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Astro – Switch On (2021)

All rights belong to Astro and Fantagio Music.
These are the songs from their 8th mini album.

Info:
1. Red = Jinjin
2. Cyan = MJ
3. Purple = Cha Eun-woo
4. Fuchsia = Moonbin
5. Blue = Rocky
6. Green = Yoon San-ha


1. After midnight (TITLE TRACK)
Music: ALYSA, Carlyle Fernandes, Sean Michael Alexander, SQVARE
Lyrics: Cha Eun-woo, Kim Yeon-seo, Kim Young-jin, Lee Jae-eun, Jinjin, Rocky
Arrangement: Carlyle Fernandes, ALYSA

Tell me, baby, 오늘 뭐해
뭐 없어란 대답이 나올 거 뻔한데
Tell you, baby, 나만 따라와
하얀 구름 침대 삼아 fly high

I’m fine, not fine, 웃질 않잖아
고민 끝에 뱉은 농담에
I fly, we fly, wanna make you smile
오늘 밤엔 다 있고
Till the sun goes up

After midnight, in the moonlight
걱정은 던져 버리고
Come on, let’s go
After midnight, see the highlight
한여름 밤, baby, 잊지 못할

우리 둘이 만들어갈
Perfect midnight

남들이 안 부럽지 너도 그렇지
이 거친 세상에서 둘이서 멋지게 그릴 그림
It’s so drippin’, let it kick in
나쁜 생각들은 치우고 놀자 deep in tonight

아무도 못 말려 즐겨보자 모두 party
이런 time, 티키타, 금방 가니까 쭉 밤새
세상이 떠나가게끔

I’m fine, not fine, 끝없는 바다
좀 우리와 비슷해 마치
Alright, alright, 지난 시간
단단해진 우리야
Till the sun goes up

After midnight, in the moonlight
걱정은 던져 버리고
Come on, let’s go
After midnight, see the highlight
한여름 밤, baby, 잊지 못할

우리 둘이 만들어갈
Perfect midnight
Perfect midnight, yeah

Please talk to me
혹시 누군가가 널
아프게 상처 준다면, yeah

내 몸 하나 널 위한 거라면
뭐든 할 수 있어 이 맘 너도 나와
같기를 바래 똑같으면 말해
음 그렇다면 나도 좋아해

걱정하지 마 내가 다 막아줄게
We’ll have a good time, 끝나지 않을 midnight
아침까지, alright

Yeah…
Come on!
Till the sun goes up

After midnight, in the moonlight
걱정은 던져 버리고
Come on, let’s go
After midnight, see the highlight
한여름 밤, baby, 잊지 못할

우리 둘이 만들어갈
Perfect midnight (Let’s go!)

Won’t you come, won’t you come, baby
Won’t you come, won’t you come, baby
Won’t you come, won’t you come, baby
Won’t you come, won’t you come, baby

Won’t you come, won’t you come, baby
Won’t you come, won’t you come, baby
Won’t you come, won’t you come, baby
Won’t you come, won’t you come, baby
Perfect midnight


2. Footprint
Music: Nomasgood, Vendors (San), Joliker Leandre
Lyrics: Moonbin, Sookyung (Flying Lab)
Arrangement: Nomasgood

내 손을 잡아
우리가 걸어온 길을 거꾸로 한번 가볼 거야
찬란했었지
늘 바래 온 지금 너와 내가 이룬 모든 게 빛나

어두운 밤은 전부 스쳐지나
작은 바람의 울림, 너만을 위하는 이 떨림
뜨겁게 타오르는 순간 꼭 너를 닮은 새벽 공기
따라올래 우리 발자국을

커다란 파도들이 덮쳐와도 괜찮아
우리 둘만 않은 그곳에 다 남겨 놨으니까
큰바람에 휘몰아쳐도 괜찮아
우리 둘만 가는 그곳에 다 남겨 놨으니까

All the time
All the time, all the time, marked, feel it
All the time
Feel it all the time, marked

밤새 헤맨 너잖아
보고 싶은 네가 불어와 이건 마치 꿈같아
좀 더 머물고 싶어 잠시라도 좋아
이 순간들을 붙잡아, 붙잡아

조금 더 알고 싶었어 너에 대해
어떤 꿈을 꾸는지 똑같을지 다를지 궁금해
기억해 설레었던 고백에 잊혀지지 않는 그때 모든 걸 다
우리 모든 걸 다

커다란 파도들이 덮쳐와도 괜찮아
우리 둘만 않은 그곳에 다 남겨 놨으니까
큰바람에 휘몰아쳐도 괜찮아
우리 둘만 가는 그곳에 다 남겨 놨으니까

All the time
All the time, all the time, marked, feel it
All the time
Feel it all the time, marked

숨 가쁘도록 달려왔던 날
Come across the summer night
숨겨둔 맘을 보여줄게 우리 여름날

커다란 파도들이 덮쳐와도 괜찮아
우리 둘만 않은 그곳에 다 남겨 놨으니까
큰바람에 휘몰아쳐도 괜찮아
우리 둘만 가는 그곳에 다 남겨 놨으니까

All the time
All the time, all the time, marked, feel it
All the time
우리 발자국을


3. Waterfall
Music: ALYSA, Phil Schwan, Sean Michael Alexander, SQVARE
Lyrics: Misung (Music Cube, Inc.), Jinjin, Kim Soo-jung (Music Cube, Inc.)
Arrangement: ALYSA, Phil Schwan

Yeah…
Oh…
My waterfall
My waterfall

My waterfall
My waterfall
My waterfall
Whoa…
나의 summertime

You’re my little waterfall
You’re my little waterfall
You’re my little waterfall
메마른 꿈을 적셔

You’re my little waterfall
You’re my little waterfall
You’re my little waterfall
You’re my little waterfall

어둠에 둘러싸여
끝없이 펼쳐진
숲 한가운데 길을 잃어
No, no

두 눈을 감고 불러
가장 눈부신 계절
기억 어딘가의 나를 찾아

눈물이 떨어져
깊은 맘에 한 방울
새하얀 물보라가 일어

Just like a waterfall
잠든 내 시간이 꿈들이
깨어나 wonderful
투명한 물결처럼

흘러 흘러 빛으로 가
빼곡한 나무를 지나
Such a beautiful
Oh, love, 나의 summertime

꼭 쥐어 봐도 물방을처럼
힘없이 손 틈새로 흘러
Oh, you, you

우리 함께한 지난 summertime
유난히도 푸르던
풍경에 감춰둔 조각들, yeah

바람이 불어와
흩날리던 그 순간
마침내 무지개가 보여

Just like a waterfall
잠든 내 시간이 꿈들이
깨어나 wonderful
투명한 물결처럼

흘러 흘러 빛으로 가
빼곡한 나무를 지나
Such a beautiful
Oh, love, 나의 summertime

매일 꿈꾸던 꿈인 걸
놓질 수 없는 순간인 걸
살짝 감았던 두 눈을 떠, yeah

곁에 있어 기다렸던 바람이
내 꿈의 끝 그 속으로
나의 세상 속으로

투명한 물결 타고 흘러온 꿈이란 잎새
이끌리듯 나도 몰래 뻗은 손끝에
닿은 느낌 한 번도 느낀 적 없는 듯해
홀린 듯 가 볼래 이 여정 끝엔

대체 뭐가 있을까
도착하긴 있을까
같이 떠나자 네 덕분에 과정은 과분해
길을 잃어도 괜찮아 서로 있잖아 믿잖아
상처들은 씻어내고 이대로만 흘러가자

Just like a waterfall
온전히 깨지고 부서져
일어나 wonderful
거센 저 파도처럼

One step, two step, 앞으로 가
영원한 빛을 향해 가
Such a beautiful
Oh, love, 나의 summertime

You’re my little waterfall
You’re my little waterfall
You’re my little waterfall
메마른 꿈을 적셔

You’re my little waterfall
You’re my little waterfall
You’re my little waterfall
Waterfall


4. Sunset sky
Music: MJ, Park Sang-min, Park Yong-hyun, Habong, Moses Sun
Lyrics: MJ, Park Sang-min, Jinjin, Rocky
Arrangement: Park Yong-hyun

서늘한 바람 부는 모래 위에 앉아
니 어깨에 기대
밀려오는 바다 향기가 우릴 감싸 안아
추억에 잠겨

처음 만났을 때 어색했던 우리는
소소하게 웃고 소소하게 울던
시간이 너와 내 사이를 밀어내도
Always still love you

우리가 바랜 reddish color
떨어져 가는 해를 보며 하늘에 색칠해 보자
모래 위 우리 둘 발자국
또 다른 추억을 만들어나갈 발걸음

하루는 참 빨라
어느새 주변을 보니 노을빛으로 우릴 초대하고 있어
파도 소리를 따라 걷다 보면
발자국 남지만 돌아보면 보이는 건 추억이야

저 느긋한 바람이 흘러 내 이마에 닿을 때
날 어딘가로 데려다주네
이 공기마저 도와주는 듯해
새삼스럽게 새롭게 아주 편하게

밀려가는 파도 물결처럼 멈출 순 없지만
우리가 만들어놓은 단단한 모래성같이
뒤를 돌아보면 우리의 추억들이 남아 있어

푸르른 시간이 지나가도
너와 함께 걸어간다면
모든 게 괜찮아
And I always still love you

우리가 바랜 reddish color
떨어져 가는 해를 보며 하늘에 색칠해 보자
모래 위 우리 둘 발자국
또 다른 추억을 만들어나갈 발걸음

멀어지는 도시 흘러가는 파도
새로운 순간 자꾸 겁이 나는 걸
또 다른 그림을 남길래, 지는 해를 바라보며 그려
빈 하늘 위로 물들어

우리가 바랜 reddish color
떨어져 가는 해를 보며 하늘에 색칠해 보자
모래 위 우리 둘 발자국
또 다른 추억을 만들어나갈

우리가 바랜 reddish color
주황빛 가득한 노을에 서로를 색칠해 보자
푸른 바다를 마주 보며
지금의 순간을 기억 속에 그린다


5. My zone
Music: Sam Carter, Nomasgood, Jinjin, Yoon San-ha
Lyrics: Jinjin, Lee Jae-ni (Flying Lab), Rocky
Arrangement: Nomasgood

