The Netherlands - Nigel Bond

With apologies for late post for Netherlands. It was decided back in October that O'G3NE (no relation to OGAE) will represent the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, but only this month it was announced that song will be "Lights and Shadows". O'G3NE is girl group comprised of three sisters Lisa, Amy, and Shelley - two of which are twins (but I forget which). A decade ago they competed in Junior Eurovision and came 10th. Just a reminder that the section of band was in October 2016 and the selection of song was in March 2017 - so obviously very independent and not connected. So the song - called Lights and Shadows which was written by Rick Vol, who just happens to be the father of these three sisters. Keep it in the family. I could not ascertain if this family are related to someone senior in the Dutch Broadcaster in charge of the selection. So it has a chance - some people will like it but I found it a tad underwhelming and would rather Slow Down that Cry No More.


And for the lyrics:

Cry no more, cry no more

Though the hallway catches light
It won't reach the corner where you strongly fight
Here in the shadow
At this place they know the game
Outside the world will turn and feel the same
There in the sunlight

But you are so much more to me
Than the one who carries all the burden
I can only hope once you fly you'll be free
You should never...

Cry no more, feeling all alone and insecure
You have been going through these stages
Now it's time to turn the pages
We're gonna stand in line
And not give up but walk that road
That everybody goes
Through lights and shadows

Every time the candle glows
It lightens up the space but no one knows
Will there be a dark side?
Every battle's victory
Is a double feeling when you cannot be
Here in the spotlight

Cause you are so much more to me
Than the one who lifts us on your shoulders
I can only hope once you fly you'll be free
You should never...

Cry no more, feeling all alone and insecure
You have been going through these stages
Now it's time to turn the pages
We're gonna stand in line
And not give up but walk that road
That everybody goes
Through lights and shadows

On a scale of one to ten
You got the biggest score, you're heaven sent
No one will doubt that you're an angel
So what went wrong this time?
Hurt nobody, did no crime
What's with the universe, why you?