“Hard time finding mega-star status” was the crushing comment that the Wall Street Journal used to describe the current Eurovision Winner Emmelie De Forest’s career.
We reported last week that Emmelie had cancelled her tour of Germany and Denmark – See here
Emmelie had stated on Facebook that the reason for cancelling her tour was due to scheduling and stated
“It is with my deepest regret that I have postpone my tour in Germany and Denmark,” she wrote. Although she was “really looking forward to getting out and perform” she is a “perfectionist and whatever I do, it has to be done 100%.”
In a surprising interview, Anders Fredslund-Hansen, Emmelie’s manager said in Danish Newspaper Ekstra Bladet – “venues did not sell out so the tour was put on the back-burner”.
Emmelie has spent her time with local events primarily making appearances at festivals, including a performance at the Swedish Princess Victoria’s birthday party over the summer and the Pride event in Stockholm. The majority of her time has been though in Denmark doing magazine interviews and playing small events and gigs, which have included the opening of a shopping center and the European Volleyball Championship.
Universal Records say they are happy with Emmelie’s sales of her début album “Only Teardrops.”
In comparison to Eurovision’s 2012 winner, Sweden’s Loreen, de Forest’s “Only Teardrops” has not been as successful. Loreen’s “Euphoria” hit #1 in nine countries, including Germany and Ireland, and made #3 in the U.K. “Only Teardrops” made #1 in Denmark’s charts, and gained a #5 in Germany and Ireland according to aCharts.us
Emmelie’s follow-up single “Hunter and Prey” has not had an impact on the charts to much extent as of yet. Time will tell if Emmelie can make singing her permanent living as she would like to.
Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Wall Street Journal, Ekstra Bladet and Eurovision Ireland