따스한 햇살 아래 따가운 시선들
손들어 가려봐도 그림자가 남아
아무리 애를 써 멀리 달아나 봐도
내 뒤를 쫓아 up all night, again, again

서툴렀던 내 발걸음은
서둘렀던 내 마음들은
Let it go, let it go나를 안아
Gotta go, gotta go
위태로운 어둠 속 눈부신 불을 켜게
다시 일으켜내

내 맘과 talk, talk, talk
이 순간 walk, walk, walk
깊어지는 my zone, my zone

수없이 knock, knock, knock
끝까지 walk, walk, walk
웅크린 날 깨워내고
한 발 더 위로

선명한 notion, 가득 찬 ocean
날 다시 한번 깨닫게 해
내 맘과 talk, talk, talk
들어가 walk, walk, walk
짙어지는 my zone, my zone
눈을 뜬 밤, oh

내 공간이니까 끼어들지 마
제압하고 싶지 않아
느껴지는 자연스러움 좋아 난 그려온 그대로 watch
그렇지 더 더

뒤는 신경 안 써, ​I gotta go
이제부턴 ma zone, you gotta move
필요 없어 no talk, just gonna walk, walk
내가 나아가는 길 문, knock knock

을꿈을 꾼 밤 긴 아득함이
초조한 발 이끄는 듯이
Let it go, let it goLet it go, yeah
Gotta go, gotta go
오히려 더 강한 불빛을 준비할게
절대 지지 않게

내 맘과 talk, talk, talk
이 순간 walk, walk, walk
깊어지는 my zone, my zone

수없이 knock, knock, knock
끝까지 walk, walk, walk
웅크린 날 깨워내고
한 발 더 위로

선명한 notion, 가득 찬 ocean
날 다시 한번 깨닫게 해
내 맘과 talk, talk, talk
들어가 walk, walk, walk
짙어지는 my zone, my zone
눈을 뜬 밤, oh

Starlight, moonlight, 빛을 나눠줘
까만 이 밤 날 더 반짝여
좀 더 찬란한 내가 된 사이
나의 세상 아주 커져가

수없이 knock knock knock
가뿐히 walk walk walk
나쁜 일은 밀어내고
깨어난 ego

강해진 motion, 분명히 보여
곧 절정이 될 나의 무대
내 맘과 talk, talk, talk
매 순간 walk, walk, walk
우주가 될 my zone, my zone
화려한 밤, oh


6. Don’t worry
Music: Rocky, OBROS, OBROS2, Cha Eun-woo, Sean Oh, Yuki
Lyrics: Cha Eun-woo, Rocky, OBROS, OBROS2, Jinjin
Arrangement: OBROS, Sean Oh

다 필요 없어
이젠 모르겠어
내가 싫어져, 이젠 질렸어
시곗바늘을 뒤로 돌려

I can’t see the light
거울 속의 내게
물어봐 내가 하고 싶은 건 뭘까, why
괜찮은 척 숨기려만 하고 있어 왜
사실은 너 두렵잖아

너를 볼 때면
어둠과 빛이 공존해
나를 믿어줘
아픔들은 내게 주면 돼

Gimme that, gimme that, gimme that
Gimme that, gimme that, gimme that
그려 왔던 그대로
걱정 말고 넌 앞만 보고 가

Don’t worry
Yeah, let it go, my friend, my friend
지쳐 쓰러진다 해도
Hey babe, 나를 믿어

Don’t worry
Yeah, let it go, my friend, my friend
빛이 보이지 않아도
I got your back, don’t worry

Don’t worry, don’t worry
Baby, don’t worry내가 있잖아
I got your back, don’t worry

Don’t worry, don’t worry
Baby, don’t worry절대 놓지 않을게
I got your back, don’t worry

무너진다면 내 곁으로 와
많은 것들 다 들어줄 테니까
바로 네 앞에 보이는 boy는 눈물 고이는 널 쓱
닦아 줄 사람 안심하고 일어서 어서

너와 이어져 있는 관계는 깊고 또 짙어
Don’t worry about it, I never give up for you
나를 믿고 마주한 대로
그냥 생각한 대로 가

너를 볼 때면
어둠과 빛이 공존해
나를 믿어줘
아픔들은 내게 주면 돼

Gimme that, gimme that, gimme that
Gimme that, gimme that, gimme that
그려 왔던 그대로
걱정 말고 넌 앞만 보고 가

Don’t worry
Yeah, let it go, my friend, my friend
지쳐 쓰러진다 해도
Hey babe, 나를 믿어

Don’t worry
Yeah, let it go, my friend, my friend
빛이 보이지 않아도
I got your back, don’t worry

너의 그림자 되어
영원히 널 지켜
Trust me and let it go
너를 잃은다 느껴도

그게 너야 쉬어가도 좋아
I’ll be there for you
곁에 수많은 사랑 기억해

I got your back, boy
I got your back, girl
다시 꿈을 꿔, 우린 꿈을 꿔
가슴 뜨거웠던 그때로

Go back, 가능하단 걸
Go back 함께한다면
모두 이겨 낼 거야
I got your back, don’t worry

Don’t worry, don’t worry
Baby, don’t worry내가 있잖아
I got your back, don’t worry

Don’t worry, don’t worry
Baby, don’t worry절대 놓지 않을게
I got your back, don’t worry

Il disturbo d’ansia non fa ridere (affrontare l’intera faccenda con Jiyoon di Weeekly)

Ciao ragazzi.

È al telegiornale.

Ora, poiché i Weeekly possono esibirsi solo con sei membri, noi Daileee (fan di Weeekly) possiamo solo immaginare gli Swith (fan di STAYC) che ridono di noi e dicono che non possono fare nulla senza un membro sostanzialmente importante. Siamo tutti d’accordo che Jiyoon non è bello come il resto dei membri di Weeekly e che i capelli corti non faranno nulla di buono agli occhi degli standard di bellezza K-pop per le idol femminili. Ma lei contribuisce ad alcune delle loro canzoni, ed eccoci lì, a sentire notizie di lei che soffriva di sintomi di disturbo d’ansia intermittente…

Il disturbo d’ansia non fa ridere. Non può andare via con semplici farmaci, e come molti idoli del K-pop che avevano avuto un disturbo d’ansia prima, ora Jiyoon deve andare a cercare una terapia. Questo può richiedere molto tempo, considerando che Weeekly è il mio preferito per rappresentare la Serbia all’Eurovision 2022 in Italia, e non possono esibirsi con un membro in meno.

Auguriamo a Jiyoon una pronta guarigione!

Tabik,
Yudhistira Mahasena

Why I strictly want Astro and April to represent Iceland and Moldova in Eurovision 2022

Hi, guys.

They say talents matter in K-pop. They say visuals matter. I’d say BOTH matter.

Now, Oh My Girl (OMG) may be the first official all-visual girl group that I have talked about heaps of times before in this blog, but April is basically the poster child of all-visual girl groups. You know, despite their big scandal today that caused pretty much all of us to hate them…

And if you have April as the poster child of all-visual girl groups, Astro is OF COURSE the poster child of all-visual boy groups, because they are the first one in their generation. And both of these groups of course don’t lack in talent.

So why do I want Astro and April to represent Iceland and Moldova respectively in Eurovision 2022? Because I want them to – I speak from experience.

When Eurovision 2020 was canceled due to obvious reasons, I made a wishlist on who should represent European countries in Eurovision 2021, which was again, held in Rotterdam, Netherlands. And before the acts from mentioned countries were re-selected from Eurovision 2020, there are two groups in my wishlist: Astro for Iceland and April for Moldova.

Now, while I’m an Aroha, if we’re talking about some K-pop songs that fit Eurovision standards (originality and stuff), “Knock” was underwhelming for Eurovision and had the song been selected to represent Iceland in Rotterdam this year, for me it wouldn’t have qualified. It wasn’t until Daði Freyr and Gagnamagnið was re-selected to represent Iceland in Eurovision 2021 with “10 years”, a song dedicated to his wife. They went to the final, and finished 4th, which was the country’s best result in Eurovision since 2nd place in 1999 and 2009.

Then Eurovision 2022 will come and I have two names on my wishlist to represent Iceland: Astro and post-rock band Sigur Rós. Sigur Rós has never been in Eurovision before, but they’re an Icelandic music legend. It was pretty close, but I have to give the edge to Astro. My “big brother” Cha Eun-woo and his friends deserve this.

Now, Moldova. In my Eurovision 2021 wishlist, I had American EDM trio Cash Cash alongside April with “Lalalilala” to represent the country in Rotterdam, so I didn’t expect Natalia Gordienko to be re-selected. “Lalalilala” is the best party anthem of 2020, with progressive house vibes that make you wanna rave from home during these harsh times.

But then, the whole deal with April being accused of bullying their former member Hyunjoo came, and they weren’t on my wishlist anymore. So much so, I stopped becoming a Fineapple starting from March 2021. Now, as sad as that is, I hope this problem was resolved before this year is over, so that I can consider re-stanning April and I will root for them to represent Moldova in Eurovision 2022.

I wasn’t able to think of native Moldovan musicians that can represent their country in Eurovision 2022 (other than the Epic Sax Guy), so alongside April, I have Cash Cash, Ariana Grande, and Indonesian singers Raisa, Andmesh Kamaleng, and Yura Yunita. My easy choice is April. There was no other option other than the other four. Unless they split, April is my only option, otherwise I have to wait until O Melodie Pentru Europa 2022.

