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Sarlote & Sea Stones

Sarlote Lenmane, who will represent Latvia at the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, is 12 years old and she comes from Riga.

She studies singing from the age of 9 at the vocal studio Rigas Akmentini, taught by Liva Bondare.

Sarlote is the winner of the music festival Majowa Nutka in Poland and Euro Pop contest Berliner Perle in Germany.

Laura Luse, Emils Kalenda, Liva Zvirgzdina, Elvis Liede will help her with the backing vocals in Minsk. They are from the pop group Juras Akmentini (Sea Stones) from the city of Ventspils.

This year the vocal studio celebrates their 15th birthday. There are more than 50 participants at the age from 3 to 20.

Who helped with the song?

Arturs Palkkevics, the co-composer of the song, graduated from the Daugavpils music college in 1994, studied the speciality of the choir conductor and piano.

The active musical career in the field of the arrangement and production started in 2001.

Arturs works together with such musicians as Raimonds Pauls, Guntars Racs, Arnis Mednis and many famous rock groups.

The lyricist of the song is Guntars Racs, who's writter over 500 songs - 200 written together with the multi-million selling composer Raimonds Pauls.

He's also co-wrote songs with Molly Ann Leikin (who's written songs for Cher, Tina Turner, Anne Murray, Placido Domingo and Billy Preston) as well as Ainars Virga, Tomass Kleins, Janis Lusens etc). And he has released over 30 award winning songs and albums.

He's also produced music for artists like the former Eurovision Song Contest participants Brainstor and Fomins & Kleins.

Lyrics of Viva La Dance

Kāpēc atkal vēji klusē
Kāpēc pulksteņi tik ātri skrien ?( tik tak , tik tak, tik tak)
Nāciet manā saules pusē
Te var dejot arvien

Jo parole ir- Viva La Dance
Pasaule kā menuets sens
Tā griežas un tā parāda kā
Dejo, dejo, dejo tā
Jo parole ir- Viva La Dance
Pasaule kā menuets sens
Vienalga vai tev daudz vai nekā
Dejo, dejo, dejo, dejo tā

Kāpēc atkal zvani klusē?
Kāpēc sirsniņas tik ātri sit ( tuk tuk, tuk tuk, tuk, tuk)
Nāciet manā saules pusē
Kamēr diena vēl rit

Piedz
Jo parole ir- Viva La Dance
Pasaule kā menuets sens
Tā griežas un tā parāda kā
Dejo, dejo, dejo tā
Jo parole ir- Viva La Dance
Pasaule kā menuets sens
Vienalga vai tev daudz vai nekā
Dejo, dejo, dejo, dejo tā

Na na na na na na na na nā na
Dejo, dejo līdz, dejo līdz rītam
Dejo līdz rītam
Dejo līdz rītam

Piedz
Viva La Dance!
Why have the winds fallen silent again?
And the clocks keep on running so fast? (tick tock, tick tock, tick tock)
Come to the side of the sun that I know
And just get ready to dance

The password to life is Viva La Dance
And the world – as a minuet old
Turning like this and showing us how
Dance, dance to this - you behold
The password to life is Viva La Dance
And the world – as a minuet old
Whether you have a lot or nothing at all
Dance, dance and dance - you are told

Why have the bells stopped tolling again?
And the hearts started beating so fast? (pit-a-pat, pit-a-pat, pit-a-pat)
Come to the side of the sun that I know
While the day is still flowing on past

Refrain
The password to life is Viva La Dance
And the world – as a minuet old
Turning like this and showing us how
Dance, dance to this - you behold
The password to life is Viva La Dance
And the world – as a minuet old
Whether you have a lot, or nothing at all
Dance, dance, dance - you are told

Na na na na na na na na na na
Dance, dance along, dance till the morning light
Dance till the morning light
Dance till the morning light
Refrain
Viva La Dance!


FRENCH VERSION


VIVE LA DANSE!

Pourquoi les vents se taisent
Pourquoi les montres vont si vite
Venez chez moi au soleil
Où on peut danser tout de suite.

Car le mot de passe est „vive la danse”
Le monde entier comme un menuet ancien
Tourne, tourne et danse.
Car le mot de passe est „vive la danse”
Le monde entier comme un menuet ancien
Tourne, tourne et danse comme ca.

Pourquoi les cloches se taisent
Pourquoi nos coeurs battent si vite
Venez chez moi au soleil
Avant que tombe la nuit

Réfr.

Car le mot de passe est „vive la danse”
Le monde entier comme un menuet ancien
Tourne, tourne et danse.
Car le mot de passe est „vive la danse”
Le monde entier comme un menuet ancien
Tourne, tourne et danse comme ca.

Na, na, na, na, na
Danse, danse jusqu’au matin
Danse jusqu’au petit jour
Danse jusqu’au petit jour.

Vive la danse!