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Iris

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?
Viens me retrouvez
Je m'étais caché de toi
Viens et empêche-moi
De te fuir

Ce te fut facile
Facile pour toi
De me croire
Quand je t'ai dit je t'aime

Mais que ferais-tu si ma maison était vide ?
Ma vie dans un sac et loin de toi
Tu as cru en mon amour, est-ce que je te manquerais vraiment ?
N'importe quel autre mec ferait l'affaire, mais que ferais-tu ?

C'est un secret
et une question pour toi
que je me pose
que vas-tu faire ?

Si tu te mets à courir
Et te mets à ma recherche
En avons-nous fini ici ?
Ou est-ce, en quelque sorte, le commencement ?

Mais que ferais-tu si ma maison était vide ?
Ma vie dans un sac et loin de toi
Tu as cru en mon amour, est-ce que je te manquerais vraiment ?
N'importe quel autre mec le ferait, mais que ferais-tu ?

C'est une voie à double sens et je le sais
Mais ne regarde pas derrière toi
Je me demande toujours, je me demande toujours…

Mais que ferais-tu si ma maison était vide ?
Ma vie dans un sac rien que pour être avec toi
Mais quand je serai à ta porte, me diras-tu que je t'ai manqué
N'importe quel autre mec le ferait, oui, n'importe quel autre mec, mais que ferais-tu ?

Que ferais-tu ?