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1st May 2010, 19:31
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Performed by: Amaury Vassili
Lyrics by: Jean-Pierre Marcellesi
Composed by: Daniel Moyne, Quentin Bachelet
Language: Corsican
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JackBauer
1st May 2010, 23:07
I know a lot of people thinks france 3 doesn't care about eurovision but i think they are wrong.

2008 song was great and did ok.

2009 was amazing and did good.

2010 is different and very likeable and might do great with a good performance.

I think and i hope our brodcaster is trying again next year and will select a different but great song :lol:

David Guetta, Mylene Farmer, Chimene Badi would all be amazing :lol:

94ayd
1st May 2010, 23:56
I hope they keep sending amazing stuff as they've done in past years. I also hope they get more appreciated. 2008 & 2009 were my faves at the time of the contest, while 2010 is still in my top 10. I also think 2005 should've won. About 2006 & 2007, I like 'em but needed a lot of listenings to get there. :lol:

lucian-crusher
2nd May 2010, 00:15
Lorie :D :D

JackBauer
2nd May 2010, 01:49
Lorie would be amazing! and her career isn't great right now!


She could win with the song like 'sur un air latino'

Oh my god you tottaly gave me an idea about tohru next song in NSC :lol: :lol:

Sean
2nd May 2010, 10:12
Something more Sebastian Tellier-ish please :mrgreen: France is good at the electro house dance stuff so they should finally try a song in this style. I'm sure there's many unknown artists who would like some more exposure, but ehh I'm just dreaming here :mrgreen:

Milos-BC
2nd May 2010, 10:43
I think Medi-T should try again :D Their song from 2007 was so awesome, that i can't believe even now, how Les Fatal Picards managed to beat them :?

Mylene Farmer, Tina Arena and David Guetta would be great as well :mrgreen:

SpZ
2nd May 2010, 10:45
Superbus :mrgreen:

Sim
2nd May 2010, 10:45
I also would like to see what David Guetta would give on esc

94ayd
2nd May 2010, 11:17
I think they need a NF, otherwise those unknown great artists won't have any chance. :(

imno12u
3rd May 2010, 18:38
Plasticines, Gaetan Roussel

wittgenstein
3rd May 2010, 18:56
alizee

AlekS
4th May 2010, 14:34
Imo, all latest French entries sucked big time except Patricia.
Berberes should follow 2009 scheme and continue inviting famous performers.

Mylene will never agree.
Alizee ... hnmmm, she needs something big after breaking up with Mylene so it would be a nice option but she sucks live.

Christophe Maé, please. Jena Lee (not a fond of her though) or Mika. Guetta will ask big money, imo.

paddyirl
6th May 2010, 17:59
Alizee :) :) :)

Sabrewulf238
29th May 2010, 21:30
I'd love to see them send Yelle, but that would probably never happen :(

Deltage
30th May 2010, 05:23
I actually know a French singer that I like quite much, Leslie. She recently released her new single which I thought was good. And since she's one of the very few still active European pop acts I like, why not.

Sim
30th May 2010, 07:37
hopefully a better song next year

A-lister
30th May 2010, 23:16
Nâdiya! Her career is on the down now, but she had some really great songs and with something like that it would be a good choice for France.

Deltage
31st May 2010, 02:13
LOL, I remember Nadiya from the time I used to watch MCM. She had some quite interesting songs I guess.

yulara
14th June 2010, 19:22
Moriarty or Yodelice will be amazing but impossible as they sing in english :roll:

Moriarty - Jimmy (Live at Taratata) (http://video.mytaratata.com/video/iLyROoaft-vM.html)
Yodelice - Sunday with a flu (Live at Taratata) (http://video.mytaratata.com/video/iLyROoafJn24.html)

wittgenstein
14th June 2010, 20:47
stereo total!

or would it be for germany maybe ...? 8-)

Israeliboy
13th August 2010, 12:21
:D Mhhh MY DEAR FRANCE!!!!
I wanna please . . . Zaho, Nadiya, Alizee :D

jaws
18th August 2010, 15:31
i want a duet between David Guetta and Nadiya :o It would win for sure :p

A.B.
26th November 2010, 03:56
The runner-up of the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest, Amina, should give it another try. If the actual rules of the ESC would be applied for that year, the winner would be her, not Carola from Sweden...

A-lister
26th November 2010, 15:25
:D Mhhh MY DEAR FRANCE!!!!
I wanna please . . . Zaho, Nadiya, Alizee :D

Wow we think alike!

Any of these names would be my pick aswell! :)

Especially Nadiya!