And you know what’s funny? Since Astro and April has six members each, all of the members can be shipped BASED ON THEIR AGE. So…

  1. MJ x Chaekyung (oldest members)
  2. Jinjin x Chaewon (worthy of being leaders)
  3. Cha Eun-woo x Naeun (PERFECT)
  4. Moonbin x Yena (awesome)
  5. Rocky x Rachel (gorgeous)
  6. Yoon San-ha and Jinsol (cute maknaes)

Eunwoo and Naeun make the most romantic friendship. And regardless if you hate this idea, Eunwoo is already the poster child for K-pop beauty standards for male idols, while Naeun should’ve been the poster child of K-pop beauty standards for female idols instead of RV’s Irene.

Also April has no leader today (it used to be Somin before she left the group to be a KARD member), but I personally think Chaewon is worthy of being their new leader.

So that concludes my editorial today. I hope Astro and April do become representatives of Iceland and Moldova in Eurovision 2022, held in Italy, and if they don’t get internally selected by RÚV and TRM respectively, I’ll just have to watch Söngvakeppnin 2022 and OMPE 2022 for that.

Thank you for reading.

Tabik,
Yudhistira Mahasena

P.S.: Here’s a picture of Loona’s Chuu in place of April’s Naeun (because she’s still controversial) to make you smile all the time. She does look like Naeun. Please don’t hate me for mentioning her.

Chuu Loona (19)

Måneskin – I wanna be your slave

All rights belong to Måneskin.
Writers: Damiano David, Victoria de Angelis, Thomas Raggi, Ethan Torchio
Producers: Måneskin, Fabrizio Ferraguzzo

I wanna be your slave, I wanna be your master
I wanna make your heartbeat run like roller coasters
I wanna be a good boy, I wanna be a gangster
‘Cause you could be the beauty and I could be the monster

I love you since this morning, not just for aesthetic
I wanna touch your body, so f**king electric
I know you’re scared of me, you say that I’m eccentric
I’m crying all my tears and that’s f**king pathetic

I wanna make you hungry, then I wanna feed ya
I wanna paint your face like you’re my Mona Lisa
I wanna be a champion, I wanna be a loser
I’ll even be a clown ’cause I just wanna ‘muse ya

I wanna be your sex toy, I wanna be your teacher
I wanna be your sin, I wanna be a preacher
I wanna make you love me, then I wanna leave ya
‘Cause baby, I’m your David and you’re my Goliath

Uh-huh…
Mmm… uh-uh…

Because I’m the devil who’s searching for redemption
And I’m a lawyer who’s searching for redemption
And I’m a killer who’s searching for redemption
I’m a motherf**king monster who’s searching for redemption

And I’m a bad guy who’s searching for redemption
And I’m a blonde girl who’s searching for redemption
And I’m a freak that is searching for redemption
I’m a motherf**king monster who’s searching for redemption

I wanna be your slave, I wanna be your master
I wanna make your heartbeat run like roller coasters
I wanna be a good boy, I wanna be a gangster
‘Cause you could be the beauty and I could be the monster

I wanna make you quiet, I wanna make you nervous
I wanna set you free, but I’m too f**king jealous
I wanna pull your strings like you’re my telecaster
And if you want to use me, I could be your puppet

Because I’m the devil who’s searching for redemption
And I’m a lawyer who’s searching for redemption
And I’m a killer who’s searching for redemption
I’m a motherf**king monster who’s searching for redemption

I wanna be your slave, I wanna be your master

Describing the Lux Botanicals variants… in Italian

Ciao ragazzi.

Lux Botanicals Soft Rose con essenza di vitamina C e olio di bellezza floreale è un sapone liquido appositamente formulato con ingredienti naturali per fornire un’esperienza di bagno che coccola la tua pelle e te stesso con più schiuma. Arricchito con essenza di vitamina C ed estratto di fiori di rosa francese, è disponibile in una formulazione che può idratare e ammorbidire la pelle con una fragranza naturale.
Una celebrità che si adatta a questa variante: Arin (Oh My Girl)

Lux Botanicals Velvet Jasmine con essenza di vitamina C e olio di bellezza floreale è un sapone liquido appositamente formulato con ingredienti naturali per offrire un’esperienza di bagno che coccola la tua pelle e te stesso. Arricchito con essenza di vitamina C ed estratto di fiori di gelsomino, è disponibile in una formulazione in grado di idratare e levigare la pelle con una fragranza naturale.
Una celebrità che si adatta a questa variante: Jiho (Oh My Girl)

Lux Botanicals Magical Orchid con essenza di vitamina C e olio di bellezza floreale è un sapone liquido appositamente formulato con ingredienti naturali per offrire un’esperienza di bagno straordinaria con una fragranza lussuosa di lunga durata. Arricchito con Essenza di Vitamina C ed estratto di fiori di orchidea magica, presenti in una formulazione in grado di fornire una seducente fragranza a lunga durata.
Una celebrità che si adatta a questa variante: YooA (Oh My Girl)

Lux Botanicals Sakura Bloom con essenza di vitamina C e olio di bellezza floreale è un sapone liquido appositamente formulato con ingredienti naturali per offrire un’esperienza di bagno che coccola la tua pelle e te stesso. Arricchito con essenza di vitamina C ed estratto di fiori di ciliegio, è disponibile in una formulazione che può darti una bella pelle profumata e un rossore luminoso.
Una celebrità che si adatta a questa variante: Hyojung (Oh My Girl)

Lux Botanicals Camellia Bright con essenza di vitamina C e olio di bellezza floreale è un sapone liquido appositamente formulato con ingredienti naturali per dare una sensazione di un’esperienza di bagno che coccola la tua pelle e te stesso. Arricchito con Vitamina C Essence, si presenta in una formulazione in grado di donare una pelle profumata e radiosa.
Una celebrità che si adatta a questa variante: Seunghee (Oh My Girl)

Lux Botanicals Blue Peony con Cooling Mint Oil e Floral Beauty Oil è un sapone liquido appositamente formulato con ingredienti naturali per offrire una sensazione di bagno profumata e rinfrescante. Arricchito con Olio di Menta Rinfrescante, si presenta in una formulazione in grado di donare una fragranza rinfrescante alla tua pelle.
Una celebrità che si adatta a questa variante: Mimi (Oh My Girl)

Lux Botanicals Lily Fresh con olio di menta rinfrescante e olio di bellezza floreale è un sapone liquido appositamente formulato con ingredienti naturali per offrire una sensazione di bagno profumata e rinfrescante. Arricchito con Olio di Menta Rinfrescante, si presenta in una formulazione in grado di donare fragranza e freschezza.
Una celebrità che si adatta a questa variante: Binnie (Oh My Girl)

Lux Botanicals Bird of Paradise con essenza di vitamina E e olio di bellezza floreale è un sapone liquido appositamente formulato con ingredienti naturali per dare una sensazione di un’esperienza di bagno che nutre e rinfresca la tua pelle e te stesso. Arricchito con essenza di vitamina E, è disponibile in una formulazione per nutrire la pelle con la fragranza rinfrescante dell’affascinante fiore dell’uccellino.
Una celebrità che si adatta a questa variante: Park Shin-hye (attrice)

Lux Botanicals Yuzu Blossom con essenza di vitamina C e olio di bellezza floreale è un sapone liquido appositamente formulato con ingredienti naturali per portare una sensazione di un’esperienza di bagno che coccola la tua pelle e te stesso. Arricchito con Essenza di Vitamina C, presente in una formulazione in grado di donare una pelle luminosa e pulita a fondo e avvolta da un’affascinante fragranza di fiori di yuzu.
Una celebrità che si adatta a questa variante: Moon Ga-young (attrice)

Auguriamo a Oh My Girl il meglio per diventare ambasciatori del marchio di Lux Botanicals prima dell’Eurovision 2022 in Italia!

Questo post è stato scritto da un Miracle che è una zappa per Jiho.
Grazie e buona giornata.

Tabik,
Yudhistira Mahasena

My love for Denmark in Eurovision + their entries

Hej gutter!

That’s Danish for “Hi, guys!” And yes, I’m writing this because I want to share something about my long-lasting love for a Nordic country in the Eurovision Song Contest. That being, Denmark.

Denmark has had a long history in Eurovision. They became the first country in the Nordics to join the contest in 1957, alongside Austria and the United Kingdom. It only took them 7 contests to get their first victory in London, when husband-and-wife duo Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann performed “Dansevise”, thus earning the right to host the next contest in the capital, Copenhagen.

Sadly, due to their bad result in 1966, Denmark opted to withdraw from the contest until they returned in 1978, when the contest took place in Paris. Since then, they have only become one of the most successful Nordic countries in Eurovision history, and they didn’t stop there.

Of all the names that have represented Denmark in Eurovision, perhaps there are two names that can be considered legends for participating three times: Tommy Seebach and Hot Eyes. A Eurovision legend indeed, Seebach took part in Eurovision 1979, 1981 alongside American singer Debbie Cameron, and 1993. While Hot Eyes, consisting of Kirsten Siggaard and Søren Bundgaard, took part in 1984, 1985, and 1988.

Since the introduction of the semis, Denmark missed the final in 2004, 2007, 2015, 2016, and most recently, in 2021. That last one was disappointing because they were my winners this year. And that’s why I always expect good results from them.

