“États d’Amour” is a song performed by French-Israeli singer Amir Haddad. The song was released as a digital download on 25 August 2017 by Warner Music Group as the lead single from his upcoming third studio album Addictions (2017). The song has peaked at number 40 on the French Singles Chart.
An official lyric video to accompany the release of “États d’Amour” was first released onto YouTube on 24 August 2017 at a total length of three minutes and thirty-eight seconds. An official music video to accompany the release of “États d’Amour” was first released onto YouTube on 20 September 2017 at a total length of three minutes and forty-six seconds.
FRANCE – Amir has Benn proven one of the most recent successful French participants in the Eurovision Song Contest and everyone simply loves him (we do as well). In the meantime Paris is about to be officially announced as the host city of the 2024 summer Olympic Games after reaching an agreement with IOC and Los Angeles, CA got the 2020 ones.
Thus, Paris held “Paris A Nous Les Jeux” (Paris, The Games Are Ours!), a special concert where various French artists paid a tribute to the the hosting of the upcoming Olympic Games.
Amir performed his brand new single making the audience enthusiastic but they also loved other artists such as the 1993 Eurovision entrant Patrick Fiori, Shy’m and One Direction’s Liam Payne.
What a great and healthy way for Amir’s brand new album “Addictions” to start its promotion. more than 600,000 viewers watched the concert and almost half a million attended the open air concert in Paris.
Amir surely enjoys seeing the Parisians as enthusiast as he is. He still recalls his memories from the 1998 World Cup Triumph when his country topped the world by winning the trophy.
FRANCE – Four years after their last national final, France is holding a national selection for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Despite the date in not known yet, the process will include two semi final nights and a final.
French Canadian singer Garou will host the event Eurovision: Qui portera nos couleurs? and the two semi finals will be pre recorded and the national final, live.
In the semi finals the jury will decide the qualifiers while in the final the jury and the public will share the decision making 50% each.
French national selection is said to take place within January but there is no confirmation yet.
EDITORIAL These are just a few names that seem “realistic” for Eurovision. But since France is going back for a national final in 2018, maybe we should expect a newcomer to fly to Lisbon. Just like the UK, France has a bunch of talented big names, but, as French member of delegation told us in Kiev, France Télévisions is unsuccessfully struggling to get them involved… Below you can vote for your favourite French hopeful as suggest by Olivier. Remember you can vote up to three of them. Who could be the French bidder in Portugal? Here are my 5 “realistic” hopefuls for Eurovision 2018
Christophe Willem – He rose to fame some years ago after winning the French “Idol” show. His specific voice and personality, making him able to sing anything from soft ballads to electro acts made him instantly popular on the French music scene. Those last years though, Christophe Willem has been struggling to get under the spotlight again, despite the release of several good albums. He would be perfect for Eurovision for sure, and that would help him do a successful come back.
Nolwenn Leroy – The “Celtic diva” is another winner of a talent show in the early 2000’s. She probably has the most amazing voice of the French music scene, and hasn’t disappeared from the spotlight, even if she’s less famous than before. She would be a perfect “chanteuse française” for Eurovision (with the right song though). Another good point is that famous authors would fight to write her a song.
Emmanuel Moire – This French “hunk” is often rumoured as being about to wave the French flag on Eurovision scene, but this hasn’t happened yet. He has the whole package though: good voice, great pop songs, and an obvious good look. Since the successful “Le Roi Soleil” musical, Emmanuel has also been an artist struggling to hit the charts despite some clever efforts. Just like Christophe Willem, Eurovision could be the trampoline he needs.
Jain – France is not all about great-voiced divas. The so-called “French-scene” could also do very well at Eurovision. Young Jain rose to fame 2 years ago with very unusual but successful tracks which have even been used for adverts in national TV. For sure, this artist would be something different (a bit like Sébastien Tellier back in 2008). A clever mix of electro and African rhythm could do well indeed.
Imany – She’s actually the black diva of our music scene, with beautiful soul songs that obviously remind us of Tracy Chapman. Great voice, classy presence on stage, she could conquer Europe, but unfortunately, she only sings in English.
FRANCE – Participant in the 11th edition of Secret Story and early eliminated from the show, Anthony Kruger aka Nony wishes to represent France in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest and he admits he has penned a song for the France 2 submissions.
Alongside David Sansault formed the duo Tribal King. He also prepares a new single soon therefore such a statement about Eurovision can easily bring publicity and why not some extra sales / downloads not to mention some extra attention.
It will be a huge honour for me, he adds in his statement for his potential Eurovision venture.
FRANCE – No French Eurovision contestant has been as popular and successful as Amir. After a year full of performances, a first album and so many awards, the artist hasn’t decided to take a break. His highly awaited second album will be released in October 27th, but today Amir premiered his brand new single “États d’Amour” (States of love). A pure “amiresque” track that will undoubtedly conquer French charts once again.
FRANCE – The two guys, Outside Duo performed at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient and impressed the audience recently praised by the French national broadcaster. We got the video on the web and we share it as a why not potential representative act for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. A duet that is one. An osmosis, between them and with the public, always an integral part of this spectacle with the originality stripper. At 10 years old they were treading their first scenes together. Today, 18 years later, they are making their show the Celtic Two-Men-Show. The originality of the sound for the pleasure of the eyes … Outside Duo embarks you, the violin behind the head and the guitar boosted, to the rhythm of its compositions pop with Celtic sounds. Music, songs, performances … and energy! The Celtic Two-Men-Show offers a musical marathon full of malice and humor. Time stops.