A-lister
6th December 2010, 20:01
France confirmed! http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/16305

94ayd
6th December 2010, 20:04
Comment se débrouiller sans les Français? :lol:

Schlagerman1
6th December 2010, 20:19
Oui, oui...would be fun if they can send an another great French entry! :D Bruno Berberes has really done great in choosing entries for the recently, so I think he can take something speicial once again! :)

Gandan
6th December 2010, 22:50
Well done France! I hope for another wonderful singer like Patricia Kaas :p

Jessy Matador has been good, but I preferred madame Kaas :)

Anjeza
7th December 2010, 00:12
Right now I really would like to see Joyce Jonathan for France:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsJWSDe44Uk

A.B.
7th December 2010, 02:19
Vive la France!

PeterLPZ
20th December 2010, 15:01
Has anyone heard about a possible French entry for next year? I checked so many pages, but nowhere is something to read. I hope, France will send once again such great singers and perfomances like the last 2 years.

Cole
21st December 2010, 00:02
i want a duet between David Guetta and Nadiya :o It would win for sure :p

that would be amazin!

Charly
21st December 2010, 00:22
I would like to see any of these singers to represent France :D

Najoua Belyzel, David Guetta, Sofia Essaidi (These 3 has a Moroccan Parent :D), Patricia Kaas or Nadiya :)

AlekS
21st December 2010, 00:30
^ I would LOVE to see any of them :p though Patricia won't agree to do this again and Guetta is too expensive - but miracles happen =)

Simon87
21st December 2010, 14:32
Najoua Belyzel is the best!

Charly
21st December 2010, 20:17
Najoua Belyzel is the best!

I agree especially her song Gabriel :D

AlekS
29th December 2010, 13:26
Rumor: the NF for France :p
http://esctoday.com/news/read/16411

94ayd
29th December 2010, 14:11
I was about to post that, too. It'd be awesome if I finally see one, as I didn't really watch NFs in 2007, even if I had started to become really interested in the contest. ;) France is the best no matter what, though. :mrgreen:

A-lister
29th December 2010, 19:30
I'm afraid though that a NF in France won't attract any established names and it'll most probably be some sort of Idol-ish cr*p with nobodies :(

evilperson
30th December 2010, 07:58
France actually had quite a strong NF the last time they staged one in 2007. It could be quite interesting to see what they come up with this time.

This song (the runner-up) was totally robbed in 2007 (imo) and France selected quite an average (but not too bad) song from what was on offer.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mmpl1yNnsA

Mickey
30th December 2010, 18:52
I'm afraid though that a NF in France won't attract any established names and it'll most probably be some sort of Idol-ish cr*p with nobodies :(

Agreed. France have probably been my favourite country of the last three years with internal selections. Having set such a high standard, I can only view this change as a negative.

My only hope is that there are now so many established stars desperate to appear on Eurovision, there's a demand for a national final.

A-lister
30th December 2010, 20:26
^
I hope your analysis is correct, if not I'm afraid it could turn out not too well :/ Oh well let's see.

evilperson
30th December 2010, 20:30
Established singers aren't everything. Many new artists can have just as good, if not better songs to put forward for the contest.

A-lister
30th December 2010, 20:34
^
This CAN be true offcourse, but quite often it is not. A total nobody doesn't have that backing of a record company and all the resources that comes with that (good producers, songwriters etc.)

What I'm most afraid is that it'll be some sort of casting show a la American Idol/X-Factor.. And i'm very much opposed to that concept.

Schlagerman1
30th December 2010, 20:37
^It worked for Germany this year, so why wouldn't it work for France? :)

In 2006 it didn't for them, but it was because the song was very dull and boring.
Let's give them a chance then, but I agree a bit, their internal choices has been super so they should keep with it! :)

A-lister
30th December 2010, 20:43
^
Well it worked in that case with Germany (thanx to a special singer and an actual good and in the context original enough song). It didn't work for the UK though (yes I know "My Time" scored well but imo that song sucked and 2010 was disaster).

evilperson
30th December 2010, 20:47
The last time France had an NF, all of the acts were put forward by record companies and backed by the different channels in the network responsible for ESC, I believe.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UMKkrl1TW8

A-lister
30th December 2010, 20:55
^
And not a single good song imo :lol:

evilperson
30th December 2010, 21:01
But I guess that's how ESC goes, not all songs can appeal to everyone.

I think with the success of the last two years, the NF concept might be a great idea.

A-lister
30th December 2010, 21:06
^
Well that's for sure, problem is that that NF didn't have ANY good entry I think (well the winner was ok, but more on the joke side sort of).. well that's my opinion.

I hope you're right though and that the previous years have somehow made the French more interested.

PeterLPZ
31st December 2010, 00:27
I hope, this is the right decision to make a NF.
I liked the songs of the last two years and I think, it was right, to send well-known singer to represent France.
I can´t imagine, that well-known artists will sing in the NF. I know this from Germany - no "star" wants to sing at a NF. So it will be the same in France.

evilperson
1st January 2011, 20:44
There is a rumour that the NF will not be multi-artist, but rather a single internal selection of an artist and then an NF to select the song.
The same rumour goes on to mention that the broadcaster is very close to inking a deal with Shy'm.

