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Maggie van Eeden - 2011-10-14
Sing ’it has topped the 1 000 entry mark and Maggie van Eeden chatted to the 1 000th entrant, Derek Crosson, about his lyrics, what he would do with the R3 000 prize money if he won, and why he decided to take part.
How does it feel to be the 1 000th entrant?
I was quite surprised when I received the call, but it’s good to know that there are over 1 000 entries and so many people are interested in writing lyrics.
Why did you decide to take part in the competition?
Which participating artist do you hope will pick one of your songs?
When did you start writing songs and how do you go about it?
That's just one of the ways I write. When I get stuck I draw and it helps me to think creatively again. I think that music is just as important as lyrics when writing a song (you can listen to songs without lyrics, right?) and with the right music you can make any seemingly “stupid” lyrics sound good and people will still like it.