PARIS, France – Just a few minutes ago, on private channel D8’s talk show “Touche pas A Mon Poste”, Cyril Hanouna has decided to spoil France 2 announcement (not very fair) and reveal the name of French entrant for Stockholm. According to D8, the lucky singer is former “The Voice” contestant, Amir Haddad. It also seem that the song is titled “J’ai cherché” and you can listen to it in this post. March 12th is the date when France2 will officially reveal the signer and the song for Stockholm.
INFORMATION ABOUT AMIR
Amir Haddad or just Amir, is an Israeli French singer and songwriter of Tunisian and Moroccan-Spanish Jewish parents. He took part in 2006 in Israeli music competition Kokhav Nolad, released his album Vayehi in 2011 and was a finalist in French competition The Voice: la plus belle voix as part of Team Jenifer finishing third in the competition. Haddad born in France, immigrated to Israel in 1992 at the age of 8 as part of Aliyah and residing in Herzliya, north of Tel Aviv. He sang as a young child in the synagogue and in various social events. He came to fame in 2006 with his participation in the fourth season of the Israeli song competition Kokhav Nolad (in Hebrew כוכב נולד meaning A Star is Born), the Israeli equivalent of the Pop Idol held May to September 2006. He was the first candidate to sing mostly French language songs during the audition. He advanced for 4 stages before being eliminated. The series was won by Jacko Eisenberg.
Not winning in the season, he finished his obligatory military service in the Israeli Defence Forces and continued his studies in dentistry in Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Jerusalem graduating in 2012. Meanwhile, he pursued his passion in music. At the end of the competition, Haddad was signed to a French label. creating following in France, Switzerland, USA and Brazil in addition to Israel, cooperated with a number of artists, notably Shlomi Shabat, Haim Moshe, Dudu Aharon, Gad Elbaz etc. His song “Kache limtso milim”, the Hebrew version of Patrick Bruel’s French hit “J’te l’dis quand même”, came alongside a music video. Bruel loved his rendition and invited him to sing it with him in a grand event in Raanana Park on 23 May 2008 in front of 8000 spectators. He sang it yet again much later in 2013, during the gala in tribute of Anaelle Ledoroth in Paris on May 27, 2013.
In 2011, he released his debut studio album Vayehi co-written by Haddad and Omri Dagan during the years when Amir was a university student. The album included his already popular version of “Kache limtso milim”. He also revived a 1990s hit “Désenchantée” by French artist Mylène Farmer. Haddad’s version was produced by the famous Israeli producer Offer Nissim. Amir toured France with other The Voice finalists. He also appeared in compilation album Forever Gentleman 2, in the concert by charity association Leurs voix pour l’espoir in Olympia, Paris, appeared in the #OBJETPUBLIC calendar of the magazine Public and many other appearances. He also released a music video for “Candle in the Wind”, a song he had interpreted during the blind auditions in The Voice. He is preparing a first album in French. In 2015, he released the hit single “Oasis” under the mononym Amir charting in SNEP, the French Singles Chart.