Remy Bonjasky, Kenny B and Ellie Lust gave on the television program on Monday Jinek a preview of the song in which a hundred well-known Dutch people participated and which should provide support during the corona crisis.
The song received a lot of attention online last weekend: many people believed that the BNs who contributed to the song drew attention to themselves during the corona crisis.
Lust said about this Jinek that she regrets that there were so many negative reactions beforehand. “Let’s be positive. Those negative reactions don’t fit the good intentions behind this song at all. It’s for everyone who’s helping to keep the country going.”
Bonjasky thinks it makes “no sense that people are typing messages like this from their attic”. Kenny B can also see the joke about this: “The knife cuts both ways. People who are angry now also have something to write about.”
“When you are asked to do something for someone else, you do that”
The idea for the song came from Imke Emons, a mother who has two sons with a reduced immune system. “We already live in some sort of quarantine,” she said in the program. “I hold on to music. I thought that the whole of the Netherlands should experience this; a heart under the belt at any time of the day. Music is always possible.” So she approached one of the copywriters and the ball started rolling.
Singer Jeroen van der Boom also contributed to the song and previously stated in a video on Instagram that he noticed “that the song is ridiculed and misinterpreted by some people”. “When you are asked to do something for someone else, you just do it. Not to put your own feathers in your ass, but to empower people. Apart from how many people react.”
Song will be played by different channels at the same time on Tuesday
Edsilia Rombley, Gordon, Leontien Borsato, Yolanthe Cabau, Martijn Krabbé and Danny Blind, among others, also contributed to the song.
All Dutch radio stations have been asked to dial the song on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Any proceeds from the song will go to charity.
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