Controversy on this year’s Danish representative at Eurovision. Emmelie De Forest won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, getting the right to represent Denmark in Malmö, releasing her first album ever, on May 6th. She is also the current favourite to win the contest. The issue now is regarding to Emmelie’s roots, as back in January, Emmelie presented herself as the granddaughter of British Queen Victoria (May 1819 – January 1901). This story could be repeated on TV by the commentators, at the live shows, from Malmö.
But now, nothing is clear. Researchers are now doubting about this, as the american author, Marlene A. Eilers Koenig says, that this story doesn’t match. Koenig, who has been studying and investigating both women, concludes on this: Emmelie “has Swedish and Finnish ancestry, as well as American roots. Her great-grandparents were Americans”. However, British genealogist Tony Martin told that it was impossible for him to prove the connection between Emmelie and Queen Victoria. ”There are things, which we all don’t know due to lack of source material, but there IS a connection between Emmelie and the British Royal family”, he concludes.
Anyway, DR (Danish Eurovision Broadcaster) has decided not to focus on this before Eurovision and official promo information, as it might be that international press are only doing it on the song.
Earlier today, Danish newspaper BT, reported that Emmelie de Forest is sticking to the story about Queen Victoria being her great grandmother. So, we still have the doubt about this topic and everyone is now waiting for Emmelie’s response.