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25 November 2018

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JESC2018

Shalisa

Million Lights

15-year-old Shalisa will represent The Netherlands with her song "Million Lights” at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Bulgaria.

Preview video

Shalisa comes from a tiny old village in the northern part of the Netherlands, where she lives together with her mother, stepfather and two goldfish. She developed her passion for music when she was just a little girl and it has played a big role in her every day life ever since. Aside from playing music and singing, she loves to attend concerts and go water-skiing. On weekends she likes to hang out with friends or go to parties and dance all night! On Sundays she prefers to stay at home and relax.

After taking singing and piano lessons, she decided to participate in Dutch talent show The Voice Kids, where she successfully made it through the auditions and into the battles. Her next challenge was auditioning for Junior Songfestival in 2014, where she made it to the final auditions. In 2015 she auditioned again and this time she blew everyone away with her power ballad "Million Lights". The jurys and the public gave her final performance the maximum 12 points.

Shalisa’s song "Million Lights" tells the story of two people that are in love, but who can’t be together because they live too far away from each other. The only way they can connect is by looking at the stars in the sky: there are a million lights in the sky that can be seen from everywhere in the world.

The jury praised Shalisa for her sensitivity in her performance, which is exactly what she wanted to achieve: to touch everyone with her song and lyrics. In the Netherlands, she has already touched everyone -  now it’s time to win over the hearts of the rest of Europe. She wishes to become just as good as Katy Perry and Beyoncé in the future, but for now she has got her mind set on the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. She hopes to win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, just as Dutch singer Ralf Mackenbach did in 2009.

 

The entry

Title
Million Lights
Performed by
Shalisa
Written by
S. van der Laan/H. Tomas/J. Griffioen
Composed by
S. van der Laan/H. Tomas / J. Griffioen
Broadcaster
AVROTROS

Lyrics of Million Lights

(Original)

Million Lights
Ik staar over het water Ver bij jou vandaan Hier schreven we toen samen In het zand onze naam En ik weet nog hoe je lachte Hoe je keek en zachtjes zei
A million lights up in the sky Shining for you A million lights up in the sky I know you see them too En ik weet echt wel beter Dat ik zonder jou moet zijn Maar ik kan je niet vergeten Zelfs de afstand doet me pijn
De verbinding was net beter Ik hoor nog net mijn naam De grens tussen ons tweeën Je woont te ver van mij vandaan En ik weet nog hoe je lachte Hoe je keek en zachtjes zei
Ik wil alleen bij jou zijn oehoehoeh Ik wil alleen bij jou zijn oehoehoeh En ik weet nog hoe je lachte Hoe je keek en zachtjes zei
A million lights up in the sky A million lights En ik weet echt wel beter Dat ik zonder jou moet zijn Maar ik kan je niet vergeten Zelfs de afstand doet me pijn ohoho In the sky voor jou ohoho
En ik weet echt wel beter Dat ik zonder jou moet zijn Maar ik kan je niet vergeten Zelfs de afstand doet me pijn A million lights up in the sky

English

Million Lights
I stare over the water Far away from you Here’s where we wrote our names Together in the sand And I remember how you smiled How you looked and softly said
A million lights up in the sky, shining for you A million lights up in the sky I know you see them too And I really know that I Cannot be with you But I just can’t forget you And the distance hurts so much
The connection just got clearer And I can hear your name A line between the two of us You live to far away form me And I remember how you smiled How you looked and softly said
I only want to be with you I only want to be with you And I remember how you smiled How you looked and softly said
A million lights up in the sky A million lights And I really know that I cannot be with you But I just can’t forget you, and the distance hurts so much ohoho In the sky for you ohoho And I really know that I cannot be with you A million lights up in the sky

The entry

Title
Million Lights
Performed by
Shalisa
Written by
S. van der Laan/H. Tomas/J. Griffioen
Composed by
S. van der Laan/H. Tomas / J. Griffioen
Broadcaster
AVROTROS

Artist accounts

15-year-old Shalisa will represent The Netherlands with her song "Million Lights” at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Bulgaria.

Preview video

Shalisa comes from a tiny old village in the northern part of the Netherlands, where she lives together with her mother, stepfather and two goldfish. She developed her passion for music when she was just a little girl and it has played a big role in her every day life ever since. Aside from playing music and singing, she loves to attend concerts and go water-skiing. On weekends she likes to hang out with friends or go to parties and dance all night! On Sundays she prefers to stay at home and relax.

After taking singing and piano lessons, she decided to participate in Dutch talent show The Voice Kids, where she successfully made it through the auditions and into the battles. Her next challenge was auditioning for Junior Songfestival in 2014, where she made it to the final auditions. In 2015 she auditioned again and this time she blew everyone away with her power ballad "Million Lights". The jurys and the public gave her final performance the maximum 12 points.

Shalisa’s song "Million Lights" tells the story of two people that are in love, but who can’t be together because they live too far away from each other. The only way they can connect is by looking at the stars in the sky: there are a million lights in the sky that can be seen from everywhere in the world.

The jury praised Shalisa for her sensitivity in her performance, which is exactly what she wanted to achieve: to touch everyone with her song and lyrics. In the Netherlands, she has already touched everyone -  now it’s time to win over the hearts of the rest of Europe. She wishes to become just as good as Katy Perry and Beyoncé in the future, but for now she has got her mind set on the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. She hopes to win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, just as Dutch singer Ralf Mackenbach did in 2009.

