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CONTRIBUTORS

Editors: Stefan Simon Germany Anis El Idrissi Kingdom of Morocco Proofreader: l Gimpanzee123 Graphic Designer: Anis El Idrissi l aniselidrissi Contact us: Stefan Simon (fan site’s webmaster) www.jtfans.com www.jasmag.net l jasmine_fanpage f jasminethompsonfanpage i officialjasthompsonfanpage

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EDITORIAL

Editor’s

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Ever wondered how a day in the life of Jasmine looks like when she has a gig? We have an exclusive photo diary for you!’’ So much has happened since the last issue from our fan magazine, I don’t even know where to start. Jasmine did a lot of great live performances across Europe and also in South Africa. We collected a lot of great photos from those events for you in this issue of JasMag. Speaking of a lot: In this issue we also have more of your fan stories than in every other issue before— thank you to everyone who was involved. It’s always very interesting for me to hear how other fans discovered or even met Jasmine.

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But we also have some cool new things for you prepared: • Ever wondered how a day in the life of Jasmine looks like when she has a gig? We have an exclusive photo diary for you! • With Sapphire and Kiah Spurle we have now two featured artists. Both gave us great interviews—you really need to check them out; • Anis has another JasMag exclusive for you all! Also, a lot of things happened with this magazine and the official fan account: A few weeks


ago we finally released printed versions* from the JasMag. It’s seems like a small step for you but it was a huge step for me and the JasMag itself. I’m really happy for the great help from Jasmine’s team on this project. Thank you guys! With the release of this issue, the official fan account had its 2nd anniversary and I’m now in year 3 on my mission to support Jasmine and bring you always the latest news, photos, videos, exclusive content and cool stuff like this fan magazine. As in every issue before,

it’s time for me to say thank you to a lot of people: Jasmine, who still believes in me after more than 2 years. You are truly one of a kind— Thank you for everything; Anis, who is just a great guy and makes the work on the JasMag even more fun; Tiff, for completing our team and Kunwar who had more to do with the proofreading than ever before—I owe you guys a cake, or two; Sapphire, Kiah and their parents for their great support on the featured artist part; Annie, who comes up with great ideas. For being so supportive

and always find the time for our fan magazine. Annie you rock! Another person who don’t like to be mentioned with her name here, but I know she reads it: Thank you for always beeing a true friend! Now please enjoy issue 6 from our JasMag. The next will come in Autumn and in the meantime more things will happen with the fan magazine, stay tuned. With lots of love from Germany.

Stefan Simon Associate Editor Visit our website to get your printed version: www.jasmag.net

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CONTENT

What’s

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Exclusive Tour Diary A day in the life of Jasmine at Pinkpop.

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All roads lead to Jasmine Federica on how she met her idol in Rome.

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Please, could you sign Daisy’s arm?

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Not only a great singer

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Do not stop chasing your dreams By Gergana Kolarova.

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Vintage Postcard Sapphire, a true gem!

A 13-year-old singer, songwriter from UK.

Kiah Spurle

A 9-year-old singer, songwriter from UK.


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MISS JASMINE

Jasmine’s tour diary from her appearance in the Netherlands at the Pinkpop Festival, June 11th 2016 ►

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With Annie (Jasmine’s management)

| 8:30 a.m. Hit snooze on my alarm. | 8:45 a.m. Annie texts me to see if I’m awake... I’m still in bed. | 9:15 a.m. No time for breakfast. Leave my house with my mum and we get the tube to the airport. | 10:30 a.m. Meet at

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airport, check in my suitcase, and it’s finally time for BREAKFAST! | 12:10 p.m. On the plane, ready to leave rainy London. | 2:30 p.m. Land in Dusseldorf and it’s just as grey as London. It’s like we never moved haha. ►


Artist menu, breakfast at Pinkpop


Jasmine doing a soundcheck before her performance

| 2:45 p.m. Meet a driver at arrivals and we head to our BUS. The venue has sent a mini bus to collect only three of us, so we have a bus party (take a nap). | 4:00 p.m. We arrive at the venue in Landgraaf, Netherlands. We’ve now

been in three countries in one day! | 4:15 p.m. We put all of our things in a dressing room and go find Robin Schulz and his team to say helloooo... | 5:00 p.m. Have a walk around the festival and see that one of the drum-

mers from my band Alex is on stage with James Morrison. | 5:30 p.m. Have dinner in the backstage artist area with Alex the drummer, Richard Judge, Annie and my mum. Fish and chips, yum. â–ş