Here are the Danish Eurovision entries throughout their long history:

  • 1957: Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler – “Skibet skal sejle i nat”
  • 1958: Raquel Rastenni – “Jeg rev et blad ud af min dagbog”
  • 1959: Birthe Wilke – “Uh, jeg ville ønske jeg var dig”
  • 1960: Katy Bødtger – “Det var en yndig tid”
  • 1961: Dario Campeotto – “Angelique”
  • 1962: Ellen Winther – “Vuggevise”
  • 1963: Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann – “Dansevise”
  • 1964: Bjørn Tidmand – “Sangen om dig”
  • 1965: Birgit Brüel – “For din skyld”
  • 1966: Ulla Pia – “Stop – mens legen er go'”
  • 1978: Mabel – “Boom boom”
  • 1979: Tommy Seebach – “Disco tango”
  • 1980: Bamses Venner – “Tænker altid på dig”
  • 1981: Tommy Seebach and Debbie Cameron – “Krøller eller ej”
  • 1982: Brixx – “Video, video”
  • 1983: Gry Johansen – “Kloden drejer”
  • 1984: Hot Eyes – “Det’ lige det”
  • 1985: Hot Eyes – “Sku’ du spørg’ fra no’en?”
  • 1986: Trax – “Du er fuld af løgn”
  • 1987: Anne-Cathrine Herdorf and Drengene – “En lille melodi”
  • 1988: Hot Eyes – “Ka’ du se hva’ jeg sa’?”
  • 1989: Birthe Kjær – “Vi maler byen rød”
  • 1990: Lonnie Devantier – “Hallo, hallo”
  • 1991: Anders Frandsen – “Lige der hvor hjertet slår”
  • 1992: Kenny Lübcke and Lotte Nilsson – “Alt det som ingen ser”
  • 1993: Tommy Seebach Band – “Under stjernerne på himlen”
  • 1995: Aud Wilken – “Fra Mols til Skagen”
  • 1996: Dorthe Andersen and Martin Loft – “Kun med dig”
  • 1997: Kølig Kaj – “Stemmen i mit liv”
  • 1999: Michael Teschl and Trine Jepsen – “This time I mean it”
  • 2000: Olsen Brothers – “Fly on the wings of love”
  • 2001: Rollo and King – “Never ever let you go”
  • 2002: Malene Mortensen – “Tell me who you are”
  • 2004: Tomas Thordarson – “Shame on you”
  • 2005: Jakob Sveistrup – “Talking to you”
  • 2006: Sidsel Ben Semmane – “Twist of love”
  • 2007: DQ – “Drama queen”
  • 2008: Simon Mathew – “All night long”
  • 2009: Brinck – “Believe again”
  • 2010: Chanée and N’evergreen – “In a moment like this”
  • 2011: A Friend in London – “New tomorrow”
  • 2012: Soluna Samay – “Should’ve known better”
  • 2013: Emmelie de Forest – “Only teardrops”
  • 2014: Basim – “Cliche love song”
  • 2015: Anti Social Media – “The way you are”
  • 2016: Lighthouse X – “Soldiers of love”
  • 2017: Anja Nissen – “Where I am”
  • 2018: Rasmussen – “Higher ground”
  • 2019: Leonora – “Love is forever”
  • 2020: Ben and Tan – “Yes!”
  • 2021: Fyr og Flamme – “Øve os på hinanden”

The sad truth is, ever since the end of the language rule and before 2021, Denmark had always sung in English. It wasn’t until this year when Italo disco duo Fyr og Flamme performed a song in Danish for the first time since 1997. And Danish is actually one of the languages I’m interested at learning. It’s spoken in Denmark and has a different pronunciation than Norwegian and Swedish.

For Denmark in Eurovision, the choices of representatives are ENDLESS. They aren’t in shortage of talented singers, musicians, and bands. However, if I can name five that can potentially represent Denmark in Eurovision – they are: Michael Learns to Rock, Hedegaard, Volbeat, Rasmus Seebach, and Oh My Girl. And YES – for the longest time I’ve wanted OMG to represent Denmark in Eurovision.

I never knew MLTR was a Danish band until I listened to “Kun med dig”, Denmark‘s 1996 entry – which was composed by their main vocalist, Jascha Richter. Later, he adapted it to English under the title “Paint my love”. It’s a staple song in Indonesian weddings.

Hedegaard is a DJ, who featured Danish singer Lukas Graham in his 2015 hit, “Happy home”. Since EDM is often underrated in Eurovision, I’ve always wanted to see him submit a song to Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.

Rasmus Seebach is related to Tommy Seebach. Yep, he is Tommy’s son. Rasmus inherited his musical talents from his father, so I would like to see him write a song in Danish, submit it to DMGP, and potentially win.

And as for Volbeat and OMG, I want them to be in DMGP next year because their situation is the same – I LOVE them. I am a big rock fan, and of course I’m a Miracle who as of right now can’t tell who my bias is anymore. Yes, OMG is the first official all-visual group that consists of seven members: Hyojung, Mimi, YooA, Seunghee, Jiho, Binnie, and Arin. I’ve talked about them heaps of times in this blog before. But they’re like G-IDLE now – a group full of bias wreckers.

Funny story, regarding OMG, I wanted them to be in Eurovision 2020 with “The fifth season” – a song that would’ve breached Eurovision rules because it was released before September 1, 2019. But they weren’t chosen. Denmark was set to be represented by Ben and Tan with “Yes!” in Rotterdam. Ultimately the contest was CANCELED due to obvious reasons, and B&T weren’t re-selected. So, did I want OMG to represent Denmark in Eurovision 2021?
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.
.
…Yes. But in the end, I didn’t want them to.

In May last year, OMG was involved in a big scandal following their appearance in “Shindong Gayo”, where Seunghee was accused of being stereotypical towards Mexicans (saying all Mexican men have mustaches and eat burritos). Matters became worse when Hyojung was accused of fat-shaming towards Shindong, the Super Junior member known for his bulk. The hashtag #ApologizeOhMyGirl was everywhere on social media, and that caused me to hate OMG for exactly 4 months because of their acts. This in turn caused me to want Denmark to win Eurovision with Day6 and their song, “Zombie”, instead – which was a diss to OMG and the Miracles. But in the end, Day6 also didn’t get to represent Denmark in Rotterdam. Italo disco duo Fyr og Flamme performed “Øve os på hinanden” and still lost in the Shield Cup (semi-final 2), which made me angry because Denmark was my winner.

Now, all matters are clear, and OMG became my hot favorite to represent Denmark in Eurovision 2022. Even if they don’t get to represent Denmark in Italy, I still want them to fly to the Land of Pizza and Sambuca as Jan Smit calls Italy, to perform as the opening act for the final. Heck, I imagine them being brand ambassadors of Lux Botanicals ahead of Eurovision 2022.

What do you think? Is your love for Denmark in Eurovision as big as mine? Please let me know in the comments, and also tell me who you want to represent Denmark in Eurovision 2022!

Tabik,
Yudhistira Mahasena

Ed Sheeran – Bad habits

All rights belong to Ed Sheeran.
Music and lyrics: Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Fred Gibson

(1, 2, 3, 4)

Everytime you come around
You know I can’t say “no”
Everytime the sun goes down
I let you take control

I can feel the paradise
Before my world implodes
And tonight had something wonderful

My bad habits lead to late nights ending alone
Conversations with a stranger I barely know
Swearing this will be the last but it probably won’t
I got nothing left to lose or use or do

My bad habits lead to wide eyes stare into space
And I know I lose control of the things that I say
I was looking for a way out, now I can’t escape
Nothing happens after two, it’s true, it’s true
My bad habits lead to you

Ooh-ooh…
My bad habits lead to you
Ooh-ooh…
My bad habits lead to you

Every pure intention ends
When the good times start
Falling over everything
To reach the first times spark

It started under neon lights
And then it got all dark
I only know how to go too far

My bad habits lead to late nights ending alone
Conversations with a stranger I barely know
Swearing this will be the last but it probably won’t
I got nothing left to lose or use or do

My bad habits lead to wide eyes stare into space
And I know I lose control of the things that I say
I was looking for a way out, now I can’t escape
Nothing happens after two, it’s true, it’s true
My bad habits lead to you

Ooh-ooh…
My bad habits lead to you
Ooh-ooh…

We took the long way round
Burned till the fun ran out, now

My bad habits lead to late nights ending alone
Conversations with a stranger I barely know
Swearing this will be the last but it probably won’t
I got nothing left to lose or use or do

My bad habits lead to wide eyes stare into space
And I know I lose control of the things that I say
I was looking for a way out, now I can’t escape
Nothing happens after two, it’s true, it’s true
My bad habits lead to you

Ooh-ooh…
My bad habits lead to you
Ooh-ooh…
My bad habits lead to you

Things that are true about the K-drama world

Hi, guys!

There are many things that are true about the K-drama world. Here are some of them.

  1. K-dramas have been around for a very long time, but the sageuk drama “Jewel of the Palace”, starring Lee Young-ae and Han Ji-min in 2003 was the first K-drama to be played in Indonesian TV. This is where Han Ji-min got her breakthrough role.
  2. Most Indonesian K-drama lovers know two names: Lee Min-ho and Song Hye-kyo. Lee Min-ho for his role as Gu Jun-pyo in “Boys Before Flowers” in 2009, and Song Hye-kyo for her role as Han Ji-eun in “Full House” in 2004 alongside musician Rain. They’re basically the Kings and Queens of K-Drama Actors and Actresses. However, the sad truth is, most Indonesian people who are new to the K-drama world only know Lee and Song, when in fact we have a lot more than just them.
  3. We can’t count how many actors that have “Wook” or “Hyuk” in their names, or actresses that have “Hye” in their names. We’ve had plenty of Wooks, Hyuks, and Hyes in the K-drama world – and for sure we can have more. Actors and actresses with the mentioned syllables above are basically the most good-looking ones.
  4. Moon Ga-young is the better known Moon in the K-drama industry in recent times. However, in older times, another Moon was triumphant – Moon Geun-young. She has the title “Nation’s Little Sister” for her cute image. At age 34, she’s still beautiful and looks young. She’s basically the Paramitha Rusady of K-Drama. Moon Geun-young hasn’t been in as many dramas recently.
  5. If Moon Geun-young is the Nation’s Little Sister, the Nation’s Little Brother would be actor Yoo Seung-ho.
  6. Han So-hee, who received her breakthrough role as Yeo Da-kyung in “The World of the Married”, looks more like Itzy’s Ryujin than the Queen Song Hye-kyo herself.
  7. We all know Cha Eun-woo as a member of the boy group Astro, but he is also an actor. He has starred in many K-dramas and films, such as “My ID is Gangnam Beauty” and “True Beauty”. In a similar vein, we all know the controversial Lee Na-eun as a member of the girl group April, but she is also a talented actress who got her breakthrough acting role in “Extraordinary You” as Yeo Ju-da. Eunwoo and Naeun would make the most romantic ship. And we’re all waiting for a drama starring them.
  8. Park Shin-hye is my personal favorite actress. And I LOVE her.

