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Levina

Levina will represent Germany in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Perfect Life.

Germany’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is the perfect liaison of Nordic metropolitan charm, a husky voice of international class, and a song that will delight Europe. Levina easily eclipsed 2,000 aspiring acts at the German preliminary show and now deservedly represents Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Perfect Life

Despite her natural charisma, the 25-year-old Isabella 'Levina' Lueen is a professional. Bestowed with enormous talent, she won the acclaimed German regional, federal, and national music competition Jugend Musiziert at the age of nine, wrote her own songs at twelve, studied vocals and composition in London, and was promptly awarded Best Vocal Performer. Levina lives and works in Berlin and London.

Perfect Life was penned by US platinum songwriter Lindy Robbins and her team, and encourages the notion of a 'perfect life' allowing mistakes in pursuit of our dreams. Perfect Life is a contagious, border-crossing pop hymn for a modern Europe.

Things you should know about Levina

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?

The lyrics to Perfect Life are universal and speak to everybody, the beat immediately makes people want to dance, and I would like to present something truly special for the audience of the live show in Kyiv.

What are the three most impressive facts about you?

My particularly deep voice, my long legs, and the fact that I started taking singing lessons at the age of nine.

Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?

Taking deep breaths has always helped me relax and focus before I go on stage.

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

The Eurovision Song Contest is a great international music event and has such an important function in celebrating cultural differences. At a time when the political situation in Europe isn’t always easy, I’m especially excited to be able to participate in this contest and show that music has the potential of bringing people together. For me as an artist it’s obviously amazing to perform on such a big stage and be able to reach a tremendous audience with Perfect Life.

About the song writers & composers

If the expression ‘hit machine’ really suits someone it’s US songwriter Lindy Robbins. The multiply platinum-awarded musician from Los Angeles reliably delivers hit singles since 1998, already turning heads with songs for Anastacia, the Backstreet Boys, Faith Hill, and Shaggy at the beginning of her career.

Lindy Robbins has been writing extremely successful for almost two decades now, recently celebrating chart hits with stars like Jason Derulo, David Guetta, Olly Murs, and Demi Lovato. If asked for her formula she explains: “I try to write with my heart, not my head.”

Together with her songwriting team consisting of Dave Bassett and Lindsey Ray, Robbins has now penned the music and the lyrics of Levina’s Perfect Life, the German entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. “The song’s especially close to my heart because it encourages us to take risks and follow our dreams. Life is an adventure and it’s the journey that it’s all about!”

Lyrics of Perfect Life

I come alive
Inside the light of the unexpected
Maybe I thrive
Outside the comfort zone
What is a prize without a fight
Yeah I got addicted
To what I thought I wanted
And all along

I've been walking asleep
Dreaming awake
Finding I bend but I don't break
Almost a sinner
Nearly a saint
Finding with every breath I take
I'm not afraid
Of making mistakes
Sometimes it's wrong before it's right
That's what you call a perfect life
Gathering thorns from the stems of a thousand roses
Weathering storms on the long way home
I look for the sweet in every bitter moment tasted
In every last mistake I see the other side
I've been walking asleep
Dreaming awake
Finding I bend but I don't break
Almost a sinner
Nearly a saint
Finding with every breath I take
I'm not afraid
Of making mistakes
Sometimes it's wrong before it's right
That's what you call a perfect
That's what you call a perfect
That's what you call a perfect life
I've been walking asleep
Dreaming awake
Finding I bend but I don't break
Almost a sinner
Nearly a saint
Finding with every breath I take
I'm not afraid
Of making mistakes
Sometimes it's wrong before it's right
That's what you call a perfect
That's what you call a perfect
That's what you call a perfect life
Je m’éveille à la vie
Dans la lumière de l’imprévu
Je m’épanouis peut-être
Dans la difficulté
On n’obtient rien sans rien
Oui je suis attaché
À ce dont j’ai rêvé
Pendant très longtemps

J’ai marché endormi
Rêvant debout
Je constate que je plie mais ne rompt pas
Presque un pécheur
Quasiment un saint
Je découvre à chaque respiration que
Je n’ai pas peur
De faire des erreurs
Il faut parfois se tromper avant de trouver la solution
C’est la définition d’une vie parfaite

Ramasser les épines des tiges de mille roses
Tempêtes violentes sur le long chemin du retour
Je cherche la douceur dans chaque moment amer
Je vois l’autre face de chaque erreur

J’ai marché endormi
Rêvant debout
Je constate que je plie mais ne rompt pas
Presque un pécheur
Quasiment un saint
Je découvre à chaque respiration que
Je n’ai pas peur
De faire des erreurs
Il faut parfois se tromper avant de trouver la solution
C’est la définition d’une vie parfaite
C’est la définition d’une vie parfaite
C’est la définition d’une vie parfait

Je n’ai pas besoin de décider
Je sais que j’irai bien
Que j’irai bien

J’ai marché endormi
Rêvant debout
Je constate que je plie mais ne rompt pas
Presque un pécheur
Quasiment un saint
Je découvre à chaque respiration que
Je n’ai pas peur
De faire des erreurs
Il faut parfois se tromper avant de trouver la solution
C’est la définition d’une vie parfaite
C’est la définition d’une vie parfaite
C’est la définition d’une vie parfait