Unity Best Friends The Netherlands Junior Eurovision 2020

After a fantastic fourth-place finish by Matheu in 2019, the Netherlands is pushing for another top-five placing at Junior Eurovision 2020. Girl group Unity will sing “Best Friends”.

Scroll down to read “Best Friends” lyrics

The Netherlands in Junior Eurovision 2020: UNITY “Best Friends”

Unity is a four-piece consisting of Naomi (13), Maud (14), Jayda (13) and Demi (14). The quartet won Junior Songfestival on 26 September.

Unfortunately, Maud, Naomi and Jayda had to perform in the national selection without their friend Demi. Despite having no symptoms, she tested positive for COIVD-19 and was forced to sit out the final.

But the show must go on. Maud says that on the Saturday afternoon they still had to reallocate parts of the song and dance that should have been performed by Demi. “This took some switching, but luckily we got the hang of it quickly.”

Unity received 12 points from the professional jury consisting of Duncan Laurence (Eurovision 2019 winner), Ronnie Flex and Fenna Ramos. They also picked up ten points from the children’s jury.

The jury thought they were a catchy act and were very impressed that the girls could put down such a good performance despite the setback. With the viewers’ 12 points at home, they were crowned the winner. They beat out two other songs. A fourth entry was forced to withdraw after the singer — Robin — also tested positive for COVID-19.

“This one is for you!” the girls shouted when they sang “Best Friends” after their victory. “It’s still hard to realize, but we just won,” said an incredibly happy Maud.

Demi will join Unity for the final of Junior Eurovision on 29 November.

What do the ”Best Friends” lyrics mean?

“Best Friends” is a song about the importance of friendship. The four girls don’t live close to each other because they are from different towns. But despite that, they will always be united! Singing: “Wherever we live, we share the same moon”.

Each of the four young singers revealed their favourite lyrics to JuniorEurovision.tv.

Demi: “…”Waar we ook wonen, we kijken naar dezelfde maan.” It means that no matter where we live, we’re all looking at the same moon. This is my favourite lyric in our song because the other Unity girls and I don’t live close to each other. But despite the distance, we’re still really good friends. Just like in our song”.

Jayda: “…Waar we ook wonen, we kijken naar dezelfde maan.” It means no matter where we live, we’re all looking at the same moon. Wherever we are, we’re always united!”

Maud: “My favourite lyrics part from our song is: “Op elke afstand staan we sterk, zo klein we lijken”. This means “Despite the distance, we’re strong. Even if we’re still kids.” This is because we live far away from each other, across the whole country. And although we’re small girls, when we’re together, we can achieve everything we want.”

Naomi: “…”Best Friends kunnen elke droom bereiken, ja beste vriendschap brengt ons elke grens voorbij.” It means if you’re best friends you can achieve every dream. And friendship has no borders. That’s how I feel with my UNITY best friends”.

”Best Friends” lyrics – Unity (The Netherlands JESC 2020)

Written and composed by: Robert Dorn

Dorn is a songwriter and producer who’s worked with many Dutch artists, including Matheu (JESC 2019) and Max & Anne (JESC 2018).

Dutch Text

We zijn verbonden
Waar ter wereld ik ook ben
Jullie zijn bij me
Het voelt bijzonder
Op elke afstand staan we sterk
Zo klein we lijken

Kunnen we iets groots bereiken
Beste vriendschap brengt ons
Elke grens voorbij

You are my best friends
At every distance
Let us sing
Let us shine and
We will unite
You are my best friends
And every moment
That we share
We take care and
We get together now

Oh oh oh oh oh ohh
Best Friends
Oh oh oh oh oh ohh
Best Friends

Waar we ook wonen
We kijken naar dezelfde maan altijd united
Al onze dromen
Samen maken we ze waar
Zelfs met het kleinste

Kunnen we iets groots bereiken
Beste vriendschap brengt ons
Elke grens voorbij

You are my best friends
At every distance
Let us sing
Let us shine and
We will unite
You are my best friends
And every moment
That we share
We take care and
We get together now

Oh oh oh oh oh ohh
Best Friends
Oh oh oh oh oh ohh
Best Friends
Kunnen elke droom bereiken
Ja beste vriendschap brengt ons
Elke grens voorbij

We zijn verbonden
De stralen van dezelfde zon
Laten ons schijnen
Oh oh oh oh oh ohh
Oh oh oh oh oh ohh

You are my best friends
At every distance
Let us sing
Let us shine and
We will unite
You are my best friends
And every moment
That we share
We take care and
We get together now

English Translation

We are connected
Wherever in the world I am
You are with me
It feels special
At all distances we stay strong,
even when we are little

We can reach for higher goals
Our friendship brings us
To cross every border

You are my best friends
At every distance
Let us sing
Let us shine and
We will unite
You are my best friends
And every moment
That we share
We take care and
We get together now

Oh oh oh oh oh ohh
Best Friends
Oh oh oh oh oh ohh
Best Friends

Where ever we live
We share the same moon, always united
All of our dreams
Together we can make them true
Even when it is small

We can reach our bigger goals
Our friendship brings us
To cross every border

You are my best friends
At every distance
Let us sing
Let us shine and
We will unite
You are my best friends
And every moment
That we share
We take care and
We get together now

Oh oh oh oh oh ohh
Best Friends
Oh oh oh oh oh ohh
Best Friends
Can achieve any dream
Yes, our friendship brings us
To cross every border

We are United
The rays of the same Sun
Let us shine
Oh oh oh oh oh ohh
Oh oh oh oh oh ohh

You are my best friends
At every distance
Let us sing
Let us shine and
We will unite
You are my best friends
And every moment
That we share
We take care and
We get together now

What do you think of “Best Friends”? Let us know in the comments below.

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Celeste
Celeste
29 days ago

Good entry, the studio version is in my top 5, but their live was horrible !! I now a girl was missing, but it was very painful to watch.Hope they will have a good voice coach and a better staging, the start with the door is so ridiculous.

Michu
Michu
28 days ago
Reply to  Celeste

I liked the door, but the vocals were indeed awful. I’m pretty sure it’s nervousness and being unprepared for being just 3.

Fionn
Fionn
29 days ago

It’s a no from me sorry…..

I started watching JESC before ESC
I started watching JESC before ESC
30 days ago

It was my 2nd favourite from the selection (Mee 1st). It’s also one of my favourites so for JESC 2020.

Colin
Colin
30 days ago

It’s a sweet and catchy song. It’s really well suited for JESC as it has such a positive energy around it.

Whisker
Whisker
30 days ago

Excellent entry! A very good song meant for a children’s competition. As a group they look like they represent the whole world, almost. They sing well and seem to be very comfortable with the camera, and each other. #thereishope

Una
Una
30 days ago

The Netherlands might as well just win Junior ESC. Nice song. Veel succes!

Azaad
Azaad
30 days ago
Reply to  Una

Imagine them hosting both contests in 2021. Maastricht might be able to host a contest soon after all!

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
30 days ago

Go for it girls !! I like your song a lot !! Good Luck !!

Cas
Cas
30 days ago

My favorite entry this year, such a sweet song and they actually seem like best friends. Definitely a contender for first place!