What are more K-drama things that are true? Please let me know down in the comments below!

Tabik,
Yudhistira Mahasena

Eurovision 1991 songs (based on the running order)

All rights belong to their respective owners.

1. Yugoslavia
Baby Doll – “Brazil”
Music: Zoran Vračević
Lyrics: Dragana Šarić
Place: 21st out of 22 (1 point)

La, lalala lalala
Lalala lalala
Lalala lalala

La, lalala lalala
Lalala lalala
Lalala lalala

Brazil, Španija, Kolumbija
Kuba i Amerika
Samba, rumba, ča-ča-ča

Skini sve, skini cipele što pre
Skini jaknu, farmerke
Hajde igra počinje

Za tvoje usne i moj vrat
Tvoj poljubac će biti znak
Za Ramba, Dina, šta, šta, šta
Da sam novu igru smislila

Brazil, jedan okret to su dva
Reci hop i to su tri
Tvoje srce to smo mi

Brazil, meni ne treba Brazil
Dolce vitae, ča-ča-ča
Samo ti sa tobom ja

Skini sve, skini cipele što pre
Skini jaknu, farmerke
Hajde igra počinje

Za tvoje usne i moj vrat
Tvoj poljubac će biti znak
Za Ramba, Dina, šta, šta, šta
Da sam novu igru smislila

Brazil, jedan okret to su dva
Reci hop i to su tri
Tvoje srce to smo mi

Brazil, meni ne treba Brazil
Dolce vitae, ča-ča-ča
Samo ti sa tobom ja

La, lalala lalala
Lalala lalala
Lalala lalala

La, lalala lalala
Lalala lalala
Lalala lalala

Za tvoje usne i moj vrat
Tvoj poljubac će biti znak
Za Ramba, Dina, šta, šta, šta
Da sam novu igru smislila

Brazil, jedan okret to su dva
Reci hop i to su tri
Tvoje srce to smo mi

Brazil, meni ne treba Brazil
Dolce vitae, ča-ča-ča
Samo ti sa tobom ja

Brazil, jedan okret to su dva
Reci hop i to su tri
Tvoje srce to smo mi

Brazil, meni ne treba Brazil
Dolce vitae, ča-ča-ča
Samo ti i ja i oh, Brazil


2. Iceland
Stefán and Eyfi – “Draumur um Nínu”
Music and lyrics: Eyjólfur Kristjánsson
Place: 15th out of 22 (26 points)

Núna ertu hjá mér, Nína
Strýkur mér um vangann, Nína
Ó, haltu í höndina á mér, Nína
Því þú veist að ég mun aldrei aftur
Ég mun aldrei, aldrei aftur
Aldrei aftur eiga stund með þér

Þad er sárt að sakna, einhvers
Lífið heldur áfram, til hvers
Ég vil ekki vakna, frá þér
Því ég veit að þú munt aldrei aftur
Þú munt aldrei, aldrei aftur
Aldrei aftur strjúka vanga minn

Þegar þú i draumum mínum birtist allt er ljúft og gott
Og ég vildi ég gæti sofið heila öld
Því að nóttin veitir aðeins skamma stund með þér

Er ég vakna
Nína, þú ert ekki lengur hér
Opna augun
Engin strýkur blitt um vánga mér

Dagurinn er eilífð, án þín
Kvöldið kalt og tómlegt, án þín
Er nóttin kemur fer ég, til þín

Þegar þú i draumum mínum birtist allt er ljúft og gott
Og ég vildi ég gæti sofið heila öld
Því að nóttin veitir aðeins skamma stund með þér

Er ég vakna
Nína, þú ert ekki lengur hér
Opna augun
Engin strýkur blitt um vánga mér

Er ég vakna
Ó, Nína, þú ert ekki lengur hér
Opna augun
Engin strýkur blitt um vánga mér


3. Malta
Georgina Abela and Paul Giordimaina – “Could it be?”
Music: Paul Abela
Lyrics: Raymond Mahoney
Place: 6th out of 22 (106 points)

Shadows fall
It’s so lonely waiting here
There’s a garden bare out there
Where songbirds sing no more

No golden stardust shining
And no lining on the cloud
Could it be you and me
Have found our rainbow’s end

Autumn leaves
Falling softly all around
There ain’t but a single sound
Of voices I once knew

No silver star to follow
And no moon to light the way
Could it be you and me
Are playing let’s pretend

Won’t you just call me
If I’m to blame at all, I’ll say I’m sorry
It’s useless standing tall, I’m longing for your touch
I’m waiting for a love I knew so well
So well

Winter cold
And the wind blows through my hair
Deep inside you know I care
No matter what’s in store

Our lines of love ain’t rhyming
And the rhythm is all gone
Could it be you and me
Can’t say we’re on the mend
Let’s pretend

Won’t you just call me
If I’m to blame at all, I’ll say I’m sorry
It’s useless standing tall, I’m longing for your touch
I’m waiting for a love I knew so well
Ooh yeah…

Whoa whoa, won’t you just call me
That’s all I need to hear to ease the worry
I’ll kiss each lonely tear, to me you mean so much
God knows I speak the truth and time will tell

Ooh…

FUN FACT: Malta only competed to replace the Netherlands, who withdrew that year due to the contest coinciding with Remembrance Day in their country. But that only started their success story in the Eurovision Song Contest after withdrawing from 1976-1990 and they did NOT stop there.


4. Greece
Sophia Vossou – “I anixi”
Music and lyrics: Andreas Mikroutsikos
Place: 13th out of 22 (36 points)

Αν έρθεις και τη νύχτα μου ντυθείς
Αν έρθεις και στο σώμα μου κρυφτεις
Αν έρθεις και στα δίχτυα μου μπλεχτείς
Ένα να ξέρεις, δε θα προδωθείς

Αν έρθεις και τη νύχτα μου ντυθείς
Αν έρθεις και στο σώμα μου κρυφτεις
Αν έρθεις και στα δίχτυα μου μπλεχτείς
Ένα να ξέρεις, δε θα προδωθείς

Θα ‘ναι σα να μπαίνει η άνοιξη
Θα ‘ναι ουρανού κατάνυξη
Θα ‘ναι σα να μπαίνει η άνοιξη
Στα ξαφνικά

Θα ‘ναι σα να μπαίνει η άνοιξη
Θα ‘ναι ουρανού κατάνυξη
Θα ‘ναι σα να μπαίνει η άνοιξη
Στα ξαφνικά

Αν στους ανέμους είμαστ’ ανοιχτοί
Αν σ’ ότι ζούμε είμαστε πιστοί
Αν του έρωτα μας δένει η κλωστή
Τα δύο κορμιά μας, κήποι κρεμαστοί

Θα ‘ναι σα να μπαίνει η άνοιξη
Θα ‘ναι ουρανού κατάνυξη
Θα ‘ναι σα να μπαίνει η άνοιξη
Στα ξαφνικά

Θα ‘ναι σα να μπαίνει η άνοιξη
Θα ‘ναι ουρανού κατάνυξη
Θα ‘ναι σα να μπαίνει η άνοιξη
Στα ξαφνικά

Θα ‘ναι σα να μπαίνει η άνοιξη
Θα ‘ναι ουρανού κατάνυξη
Θα ‘ναι σα να μπαίνει η άνοιξη
Στα ξαφνικά


5. Switzerland
Sandra Simó – “Canzone per te”
Music and lyrics: Renato Mascetti
Place: 5th out of 22 (118 points)

Io questa sera vorrei sognare un po’
Con quattro note fermare la realtà
Poi nella mente ritorna l’allegria
Se c’è una canzone mia

Lei mi riporta a scoprire dentro me
Nei miei sorrisi la tua complicità
Poi dare un calcio alla mia tristezza che
C’è quando te ne vai

Portami via con te
Non mi lasciare mai
Non voglio perderti
Stringimi forte perché

C’è una canzone che
Ti parlerà di me
A lei affiderò
Tutto il mio amore per te

Poi ritrovarmi seduta dentro un bar
Con le mie note e un sogno dentro me
No, no, non serve fermare la realtà
Dai chiudi gli occhi e vai

Portami via con te
Non mi lasciare mai
Non voglio perderti
Stringimi forte perché

C’è una canzone che
Ti parlerà di me
A lei affiderò
Tutto il mio amore

Una canzone che canterò e vivro con te


6. Austria
Thomas Fortsner – “Venedig im Regen”
Music and lyrics: Robby Musenbichler, Hubert Moser, Wolfgang Eltner
Place: 22nd out of 22 (0 points)

Lichter im Regen, ich hab’ dich gesehen
Ein Lächeln wie sanfte Magie
Verzaubert, erfroren, ganz in dir verloren
Gefühle so tief wie die Nacht

Stilles Begreifen und Sehnsucht nach mehr
Zärtliche Augen, will dir gehör’n

Venedig im Regen
Lass uns diese Nacht einfach träumen (Träumen)
Venedig im Regen
Bis ans Ende der Nacht einfach träumen

Dein Atem ganz teicht, an meiner Schulter vergraben
Dein Zauber ganz tief in mir
Erfühlen, erahnen, von dir fortgetragen
Bei dir sein und doch nicht hier

