Who is Denmark's Eurovision entry Reiley? | The Sun
REILEY is representing Denmark in the 2023 Eurovision Contest.
The international competition, which this year takes place in Liverpool, has brought together performers for a week of semi finals, and will culminate in a grand final on Saturday, May 13.
Who is Reiley?
Rani Petersen, known as Reiley, is a Faroese singer and social media influencer who is representing Denmark at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.
He was born on November 24, 1997, and is from the Faroe Islands, an archipelago of 18 islands, which is part of the Kingdom of Denmark.
Reiley was chosen to represent Denmark at Eurovision on February 11, 2023.
Denmark determines its entries at a competition called Melodi Grand Prix.
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Reiley will be competing alongside fellow Eurovision performers like Sweden's Loreen and Finland's Käärijä at the 2023 competition.
He is the first person from the Faroe Islands to represent Denmark at Eurovision.
Is Reiley married and does he have children?
Reiley isn't married and doesn't have any children.
It's not known whether he is currently in a relationship, though his comments regarding his Eurovision song, Breaking My Heart, suggest he was recently in one.
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What is Reiley singing in Eurovision and what are his other songs?
Reiley will be vying for Eurovision victory with his song Breaking My Heart.
The star wrote and composed the song himself, along with Bård Mathias Bonsaksen, Sivert Hjeltnes Hagtvet and Hilda Stenmalm.
Reiley has revealed that he wrote the song during a "toxic romantic relationship".
He revealed to YouTube channel Eurovision Fantasia that, although he knew the subject of the song "was not good" for him, he still kept going back.
Reiley enjoyed a successful music career before being chosen for Eurovision.
In 2021, he released his EP titled BRB, Having An Identity Crisis.
He also has a number of singles to his name, including Let It Ring, Superman, Blah Blah Blah, and Moonlight, featuring AB6IX.
How many times has Denmark won Eurovision?
Since making its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957, where the country came in third place, Denmark has won the competition three times.
The first was in 1963 when Grethe Ingmann and Jørgen Ingmann topped the leaderboard with their song Dansevise.
Then, in 2000, Denmark won again with the song Fly On The Wings Of Love, performed by the Olsen Brothers.
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The last time Denmark won Eurovision was in 2013, when Emmelie de Forest performed her song Only Teardrops.
The single reached No15 in the UK charts.
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