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Sep Jasmijn Netherlands Junior Eurovision 2023Sep Jasmijn Netherlands Junior Eurovision 2023

🇳🇱 Netherlands

Song: “Holding On To You”

Performer: Sep & Jasmijn

Nice 2023 will be the twenty-first Junior Eurovision and the Netherlands submits its twenty-first entry. No other nation has been in there every year. Once again, the Junior Songfestival was a big attraction. Lots of kids auditioning and the finalists were full of buzz, but there was a near-unanimous favorite. This year, the duo of Sep and Jasmijn topped the kids jury, adult jury and the popular vote on their way to winning the Songfestival and representing. 

If you see the video, you also might find it funny that the video gives the impression the song is about young love while the lyrics are about questioning if a break-up. The upbeat feel of the song will also trick people into thinking that too. The song is loaded with young energy and is one of the most danceable songs of the Contest with only fourteen entries revealed. Also Sep and Jasmijn may have their own charisma to shine on their own but they’re perfectly paired here.

JESC Chances: With the Netherlands being the most loyal nation to Junior Eurovision, you get the feeling their sole victory from 2009 isn’t enough. The songs that normally top the online votes at Junior Eurovision are often upbeat songs which is an advantage for Sep and Jasnijn as there are a lot of ballads entered in this year’s JESC. The two already know how to deliver a winning performance on stage. and I see Top 3 potential for this song. Their staging and dancing from the Junior Songfestival is already a delight but may need to have a few things added. Maybe add in some pyrotechnics. Who knows what the other nations have in store?

Sep & Jasmijn “Holding On To You” Netherlands, Junior Eurovision 2023

Lyrics “Holding On To You” Sep & Jasmijn

Dutch

Ben je er wel
Of ben je er niet
Is het misschien maar
Alleen wat ik zie

Is er een weg die we gaan
En hoe zullen de sterren dan staan

Ik kan niet zonder
Maar wat is dan met
Ik weet als geen ander
Wat ik aan je heb

Niet alles heeft altijd een naam
Maar wat zijn we dan nu van elkaar

Ik weet dat ik je
Niet wil laten gaan

I try to dance
Here on my own
But I am
Holding on to you

Will you be there
Wil jij dit ook
Oh I am
Holding on to you

I’m holding on to you
I’m holding on to you

Wat ik ook doe
Of wat ik ook denk
Je zit in m’n hoofd en
’T wil niet meer weg

Laat ik mezelf in de waan n
Oooh, of is dit dan waar we nu staan

Ik weet dat ik je
Niet wil laten gaan

I try to dance
Here on my own
But I am
Holding on to you

Will you be there
Wil jij dit ook
Oh I am
Holding on to you

I’m holding on to you

Ben jij er wel of niet
Is het wat ik wil zien
Ik weet niet meer wat ik moet

Bij alles wat ik denk
En alles wat ik doe
I’m holding on to you

Hoe alle sterren ook staan
Ik weet dat ik jou niet laat gaan

I try to dance
Here on my own
But I am
Holding on to you

Will you be there
Wil jij dit ook
Oh I am
Holding on to you

I try to dance
Here on my own
But I am
Holding on to you

Will you be there
Wil jij dit ook
Oh I am
Holding on to you

English

Are you there
Or are you not
Maybe it’s just
What I see

Is there a path that we take
And will the stars align

I can’t live without
But how is life with
Like no other I know
What you mean to me

Not everything always has a name
But what are we to each other now

I know that I
Don’t want to let you go

I try to dance
Here on my own
But I am
Holding on to you

Will you be there
Do you want this too
Oh I am
Holding on to you

I’m holding on to you
I’m holding on to you

Whatever I do
Or whatever I think
You’re on my mind and
It won’t go away

Am I fooling myself
Oooh, or is this where we stand

I know that I
Don’t want to let you go

I try to dance
Here on my own
But I am
Holding on to you

Will you be there
Do you want this too
Oh, I am
Holding on to you

I’m holding on to you

Are you there or not
Is it what I want to see
I don’t know what to do anymore

With every thought
And everything I do
I’m holding on to you

No matter how the stars are aligned
I know I won’t let you go

I try to dance
Here on my own
But I am
Holding on to you

Will you be there
Do you want this too
Oh, I am
Holding on to you

I try to dance
Here on my own
But I am
Holding on to you

Will you be there
Do you want this too
Oh, I am
Holding on to you

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