Stilles Begreifen und Sehnsucht nach mehr
Zu zärtliche Augen, will dir gehör’n

Venedig im Regen
Lass uns diese Nacht einfach träumen (Träumen)
Venedig im Regen
Bis ans Ende der Nacht einfach träumen

Venedig im Regen
(Lass uns diese Nacht) Einfach träumen (Träumen)
Venedig im Regen
Bis ans Ende der Nacht einfach träumen

Venedig im Regen
(Lass uns diese Nacht) Einfach träumen
Träumen


7. Luxembourg
Sarah Bray – “Un baiser volé”
Music: Patrick Hippert
Lyrics: Linda Lecomte, Monique ‘Mick’ Wersant
Place: 14th out of 22 (29 points)

Comment peut-on unir les horizons
Libres sont ceux ignorant la peine
La peur rend fou, appelle la haine
Le mal grandit dans nos esprits

Et pourtant l’amour
Est le sens de notre vie
Un baiser volé dans ce monde blessé
Peut nous apporter l’espérance

Saturé d’images, le monde se méfie
Les chemins du coeur ont des frontières
Une vie perdue, un arbre abattu
Joignent mes larmes aux rivières

Et pourtant l’amour
Est le sens de notre vie
Un baiser volé dans ce monde blessé
Peut nous apporter l’espérance

Par nos yeux éblouis
Se remplissent nos mémoires
Le bonheur libère nos emotions

(Comme un baiser volé)
Comme un baiser volé

Et pourtant l’amour
Est le sens de notre vie
Une histoire inventée, et l’espoir retrouvé
Créer un univers sans souffrance


8. Sweden
Carola – “Fångad av en stormvind”
Music and lyrics: Stephan Berg
Place: 1st out of 22 (146 points; WINNING SONG)

Jag har aldrig slutat tro
Att efter varje natt väntar gryningen
Fast jag inte kan förstå
Så finns det tid för skratt när jag börjar om igen

Känner doften från en stilla ocean
Plötsligt står jag i en levande orkan

Jag är fångad av en stormvind, fast för dig
Ingenting kan hindra mig
När det blasser i mitt hjärta

Fångad av en stormvind natt och dag
Här finns bara du och jag
Och det ljus som himlen lämnat kvar

Det är dags att ge sig av
För stunder som har flytt kommer aldrig mer
Reser ut på öppet hav
Där allting blir som nytt i den framtid som du ger

Utan saknad lämnar jag min trygga hamn
Fri men ändå bunden til en öppen famn

Jag är fångad av en stormvind, fast för dig
Ingenting kan hindra mig
När det blasser i mitt hjärta

Fångad av en stormvind natt och dag
Här finns bara du och jag
Och det ljus som himlen lämnat kvar

Vi går tillsammans
Förenad av kärlekens band
Min längtan vaknar
När du ler och räcker mig din hand

Jag är fångad av en stormvind
Fångad av en stormvind, fast för dig
Ingenting kan hindra mig
När det blasser i mitt hjärta

Fångad av en stormvind natt och dag
Här finns bara du och jag
Och det ljus som himlen lämnat kvar

(Fångad av en stormvind)
Jag är fångad av en stormvind


9. France
Amina – “C’est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison”
Music: Wasis Diop
Lyrics: Amina Annabi
Place: 2nd out of 22 (146 points)

C’est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison dans ta maison
C’est celle qui m’a donné un nom qui a raison de toute façon
Fille ou garçon, tous ces dictons sont des leçons, ne dis pas non
Le monde n’est ni mauvais ni bon, tu tournes pas rond, c’est sans raison

Houah houah…
Houah houah…
Hiah hiah…
Hiah hiah hiah…

Houah…
Hiah…

Dis-moi au nom de quelle nation tu lèves le ton dans ma maison
Ne gémis pas comme un violon sans partition, c’est une leçon
La véritè se cache le front comme un silence qui en dit long
C’est le plus fort qui a parlé qui a raison de toute façon

Houah houah…
Houah houah…
Hiah hiah…
Hiah hiah hiah…

Houah…
Hiah…

C’est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison dans ta maison
C’est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison de toute façon

Toutes les saisons font et défont même les passions, quelle dérision
C’est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison sans condition
Comme-ci ou comme-ça
Ici ou là-bas

Houah houah…
Houah houah…
Hiah hiah…
Hiah hiah hiah…

Houah…
Hiah…

Hiah hiah…
Hiah hiah hiah…
Houah…

FUN FACT: You know what’s funny? France actually tied with Sweden for 1st place with the same amount of points, but since Sweden got more 10 points than France, they gave the edge to Sweden.


10. Turkey
İzel Çeliköz, Reyhan Karaca, and Can Uğurluer – “İki dakika”
Music: Şevket Uğurluer
Lyrics: Aysel Gürel
Place: 12th out of 22 (44 points)

Dön bak sen de haydi bak günler dönecekmiş gibi
Geçiyor oysa, bunu unutma
Yine de yıllar geçecek aslında
Yaşa yeter ki, gidene aldırma
Doya doya, iki dakika

Bir aşk sanki en güzel anda uçacakmış gibi
Seviyor oysa, bunu hatırla
Yine de yıllar geçecek aslında
Yaşa yeter ki, gidene aldırma
Doya doya, iki dakika

Sana bana aynı aynı şey
Oona buna aynı aynı şey
Haydi yaşayalım gel

O, ne olacak ayrı olsa de
Neşe dolu günle başka hayat
Başka hayat

Dön bak sen de haydi bak günler dönecekmiş gibi
Geçiyor oysa, bunu unutma
Yine de yıllar geçecek aslında
Yaşa yeter ki, gidene aldırma
Doya doya, iki dakika

Bir aşk sanki en güzel anda uçacakmış gibi
Seviyor oysa, bunu hatırla
Yine de yıllar geçecek aslında
Yaşa yeter ki, gidene aldırma
Doya doya, iki dakika

Sana bana aynı aynı şey
Oona buna aynı aynı şey
Haydi yaşayalım gel

O, ne olacak ayrı olsa de
Neşe dolu günle başka hayat
Başka hayat

Dön bak sen de haydi bak günler dönecekmiş gibi
Geçiyor oysa, bunu unutma
Yine de yıllar geçecek aslında
Yaşa yeter ki, gidene aldırma
Doya doya, iki dakika
İki dakika
İki dakika

Hu!


11. Ireland
Kim Jackson – “Could it be that I’m in love?”
Music and lyrics: Liam Reilly
Place: 10th out of 22 (47 points)

I don’t know why I want you
The way that I want you
And I don’t know why I miss you
The way that I miss you

But when I’m in your arms
It makes me feel so good
And I don’t know the reason why
I don’t know the reason why

And I don’t understand
Why I feel the way I do
And I don’t understand
What I feel when I’m with you

And anyway now
It’s no use worrying
Until I find out what it is

Could it be that when I’m with you
My fears all go away
Could it be that when I’m with you
It’s like the start of a brand new day

Or is it just that when I hold you
I can’t hold you enough
Or could it be that I’m in love

Somebody once told me
You’ve gotta trust your heart (Gotta trust your heart)
And this I have tried to do
Right from the very start

And when I’m close to you
It makes me feel so good
And I don’t know the reason why

Could it be that when I’m with you
My fears all go away
Could it be that when I’m with you
It’s like the start of a brand new day

Or is it just that when I hold you
I can’t hold you enough
Or could it be that I’m in love
Could it be that I’m in love
Could it be that I’m in love


12. Portugal
Dulce Pontes – “Lusitana paixão”
Music: Jorge Quintela, José da Ponte
Lyrics: Fred Micaelo, José da Ponte
Place: 8th out of 22 (62 points)

Fado, chorar a tristeza bem
Fado, adormecer com a dor
Fado, só quando a saudade vem
Arrancar do meu passado um grande amor

Mas não condeno essa paixão
Essa mágoa nas palavras
Que a guitarra vai gemendo também

Eu não, eu não pedirei perdão
Quando gozar o pecado
E voltar a dar de mim

Porque eu quero ser feliz
E a desdita não se diz
Não quero o que o fado quer dizer

Fado, soluçar recordações
Fado, reviver uma tal dor
Mmm… fado, só quando a saudade vem
Arrancar do meu passado um grande amor

Mas não condeno essa paixão
Essa mágoa nas palavras
Que a guitarra vai gemendo também

Eu não, eu não pedirei perdão
Quando gozar o pecado
E voltar a dar de mim

Eu sei desse lado que há em nós
Cheio de alma Lusitana
Como a lenda da Severa

Porque eu quero ser feliz
E a desdita não se diz
O fado não me faz arrepender

Porque eu quero ser feliz
E a desdita não se diz
O fado não me faz arrepender


13. Denmark
Anders Frandsen – “Lige der hvor hjertet slår”
Music and lyrics: Michael Elo
Place: 19th out of 22 (8 points)

Som en drøm fløj du rundt i mig
Listed’ dig ind i mit sind
Vendte rundt på min virk’lighed
Fanged’ mine tanker, leged’ med min selvtillid

Mmm… tvivl og håb og længsel
Farer ud og ind
Har du det mon li’som jeg
Så hør på mig

Mød mig lige det hvor hjertet slår
Hvor kærligheden foregår
Der hvor verden ender
Der hvor tanken vender rundt

Ta’ mig læng’re ud end lyset når
Og hold om mig i tusind år
Ved du at jeg venter
Vil du geme vide hvor
Lige der hvor hjertet slår

Denne nat blev du virk’lighed
Smelted’ dig ind i min krop
Fløj af sted i det tomme rum
Svimmel og beruset drak jeg af din kærlighed

Mmm… verden er forandret
Ska’ vi samme vej
Åh… har du det mon li’som jeg
Så ta’ med mig

Mød mig lige det hvor hjertet slår
Hvor kærligheden foregår
Der hvor verden ender
Der hvor tanken vender rundt