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Jasmine Thompson and Robin Schulz performing their song Sun Goes Down

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It’s time to have fun with guitars! Jasmine and Annie

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coming into the tent. | 9:25 p.m. Robin goes on stage and everyone starts cheering. | 9:30 p.m. Ready… | 9:35 p.m. On stage, singing Sun Goes Down. | 9:40 p.m. Leave the stage to celebrate with high fives and ice cream. Watch the rest of Robin’s

set. | 10:30 p.m. Celebrate with Robin and his crew, watching some of the headline band perform. | 11:00 p.m. Get in a mini bus and head to a nearby hotel. | 11:30 p.m. Good night! □

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| 6:30 p.m. Watching Lianne La Havas and she is AMAZING. | 7:25 p.m. Head back to the dressing room to do vocal exercises and get changed into my performance outfit. | 8:30 p.m. Go backstage to do a short sound check and peak at the crowd

The day is over! Check out our YouTube channel* to watch Jasmine’s full performance

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FANS’ STORIES

All roads lead to Jasmine (by Federica)

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She hugged me in a warm and friendly embrace (and I felt our bodies joined together in a powerful hug).’’

Rome, Italy where Federica (aka fede_ bonatesta on Twitter) met Jasmine

I asked my dad many times to take me to Rome for meeting Jasmine but he said no, cause he had a lot of people at his dental surgery on that day. On 25th February I went to school as every day and there I was writing a long text for saying to Jasmine that I couldn’t be there

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on that day. But after some minutes the janitor knocked at the door and said that I had permission to leave school, so I imaginated that my dad was going to bring me to Jasmine. I was going downstairs and my legs were quivering... I wasn’t able to stand! So when I


saw my dad, I hugged him and we put ourselves on the way to Rome. We arrived there about 2:30 p.m. and I was really really excited. There I met two Internet friends, Valentina and Federica, we talked a bit and we started searching for Jasmine. At 3:31 p.m. she

wrote a tweet saying that about 4:00 p.m. she would have to meet us at gate 6. We spent a long time searching for that gate and we found it. After some minutes I saw a girl, really high, with a woman and another person. It was Jasmine! And she was with her mother and

a bodyguard (maybe I don’t know exactly). So she went out from the gate and she came to hug us. I waited my turn, I was freezing because was a windy day but I was also excited and warm by the idea of Jasmine next to me. ►

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*Valentina (@thefutureeisnow) and Federica (@Federica_Faith)

Jasmine Thompson with Federica’s Internet friends* Valentina and Federica

She hugged me in a warm and friendly embrace (and I felt our bodies joined together in a powerful hug). She was wearing a very nice Perfume, I should have ask what one— she was smelling like a candy—she was taller than me and I felt protected by her (like a big sister), her coat was so soft, her voice was really

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sweet, her hair was long and her eyes killed me. She was stunning! I asked her for an autograph with a weak voice cause I was too excited to say her anything else. She asked me my name and I was quite able to say it (hahaha...) I was paralysed by her majesty. Then she hugged me and went away cause she had the sound check. That was the best day of

my life, I have to thank my father and Jasmine for making my dream comes true. Can’t wait to meet her again in Milan on July. Thank you a lot Jas, I love you so much... Federica. □

Federica


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could you sign Daisy’s arm?

Please,

A day I’ll never forget was the night I met Jasmine, so beautiful and so quiet and kind! I was at an Ella Eyre concert and Jasmine was the opening act, I didn’t realise she’d be there. I looked up and shouted (extremely loud) ‘‘OHMIGOD THATS JASMINE THOMPSON MUM ITS JAS OMG JASMINE I LOVE YOU’’ Jasmine didn’t hear

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...she still remembers me as the girl who’s arm she signed.’’ because the music was so loud but everyone else stared, oops! After her performance I asked to buy her album but they didn’t have it on sale, so I wasn’t sure what she’d sign. I queued up for ages, as a lot of the people there hadn’t met

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Daisy Hendersons and Jasmine Thompson

