~Monday 18th of January~
Emmelie de Forest (born 28 February, 1993) is a Danish singer, who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with her song Only Teardrops, Denmark's first victory since Olsen Brothers won in 2000.
Emmelie's mother is Danish and her father is Swedish. She grew up in Mariager, Denmark, but also spent much time in Sweden at her father's farm on the Adelsö island in lake Mälaren outside of Stockholm.
At the age of 14 she began singing at Steve Cameron's Gospel Choir in Hadsund where she got several solo parts.