"Everyone" – An Anthem for Youth Around the World
Premiering world-wide on 30 May 2010, the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games theme song "Everyone" combines the musical talents of five top singers – Jody Williams, Sean Kingston, Tabitha Nauser, Steve Appleton and Jessica Mauboy – to create a global anthem for today's youth.
Written and produced by acclaimed Singaporean record producer and composer Ken Lim, "Everyone" reflects the spirit of the first-ever Youth Olympic Games which will bring over 3,600 young athletes together in Singapore to compete in August.
"These five talented performers – one from each continent – are a source of inspiration for youths all over the world for reaching out for their dreams until they have achieved success," said Ken Lim.
While still in high school, Africa representative Jody Williams, balanced academics and singing to release her debut platinum-selling album. Representing the Americas, singer and song-writer Sean Kingston topped the US and UK charts at the age of 17 with global hit ‘Beautiful Girls’. Tabitha Nauser, the youngest among the five and touted as Singapore’s Beyonce, represents Asia, having won the hearts of critics and the general public with her soulful voice, maturity and positive attitude. Representing Europe, 'Dirty Funk' singer Steve Appleton has won indie fame as a song-writer, composer and producer who uses social media to share his music. Oceania representative Jessica Mauboy has enjoyed a string of ARIA chart hits and albums that have gone gold and platinum – all before turning 21.
The "Everyone" music video features the five stars performing at Singapore’s best-loved landmarks such as The Float@Marina Bay, Marina Barrage, and the Singapore Flyer. Combined with clips of aspiring young athletes, the 3-minute, 46-second video celebrates the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect.
All five singers will reunite in Singapore to perform the song "live" on 14 August 2010 at the Opening Ceremony of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Televised worldwide, the Opening Ceremony will be held at The Float@Marina Bay, the world's largest floating platform.
"Music, like sport, cuts across all cultures and geographies to unite youth everywhere," said Mr Goh Kee Nguan, CEO of the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee. " "Everyone" is an inspiring anthem for youth; it connects them and celebrates their hopes and dreams of success, of making their mark in the world – just like what the young Olympians hope to do when they compete during the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games in August this year. As a young nation, Singapore also identifies with these dreams and we continue to pursue them each day."