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Biography

  • Born

    6 November 1995 (age 27)

  • Born In

    New South Wales, Australia

Anja Nissen (born 6 November 1995) is a Danish-Australian singer and songwriter born in Winmalee, New South Wales, Australia to Danish-born parents. Nissen grew up on her parents' country property in the Lower Blue Mountains.

In 2008, aged 12, Anja Nissen made it to the semi-finals of Season 2 of the talent-search TV show Australia's Got Talent. Throughout high school, she was part of the exclusive Talent Development Program and competed in a number of other singing competitions.

In 2014, Anja Nissen was a contestant on the the third series of The Voice Australia. She was a member of Team will.i.am, and went on to win the competition. Anja Nissen's self-titled debut album consisted of songs she had covered on The Voice. It was not promoted by any radio singles at the time, which impacted sales.

In 2016, Nissen competed in the Danish National Song Contest, performing the song "Never Alone". She came in second place with 36% of the vote. In 2017, Anja Nissen competed in the Danish National Song Contest for a second time with the song "Where I Am". She went on to win and will be representing Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

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