The Danish national broadcaster DR, selected its Eurovision act through the national final format of  Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2019 during which Leonora and her entry “Love is forever“ was crowned winner among 10 contestants. 

A few words about Leonora

Leonora Colmor Jepsen, was born in Hellerup of Copenhagen on October 3, 1988 and still lives in the same area. She is a singer and writes most of her songs herself while she performs live in cafes and libriaries.

The 20 year old apart from singing works as a choreographer and a coach. She coaches athletes on figure iceskating and even though herself isn’t an active skater in the past she had won several titles and prizes. In 2015 she took part in  ISU JGP Riga Cup and was crowned champion. In 2016 herself and her brother Linus won the gold medal in  ISU World Junior Championships.

The entry“Love is forever”

Love is forever” is an optimistic song that talks about love and its power to beat everything. Leonora stated on her song:

Love is something universal which is inside all humans and among all people. And it will always be there.That’s the theme of the song. Although horrible things happen around the world, love will always there in order to create hope, optimism and to unite all people. 

Behing its music and the lyric are  Lise Cabble, Melanie Wehbe & Emil Rosendal Lei. The song combnines 4 different laguages, English, Danish, German and French. It’s the first multilingual entry in Eurovision and the first Danish entry including the national language since 1999, when the national language rule was left aside.  (1966-19721978-1998)

Denmark will compete in the first half in the 2nd semi final on May 16 . These are the lyrics of the song , with its official music video  following:

Lyrics of “Love is forver”

Travel the world to see the ruins of what has been

Learning our history but still we don’t take it in

Why we make it tough, The world has had enough, Don’t get too political

And who are we to judge? It doesn’t take too much, Only just a miracle

Love is forever, Love is forever and for everyone

Love is forever Love is forever and everyone

Just a taste of love, A taste of what could actually rule both me and you

A taste of love is all we got, So don’t you never ever give up love

Come over my long lost friend and work on a happy end

Imagine what we could do after what we’ve been through

Why we make it tough, The world has had enough, Don’t get too political

And who are we to judge? It doesn’t take too much, Only just a miracle

Love is forever, Love is forever and for everyone

Love is forever, Love is forever and everyone

Just a taste of love, A taste of what could actually rule both me and you

A taste of love is all we got So don’t you never ever give up love

Venez découvrir la vie ce soir on va tous partir (Come discover life tonight we’re all going)

Le beau temps n’est pas fini qu’en dîtes-vous mon ami (Good times are not over my friend)

Hvorfor skal vi slås (Why should we fight) All we need is love

Liebe ist für alle da (Love is there for everyone)

Kærlighed er håb alle ka’ forstå (Love is hope that everyone can understand)

Kærlighed er samme sprog (Love is the same language)

L’amour est pour toujours (Love is forever)

L’amour est pour toujours (Love is forever) Et pour tout le monde (and for everyone)

Just a taste of love A taste of what could actually rule both me and you

A taste of love is all we got so don’t you never ever give up love

The Eurovision Story So Far

Denmark made it first appearance in the Eurovision family in 1957 and has been crowned winner three times: In 1963 with Grethe & Jorgen Ingmann and the song Dansevise,  in 2000 with Olsen Brothers  and their entry  Fly on the wings of love and  in 2013 with Emmelie de Forest and her song Only teardrops

The country apart from hosting the Contest each year after its victories , has hosted the special show tribute to the 50th Eurovision anniversary in 2005. In 2018 Denmark was represent by Rasmussen who with Higher ground, giving a Viking touch in the latest contest in Lisbon, and finished in the 9th place of the Grand Final.