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Max & Anne

Samen

Max and Anne will represent the Netherlands at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk with the song 'Samen'.

Performance video

Preview video

Max & Anne will hit the stage at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk where they will represent the Netherlands. Their power ballad Samen (Together) is about the friendship between a boy and a girl who can’t be together anymore.
Max is 14 years old and lives in Houten with his older brother and parents. Before he auditioned to be the Dutch representative at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, he was a contestant in The Voice Kids. Even though Max is deaf in one ear, it absolutely doesn’t limit his vocal abilities. And Max surely isn’t camera shy: in his free time he likes to film and edit videos for his own YouTube-channel.
Anne is also 14 years old and lives in Voorschoten with her mother and sister. When she was only 8 years old, she played young Anastasia in the musical ‘Anastasia’. Since then she has played in several musicals such as ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Ciske the Rat’.
Just like Max, she participated in The Voice Kids. Apart from her singing talent, Anne is also a well-known actress for her role in the scripted reality series ‘De Eindmusical’. With all this experience she decided to take the next step and audition to be a Dutch representative at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Max & Anne were the Dutch voter’s favourites and in September 2018 they won the national finals. Now they can’t wait to show the world what they can do and to move others with their song. For the first time in Junior Eurovision history, the Netherlands will bring a boy-girl duo to the stage. Max and Anne have become the best of friends and are eager to enjoy this amazing international adventure together. They look forward to performing on the big stage and also to meeting the other contestants.

Participation

The entry

Title
Samen
Performed by
Max & Anne
Written by
Babette Labeij
Composed by
Babette Labeij, Dimitri Veltkamp, Robin van Veen
Broadcaster
AVROTROS

Lyrics of Samen

Dutch, English (Original)

Als ik aan je denk, dan wordt de grijze lucht ineens weer blauwDoe alsof je naast me staat en weer even met me praatIk sluit mijn ogen en het lijkt alsof je hier gewoon weer bentVer weg maar ook dichtbij, zo ben je toch bij mij
Wij zijn samen, altijd samenWaar je ook heen gaat, waar je ook bentWe’ll be together, always foreverWhatever distance, you are my friend
Soms is het moeilijk om te doen alsof ik jou totaal niet misIk slik mijn tranen in en maak een nieuw begin(ooh) Ik voel me eenzaam als ik zie dat vrienden lachen met elkaarDenk aan de tijd met jou en hoeveel ik van je hou
Samen, altijd samenWaar je ook heen gaat, waar je ook bentWe’ll be together, always foreverWhatever distance, you are my friend
En als het donker is (als het donker is)en ik jou weer mis (en ik jou weer mis)Thinking of the memories that we share
Samen altijd samenWaar we ook heen gaan, waar we ook zijnSamen altijd samenWaar we ook heen gaan, waar we ook zijnTogether always foreverWhatever distance, you are my friendYou are my friend

English

When I think of you, the grey sky suddenly turns blue I’ll pretend you’re standing next to me and talking to me againI close my eyes and it’s like you’re here with me againFar away, yet nearby, in that way you’re still close to me
We are together, always togetherWherever you go, wherever you areWe’ll be together, always foreverWhatever distance, you are my friend
Sometimes it’s hard to pretend I don’t miss you,I hold back the tears and make a new startI feel lonely when I see friends laughing with each otherI think about our time together, and how much I love you
Together, always togetherWherever you go, wherever you areWe’ll be together, always foreverWhatever distance, you are my friend
And when it’s dark outsideAnd I miss you once againThinking of the memories that we share
Together, always togetherWherever we go, wherever we areTogether, always together Wherever we go, wherever we areTogether, always forever whatever distance, you are my friendyou are my friend

The entry

Title
Samen
Performed by
Max & Anne
Written by
Babette Labeij
Composed by
Babette Labeij, Dimitri Veltkamp, Robin van Veen
Broadcaster
AVROTROS

Participation

Max and Anne will represent the Netherlands at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk with the song 'Samen'.

Performance video

Preview video

Max & Anne will hit the stage at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk where they will represent the Netherlands. Their power ballad Samen (Together) is about the friendship between a boy and a girl who can’t be together anymore.
Max is 14 years old and lives in Houten with his older brother and parents. Before he auditioned to be the Dutch representative at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, he was a contestant in The Voice Kids. Even though Max is deaf in one ear, it absolutely doesn’t limit his vocal abilities. And Max surely isn’t camera shy: in his free time he likes to film and edit videos for his own YouTube-channel.
Anne is also 14 years old and lives in Voorschoten with her mother and sister. When she was only 8 years old, she played young Anastasia in the musical ‘Anastasia’. Since then she has played in several musicals such as ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Ciske the Rat’.
Just like Max, she participated in The Voice Kids. Apart from her singing talent, Anne is also a well-known actress for her role in the scripted reality series ‘De Eindmusical’. With all this experience she decided to take the next step and audition to be a Dutch representative at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Max & Anne were the Dutch voter’s favourites and in September 2018 they won the national finals. Now they can’t wait to show the world what they can do and to move others with their song. For the first time in Junior Eurovision history, the Netherlands will bring a boy-girl duo to the stage. Max and Anne have become the best of friends and are eager to enjoy this amazing international adventure together. They look forward to performing on the big stage and also to meeting the other contestants.

