeze the arrow in the air
Make your mark and leave it hanging there
Be the first to turn around
Take the leap to land on higher ground

[Verse 2]
Call in, surrender
Still, I won’t feel like defeat
Men laying down their swords
Each of their own accord

[Chorus]
Freeze the arrow in the air
Make your mark and leave it hanging there
Be the first to turn around
Take the leap to land on higher ground

[Post-Chorus]
Raise the banner to the sky
Face the fear and hold your head up high
Oooh-oooh, oooh-oooh
Take the leap like you were bound for higher ground

[Bridge]
Freeze the arrow in the air
Make your mark and leave it hanging there

[Chorus]
Freeze the arrow in the air
Make your mark and leave it hanging there
Be the first to turn around
Take the leap to land on higher ground
Be the first to turn around
Take the leap to land on higher ground