Jasmine before either (and the most annoying thing was most of those people didn’t even know who’s she was). When I finally got to the front, this is how our conversation went: ‘‘Hi Jasmine! I love your YouTube videos so much’’. ‘‘Aw thank you, you’re so sweet’’. She then pulls me in for a hug! ‘‘Please can I take a selfie with you?’’ (At this point I keep accidentally turning my phone off, so embarrassing!) ‘‘Yeah of

course’’. We take one from snapchat that I forgot to save. ‘‘Thank you!’’ My auntie says ‘‘Go in for a group photo then!’’ (My cousin was there too) I then said ‘‘Please could you sign my arm?’’ She said: ‘‘Haha, of course!’’ And ever since then I’ve been in contact on YouTube and she still remembers me as the girl who’s arm she signed.

Daisy


singer (by Sugam)

Not only a great

It was late August 2015. I was using YouTube to find out latest house music hits. A playlist appeard and the first song that played was ‘‘Ain’t Nobody’’. I loved the song especially Jasmine’s voice. I had never heard about her before though. I wanted to know the public opinions so I checked out the comments. I was shocked to find that she was just 14 years at that time. It was really amazing

that someone of just 14 being that great. Then I googled her and found her YouTube account named ‘‘Tantrumjas’’. I checked out her covers of my favorite songs and I loved them all more than the originals. Moreover I listened to her originals and liked them so much, I subscribed to her YouTube channel. It was really great that she was so talented regarding her age. Gradually I started to interact with Jasmine

on Facebook and later on Twitter. I requested Jasmine to follow me back and she did it few days later. Jasmine is so down to earth person who treats fans as her friends. She is not only a great singer but a wonderful and supportive person. Jasmine’s fans are the best in the world. I am proud to be one of them.

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...because someday, sooner or later, they will become real.’’ I want to share my story with all of the girls and boys out there, who have a dream. Don’t stop believing in your dreams because someday, sooner or later, they will become

real. So let’s begin with my story. In the summer of 2015 I was obsessed with Jasmine. Everything about her made me happy, every lyric in her song and every photo she shared made my day. So one time I made a Twitter account just to follow Jas and to see what she’s tweeting so I tried my luck and asked her a question. ► august 2016 / jasmag

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From HUGEL’s ‘‘Where We Belong’’ ft. Jasmine Thompson


One day later I couldn’t believe my eyes. She answered me. She made me so happy I truly could’t sleep for days because of her, and that’s not even a bad thing. I searched for tickets for her concert with Ella Eyre in Hamburg and I went there with my best friends and my dad. We were there 5 or more hours earlier and we could’t find the door so we searched for it and then she showed up. She got out the car close to where we were. I could’t speak, I started shaking and laughing but also crying because I was so happy. Jas hugged me, talked with me and we took pictures. Later then as the show began we were

in the front and she just said ‘‘Hello’’ to us before she started to sing. I also talked with Annie and Will. My dad stayed at the bar and he talked with her mum even though he had no clue who this woman was. Pretty good– well done dad! As the show was over we chilled with Jasmine and then we had to go. The next day she followed me and my friend on instagram and we chatted all day. Then she added me on snapchat and we snapped all day. We became so close! The next time she was in Hamburg we forgot to buy tickets for her show with Robin Schulz, so she got us tickets and we were VIPs. On the same day we

met our new friends— Henrike, Anura and Julchen, we still stay in contact. And now almost 1 year later, I still have a good contact with Jasmine, we chat often on WhatsApp and keep in touch. So please everyone, who has a dream—Don’t stop chasing your dreams because one day they’ll become real and your life will get better. Believe me. □

Gergana Jasmine Thompson with her management (Annie and Will Gresford)

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Two Sided Size 6x4in 0,25in Bleeds Print Ready CMYK color 300 DPI

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...recommended that you print on luxury paper...’’ Now having a Jasmine Thompson’s postcard in vintage style is an easy task! The postcard is a two sided design; each side contains a gorgeous photo of our girl, transformed into a vintage style—inspired by an original idea of artists Marty Geller and Andrew Fedorov. It is recommended that you

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Vintage Postcard print on luxury paper like Royal Quadrant or Majestic for best results... We also made—just for fun—a postage stamp that it can be printed on stickers, and a stamp on which it’s written “Jasmine’s island”. If you like the vintage postcard, but also like choice, don’t worry, we have kept in reserve the full colour version too. Enjoy it!