Lyrics of Samen

Dutch, English (Original)

Als ik aan je denk, dan wordt de grijze lucht ineens weer blauwDoe alsof je naast me staat en weer even met me praatIk sluit mijn ogen en het lijkt alsof je hier gewoon weer bentVer weg maar ook dichtbij, zo ben je toch bij mij
Wij zijn samen, altijd samenWaar je ook heen gaat, waar je ook bentWe’ll be together, always foreverWhatever distance, you are my friend
Soms is het moeilijk om te doen alsof ik jou totaal niet misIk slik mijn tranen in en maak een nieuw begin(ooh) Ik voel me eenzaam als ik zie dat vrienden lachen met elkaarDenk aan de tijd met jou en hoeveel ik van je hou
Samen, altijd samenWaar je ook heen gaat, waar je ook bentWe’ll be together, always foreverWhatever distance, you are my friend
En als het donker is (als het donker is)en ik jou weer mis (en ik jou weer mis)Thinking of the memories that we share
Samen altijd samenWaar we ook heen gaan, waar we ook zijnSamen altijd samenWaar we ook heen gaan, waar we ook zijnTogether always foreverWhatever distance, you are my friendYou are my friend

English

When I think of you, the grey sky suddenly turns blue I’ll pretend you’re standing next to me and talking to me againI close my eyes and it’s like you’re here with me againFar away, yet nearby, in that way you’re still close to me
We are together, always togetherWherever you go, wherever you areWe’ll be together, always foreverWhatever distance, you are my friend
Sometimes it’s hard to pretend I don’t miss you,I hold back the tears and make a new startI feel lonely when I see friends laughing with each otherI think about our time together, and how much I love you
Together, always togetherWherever you go, wherever you areWe’ll be together, always foreverWhatever distance, you are my friend
And when it’s dark outsideAnd I miss you once againThinking of the memories that we share
Together, always togetherWherever we go, wherever we areTogether, always together Wherever we go, wherever we areTogether, always forever whatever distance, you are my friendyou are my friend

The entry

Title
Samen
Performed by
Max & Anne
Written by
Babette Labeij
Composed by
Babette Labeij, Dimitri Veltkamp, Robin van Veen
Broadcaster
AVROTROS

Max and Anne will represent the Netherlands at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk with the song 'Samen'.

Performance video

Preview video

Max & Anne will hit the stage at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk where they will represent the Netherlands. Their power ballad Samen (Together) is about the friendship between a boy and a girl who can’t be together anymore.
Max is 14 years old and lives in Houten with his older brother and parents. Before he auditioned to be the Dutch representative at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, he was a contestant in The Voice Kids. Even though Max is deaf in one ear, it absolutely doesn’t limit his vocal abilities. And Max surely isn’t camera shy: in his free time he likes to film and edit videos for his own YouTube-channel.
Anne is also 14 years old and lives in Voorschoten with her mother and sister. When she was only 8 years old, she played young Anastasia in the musical ‘Anastasia’. Since then she has played in several musicals such as ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Ciske the Rat’.
Just like Max, she participated in The Voice Kids. Apart from her singing talent, Anne is also a well-known actress for her role in the scripted reality series ‘De Eindmusical’. With all this experience she decided to take the next step and audition to be a Dutch representative at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Max & Anne were the Dutch voter’s favourites and in September 2018 they won the national finals. Now they can’t wait to show the world what they can do and to move others with their song. For the first time in Junior Eurovision history, the Netherlands will bring a boy-girl duo to the stage. Max and Anne have become the best of friends and are eager to enjoy this amazing international adventure together. They look forward to performing on the big stage and also to meeting the other contestants.

Lyrics of Samen

Dutch, English (Original)

Als ik aan je denk, dan wordt de grijze lucht ineens weer blauwDoe alsof je naast me staat en weer even met me praatIk sluit mijn ogen en het lijkt alsof je hier gewoon weer bentVer weg maar ook dichtbij, zo ben je toch bij mij
Wij zijn samen, altijd samenWaar je ook heen gaat, waar je ook bentWe’ll be together, always foreverWhatever distance, you are my friend
Soms is het moeilijk om te doen alsof ik jou totaal niet misIk slik mijn tranen in en maak een nieuw begin(ooh) Ik voel me eenzaam als ik zie dat vrienden lachen met elkaarDenk aan de tijd met jou en hoeveel ik van je hou
Samen, altijd samenWaar je ook heen gaat, waar je ook bentWe’ll be together, always foreverWhatever distance, you are my friend
En als het donker is (als het donker is)en ik jou weer mis (en ik jou weer mis)Thinking of the memories that we share
Samen altijd samenWaar we ook heen gaan, waar we ook zijnSamen altijd samenWaar we ook heen gaan, waar we ook zijnTogether always foreverWhatever distance, you are my friendYou are my friend

English

When I think of you, the grey sky suddenly turns blue I’ll pretend you’re standing next to me and talking to me againI close my eyes and it’s like you’re here with me againFar away, yet nearby, in that way you’re still close to me
We are together, always togetherWherever you go, wherever you areWe’ll be together, always foreverWhatever distance, you are my friend
Sometimes it’s hard to pretend I don’t miss you,I hold back the tears and make a new startI feel lonely when I see friends laughing with each otherI think about our time together, and how much I love you
Together, always togetherWherever you go, wherever you areWe’ll be together, always foreverWhatever distance, you are my friend
And when it’s dark outsideAnd I miss you once againThinking of the memories that we share
Together, always togetherWherever we go, wherever we areTogether, always together Wherever we go, wherever we areTogether, always forever whatever distance, you are my friendyou are my friend

Participation