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Music / Emmelie de Forest

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Emmelie Charlotte-Victoria de Forest (born 28 February 1993) is a Danish singer-songwriter.

De Forest is perhaps best known for winning the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, where she represented her native Denmark with "Only Teardrops", giving the country their third win at the competition. She released her debut album, also titled Only Teardrops, shortly after her victory.

De Forest returned to the competition in 2017 as a co-writer of the United Kingdom's entry, "Never Give Up On You", by former X Factor contestant Lucie Jones. The song finished fifteenth in the final, giving the UK their best result since Blue's "I Can" reached 11th in 2011.

Contrary to claims that spread in the media shortly before her Eurovision participation, de Forest is not a descendant of Queen Victoria. She doesn't actually have any British lineage —but rather— Danish, Swedish, and American.



  • Only Teardrops (2013)
  • History (2018)

She provides examples of the following tropes:

  • The Ace: She was the bookmakers' favorite to win the competition in 2013, which she did.
  • Earthy Barefoot Character: Her performance of "Only Teardrops" was meant to evoke this trope, which saw her perform barefoot. Her surname also suggests an Earthy vibe, incidentally enough.


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