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Eurovision 2004’s Jonatan Cerrada teases new Indonesian-language single

He represented France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 with À chaque pas which came 15th with 40 points. Now, Jonatan Cerrada has teased his new Indonesian-language single, Lelaki Lain di Hati!

Indonesian?

Yep, Indonesian. In mid-2014, Jonatan’s brother, Julien, died in a tragic accident in Belgium. Following this, he moved to Bali after having visited the island many times before:

“The loss of my brother Julien has devastated my family and I, and this is by far the most terrible thing that has ever happened to us. It has now been seven and a half months since it happened, and somehow we try to overcome this ordeal a bit more every day. During the past few months, I have tried several times to get back to the music. Initially, I thought that music would come as my escape…I would say that this is not the case, unfortunately not.”

More recently he suffered a heartbreak in Bali, which seems to have given him the strength and inspiration to compose a new album in Indonesian, of which Lelaki Hain di Hati is the first single.

Lelaki Hain di Hati

As previously mentioned, Jonatan created his new album after he was left heartbroken in Bali. Lelaki Hain di Hati translates from Indonesian as “another man in your heart”.

The song is clearly a message to the one who broke his heart. Knowing this, the song only becomes even more beautiful and touching!

What do you think of Jonatan Cerrada’s new single? Are you excited to hear the full version of Lelaki Hain di Hati?

Let us know in the comments below and on social media @ESCXTRA!

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Luke Malam

I've watched Eurovision for as long as I can remember, but my interest really built in 2008, after I decided to watch the semifinals online, out of boredom, before the final...I was blown away by the quality of the show and have been hooked ever since! I'm a competitive trampolinist and I love baking. I've also just completed a master's degree in Research Methods in Psychology at University College London.

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