jESC 2015: The Netherlands – Shalisa – Million lights



It’s the continuation of my opinion regarding the 17 competing entries from the 17 participating countries of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015, which will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria (officially, though, the host will be Bulgaria as a whole. Sofia is only the location of the venue)

Next up is the second of two countries that have participated in every single jESC edition since it begun back in 2003: The Netherlands. This time, they have sent a mid-tempo ballad about a distant love relationship (aka. two people that love each other but can’t express it personally as they’re really far away from each other and only have the stars as their communication link) named “Million lights” and it will be sung in dutch and english by Shalisa (who got her first break in the 1st season of “The Voice Kids: Nederland”. She also wrote the entry). Among the writers of the song, there’s also Joost Griffioen who co-wrote last year’s dutch jESC entry (Julia, “Around”). A more extensive biography of the participant can be seen on this link:

Now to the opinion of the song: A heartfelt ballad from start to finish: the melody is great, the arrangements are professionally well-concieved and the lyrics surely are romantic without being too contrived. The question is: can Shalisa do well with a song that sounds a bit too adult for jESC (and probably that’s my only concern about it)? One thing is for sure: the visual and vocal performances really need to be more than just good in order to do really well with the juries and the televoting…

5 entries left and the following country to have an opinion from me will be Russia. Watch out for it soon…

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)


Posted on 11 de November de 2015, in Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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