Iris

Would You?

Country
🇧🇪 Belgium
First Semi-Final
Finished 17th
Song
Would You?
Written by
Nina Sampermans, Jean Bosco Safari, Walter Mannaerts
Composed by
Nina Sampermans, Jean Bosco Safari, Walter Mannaerts
Broadcaster
Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep

A young lady with youthful enthusiasm, a fresh look and a beautiful voice. 17 year old Iris will represent Belgium in Baku with her song Would You?

After Sandra Kim (who won with J’aime la vie in ’86, when was just 13), Iris is the youngest ever Belgian Eurovision Song Contest candidate. This spontaneous flower from Noorderwijk (Herentals) is only 17, but is all set to give Europe an unforgettable performance. 


Iris was clearly bitten by the music bug when she was just a child. She skipped her way through her childhood, singing and dancing. She joined her local school choir. She sang a few local gigs and then, suddenly, she was ‘spotted’ in 2010 at a talent competition, jointly organised by Flemish teen magazine ‘Joepie’ and ‘Sonic Angel’ (the record company behind Tom Dice, who came 6th in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with Me and my guitar). Iris won herself a record deal and soon afterwards released her first hit single Wonderful.  


When the VRT (the Flemish public broadcaster) announced that Iris would be representing Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, she was still relatively inexperienced and had never before appeared on national TV. The VRT was won over by her youthful enthusiasm, her fresh look and her intriguing stem. For Iris this announcement was a dream come true. She had been dreaming of singing at the Eurovision Song Contest since her childhood. 


Together with the VRT, Iris (and record company Sonic Angel) went in search of lyricists and composers. Two songs were finally selected: Safety net and Would you. On Saturday 17 March 2012, Flemish TV viewers made the final choice. When she represents Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, Iris will be singing Would you.

Lyrics of Would You?

Come and find me I've been hiding from you Come and get me Running from you It's been easy Easy for you To believe me When I say I love you But what would you do when my house was empty? My life in a bag and away from you You took my love for granted would you really miss me? Any other GUY would do, but would you? It's a secret And a question for you Where I'm at now What are you gonna do? If you run here And look for me now Are we done here? Or starting somehow? But what would you do when my house was empty My life in a bag and away from you You took my love for granted would you really miss me? Any other GUY would do, but would you? Would you? It's a twoway street and I know that But don't look back Still I wonder, still I wonder… What would you do when my house was empty? My life in a bag just to be with you But when I'm at your door will you say you missed me Any other GUY would do, yeah any other GUY would do, but would you? Would you?

Updates about Iris

Belgian stars introduced to Europe

8 years ago
Rona Nishliu reached the best ever result for Albania in 2012

Rona Nishliu wins the Barbara Dex Award

8 years ago

First Semi-Final concludes, we have ten finalists!

8 years ago

Making your mind up time for the juries

8 years ago