Already in his youth, Frans Bauer wanted to become a singer after he was inspired by Julio Iglesias, Elvis Presley and Koos Alberts (a Dutch singer). Bauer's own singing career started in 1987 when he recorded his first single, "Ben Je Jong" (Are You Young), under supervision of Dutch producers Rudi Schreijenberg and Emile Hartkamp.
In January 1992 he met his later wife-to-be, Mariska van Rossenberg. He was a local celebrity before rising to national fame due to the national television show "All You Need Is love" in early 1992, where he was to choose two female fans for a date. In 1994 he had his first national hit with "Als Sterren Aan De Hemel Staan". In 1997 he conquered Germany with his album "Weil Ich Dich Liebe".
Frans Bauer's fame kept growing to the point where he had his own reality show called "De Bauers", in which his daily life, including his family life, was followed. Bauer has also designed clothing for the Vroom & Dreesmann retail chain, based in The Netherlands.
He has won several awards and honours in The Netherlands, including a knighthood ("Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau") due to his charitable work and the "Gouden Televizier-Ring" for the reality show that has been running on Dutch television the year previously.
In 2006 he was struck by an infection on his vocal cords. He recovered after surgery.
Frans Bauer Lyrics
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The song "Onze Droom" by Frans Bauer is about his journey towards becoming a successful singer. The lyrics express his passion for singing and his desire to pursue a music career from a young age. As a child, Frans loved to sing and started singing in bands. He even made a record and sold it on the street when he was just nine years old. The song continues to describe how he continued to perform in several bands and how music was always a big part of his life.
Frans then talks about how his dream came true when he performed at Ahoy, a big concert hall in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He recalls that this was his first big performance and how unforgettable it was for him. He acknowledges the love and support he received from his fans who gave him the confidence to pursue his dreams. Frans is grateful for his fans and the impact they have had on his life. He believes that to achieve happiness, one should fight for their dreams and connect with their audience. The song reminds us that our strength lies within ourselves and that we should always stay true to who we are.
Line by Line Meaning
k Wilde als kind al graag zingen Een carriere beginnen Ik was pas negen en maakte een plaat Verkocht ze op straat
At a young age, I had a passion for singing and wanted to pursue a career in it. When I was only nine years old, I recorded a song and sold it on the streets.
'k Weet nog goed hoe ik ben begonnen In vele bandjes gezongen Bij ons in de avond klonk altijd een lied Zo is het gegaan nee dat vergeet ik niet
I remember my humble beginnings singing in various bands, and how every evening we would always have a song in our hearts. Those memories are etched in my mind and I will never forget where I came from.
refr.: Onze droom is toch uitgekomen. Onze droom hier in dit grote Ahoy' Jij was de eerste, de schow van je leven Nee niemand neemt dat van ons af Onze droom
Our dream has finally come true with this big performance in Ahoy. You were the first to believe in me, and no one can take that away. This is our dream and it has become a reality.
Fans die gaven vertrouwen Ik ben van u gaan houden Waar ik ook ben reist u mij na Naar waar ik ook sta
My fans have given me confidence, and I have grown to love them. Wherever I go, they follow me and stand by my side.
Voor je geluk moet je vechten En het publiek aan je hechten Zing met je hart soms een lach en een traan Je kracht is je stem Maar blijf toch wie je bent
You must fight for your own happiness and connect with your audience. Sing with all your heart, sometimes with a smile and sometimes with tears. Your voice is your strength, but always stay true to yourself.
refr.(2x) Onze droom
Our dream has come true, and it will continue to live on as we keep working hard for our passion.
Contributed by Landon M. Suggest a correction in the comments below.