PARIS, FRANCE – For the last 6 months, France has discovered a new phenomenon named Indila. Adila Sedraïa appeared on the French music scene last March with her hugely popular track « Dernière Danse » (Last Dance). Since then, this newcomer has sold an impressive 261,000 copies of her first album “Mini World” and no one in France can ignore the existence of this very talented singer. Half way between Edith Piaf (for the voice) and Mylène Farmer (for the mystic universe), Indila has soon been seen as a potential Eurovision hopeful by many fans. Could she go to Vienna? Sadly the answer is “probablement pas!”.
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Born in Paris in 1984, Adila Sedraïa is a young R&B singer and songwriter of Algerian, Egyptian, Indian and Cambodian descent. She has collaborated with many French singers and in December she launched her solo career. Her three tracks “Dernière Danse”, “Tourner dans Le Vide” et “SOS” have been huge successes toping French charts, and she has sold more than 260,000 copies of her album “Mini World”. One can say she is now the new queen of the French music scene… Her first song “Dernière Danse” was also released abroad, reaching high rankings in Austria (72), Belgium (2), Germany (47), Switzerland (15), Poland (3) and even being number one in Greece, Turkey and Israel!
In an interview she gave to lepetitjournal.com last week, Indila was asked about Eurovision. She declared she’s been asked about a Eurovision participation and she was flattered, but that the pressure, the responsibility and the fear to deceive her country would prevent her from accepting a formal proposal from French broadcaster.
If you read carefully, this is not a definitive “NON” though but I guess we won’t see Indila on Wiener Stadthalle on May 23rd. But one cannot tell. Remember in 2009, Patricia Kaas had declared the exact same thing before accepting to wave the French flag… So let’s cross our fingers and in the meantime, enjoy Indila’s videos with “Dernière Danse” and her last track “S.O.S”.
Indila would definitely be a wise choice for France! One can easily imagine her perform “SOS” on Eurovision stage and give France its first high ranking in years. French Eurovision fans should lobby for her participation!