Kiev 2017: Isaiah Firebrace and Anja Nissen meet the press together

Anja Nissen and Isaiah Firebrace have finally met each other at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev. The two Australian artists spoke to the press at a meet & greet organized by Danish broadcaster DR.

The event intended to have larger international media stations meet up with Anja Nissen. Isaiah Firebrace decided to join later on. Australian fans and journalists speculated about a meeting between the two for a long time.

Controversy

Anja Nissen previously tried to represent Australia at Eurovision. Both Paul Clarke and Anja herself confirmed to ESC Daily that broadcaster SBS asked her to represent Australia in 2015. Although Anja said “yes”, SBS later decided to send Guy Sebastian to Vienna.

Now Anja Nissen managed to make her Eurovision dream come true after all. She represents Denmark in Kiev. Both her parents come from Denmark – Anja herself was born in Australia and won The Voice of Australia a few years ago.

This Eurovision, however, showed no bad blood between the two delegations. Paul Clarke stated many times that he wishes Denmark all the best. Anja Nissen told ESC Daily that she is happy that Australians seem to have accepted her decision to try her luck for Denmark.