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Femke

Femke is a 12-year old girl who lives with her 3 little sisters and her parents in Tuitjenhorn, a small village in north-west of The Netherlands. Last year Femke already tried to reach the finals of the Dutch national selection, but this year she took revenge by winning it with the song Tik, Tak, Tik that she wrote herself.

Because she believes time is going too fast, she wishes to freeze the time. Femke has the desires to do a million things like feeding the cat or taking the dog out for a walk, but the only thing she really wants is to stay forever young and never grow up.
The producer of her song is Tjeerd Oosterhuis, who was also responsible for the winning Junior Eurovison song of Ralf, ‘Click Clack’ in 2009.
Femke is a typical bubbling girl who loves to sing and dance, but also finds enough time to skeeler, swim or eat lots of chocolate. Her biggest dream is to be a famous singer. But when this goal will not be reached, she wants to become a hairdresser or maybe a maternity assistant.
The Netherlands will be hosting this year’s Junior Eurovision Songcontest. Femke is very proud that the 10th anniversary will take place in Amsterdam; she loves to show Europe how beautiful her country is.
She’s enjoys the advantage of staying for the Contest in the Netherlands which means she doesn’t have to travel to another country because Femke has fear of flying. She is really looking forward to make a big party on the Eurovision stage and hopes that she can freeze the European time with her spectacular moving clock-act.

Lyrics of Tik Tak Tik

Tik Tak tik tak tik
Ooooh, oe yeah

De klok tikt door, de wijzers draaien onverstoord verder naar het volgende uur
De dag, gaat sneller dan ik wil, ik zou willen dat de tijd bevroor
En dat ik eeuwig klein kan blijven
Niet groter word, in m’n dromen droom ik dat het echt kan

Tik tak tik, de tijd gaat veel te snel voor mij
Ik moet nog sporten, dansen, zingen maar de dag is al voorbij
Tik tak tik, ik wil ook zoveel tegelijk
Ik ren m’n benen uit mijn lijf maar ondertussen vind ik maar geen tijd, geeen tijd
Tik tak tik tak tik tak tik
Tik tak tik tak tik

Ik fiets door weer en wind, m’n trappers vliegen in het rond
Ik moet de kat nog voeren en nog lopen met de hond
Het duizelt voor m’n ogen dus ik strompel naar m’n bed
Val doodmoe op mijn dekens, heb m’n wekker nog gezet
Ik droom ervan, dat ik de tijd kan stoppen
Niet groter word, in m’n dromen droom ik dat het echt kan

Geen tijd, geen tijd
Geen tijd om te chillen
Of te hangen voor de tv
Ik zou het anders willen maar de klok tikt door en door
Hij heeft me in zijn greep

Ooooh, oh nee, geen tijd, oh yeaah
Geen tijd!
Tick , Tock, Tick


Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock, Tick

The clock ticks on, the hands move quietly on to the following hour
The day goes by, faster than I want, I want time to freeze
So I can stay young forever
Never grow up, in my dreams I dream that I can

Tick, tock, tick, time goes far too fast for me
I have to run, dance and sing, but the day’s already done
Tick, tock, tick, I want so much all at once
I run till it hurts but I can’t find time, no time
Tick, tock, tick,tick, tock, tick,
Tick, tock, tick, tock

I cycle through rain and wind, the pedals whizz round and round
I have to feed the cat and take the dog out for a walk
My head’s reeling so I stagger off to bed
Fall onto my blanket, but remembered to set the alarm
I dream that I can stop time
Never grow up, in my dreams I dream that I can
No time, no time
No time to chill out
Or watch TV
I want to do something else but the clock keeps ticking
Its got a hold of me
Oh, oh no, no time, oh yeah
No time!