Well it’s now May and that can only mean one thing – the Eurovision Song Contest isn’t far away. It’s now just weeks before entrants from across Europe descend on the Azerbaijani capital Baku to take part in the first of the semi finals in this year’s competition. Each semi final consists of 18 performances, with just ten performers from each making it through to the 2012 Grand Final on Saturday May 26, where the ‘big five’ of the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy, along with the host nation Azerbaijan, will be waiting for them. Here at auspOp, we’re continuing our daily look at each of the competitors’ songs in the lead-up to Eurovision 2012.
JOAN FRANKA : You And Me
The Netherlands’ entry for 2012 will be singing up a storm at the second semi final, held in Baku on Thursday May 24. The 22 year old Dutch songstress found fame through her country’s edition of ‘The Voice’, ultimately placing fifth in the competition. Spookily, during this year’s national selection (Nationaal Songfestival 2012), she was pitted against another former ‘The Voice’ contestant.
‘You And Me’ is a sublime little torch song, reportedly penned about her friendship with a young boy when she was barely out of nappies, when they’d play cowboys and Indians in the garden. With banjos, guitars and a unique vocal performance, there’s a strong chance we’ll be seeing Joan at the Grand Final.