The Xtra Files: We Review Denmark’s ‘Where I Am’ by Anja Nissen!

Welcome to The Xtra Files, our new series which will give you an insight into what the team at escXtra think of your favourite entries into this year’s contest! Today, we review Denmark.

Now that all the songs have been released, we are able to review each and every one of them. Our honest and brutal reviews will keep you entertained until the rehearsals start in May! We will also each give a score out of 10 for every entry, and create an escXtra leaderboard of the entries! You can see our preview reviews here.
Today, it is the turn of the Danish entry, ‘Where I Am’ by Anja Nissen, to be reviewed by Luke, Matteo, Nathan, Sagheer, Sophie, and Wivian. Let’s get started!

The Reviews


The song starts with a completely out of place choir screaming at me, which just kind of alarms me. Then Anja begins screaming at me in the chorus. Are all these people in pain or something? Where I Am feels way over the top, and I think Anja needs to take a chill pill.


I feel that this song is trying to revive vibes that sounded cool 15 years ago. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike it, but it sounds a bit like Jennifer Lopez after the peak of her career. I’m unsure of the outcome of it.


Anja can sing but this doesn’t stick with me. It’s not memorable enough for me to say I have an opinion on it.


Anja Nissen is truly a powerhouse when it comes to delivering those vocals. The staging of the song is modern and fresh and the chorus really is catchy and really gets you swaying your head and moving along to the song. My only critique is that it’s not ‘Never Alone’ but then again your average Eurovision viewer would not make the comparison. I can see this bringing Denmark back into the final.


This is a little too much drama and screaming for my taste. I’d prefer the typical Danish feel good pop song to be honest. It’s impressive, though, how much energy Anja puts into her performance, but I wish she would dial it down a notch.


Anja has a very strong voice, and she really gives it her all on stage. A terrible shame about the song, though. It sounds like something that didn’t make someone’s album back in the late 90s/early 00s…quite understandably. This is very much not my cup of…anything.


Dimitris 10 Rodrigo 8
Hlynur 5 Ryan 9.5
Katarina 8 Sagheer 8
Luke 6 Simon 3
Matteo 9 Sophie 5
Nathan 5.5 Wivian 4
Nick 7.5 Yassia 6.5

When we remove the top score of 10 and the lowest score of 3, the average score for Denmark is 6.83.
(Removing the top score and the lowest score helps to make the average score more reliable and less affected by outliers.)


Denmark reaches 3rd place in our leaderboard with a score of 6.83.

  1. Australia – 7.25
  2. Serbia – 7.08
  3. Denmark – 6.83
  4. Hungary – 6.79
  5. Moldova – 6.58
  6. Norway – 6.33
  7. Latvia – 6.25
  8. United Kingdom – 6.00
  9. San Marino – 3.92

Tomorrow, we will review Switzerland.
Do you agree with our reviews of Denmark? What are your thoughts on ‘Where I Am’? Let us know in the comments!

Luke Malam

I've watched Eurovision for as long as I can remember, but my interest really built in 2008, after I decided to watch the semifinals online, out of boredom, before the final...I was blown away by the quality of the show and have been hooked ever since! I'm a competitive trampolinist and I love baking. I've also just completed a master's degree in Research Methods in Psychology at University College London.

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