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Introducing 2012: France!

All the entries for the 2012 contest have been selected and now My Eurovision Diary will introduce them to you!

Entrant: Anggun

Anggun was already a star in South East Asia when she decided to leave everything behind to launch her international career. London, Amsterdam and finally Paris, where she met the producer who had made Céline Dion’s songs a success. Together they created the hit Snow On The Sahara, which charted in 33 countries around the world and made the Top 5 in Europe and the US Top 20.

Having taken French nationality 15 years ago, Anggun is currently the world’s most-played French-language singer, making her one of France’s finest musical exports of the decade. An artist through and through as well as a citizen of the world, Anggun is a Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in its fight against world hunger

Entry: Echo (You and I)

Echo (You and I) was internally selected by France 3, and presented to the pubic during MIDEM, an event held in Cannes, back in January. The song is sung partly in English and partly in English.

Echo (You and I) was composed by Jean Pierre Pilot & William Rousseau and penned by William Rousseau & Anggun.

The song will be included on her fifth international album Echoes and serve as the album’s first single for international market and the third single in France.

Tomorrow we will introduce the Italian entry, note that the entries will be introduced according to the running order!

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2 comments on “Introducing 2012: France!

  1. After last year’s popera disaster France has done an about-face and sends a very contemporary sounding and radio friendly song to Baku. Unfortunately, it is only an average one imo. Anggun is an experienced artist and will probably deliver live but I simply cannot imagine warming up to this song even with a world class performance. The lyrics are nothing to write home about either but the video perhaps is if you happen to fall for handsome men in underwear. Every year, we get one song that leaves me utterly clueless when it comes to predicting results, and this year it is France. I can see ‘Echo’ both in the top and bottom 5 at the end of the big night. Speaking of fives … 5/12 and 28th place on my pre-rehearsals list.

  2. Anggun has strong vocals. The song is vaguely irritating; it tries to be many things at the same time but it ends up being none of them. Good luck.

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