Junior Eurovision 2016: Shir & Tim – Follow My Heart (Israel)

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Artist:Shir & Tim
Song:Follow My Heart
Age:13 years
Composer(s):Dor Daniel
Writer(s):Noam Horev
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Biography

Auditions to find Israel’s representative in the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest were held in October. Participants were scouted from various youth groups, competitions and stage schools. Shir & Tim, also known as Shira Frieman and TimoTi Sannikov will represent Israel in the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

About Shir – Shira Frieman, from Atzmon-Segev:

13 year old Shira is an 8th grade student in Misgav School in the Galilee.

Shira likes singing, dancing and acting since she can remember, and used to appear in family events and in the film course she took as a young girl. 3 years ago, Shira started to play the saxophone and enjoys dancing mostly to jazz.

A year ago, Shira participated in the third season of Israel’s prime time TV singing competition for children – Music School, where she worked with various singers and composers, and played with some of Israel’s best musicians. “While participating in the show I learned I am able to face even difficult challenges, and always stick to what I think is true” she says.

Following her appearance on the show, Shira was casted into quite a few stage productions such as Musical Festival in Bat-Yam, tribute shows to the late Ofra Haza and Uzi Chitman, and The Ladino Festival. Shira also gives her voice in dubbing work, such as in the Hebrew version of Disney’s Finding Dory.

Shira especially loves Israeli music, and enjoys listening to classics such as Hava Alberstein, Arik Einstein and Shlomi Shabat. “I actually don’t know what I’ll do when I grow up, but I’m sure music will always be part of me.”

Tim – TimoTi Sannikov, from Bat Yam:

13 year old TimoTi is an 8th grade student at the Israeli-French school Mikve Israel. In addition to Hebrew and French, he speaks Russian and English and can sing in 8 different languages.

From a very young age, TimoTi’s been learning to play the piano and the organ. He writes and composes songs, takes professional voice lessons since the age of 7, and takes dance lessons in various genres – breakdance, classic, freestyle and tap dancing.
TimoTi has participated in various local performances and competitions in the past several years such as Being A Star and Family Performance on Channel 24 and international competitions such New Wave Junior, Slavic Bazaar, Russia’s The Voice Kids and other international festivals in Italy, France, Czech Republic and Latvia. TimoTi is part of the live team of Ukraine’s The Voice Kids third season broadcasted these days.

As of June 2016, TimoTi is part of the cast of the Israeli rendition of the musical Billy Elliot. He plays the character of Billy’s best friend, Michael. The rehearsals took about 10 months, and the show is a huge commercial hit in Israel. TimoTi is awarded praises and applause every night.

Besides the performing arts, TimoTi enjoys playing soccer, swimming, climbing walls and going on family trips. “But most of all I love to sing and dance, be on stage and entertain the crowd in front of me.”

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Lyrics:

English

At night when everyone’s asleep

My dreams are awake, and give me strength

A little voice in me tells me

Don’t give up, don’t rush and don’t escape

It doesn’t matter what they say

You and I we’ll stay

From now on

The two of us are here together

I know I’ve gotta follow my heart

I know the way it feels when it’s right

Slowly slowly

Each one us of will find out

How to continue walking

Even if the road is long

I used to hear voices

Of people telling me – you’re different

And I have dreams I will fulfill

Even if it’s hard sometimes, I won’t break

Because no matter what they say

I will continue to sing my songs

From now on

The two of us are here together

I know I’ve gotta follow my heart

I know the way it feels when it’s right

I see the light

My dreams are rising in the night

Making me live forever

Making me give the best of me

The heart is never wrong ,

And it whispers

That no one will ever extinguish the fire

In me

Oh oh oh…

My dreams are rising in the night

Making me live forever

Making me give the best of me

The best in me

The best of me

Phonetic

Ba’layla kshekulam kvar yeshenim Hachalomot sheli erim, notnim li koach

Kol katan kore li mibefnim

Lo levater, lo lemaher, velo livroach

Ze lo chashuv ma hem omrim

Ani ve’at od nisharim

Me’achshav

Shneynu kan be’yachad

I know I’ve gotta follow my heart

I know the way it feels when it’s right

Le’at le’at

Nilmad kim’at mikol echad

Eich le’hamshich lalechet

Gam im haderech aruka

Pa’am od shamati re’ashim

Shel anashim she’az amru li: At acheret

Ve’yesh li chalomot she’od agshim

Gam im kashe ktzat lif’amim, ani lo nishberet

Ki lo chashuv ma hem omrim

Ani ve’at od nisharim

Me’achshav

Shneynu kan be’yachad

I know I’ve gotta follow my heart

I know the way it feels when it’s right

I see the light

My dreams are rising in the night

Making me live forever

Making me give the best of me

Ha’lev af pa’am lo to’ee

Ve’hu lochesh

Sh’af echad lo yechabe bi et ha’esh

Le’olam

Oh Oh Oh…

My dreams are rising in the night

Making me live forever

Making me give the best of me

Ha’tov shebi

The best of me