Young French tenor Amaury Vassili, who entered the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, is part of a new music project with some of the best representatives of the new generation of French artists.
The project is entitled “Génération Goldman” ans is made of covers of songs of Jean-Jacques Goldman who is by far the most popular and most prolific singer and songwriter in France. The album has made it to number 1 on iTunes minutes after its official release today. 20 singers figure on this album including Amaury as well as Corneille, better known to Eurovision fans as the writer and composer of the unfortunate “Il était temps” sung by Virginie Pouchain in Athens in 2006.
Besides his very own successes (covered in this album), Goldman wrote and composed most probably the main hit singles and best albums of major national and international artists including former Eurovision entrants Céline Dion, Patrick Fiori, Patricia Kaas, Dan Ar Braz, Catherine Ferry and Jeane Manson. He is also the brother of Robert Goldman who penned Natasha St-Pier’s entry “Je n’ai que mon âme” for the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest under the nickname of J. Kapler, as well as many other songs for the above mentionned artists and other French Eurovision entrant Sofia Mestari.
By participating in this new music project, Amaury is taking a step further into pop music. Here is a snippet of one of the songs he covered together with 3 other singers: “Il suffira d’un signe”.