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Belgium - X!NK - De Vriendschapsband; Eurosong for kids 2003!
Topic Started: Nov 28 2008, 05:59 AM (2,436 Views)
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Jonas Meukens
Niels Meukens
Philip Valkiers
Thomas Valkiers

X!NK are a punk rock group from Belgium. The band consists of two pairs of brothers: Jonas and Niels Meukens, and Thomas and Philip Valkiers. Jonas is the lead singer and occasionally the second guitarist, his brother Ni|els is the drummer. Philip plays the bass guitar and Thomas plays the guitar and also occasionally the keyboard. Their career took off after they won the Belgian national finals of the Eurosong for Kids 2003 and placed sixth in the Junior Eurovison Song Contest the same year. The band is also the subject of a series of comic books by Mario Boon from the studio Dupuis.

In the national qualifying rounds for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Belgium, X!NK competed against nine other contestants: Laura, Martijn, Remi, Kia, Jelly Pie, Simon MC, the twin girls Tonya and Charlotte. X!NK beat, Tonya the second place winner with a difference of 3 points.

The band then represented Belgium at the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest on 15 November 2003 with the song "De Vriendschapsband" (The Bond/Band Between/Of Friends).[3] The song, which they wrote themselves, is about the origin of their band and their friendship. In the field of 16 contestants, they ended in sixth place with 83 points at the final in Copenhagen, Denmark. The first place was for Dino representing Croatia and the second place for Sergio from Spain with a song dedicated to his mother who died some months before the contest.

Like the other contestants they got to record their entry in a studio with a professional producer, in their case Paul Despiegelaere. Their winning song was released as a single.

After the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

X!NK launched their second single, named "Oh-Ho" in the beginning of 2004. Later that year their first album, containing twelve songs was released. The album went gold in Flanders (the Dutch language area of Belgium).

X!NK often perform at rock festivals in Belgium (for example Marktrock in Leuven). In 2004, they released the song "Laat Me Vrij" (Let Me Free) which served as the theme song for the film Garfield in Flemish cinemas. For the sequel to Ice Age, Ice Age: The Meltdown which debuted in Flemish cinemas on 31 March 2006, they recorded the song "De Andere Kant" (The Other Side) which served as the theme song for this film. Lead singer Jonas also provided the Dutch voice for the character Jimmy the Anteater in the film.[4]

Their second album Vergif (Poison) was released on 30 September 2005. They also performed on the big 0110-event in Belgium. They opened the show in Ghent.

Recently Niels and Thomas also play in another Belgian band called The Crackups with two other musicians.

Their whole CD is available here: http://www.xink.be/multimedia/

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I liked this, nice stage colours, good act.. very Busted or Mcfly :D
Still, the song takes time to grow on you, it's not the very best, compared to the jesc of 2008 it is very amateur.
Good start for belgium though!

Also, their national final song, "Wereld Vol Muziek" was so good!
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Here is every entry to the national final:

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REMI - duizend dromen
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=KmhpliatKf0

TONYA - hé doe maar mee
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=oD8g1Rfsp7Y
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7JW5HDKj3io

SIMON MC - rapklap
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Aeyea7XvXUQ

MARTIJN - ik word je popidool
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=tftxleVYxgU

KIA - geen antwoord
???? (this was a good song too, it's gone :X )

CHARLOTTE - hey kids hier
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=rPx4xyOyDMU

TWIN GIRLS - plezier voor twee
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wPeHAcLB6F8

JELLY PIE - groen
??

LAURA - wees zeker
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=I7__E9Zf_iA

X!NK - de vriendschapsband
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zF6-eDaDEAc (official video)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=XuYZXNrM0JY (the making of it)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ULr6m2soq60 (they discuss 2007 jesc)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QduxT1UoGNo (nf performance)

The song they all made together:
wereld vol muziek
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=yFJ2WgzTNUA
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I kinda liked them, their song may not be the best, but it's good. :)

But i think that Tonya's song would be the perfect JESC entry, it remains my most favorite Belgian JESC song! :D
No need to mention that Tonya is the cutest girl on earth... :wub:
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Nah she's a smaller Shelley. I don't know why she's so popular :S I prefer X!NK :)

Twin girls are really good :D I like the fashions lol, the dancers wearing those tops.
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They were okay. I also preferred Tonya her performance is at the top of my list for my favorite JESC performances =]
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Sara,Nov 28 2008
05:24 PM
I also preferred Tonya her performance is at the top of my list for my favorite JESC performances =]

:o Haha, we agree for something at last! :D
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Haha, how weird :P
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Sara,Nov 28 2008
06:09 PM
Haha, how weird :P

How rare! :D
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And what I bad thing to agree on :P
Charlotte was cuter than Tonya!
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Esref
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who is tonya???? :blink:
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A girl that was in the national final for the netherlands

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7JW5HDKj3io
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Sara,Nov 30 2008
05:56 PM
A girl that was in the national final for the netherlands

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7JW5HDKj3io

No Netherlands,

Belgium! :D
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I do not like Tonya, her song sounds silly. De Vriendschapsband is so much better. I also love their songs Sorry, Give us a Future and Denk aan mij<3
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Caroline (jescgirl),Feb 3 2010
11:32 AM
I do not like Tonya, her song sounds silly. De Vriendschapsband is so much better. I also love their songs Sorry, Give us a Future and Denk aan mij<3

YES YES Xink! rocks and I like those songs. xD
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