Ta’ mig læng’re ud end lyset når
Og hold om mig i tusind år
Ved du at jeg venter
Vil du geme vide hvor
Lige der hvor hjertet slår, whoa whoa whoa

Lige det hvor hjertet slår
Hvor kærligheden foregår
Der hvor verden ender
Der hvor tanken vender rundt, åh…

Ta’ mig læng’re ud end lyset når
Og hold om mig i tusind år
Ved du at jeg venter
Vil du geme vide hvor
Lige der hvor hjertet slår
Lige der hvor hjertet slår


14. Norway
Just 4 Fun – “Mrs. Thompson”
Music: P.G. Roness, Kaare Skevik Jr.
Lyrics: Dag Kolsrud
Place: 17th out of 22 (14 points)

Undergrunn’ er alltid sen og toget ute av rute
Men jobben må du rekke likevel
Sjefen tror på overtid, hvis ikke er du ute
Men klokka er blitt fem, så det er kveld

Og på toget hjem igjen
Når du sovner, kommer drømmen av seg selv

For livet kaller, hjertet slår
Og kan du høre, Mrs. Thompson
Og tiden bare går og går
Men hva gjør du, Mrs. Thompson, kom igjen

Foreldremøte mandag, og tirsdag foran TV’n
Og onsdag gjør hun yoga for seg selv
Torsdag kommer jentene, på fredag er det huset
Talglys og rødvin lørdag kveld

Hele søndagen i seng
Når hun sover, kommer drømmen om igjen

For livet kaller, hjertet slår
Og kan du høre, Mrs. Thompson
Og tiden bare går og går
Men hva gjør du, Mrs. Thompson, kom igjen

For livet kaller, hjertet slår
Og kan du høre, Mrs. Thompson
Og tiden bare går og går
Men hva gjør du, Mrs. Thompson

La meg presentere deg
For alle tiders Mrs. Thompson
En hverdagshelt som viser vei
Trå til og gjør det, Mrs. Thompson, kom igjen

For livet kaller, hjertet slår
Og kan du høre, Mrs. Thompson
Og tiden bare går og går
Men hva gjør du, Mrs. Thompson


15. Israel
Duo Datz – “Kan”
Music and lyrics: Uzi Hitman
Place: 3rd out of 22 (139 points)

Kan beyti, po ani noladeti
Bamishor asher al sfat hayam
Kan hachaverim itam gadalti
Ve’en li shum makom acher ba’olam
En li shum makom acher ba’olam

Kan beyti, po ani sichakti
Bashfela asher al gav hahar
Kan min habe’er shatiti maim
Veshatalti deshe bamidbar
Veshatalti deshe bamidbar

Kan noladeti, kan noldu li yeladay
Kan baniti et beyti bishtey yaday
Kan gam ata iti vechan kol elef yediday
Ve’achrey shanim alpaim, sof linduday

Kan et kol shiray ani niganti
Vehalachti bemasa leyli
Kan bine’uray ani heganti
Al chelkat ha’Elohim sheli
Al chelkat ha’Elohim sheli

Kan noladeti, kan noldu li yeladay
Kan baniti et beyti bishtey yaday
Kan gam ata iti vechan kol elef yediday
Ve’achrey shanim alpaim, sof linduday

Kan
Kan et shulchani ani arachti
Pat shel lechem, perach ra’anan
Delet lashchenim ani patachti
Umi sheba, nomar lo “ahalan” (Ahalan)
Umi sheba, nomar lo “ahalan”

Kan noladeti, kan noldu li yeladay
Kan baniti et beyti bishtey yaday
Kan gam ata iti vechan kol elef yediday
Ve’achrey shanim alpaim, sof linduday

Kan gam ata iti vechan kol elef yediday
Ve’achrey shanim alpaim, achrey shanim alpaim

Kan noladeti, kan noldu li yeladay
Kan baniti et beyti bishtey yaday
Kan gam ata iti vechan kol elef yediday
Ve’achrey shanim alpaim, sof linduday

Kan gam ata iti vechan kol elef yediday
Ve’achrey shanim alpaim, sof, sof linduday


16. Finland
Kaija Karkinen – “Hullu yö”
Music: Ile Kallio
Lyrics: Jukka Välimaa
Place: 20th out of 22 (6 points)

En edes halunnut sua omistaa
En edes leikisti rakastaa
Kaksi kulkijaa yhteen osuttiin
Yksi yhteinen hetki jaettiin

Minä jäin kun aamu sinut vei
Rauhaa sydän mulle anna ei
En irti pääse, sua tarvitsen
Mut turhaa toivon sua vierellein

Yksi hullu yö, villi sydän lyö
Me ehdittiin kai jotain siinä antaa
Yksi hullu yö, villi sydän lyö
Ei haluttukkaan vastuuta kantaa

Enää löydä en sua sylistäin
Sua kosketan vain unissain
Vain unissain

En edes halunnut sua omistaa
En edes leikisti rakastaa
Vain yksi yö niin helppo unohtaa
Mut sydän nälkäinen ei rauhaa saa

Yksi hullu yö, villi sydän lyö
Me ehdittiin kai jotain siinä antaa
Yksi hullu yö, villi sydän lyö
Ei haluttukkaan vastuuta kantaa

Enää löydä en sua sylistäin
Sua kosketan vain unissain

Yksi hullu yö, villi sydän lyö
Me ehdittiin kai jotain siinä antaa
Yksi hullu yö, villi sydän lyö
Ei haluttukkaan vastuuta kantaa, hei

Yksi hullu yö, hei
Yksi hullu yö, ha…
Yksi hullu yö


17. Germany
Atlantis 2000 – “Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben”
Music: Alfons Weindorf
Lyrics: Helmut Frey
Place: 18th out of 22 (10 points)

Und sie lehrten uns zu kämpfen
Und wir lernten zu verlieren
Auf der Suche nach der Freiheit
Liessen wir uns oft verführen

Was sie uns erzählten
Alles haben wir geglaubt
Warn auch viele Worte
Immer nur auf Sand gebaut

Doch die Zeit der Lügen
Irgendwann ist sie vorbei
Wenn es keinen Hass mehr gibt
Sind wir für immer frei

Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben
Dieser Traum darf nie vergehen
Vieles muss noch anders werden
Und noch so vieles muss geschehen

Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben
Und ein Wunder wird geschehen
Einmal siegt die Liebe
Und unser Traum wird einmal in Erfüllung gehen

Auf dem Weg zu neuen Ufern
Wurden viele Wünsche wahr
Doch wir greifen nach den Sternen
Und vergessen die Gefahr

Niemand sieht die Schatten
Die uns folgen in der Nacht
Einer gibt die Karten
Und wir sind in seiner Macht

Doch die Zeit der Tränen
Irgendwann ist sie vorbei
Wenn es keine Angst mehr gibt
Sind wir für immer frei

Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben
Dieser Traum darf nie vergehen
Vieles muss noch anders werden
Und noch so vieles muss geschehen

Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben
Und ein Wunder wird geschehen
Einmal siegt die Liebe
Und unser Traum wird einmal in Erfüllung gehen


18. Belgium
Clouseau – “Geef het op”
Music and lyrics: Bob Savenberg, Koen Wauters, Kris Wauters, Jan Leyers
Place: 16th out of 22 (23 points)

Is het niet waar dat ik jou lang geleden zei
Hem te vergeten, kom terug bij mij
Geef het op, kom terug bij mij
Hahahaha hahahaha haha, oh…

Je blijft het steeds proberen
Hij is het echt niet waard
Loop hem niet zomaar achterna

Geef het op, geef het op
Geef het op, meisje
Geef het op, geef het op
Geef het op, meisje

Ik geef je meer dan iemand ooit gegeven heeft
Ik ben altijd met jou begaan
Als je denkt aan de tijden die je met me hebt beleefd
Zou je me nooit meer laten staan

Geef het op, geef het op
Geef het op, meisje
Geef het op, geef het op
Geef het op, meisje

Ik zal blijven hopen
Ik wil jou dicht bij me, dag en nacht
‘k Zou m’n ziel verkopen
Als de duivel jou weer bij me bracht

Geef het op, geef het op
Geef het op, meisje
Geef het op, geef het op
Geef het op, meisje

Geef het op, geef het op
Geef het op, meisje
Geef het op, geef het op
Geef het op, meisje

(Geef het op, geef het op) Ik zal blijven hopen
(Geef het op, meisje) ‘k Zou m’n ziel verkopen
Geef het op, geef het op
Geef het op, meisje

Ah… geef het op


19. Spain
Sergio Dalma – “Bailar pegados”
Music: Julio Seijas
Lyrics: Luis Gómez-Escolar
Place: 4th out of 22 (119 points)

Bailar de lejos no es bailar
Es como estar bailando sólo
Tu bailando en tu volcán
Y a dos metros de ti
Bailando yo en el polo

Probemos una sola vez
Bailar pegados como a fuego
Abrazados al compás
Sin separar jamás
Tu cuerpo de mi cuerpo

Bailar pegados es bailar
Igual que baila el mar
Con los delfines

Corazón con corazón
En un solo salón
Dos bailarines

Abrazadísimos los dos
Acariciándonos
Sintiéndonos la piel

Nuestra balada va a sonar
Vamos a probar
Probar el arte de volar

Bailar pegados es bailar
Bailar pegados es bailar
Es bailar

Verás la música después
Te va pidiéndo un beso a gritos
Y te sube por los pies
Con algo que no ves
Lo que nunca se ha escrito

Bailar pegados es bailar
Igual que baila el mar
Con los delfines

Corazón con corazón
En un solo salón
Dos bailarines

Abrazadísimos los dos
Acariciándonos
Sintiéndonos la piel

Nuestra balada va a sonar
Vamos a probar
Probar el arte de volar

Bailar pegados es bailar
Bailar pegados es bailar
Es bailar


20. United Kingdom
Samantha Janus – “A message to your heart”
Music and lyrics: Paul Curtis
Place: 10th out of 22 (47 points)