PRINTING FOR YOU

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FEATURED ARTIST

Sapphire, a true gem! Our first featured artist in this issue is just 13 years old but already on YouTube since 2010, with over 300 videos and more than 45 million views. I’m really proud that we have Sapphire in our fan magazine. She started her YouTube channel with a cover of ‘‘This is Me’’ from Demi Lovato back in 2010 and with every new video not only was her voice getting better and better, but also her videos were getting more professional. Sapphire was already twice a Grand Finalist at the national singing

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competition OpenMic-UK and performed live at the Berlin Arena, the legendary New York club Bitter End, the Wembley Arena in London and in front of 15.000 fans at the soldout Lanxess Arena in Cologne (Germany), at the Vides Days 2015. I could now start to list all of Sapphire’s milestones, such as collaborations with Hollie Steel (Britain’s Got Talent finalists from 2009) or recently with Boycode, but let’s ask her what she feels was her most remarkable moment in the last year. ►


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JasMag: Hi Sapphire—how are you? Sapphire: I’m really good thank you! JasMag: You are now six years on YouTube. What made you to upload your first video? Sapphire: I can’t believe it’s been 6 years! When I was 3 years old, I went to a Saturday morning musical theatre school, but they used to put me at the front of the stage at every performance we did. Big audiences and the loud clapping scared me, so we stopped going when I was about 6. All I did at home was sing and that’s why my Mum suggested YouTube. I was so excited to be uploading a video onto the Internet. My first cover was ‘‘This Is Me’’ by Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas from my favourite film at the time, ‘‘Camp Rock’’. It’s all thanks to my Mum and Dad that I started posting YouTube videos, and it’s all thanks to the kind people who watch, subscribe and share my channel that I’m doing everything I do today. I couldn’t thank

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everyone enough! JasMag: I know from your Q&A video that you are homeschooled like Jasmine. How does a normal day in the life of Sapphire look? Sapphire: Personally, I think everyday is very different, but I really like it that way as we don’t know what’s going to happen on the day! I feel very lucky to be homeschooled, as it means I get to make videos and meet people I never thought I would have met. JasMag: With ‘‘Bow & Arrow’’ you released your 1st original music in 2016. How does it feel to make songs by yourself and can we hear more of your writing in the future? Sapphire: I love writing songs about my own experiences, so every song has a story. It feels amazing to have my own music released. There will hopefully be more original music in the future— watch this space, hehe! ►


Sapphire 13 Years old Singer, Songwriter United Kingdom

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I think everyday is very different, but I really like it that way as we don’t know what’s going to happen on the day!

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Instagram/sapphireofficial; Facebook/sapphireuk; Twitter/sapphiresing; YouTube/444jet

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You can get in touch with Sapphire via social media*

JasMag: According to the last six years, what was the most remarkable moment for you? Sapphire: Every moment has been amazing. I have been so lucky to be able to do so many incredible things! I’d really like to thank everyone who has supported me, as I couldn’t have done it without them. JasMag: What are your plans for the future? Sapphire: I’d really like to release some more original music, upload more

YouTube videos, do more live performances, inspire the next generation to follow their dreams and get a cat (haha, sorry Mum!). I honestly don’t know where this journey will take us! JasMag: Thank you very much for taking the time for this interview. I’m really looking forward to hear more from you. Sapphire: Thank you! It has been great talking to you. □

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I’m hoping to do some more theatre work as I love being part of a cast (...) I would love to teach music to children when I’m older.

