|Birth name||Karlijn Verhagen|
Karlijn Verhagen also known as Karlijn is an 18 year old singer/songwriter from near Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
She found out that she loved to sing when she was 6 years old. At first she sang Dutch songs from the 'Kinderen voor Kinderen' CD's and she participated in several of their contests. When she was 8, she sang LIVE with a band in the finals of Zuid-Holland, for about 700 people. This was her first big performance and she loved dancing and singing on such an enormous stage. From that time on she knew this was what she wanted to do.
Soon after, she started singing in English and she found her first talent contest where she sang English songs overwhelming. she was still only 11 years old and competing against 20-40 years old singers. At the age of 12, she started with singing lessons. she started guitar lessons in 2011 and piano lessons a year later. 2013 saw her graduate high school and start a full time course of music study at college.