You and Me (Joan Franka song)

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"You and Me"
Single by Joan Franka
Released 27 February 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Indie pop
Length 3:01
Joan Franka singles chronology
"Promise Me"
(2011)
"You and Me"
(2012)
Music video
"You and Me" (Official) on YouTube
Netherlands "You and Me"
Eurovision Song Contest 2012 entry
Country Netherlands
Artist(s) Joan Franka
Language English
Composer(s) Joan Franka, Jessica Hoogenboom (Jessie Maria)
Lyricist(s) Joan Franka, Jessica Hogenboom
Finals performance
Semi-final result 15th
Semi-final points 35 points
Appearance chronology
◄ "Never Alone" (2011)   
"Birds" (2013) ►

"You and Me" is a song by singer songwriter Joan Franka. It was chosen to represent the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.[1] The song was released in the Netherlands as a Digital download on 27 February 2012. Franka wrote and composed the song together with Jessica Hoogenboom (artist name Jessie Maria).

Within the first week after the release of You And Me, on 2 March 2012, the single got in on place #1 of the Dutch Single Top 100.[2]

Background[edit]

Joan Franka, 2012

On 26 February 2012, Joan Franka performed "You and Me" at the Nationaal Songfestival, dressed as an Native American chief with an attire of feathers. The background for her suit comes from the origin of the text of her song. That is about an innocent young love of herself when she was five years old and playing 'Indians' with her little boyfriend. The head dress was designed by Nicoline van Marle. In her performance she sings and plays the guitar, and is being flanked by four female dancers with tambourines, a drum and a small string instrument,[3][4][5] probably a small ukulele accompanied with music from a banjo.

At Eurovision[edit]

In the running order draw, determined on 20 March 2012, Netherlands was drawn to perform third.[6]

During the performance, Franka had a new headdress and wore a long azure dress. Unlike her performance at Nationaal Songfestival, the back-up dancers were replaced by a band consisting of four men playing the guitar, violin, accordion and banjo but the female back-vocalist was still present. The song was slightly altered to include a violin solo after the bridge of the song. Despite the changes, the song finished in 15th place with 35 points and did not advance to the finals.[7] It was the 8th straight year that the Netherlands failed to progress from the semi-finals.

However, if it was up to the public it would have advanced finishing 10th in the televote.

Track listing[edit]

CD single

  1. "You and Me" - 3:01[8]
Digital download
  1. "You and Me" - 3:01[8]

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Lead vocals – Joan Franka
  • Producers – Joan Franka, Jessica Hoogenboom
  • Lyrics – Joan Franka, Jessica Hoogenboom

Chart performance[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
Netherlands 27 February 2012[8] Digital download

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eurovision TV (February 26th, 2012) Joan to be the voice of the Netherlands in Baku
  2. ^ De Telegraaf (2 maart 2012) Joan Franka binnen op 1 (Dutch)
  3. ^ 7 Days (Februari 27th, 2012) Joan Franka wint Nationaal Songfestival (Dutch)
  4. ^ De Telegraaf (Februari 27th, 2012) Joan Franka verklaart indianentooi (Dutch)
  5. ^ Algemeen dagblad (Februari 27th, 2012) Indianentooi Joan Franka kost 5000 euro (Dutch)
  6. ^ http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=49623&_t=results_of_the_2012_running_order_draw Eurovision.tv Retrieved 20 March 2012
  7. ^ http://www.eurovision.tv/page/history/by-year/contest?event=1583#Scoreboard
  8. ^ a b c You and Me at iTunes
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Joan Franka – You and Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Joan Franka search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  11. ^ "Jaaroverzichten - Single 2012" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 December 2012.