Kiah Spurle 9 Years old Singer, Songwriter United Kingdom

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Kiah Spurle The way I became aware of Kiah Spurle was really funny: I was working on issue 4 of our fan magazine, I had many tabs open on my computer, while writing some emails, I got an message that I should check out a video on YouTube. I was told she would be perfect for the feat. artist part from the JasMag. I opened the link and put the video on my 2nd screen. I only saw that it was a ‘‘Rolling in the Deep’’ cover but I focused more on my main work. As the refrain started I thought: ‘‘Oh, that is a remarkable voice’’. So I took a second look on the video and was blown away by her performance. Kiah Spurle did that cover at the age of 7 and I still have no clue how she can sing so powerfull in such a young age. But I’m happy that we can ask her that question today. ► august 2016 / jasmag

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JasMag: Hi Kiah, how are you doing? Kiah Spurle: I’m really good thanks and I’m really glad you chose to feature me in this really cool magazine. JasMag: When did you first notice that you have such a great singing voice? KS: I didn’t realise myself, it was when I was three years old. My mum and dad were watching Andrea Bocelli singing on the TV. They kept watching it over and over because they loved his voice and they were shocked when I started singing along to ‘‘Time To Say Goodbye’’. JasMag: What did your parents think about it? KS: They were really happy and really shocked. They never knew how to help me develop my voice at such a young age so I didn’t start singing lessons until I was 7. I know they’re really proud of me. JasMag: You already performed live in front of thousands of people in Trafalga Square in London—how does it feel to be noticed from such a huge crowd and were you very nervous?

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KS: I didn’t feel as nervous as I thought I would because I had a fantastic cast around me. It makes me feel really good about myself that people notice I have a good voice. JasMag: Making music and videos for YouTube is a labor-intensive and time consuming. How did you managed to reconcile

school and your music? KS: When I am learning songs for YouTube, I practise in the mornings before school for two weeks before recording day. It usually takes me 2-3 days to record and make a video so we usually do it one weekend out of every month. JasMag: You are now 9


Instagram/kiah_spurle_official; Facebook/KiahSpurle; Twitter/KiahSpurle; YouTube/kiahspurle

years old—what are your plans for the coming years? KS: I plan to carry on my YouTube channel and would love to see it grow as I older. I’m hoping to do some more theatre work as I love being part of a cast. I think I will maybe enter a few more competitions this year and see

how that goes. I hope to be a successful singer in the future. I am working towards my Trinity London Rock and Pop vocal and piano grades and I would love to teach music to children when I’m older. JasMag: I wish you all the best for your future and I’m really looking forward

to hearing more from you! Thank you for the interview for our fan magazine. □

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LOYAL FANS

y Alhetmooie: ‘‘Really beautiful, Jasmine! One of your finest, with all those wonderful exceptional Jas attributes! So sweet and passionate, so precise and perfect, haunting and lonesome yet warm and comforting. Your voice is amazing beyond my simple descriptions and your performance is so exquisitely expressive! Love the low-key black and white of the video, it enhances the feeling so well! Beautiful song made even more sensitive and beautiful by a truly remarkable artist! Really love, this sweet Jasmine, and really love you too! May you always feel all the oases offered you by friends and fans so you can always respond in the end with that sweet wan smile of yours.’’

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You are amazing and genius, and you are the best, Jas! Love you so much.’’ l OktiaraPuspita

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From Indonesia, a pop art portrait made by f Faisal Fidiyatulloh

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Beautiful! You’re so talented Jasmine, I hope you keep singing and making people happy for a long time.’’ y PotatoGirl

y Thanh Ha: ‘‘I feel so bad for being nothing while you are—at the same age like me—being famous, having an incredibly beautiful voice, being absolutely stunning and taking my breath away. Seriously I’m so jealous but I’m admiring you at the same time. You are a goddess, love you so much!’’


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Outstanding work made by the artist radbeanbao

Fan art made by Jullyana Percy From Brazil Drawing made by l omelcik beksy

Pencil drawing by the crazy talented ziomekzwalek

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y Beautyeckchen: ‘‘Whenever I hear your songs, I just sit down and close my eyes... It feels like someone take me in its arms and I feel secure because life is too short to be afraid of meaningless things... Thanks for giving me some time where I can enjoy life.’’

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Dear Jasmine, you continue to amaze and delight me with you and your astounding accomplishments.’’ f Gary Gray

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Whenever she sings her voice blows me away and it makes my heart melts.’’ y Yon Natha

y MaraVanGaladh: ‘‘Simply Beautiful! Your voice has matured so much! I loved it ever since I first saw your cover of ‘‘Wherever You Will Go’’ and you have improved so much since then. I still enjoy all your covers and I was so excited when I first heard you with Felix Jaehn on the German Radio!’’

Anime style, made by Duha From Iraq

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