Eurovision Song Contest 2017: The Netherlands – “Lights and Shadows” By OG3NE

Eurovision Song Contest 2017: The Netherlands -

Eurovision 2017 – The Netherlands

The Netherlands song is called “Lights and Shadows” and performed by OG3NE.

ARTIST

The Dutch vocal group OG3NE is made up of three sisters: Lisa (22) and twins Amy and Shelley (21). The name OG3NE represents their mother’s blood type O and the genes that tie the three sisters together. In 2014 they were the world’s first ever group to win The Voice and their great breakthrough in the Netherlands followed in 2016.

The very personal and harmonious Lights and Shadows is a musical tribute to their mother, written by their father Rick, to inspire those whose families are disrupted by illness. Their mother has been seriously ill for several years. The impact on their close, musical family is huge. They support each other and take care of each other, but still there is also a lot of grief.

OG3NE’s success creates valuable moments of happiness. “We will do everything in our power to make our country proud. We want to see a proud smile on our mother’s face too. This is our way to say thank you for everything she has given us and for what she means to us”.

SONG

Lights And Shadows was written by Rick Vol, the father of the three sisters, and the composer and lyricist, together with Shelley’s boyfriend, guitarist Rory de Kievit. Rick: “We have tried to reflect the uncertain and unstable life that a patient and their family lead and to counter it with positivity and hope! Most of all, we want the song to empower people!”

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OPINION

A really beautiful song with great harmonies. I’m not sure anyone could dislike this, really. It’s all very Wilson Phillips…

PREDICTION

It will qualify and will pick up regular points finishing just in or just outside the Top Ten.

LYRICS

Cry no more, cry no more

Though the hallway catches light
It won’t reach the corner where you strongly fight
Here in the shadow

At this place they know the game
Outside the world will turn and feel the same
There in the sunlight

But you are so much more to me
Than the one who carries all the burden
I can only hope once you fly you’ll be free

You should never cry, no more
Feeling all alone and insecure
You have been going through these stages
Now it’s time to turn the pages

We’re gonna stand in line and not give up
But walk that road that everybody goes
Through lights and shadows

Every time the candle glows
It lightens up the space but no one knows
Will there be a dark side?

Every battle’s victory
Is a double feeling when you cannot be
Here in the spotlight

‘Cause you are so much more to me
Than the one who lifts us on your shoulders
I can only hope once you fly you’ll be free

You should never cry, no more
Feeling all alone and insecure
You have been going through these stages
Now it’s time to turn the pages

We’re gonna stand in line and not give up
But walk that road that everybody goes
Through lights and shadows

On a scale of one to ten
You got the biggest score, you’re heaven sent
No one will doubt that you’re an angel

So what went wrong this time?
Hurt nobody, did no crime
What’s with the universe? Why you?

Cry, no more, feeling all alone and insecure
You have been going through these stages
Now it’s time to turn the pages

We’re gonna stand in line and not give up
But walk that road that everybody goes
Through lights and shadows’

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