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Sieneke

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)

'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! …..!