Susan Oseloff - Stronger With You - Germany - Junior Eurovision 2020

After almost two decades, Germany is finally debuting at Junior Eurovision 2020. Susan Oseloff will perform “Stronger With You”.

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Germany in Junior Eurovision 2020: Susan “Stronger with You”

Germany has been linked to Junior Eurovision since the very beginning. Yet despite an intention to partake in both 2003 and 2004, the broadcaster NDR withdrew both times. However, children’s channel KiKa broadcast the 2003 contest and a debut was never ruled out.

Ten years later, in 2014, ZDF attended the 2014 contest in Malta. After that year’s success, the 2015 and 2016 contests were live-streamed on eurovision.de. Later, in 2019, KiKA and NDR attended the contest in Gliwice, and on July 2020, KiKA confirmed that Germany would make its JESC debut in Warsaw.

Seventy applicants vied for the right to represent Germany. These were whittled down to five finalists. They competed on the selection show Dein Song für Warshau, judged by jury members Max Mutzke (who represented Germany at Eurovision 2004), Levent Geiger, Michelle Huesmann and Martin Haas.

All five finalists performed two original songs by Geiger — “See You Later” and “Stronger with You”. On 2 September, Susan won singing her version of “Stronger With You”.

Susan Oseloff is a 13-year-old native of Berlin and an ardent Eurofan. Upon her win, she said, “since I was little, it has always been my dream to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest. It is all the more exciting that I am now allowed to represent Germany at Junior Eurovision. I hope that I can make my country and the people who stand behind me proud.”

What do the “Stronger With You” lyrics mean?

In a time filled with fear and uncertainty, it’s not exactly the best time to be a kid. This mood is reflected very strongly throughout “Stronger With You”: “You see the pictures, and it makes you speechless/say, do you also feel fury and despair?”

When faced with this hopelessness, you need to fight it: “shout even louder, there’s so much more to you”. Susan sings that adversity can be defeated by working together: “This is my dream and I need you to be on my team/I do, ‘cause I am stronger with you”.

The song also has flickers of hope and positivity: “You see the future, and you know that you can manage it/always listen to your heart, have courage and dare.” It’s a powerful message of resilience and community, and will definitely be very well received by everyone watching in November.

The music video features Susan watching videos of her friends on her phone and dancing on her own. By the end of the song, she unites with her friends and dances with them, looking much happier as she does.

Interspersed with this are scenes of Susan singing in an empty concert hall, a familiar sight in 2020. It’s a moody but heartwarming affair. It’ll be exciting to see that emotion carry through to the performance.

“Stronger With You” lyrics — Susan (Germany JESC 2020)

Written and composed by: Levant Geiger

Levant is a teenage singer-songwriter and a finalist in Dein Song in 2015 and 2019. He was also a member of the Dein Song für Warschau jury.

German text

Du siehst die Bilder und es macht dich sprachlos
Sag, spürst du auch die Wut und die Verzweiflung?
Kennst du auch diese Angst und fühlst dich machtlos?

Ich wünsch mir von dir
Schau nicht mehr weg, auch wenn’s so viel leichter wär
Schrei doch noch lauter, in dir steckt sehr viel mehr
Und ich, ich glaube, ich glaube so an dich
Ja, ich warte hier auf dich

You gotta stand up and help me please
I am on my knees
Begging you to stop the hurting, the bleeding
This is my dream and I need you to be on my team
I do, ’cause I am stronger with you

Du siehst die Zukunft und du weißt, du schaffst es
Sag, spürst du auch den Mut und die Versöhnung?
Hör immer auf dein Herz, trau dich und wag es

Ich wünsch mir von dir
Schau nicht mehr weg, auch wenn’s so viel leichter wär
Schrei doch noch lauter, in dir steckt sehr viel mehr
Und ich, ich glaube so an dich
Ja, ich warte hier auf dich

You gotta stand up and help me, please
I am on my knees
Begging you to stop the hurting, the bleeding
This is my dream and I need you to be on my team
I do, ’cause I am stronger with you

‘Cause I’m stronger, I’m stronger with you
I’m stronger with you
‘Cause I’m stronger with you
‘Cause I am stronger with you, you, you

Reich mir deine Hand und ich nehm dich mit
Auf diesen Weg
Glaub an dich

You gotta stand up and help me, please
I am on my knees
Begging you to stop the hurting, the bleeding
This is my dream and I need you to be on my team
I do, ’cause I am stronger with you

‘Cause I’m stronger, I’m stronger with you
‘Cause I am stronger with you
‘Cause I’m stronger with you
‘Cause I’m stronger with you

English translation

You see the pictures, and it makes you speechless;
Say, do you also feel fury and despair?
Do you also know this fear, and feel powerless?

I wish this from you
Don’t look away, even if it’s so much easier
Shout even louder, there’s so much more to you
And I, I believe, I believe in you so
Yes, I’m waiting for you here

You gotta stand up and help me, please
I am on my knees
Begging you to stop the hurting, the bleeding
This is my dream and I need you to be on my team
I do, ’cause I am stronger with you

You see the future, and you know that you can manage it
Say, do you also feel courage and reconciliation
Always listen to your heart, have courage and dare

I wish this from you
Don’t look away, even if it’s so much easier
Shout even louder, there’s so much more to you
And I, I believe, I believe in you so
Yes, I’m waiting for you here

You gotta stand up and help me, please
I am on my knees
Begging you to stop the hurting, the bleeding
This is my dream and I need you to be on my team
I do, ’cause I am stronger with you

‘Cause I’m stronger, I’m stronger with you
I’m stronger with you
‘Cause I’m stronger with you
‘Cause I am stronger with you, you, you

Give me your hand and I’ll take you along
This way
Believe in yourself

You gotta stand up and help me, please
I am on my knees
Begging you to stop the hurting, the bleeding
This is my dream and I need you to be on my team
I do, ’cause I am stronger with you

‘Cause I’m stronger, I’m stronger with you
‘Cause I am stronger with you
‘Cause I’m stronger with you
‘Cause I’m stronger with you

What do you think of Germany’s debut effort? Let us know in the comments below.

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Whisker
Whisker
21 days ago

What is this song about?

Una
Una
21 days ago

Written and composed by: Levant Geiger- Levant is a teenage singer-songwriter and a finalist in Dein Song in 2015 and 2019. He was also a member of the Dein Song für Warschau jury.”
Am I missing something? Did he write the song and was he part of the jury too?

Ashton
Ashton
21 days ago
Reply to  Una

yes. he wrote the two songs for Dein Song für Warschau, and five different artists (none of them Levant) performed each of them. he was then on the panel of the jury with other artists to choose the song and the performer. just btw if this is what is confusing you, Dein Song is a separate entity to Dein Song für Warschau.