You and Me (Joan Franka song)
|"You and Me"|
|Single by Joan Franka|
|Released||27 February 2012|
|Songwriter(s)||Joan Franka, Jessica Hogenboom|
|Joan Franka singles chronology|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2012 entry|
Joan Franka, Jessica Hogenboom
|◄ "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. 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).
On 26 February 2012, Joan Franka performed "You and Me" at the Nationaal Songfestival, wearing a culturally appropriative Native American headdress designed by Nicoline van Marle. 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. 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, probably a small ukulele accompanied with music from a banjo.
In the running order draw, determined on 20 March 2012, Netherlands was drawn to perform third.
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. 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.
- "You and Me" - 3:01
- Digital download
- "You and Me" - 3:01
Credits and personnel
- Lead vocals – Joan Franka
- Producers – Joan Franka, Jessica Hoogenboom
- Lyrics – Joan Franka, Jessica Hoogenboom
|Netherlands||27 February 2012||Digital download|
- Website Joan Franka, Songfestival Clips
- Eurovision TV (February 26th, 2012) Joan to be the voice of the Netherlands in Baku
- De Telegraaf (2 maart 2012) Joan Franka binnen op 1 (in Dutch)
- 7 Days (February 27th, 2012) Joan Franka wint Nationaal Songfestival (in Dutch)
- De Telegraaf (February 27th, 2012) Joan Franka verklaart indianentooi (in Dutch)
- Algemeen dagblad (February 27th, 2012) Indianentooi Joan Franka kost 5000 euro (in Dutch)
- http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=49623&_t=results_of_the_2012_running_order_draw Eurovision.tv Retrieved 20 March 2012
- You and Me at iTunes
- "Dutchcharts.nl – Joan Franka – You and Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
- "Nederlandse Top 40 – Joan Franka" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
- "Jaaroverzichten - Single 2012" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 December 2012.