Country
🇳🇱 The Netherlands
Song
Samen
Written by
Babette Labeij
Composed by
Babette Labeij, Dimitri Veltkamp, Robin van Veen
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Max and Anne will represent the Netherlands at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk with the song 'Samen'.

Max & Anne will hit the stage at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk where they will represent the Netherlands. Their power ballad Samen (Together) is about the friendship between a boy and a girl who can’t be together anymore. 

Max is 14 years old and lives in Houten with his older brother and parents. Before he auditioned to be the Dutch representative at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, he was a contestant in The Voice Kids. Even though Max is deaf in one ear, it absolutely doesn’t limit his vocal abilities. And Max surely isn’t camera shy: in his free time he likes to film and edit videos for his own YouTube-channel. 

Anne is also 14 years old and lives in Voorschoten with her mother and sister. When she was only 8 years old, she played young Anastasia in the musical ‘Anastasia’. Since then she has played in several musicals such as ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Ciske the Rat’.

Just like Max, she participated in The Voice Kids. Apart from her singing talent, Anne is also a well-known actress for her role in the scripted reality series ‘De Eindmusical’. With all this experience she decided to take the next step and audition to be a Dutch representative at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

Max & Anne were the Dutch voter’s favourites and in September 2018 they won the national finals. Now they can’t wait to show the world what they can do and to move others with their song. For the first time in Junior Eurovision history, the Netherlands will bring a boy-girl duo to the stage. Max and Anne have become the best of friends and are eager to enjoy this amazing international adventure together. They look forward to performing on the big stage and also to meeting the other contestants.

Lyrics of Samen

  • Dutch, English
  • English
Als ik aan je denk, dan wordt de grijze lucht ineens weer blauw Doe alsof je naast me staat en weer even met me praat Ik sluit mijn ogen en het lijkt alsof je hier gewoon weer bent Ver weg maar ook dichtbij, zo ben je toch bij mij Wij zijn samen, altijd samen Waar je ook heen gaat, waar je ook bent We’ll be together, always forever Whatever distance, you are my friend Soms is het moeilijk om te doen alsof ik jou totaal niet mis Ik slik mijn tranen in en maak een nieuw begin (ooh) Ik voel me eenzaam als ik zie dat vrienden lachen met elkaar Denk aan de tijd met jou en hoeveel ik van je hou Samen, altijd samen Waar je ook heen gaat, waar je ook bent We’ll be together, always forever Whatever distance, you are my friend En als het donker is (als het donker is) en ik jou weer mis (en ik jou weer mis) Thinking of the memories that we share Samen altijd samen Waar we ook heen gaan, waar we ook zijn Samen altijd samen Waar we ook heen gaan, waar we ook zijn Together always forever Whatever distance, you are my friend You are my friend
When I think of you, the grey sky suddenly turns blue I’ll pretend you’re standing next to me and talking to me again I close my eyes and it’s like you’re here with me again Far away, yet nearby, in that way you’re still close to me We are together, always together Wherever you go, wherever you are We’ll be together, always forever Whatever distance, you are my friend Sometimes it’s hard to pretend I don’t miss you, I hold back the tears and make a new start I feel lonely when I see friends laughing with each other I think about our time together, and how much I love you Together, always together Wherever you go, wherever you are We’ll be together, always forever Whatever distance, you are my friend And when it’s dark outside And I miss you once again Thinking of the memories that we share Together, always together Wherever we go, wherever we are Together, always together Wherever we go, wherever we are Together, always forever whatever distance, you are my friend you are my friend