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The song

Title
Perfect Life
Performed by
Levina
Written by
Lindy Robbins, Dave Bassett, Lindsey Ray
Composed by
Lindy Robbins, Dave Bassett, Lindsey Ray

The song

Title
Perfect Life
Performed by
Levina
Written by
Lindy Robbins, Dave Bassett, Lindsey Ray
Composed by
Lindy Robbins, Dave Bassett, Lindsey Ray

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

English (Original)

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

French

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