Country
🇳🇱 The Netherlands
Song
Ik Ben Verliefd (Sha-la-lie)
Written by
Pierre Kartner
Composed by
Pierre Kartner
On the internet
Broadcaster
TROS

Sieneke, the Dutch participant in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, was born in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, on the 1st of April 1992. She grew up in a very close family, with her father, mother and younger brother.

As a child Sieneke was always singing and dancing. She was only eight when she started doing street dance, and a few years later she took up ballroom dancing. Over the years Sieneke began to perform at parties in various locations throughout the country, which she enjoyed very much. That’s how, two years ago, she met the well-known Dutch singer Marianne Weber, who immediately recognised a great talent in Sieneke. She heard, saw, and felt that Sieneke had something really special: a spectacular voice and a charisma that is spontaneous and real. They carefully started to make plans, but Marianne urged Sieneke to be patient, for Marianne knew, like no other, that you have to wait for the right moment to bring something good.


That moment came when TROS broadcasting company approached Marianne to enter a talent of her choice in the Dutch National Song Contest. Marianne did not hesitate for a minute and knew that now was the time right to promote Sieneke.

At the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Sieneke will sing the song Ik Ben Verliefd (I’m in Love) (Sha-la-lie), by Pierre Kartner. Pierre Kartner has many European successes to his name as a song-writer. He has written songs for, amongst others, Nana Mouskouri, Peter Alexander, Joe Dassin, and Mireille Matthieu.

Lyrics of Ik Ben Verliefd (Sha-la-lie)

  • English
'K ben vergeten waar ik dit liedje heb gehoord in de zomerzon Ik geloof dat 't toen daar met jou op 't strand was in Lissabon Of was 't daar toen in Parijs Achter 'n coupe vers mokka ijs 'T kan ook zijn dat 't was met z'n twee boven zee in die luchtballon Shalalie shalala Shalalie shalala 't gaat niet uit m'n kop Shalalie shalala Shalalie shalala ik sta d'r 's morgens mee op Ik ben verliefd op jou Daarom vergeet ik alles gauw En weet ik 't niet meer Shalalie shalala Shalalie shalala zo gaat 't ongeveer Ik ben verliefd ik ben verliefd Ik ben verliefd.........dat kun je zo zien 'T kan ook zijn dat ik samen met jou in 't vliegtuig naar Oslo zat Of kwam 't uit 'n cafe in zo'n straatje we waren in Trinidad Of was 't met 'n goed glas wijn op dat terrasje in Berlijn Of was 't Moskou waar ik mijn eerste kus van jou heb gehad Hoe kan ik dat... Hoe kan ik dat Hoe kan ik dat... Hoe kan ik dat Hoe kan ik dat nou vergeten Shalalie shalala Shalalie shalala 't gaat niet uit m'n kop Shalalie shalala Shalalie shalala ik sta d'r 's morgens mee op Ik ben verliefd op jou Daarom vergeet ik alles gauw En weet ik 't niet meer Shalalie shalala Shalalie shalala zo gaat 't ongeveer Shalalie shalala Shalalie shalala 't gaat niet uit m'n kop Shalalie shalala Shalalie shalala ik sta d'r 's morgens mee op Ik ben verliefd op jou Daarom vergeet ik alles gauw En weet ik 't niet meer Shalalie shalala Shalalie shalala zo gaat 't ongeveer Shalalie shalala Shalalie shalala ja ik weet 't alweer....!
I’M IN LOVE (SHA-LA-LIE) I’ve forgotten where I heard this song in the summer sun, I believe it was with you there on the beach in Lisabon Or was it there that time in Paris, With a bowl of fresh mocha ice cream Or could it have been with the two of us over the sea in that hot-air balloon Shalalie Shalala Shalalie Shalala, I can’t get it out of my head Shalalie Shalala Shalalie Shalala it’s there when I get up in the morning I’m in love with you That’s why I soon forget everything And I don’t remember Shalalie Shalala Shalalie Shalala, that’s about how it goes I’m in love, I’m in love I’m in love ……..it easily shows It’s also quite possible that I was on a plane to Oslo with you Or was it coming from a bar in this alley when we where in Trinidad Or with a fine glass of wine on that little terrace in Berlin Or was it Moscon where I got my first kiss from you How come I... How come I How come I How come I How come I don’t remember Shalalie Shalala Shalalie Shalala, I can’t get it out of my head Shalalie Shalala Shalalie Shalala it’s there when I get up in the morning I’m in love with you That’s why I soon forget everything And I don’t remember Shalalie Shalala Shalalie Shalala, that’s about how it goes Shalalie Shalala Shalalie Shalala, I can’t get it out of my head Shalalie Shalala Shalalie Shalala it’s there when I get up in the morning I’m in love with you That’s why I soon forget everything And I don’t remember Shalalie Shalala Shalalie Shalala, that’s about how it goes Shalalie Shalala Shalalie Shalala Yes, I remember now! …..!