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En Resa För Livet - Episode 4

In the last episode of ”En Resa För Livet”, Darin stayed in the SOS Village while most of the others went on their last trips around Manila. We get to see Darin and Sophie writing a song together, which results in the beautiful ”All Our Babies”. Darin finds out that Sophie's never written a song with anyone before but that they work well together.

Later Darin says that he wants to record a music video with the children of the village, for his song ”Be What You Wanna Be”. He starts teaching them the choreography for the chorus, later directing and recording the video with all the talented children, who were excited and thankful. A boy in the village explains that this activity will be a good memory for him.

Since it’s the end of the show and the journey of their lives, the artists gathers to talk about their experiences. They find everything quite difficult to summarize. Eagle-Eye says it was a good bonus to also get to know these three people.

The beautiful music video is shown later…

Contest: win a signed copy of "Exit"

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UPDATE: Here are the final results of the competition. Valid votes correspond to votes casted by people liking Darin Worldwide on Facebook. Hidden votes correspond to votes casted by people whom, due to privacy settings, we weren't able to check the list of likes of.

1. ZSOLTNÉ NIKOLICS
Total Votes: 238Valid Votes: 131Hidden Votes: 75
2. JESSICA EKMAN
Total Votes: 111Valid Votes: 57Hidden Votes: 35
3. PATRYCJA SILIKOWSKA
Total Votes: 47Valid Votes: 19Hidden Votes: 22
4. SWEZ FADE
Total Votes: 24Valid Votes: 13Hidden Votes: 7
5. HAFSA SHAKIR
Total Votes: 16 Valid Votes: 9 Hidden Votes: 5
6. EMILIA LÖFBERG
Total Votes: 11Valid Votes: 7Hidden Votes: 3
7. ROXÁNA NIKOLICS
Total Votes: 12Valid Votes: 6Hidden Votes: 3

Total votes in the competition: 459
Total valid votes in the competition: 242
Total hidden votes in the competition: 150

The ones who didn't win will be given a  small consolation prize, if they like. Thanks to everyone who took part in the contest and to everyone who voted. New contests…

En Resa För Livet - Episode 3

The third episode of "En Resa För Livet" begins with Darin visiting an orphanage in Manila, privately owned by the church, with nuns taking care of the children. Darin expected it to be similar to the SOS Village, but the reality was - once again - shocking. Small children with their hands tied up in their beds wasn't really what he expected. The workers stated that the reason for that treatment was to prevent the children to bite on their hands. Darin on the other hand, felt like the real reason could be that the 3 nuns working there didn't have time to look after all of the 30 children living at the orphanage. This part of the episode contains very strong images.
Back in the SOS Village, everyone was waiting for a new child to arrive. Chloe, a two-year-old girl, came to live there with her siblings, as well as the other children and the SOS mothers. This was a happy celebration for everyone. 

Later we get to see Darin working on the song ”All Our Babies”, which he s…

En Resa För Livet EP released today

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Finally we can listen to the compilation album released by the artists who took part in the SOS Barnbyar project. It includes Dream Away, the theme song of the show that we wrote about in this article and a brand new acoustic song called All our Babies. The new song is, as well as Dream Away, very beautiful and touching. It was written and recorded by Darin and Sophie Zelmani. All the money earned from the songs will go the SOS Villages, which means that everyone can help making Darin's work worthwhile by purchasing the songs or even the whole album. You can buy it on iTunes, or stream it on Spotify.