 

Lyrics of Million Lights

(Original)

Million Lights
Ik staar over het water Ver bij jou vandaan Hier schreven we toen samen In het zand onze naam En ik weet nog hoe je lachte Hoe je keek en zachtjes zei
A million lights up in the sky Shining for you A million lights up in the sky I know you see them too En ik weet echt wel beter Dat ik zonder jou moet zijn Maar ik kan je niet vergeten Zelfs de afstand doet me pijn
De verbinding was net beter Ik hoor nog net mijn naam De grens tussen ons tweeën Je woont te ver van mij vandaan En ik weet nog hoe je lachte Hoe je keek en zachtjes zei
Ik wil alleen bij jou zijn oehoehoeh Ik wil alleen bij jou zijn oehoehoeh En ik weet nog hoe je lachte Hoe je keek en zachtjes zei
A million lights up in the sky A million lights En ik weet echt wel beter Dat ik zonder jou moet zijn Maar ik kan je niet vergeten Zelfs de afstand doet me pijn ohoho In the sky voor jou ohoho
En ik weet echt wel beter Dat ik zonder jou moet zijn Maar ik kan je niet vergeten Zelfs de afstand doet me pijn A million lights up in the sky

English

Million Lights
I stare over the water Far away from you Here’s where we wrote our names Together in the sand And I remember how you smiled How you looked and softly said
A million lights up in the sky, shining for you A million lights up in the sky I know you see them too And I really know that I Cannot be with you But I just can’t forget you And the distance hurts so much
The connection just got clearer And I can hear your name A line between the two of us You live to far away form me And I remember how you smiled How you looked and softly said
I only want to be with you I only want to be with you And I remember how you smiled How you looked and softly said
A million lights up in the sky A million lights And I really know that I cannot be with you But I just can’t forget you, and the distance hurts so much ohoho In the sky for you ohoho And I really know that I cannot be with you A million lights up in the sky

The entry

Title
Million Lights
Performed by
Shalisa
Written by
S. van der Laan/H. Tomas/J. Griffioen
Composed by
S. van der Laan/H. Tomas / J. Griffioen
Broadcaster
AVROTROS

Artist accounts

15-year-old Shalisa will represent The Netherlands with her song "Million Lights” at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Bulgaria.

Preview video

Shalisa comes from a tiny old village in the northern part of the Netherlands, where she lives together with her mother, stepfather and two goldfish. She developed her passion for music when she was just a little girl and it has played a big role in her every day life ever since. Aside from playing music and singing, she loves to attend concerts and go water-skiing. On weekends she likes to hang out with friends or go to parties and dance all night! On Sundays she prefers to stay at home and relax.

After taking singing and piano lessons, she decided to participate in Dutch talent show The Voice Kids, where she successfully made it through the auditions and into the battles. Her next challenge was auditioning for Junior Songfestival in 2014, where she made it to the final auditions. In 2015 she auditioned again and this time she blew everyone away with her power ballad "Million Lights". The jurys and the public gave her final performance the maximum 12 points.

Shalisa’s song "Million Lights" tells the story of two people that are in love, but who can’t be together because they live too far away from each other. The only way they can connect is by looking at the stars in the sky: there are a million lights in the sky that can be seen from everywhere in the world.

The jury praised Shalisa for her sensitivity in her performance, which is exactly what she wanted to achieve: to touch everyone with her song and lyrics. In the Netherlands, she has already touched everyone -  now it’s time to win over the hearts of the rest of Europe. She wishes to become just as good as Katy Perry and Beyoncé in the future, but for now she has got her mind set on the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. She hopes to win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, just as Dutch singer Ralf Mackenbach did in 2009.

 

Lyrics of Million Lights

(Original)

Million Lights
Ik staar over het water Ver bij jou vandaan Hier schreven we toen samen In het zand onze naam En ik weet nog hoe je lachte Hoe je keek en zachtjes zei
A million lights up in the sky Shining for you A million lights up in the sky I know you see them too En ik weet echt wel beter Dat ik zonder jou moet zijn Maar ik kan je niet vergeten Zelfs de afstand doet me pijn
De verbinding was net beter Ik hoor nog net mijn naam De grens tussen ons tweeën Je woont te ver van mij vandaan En ik weet nog hoe je lachte Hoe je keek en zachtjes zei
Ik wil alleen bij jou zijn oehoehoeh Ik wil alleen bij jou zijn oehoehoeh En ik weet nog hoe je lachte Hoe je keek en zachtjes zei
A million lights up in the sky A million lights En ik weet echt wel beter Dat ik zonder jou moet zijn Maar ik kan je niet vergeten Zelfs de afstand doet me pijn ohoho In the sky voor jou ohoho
En ik weet echt wel beter Dat ik zonder jou moet zijn Maar ik kan je niet vergeten Zelfs de afstand doet me pijn A million lights up in the sky

English

Million Lights
I stare over the water Far away from you Here’s where we wrote our names Together in the sand And I remember how you smiled How you looked and softly said
A million lights up in the sky, shining for you A million lights up in the sky I know you see them too And I really know that I Cannot be with you But I just can’t forget you And the distance hurts so much
The connection just got clearer And I can hear your name A line between the two of us You live to far away form me And I remember how you smiled How you looked and softly said
I only want to be with you I only want to be with you And I remember how you smiled How you looked and softly said
A million lights up in the sky A million lights And I really know that I cannot be with you But I just can’t forget you, and the distance hurts so much ohoho In the sky for you ohoho And I really know that I cannot be with you A million lights up in the sky