Half the world is hungry
Just through being born
And everyday is a compromise
For a grain of corn

And half the world have too much
Their only hunger is their greed
Through politics and ignorance
Half the world’s in need

A message to your heart, it’s alright
Say a little prayer and sleep tonight, oh…
Tomorrow you’ll still be in paradise, oh…

A message to your heart, walk on by
Till you hear the voice of conscience cry, oh…
There but for the grace of God, go I

Half the world is lucky
Born in paradise
But they don’t see the children
With hunger in their eyes

And the time has come for changes
Though for some it’s much too late
There’s got to be an answer
The hungry cannot wait

A message to your heart, it’s alright
Say a little prayer and sleep tonight, oh…
Tomorrow you’ll still be in paradise, oh…

A message to your heart, walk on by
Till you hear the voice of conscience cry, oh…
There but for the grace of God, go I

A message to your heart, walk on by
Till you hear the voice of conscience cry, oh…
There but for the grace of God, go I
There but for the grace of God, go I
(A message to your heart)


21. Cyprus
Elena Patroklou – “S.O.S.”
Music: Kypros Charalambous
Lyrics: Andreas Christou
Place: 9th out of 22 (60 points)

Εδώ, στον τρίτο πλανήτη
Ποτέ δεν σβήσαν οι φωτιές
Πως μοιάζει με τρελό κομήτη
Γεμάτο με πυρηνικές

Τον ήλιο κάναμε εχθρό μας
Παντού πληγώσαμε τη γη
Μολύναμε τον ουρανό μας
Και ρίχνει όξινη βροχή

Εδώ πλανήτης γη, εδώ πλανήτης γη
SOS, SOS, SOS
Εδώ πλανήτης γη, εδώ πλανήτης γη
SOS, SOS, SOS

Τριγύρω τα πουλιά πεθαίνουν
Τα ψάρια βγαίνουν στη στεριά
Παντού οι άνθρωποι σωπαίνουν
Δεν ξέρουν τη να κάνουν πια

Εδώ πλανήτης γη, εδώ πλανήτης γη
SOS, SOS, SOS
Εδώ πλανήτης γη, εδώ πλανήτης γη
SOS, SOS, SOS

Εδώ πλανήτης γη, εδώ πλανήτης γη
SOS, SOS, SOS
SOS


22. Italy (HOST)
Peppino di Capri – “Comme è ddoce ‘o mare”
Music: Marcello Marocchi
Lyrics: Giampiero Artegiani
Place: 7th out of 22 (89 points)

Ammore, sole, mare, luna e stelle
Parole belle, sò parole belle
Nisciuno ha scritto mai cchiù doce e cheste
Parole sò, parole ma

Ma surtanto chi, nun s’annamora maie
Nun tene ‘o core p’ ‘e cantà

Ma comme è ddoce ‘o mare
Comme si ddoce tu
Quanno l’ammore è ggiovane
Te vene voglia ‘e cantà

Ma comme è bello ‘o sole
Quanno tu staje cu’ mme
Quanno te chiamme palummè
Vola, e i’ volo cu’ tte

E gira, gira ‘o munno, gira mmiez ‘a tutte ‘e stelle nun se pò fermà
E canta, canta ‘nà canzona cà nisciuno sente, cà nisciuno sà
Da sempe accussì, pe’ sempe sarrà
L’ammore è chillo cà ce fà campà

Ammore, sole, mare, luna e stelle
So’ sempe belle p’ ‘e cantà

Ma comme è ddoce ‘o mare
Comme si ddoce tu
Quanno l’ammore è ggiovane
Te vene voglia ‘e cantà

Ma comme è bello ‘o sole
Quanno tu staje cu’ mme
Quanno te chiamme palummè
Vola, e i’ volo cu’ tte

Quanno te chiamme palummè
Vola, e i’ volo cu’ tte

FUN FACT: The song is sung in Neapolitan, a dialect of Italian spoken in Naples. You probably heard it in Italian traditional songs like “Funiculi, funicula” or “O sole mio”.

Get to know about the contestants of Girls Planet 999

They are (names in Korean alphabetical order):

Korean:

  1. Kang Ye-seo (born August 8, 2005)
  2. Myah Guinn (born June 19, 2006)
  3. Kim Da-yeon (born March 2, 2003)
  4. Kim Do-ah (born December 4, 2003)
  5. Kim Bo-ra (born March 3, 1999)
  6. Kim Se-in (born February 14, 2005)
  7. Kim Su-yeon (born 2003)
  8. Kim Ye-eun (born October 19, 2004)
  9. Kim Yu-bin (born March 2, 1999)
  10. Kim Chae-hyun (born April 26, 2002)
  11. Kim Hye-rim (born June 30, 1999)
  12. Ryu Si-on (born July 3, 2001)
  13. Seo Young-eun (born December 27, 2004)
  14. Seo Ji-min (born February 7, 2005)
  15. Shim Seung-eun (born December 27, 2000)
  16. Ahn Jung-min (born February 7, 2004)
  17. Yoo Da-yeon (born January 15, 1998)
  18. Yoon Ji-ah (born 2004)
  19. Lee Ra-yeon (born November 24, 2001)
  20. Lee Sun-woo (born 2003)
  21. Lee Yeon-kyung (born 2003)
  22. Lee Yoon-ji (born 2002)
  23. Lee Chae-yoon (born September 19, 2005)
  24. Lee Hye-won (born 2004)
  25. Jung Min (born 2004)
  26. Jung Ji-yoon (born 2000)
  27. Jo Ha-eun (born 2004)
  28. Choi Ye-young (born 2000)
  29. Choi Yu-jin (born August 12, 1996)
  30. Choi Hye-rin (born March 21, 2003)
  31. Han Da-na (born 2001)
  32. Heo Ji-won (born September 4, 2000)
  33. Bahiyyih Huening (born July 27, 2004)

Chinese:

  1. Gu Yizhou (born January 18, 2003)
  2. Liang Jiao (born January 11, 2003)
  3. Liang Qiao (born January 11, 2003)
  4. Lyeong Chok-ing (born December 16, 1997)
  5. Liu Yuhan (born 2005)
  6. Li Yiman (born February 18, 1997)
  7. Lin Shuyun (born October 25, 2000)
  8. Lin Chenhan (born May 7, 2005)
  9. Ma Yuling (born October 6, 1999)
  10. Xia Yen (born July 11, 2001)
  11. Shen Xiaoting (born November 12, 1999)
  12. Su Ruiqi (born August 20, 2000)
  13. Xu Nianzhi (born June 2, 2003)
  14. Helen Xu (born 2000)
  15. Roada Xu (born May 6, 1996)
  16. Shu Yun (born October 25, 2000)
  17. Yang Zige (born January 25, 2001)
  18. Wang Yale (born August 18, 1998)
  19. Wang Qiuru (born October 2, 2003)
  20. Tammy Wu (born 2002)
  21. Wen Zhe (born August 28, 1997)
  22. Zhang Luofei (born February 18, 2001)
  23. Zhang Ching (born May 6, 2002)
  24. Zhou Xinyu (born May 25, 2002)
  25. Jian Ziling (born March 14, 2002)
  26. Li Chiayi (born January 22, 2000)
  27. Cai Bing (born November 13, 1995)
  28. Vivi Chen (born January 19, 2001)
  29. Cui Wen Mei Xiu (born October 23, 1999)
  30. Fu Yaning (born July 14, 1997)
  31. Poon Wing-chi (born October 10, 2001)
  32. Ho Sze-ching (born May 20, 2004)
  33. Lorina Huang (born November 3, 1999)

Japanese:

  1. Manami Nagai
  2. Kiyara Nakamura
  3. Shiyana Nonaka
  4. Ikema Ruan
  5. Yume Murakaui
  6. Mashiro Sakamoto
  7. Shihona Sakamoto
  8. Miu Sakurai
  9. Moka Shima
  10. Risako Arai
  11. Rinka Aratake
  12. Rinka Ando
  13. Moana Yamauchi
  14. Hikaru Ezaki
  15. Momoko Okazaki
  16. Sumomo Okuma
  17. Fuka Oki
  18. Vivian Inaba
  19. Miyu Ito
  20. Kotone Kamimoto
  21. Miyu Kano
  22. Rei Kamikura
  23. Yurina Kawaguchi
  24. Reina Kubo
  25. Ayana Kuwahara
  26. Ririka Kishida
  27. Yuna Kitajima
  28. Hina Terasaki
  29. Hana Hayase
  30. Fuko Hayashi
  31. Ayaka Fujimoto
  32. Mao Hirokawa
  33. Nagomi Hiyajio

If these names ring a bell to you, that’s because they’re already famous names in the Korean entertainment industry.
Choi Yu-jin is a member of CLC.
Heo Ji-won and Kim Bo-ra are members of Cherry Bullet, alongside Japanese contestant Mao “May” Hirokawa.
Li Chiayi, Lee Ra-yeon and Kim Do-ah are members of Fanatics.
Kang Ye-seo is a member of Busters.
Lee Yeon-kyung and Mashiro Sakamoto were former JYP Entertainment trainees.
A lot of names sought fame in the famous Produce 48, like Kim Da-yeon.
Lee Chae-yoon is an actress under FNC Entertainment.
And finally, Bahiyyih Huening is the younger sister of TXT’s Huening Kai.

Girls Planet 999 has the premise of giving birth to a global girl group that consists of members from South Korea, China, and Japan. Think the Produce series but mixed with I-LAND. I-LAND became a huge hit so they mixed it with the Produce series for a completely new girl group survival reality show.

Girls Planet 999 will premiere on Mnet this August, with actor Yeo Jin-goo and singers Tiffany Young and Sunmi as mentors.
Who are you rooting for?

Tabik,
Yudhistira Mahasena