Athens 2006: the Netherlands

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In cooperation with our partners songfestival.web-log.nl, we present you one of the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest participants each day. With a small delay due to the Easter holidays, today: the Netherlands!

Semifinal, spot 17 in the running order
Performer: Treble
Song: Amambanda
Lyrics: Treble
Music: Treble
Official website: treble.nl
Best result: : 1st in 1957, 1959, 1969 and 1975
Broadcaster: NOS
Multimedia: video/audio

The Netherlands and the Eurovision Song Contest
31 years after a last Dutch victory, broadcaster NOS seems to be more eager than ever for a fifth victory. To accomplish this, NOS reshaped the national selection into a three-way mini-concert. Three artists performed three songs during the final. A jury picked the best song of each entrant. After a so-called 'super-final', the televoters picked Treble to represent the low lands in Athens.

Treble
The group Treble comprises Caroline Hoffman (29) and sisters Niña (19) and Djem (17) van Dijk. In 2004, they had number one hit single with Ramaganana. The girls are experienced percussionists and vocalists. After three singles and an album, 2005 was a silent Treble-year. After their victory in the Dutch Nationaal Songfestival, Treble started a tour to all 37 participating countries. Currently, they are on the second part of their tour already.

Amambanda
Amambanda amambanda
Amambanda gwena mambanda
Amambanda amambanda
Gwena mamba gwena mamba

Con galapa con galapei
Con galapa con galapei
Con galapa con galapei elele
Con galapa con galapei

Con bitele con bite le leina
Con bitele con bite le leina

There is a way
To understand without a language
Don�t be afraid
There are words to find in the place you hide
Speak your mind
And explain yourself today

Amambanda amambanda
Amambanda gwena mambanda
Amambanda amambanda
Gwena mamba gwena mamba

Con galapa con galapei elele
Con galapa con galapei

Con bitele con bite le leina
Con bitele con bite le leina

You�re here to stay
So move your body everybody
There�s no shame
There are words to find in the place you hide
Know the way
And trust yourself today

Amambanda amambanda
Amambanda gwena mambanda
Amambanda amambanda
Gwena mamba gwena mamba
Amambanda amambanda
Amambanda gwena mambanda
Amambanda amambanda
Gwena mamba gwena mamba

Con goelapoe lei toendaja
Con goelapoe lei toendaja
Maja gwena maja gwena
Maja gwena maja gwena
Lama con goelapoe lei toendaja
Con goelapoe lei toendaja
Lama coe toele toendei
Lama coe toele toendei
Maja gwena maja gwena
Maja gwena maja gwena

Con galapa con galapei
Con galapa con galapei
Con galapa con galapei elele
Con galapa con galapei

Amambanda amambanda
Amambanda gwena mambanda
Amambanda amambanda
Gwena mamba gwena mamba
Amambanda amambanda
Amambanda gwena mambanda
Amambanda amambanda
Gwena mamba gwena mamba
Amambanda amambanda
Amambanda gwena mambanda
Amambanda amambanda
Gwena mamba gwena mamba

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