Whether any of this is true, we'll have to wait and see! :)

teroh
1st January 2011, 20:54
Shy'm !!!! THAT WOULD BE SO GREAT !!! France will get my vote if they choose Shy'm.

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94ayd
1st January 2011, 21:51
She trully is amazing! From her songs, I know and love:

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Mickey
2nd January 2011, 16:41
My only hope is that there are now so many established stars desperate to appear on Eurovision, there's a demand for a national final.


There is a rumour that the NF will not be multi-artist, but rather a single internal selection of an artist and then an NF to select the song.
The same rumour goes on to mention that the broadcaster is very close to inking a deal with Shy'm.

... or that.:)

I like the look of Shy'm. At first glance, she would seem perfect for Eurovision.

paddyirl
3rd January 2011, 21:30
Shy'm would be amazing her songs are great I love listening to them.

Je Sais and Victoire being my fave songs from her. :) :)

Isabella
4th January 2011, 02:38
I hope she represents France :D Go Shy'm xcheer

My fave song is "Oublie moi".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWbXSRjSJ8g

Charly
4th January 2011, 16:08
If she represents France her song will be played all over Morocco :D as we have a big connection with France :)

france
5th January 2011, 00:51
very good i like Shy'm

france
5th January 2011, 00:53
I hope she represents France :D Go Shy'm xcheer

My fave song is "Oublie moi".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWbXSRjSJ8g

Very good i like Shy'm

A-lister
5th January 2011, 02:26
Shy'm would be great but i'd say chances are low :( Even lower now that there will be a national final.

She's not on top now, but she's still a quite known name.

AlekS
5th January 2011, 02:58
There can be a NF for 1 performer - they choose her internally and then search for songs.
I like Shy'm too, imo it can be a perfect choice for France this year.

AlekS
5th January 2011, 02:58
There can be a NF for 1 performer - they choose her internally and then search for songs.
I like Shy'm too, imo it can be a perfect choice for France this year.

A-lister
5th January 2011, 03:02
^
That's true offcourse, but I got the feeling that it'll be an NF with more than 1 act. But we'll see.

Charly
6th January 2011, 14:08
The choice of the French representative in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest will be made internally once again. France Télévisions were studying the possibility of holding a televised selection after some changes in the board of the broadcaster. Nevertheless, plans for a national final in 2012 remain untouched.

Due to the new appointments in the board of France Télévisions and its Enternainment service, preparations for a televised national selection wouldn't have been completed within the deadline set by the European Broadcasting Union for the national finals - the evening of the Heads of Delegation meeting on March 13th.

The French public broadcasting corporation is still interested in carrying out an open and televised Eurovision selection for 2012.

A-lister
7th January 2011, 00:07
^
Good decision i'd say!

I hope for Shy'm or Nadiya! :)

PeterLPZ
7th January 2011, 12:55
I also think, this is a good decision - France was more successfull in that way during the last years. So let´s see, which performer will represent France. I´m very exciting about.

Pretty In Pink
8th January 2011, 14:38
I want someone worth watching and drooling over
Soan or Julien Dore :P

Simon87
8th January 2011, 15:02
I hope for Najoua Belyzel :D :D :D
or Shy'm
Its time for a girl this year from France ;)

PeterLPZ
8th January 2011, 18:55
Shy´m would be a good choice. The song "oublie-moi" is great.

Jukica
8th January 2011, 23:39
Shy'm! :D I hope that she'll go to ESC

Sim
9th January 2011, 00:07
Shy'm! :D I hope that she'll go to ESC

Hope it too:P:D

Like her songs

AlekS
9th January 2011, 18:22
Shy'm rumors are not true... the broadcaster will announce info about the French representative in a month.
imo, we will have a newcomer again.

A-lister
9th January 2011, 18:30
^
How can you be so sure that it'll be a newcomer? The only thing said is that the rumor is not true, nothing else is said. They could very well end up choosing her.

Sean
9th January 2011, 18:35
^
How can you be so sure that it'll be a newcomer? The only thing said is that the rumor is not true, nothing else is said. They could very well end up choosing her.

In his opinion :p

AlekS
9th January 2011, 18:42
^
How can you be so sure that it'll be a newcomer? The only thing said is that the rumor is not true, nothing else is said. They could very well end up choosing her.
How can I be so sure?
Did I actually say that they WILL send a newcomer? I think there was "in my opinion" :? :lol:

Well, previously in my opinion I thought that Armenia would choose Emmy ;) , now I think that France will choose a newcomer. I'm not gonna prove my every word because we aren't in the court here.
I'm not gonna say something if I don't want to say it :p

A-lister
9th January 2011, 19:31
^
I missed the "imo" part :lol:

PeterLPZ
10th January 2011, 10:50
I want Shy´m too. Perhaps the french broadcaster will read our wishes :lol:
Come on, guys, send Shy´m to Düsseldorf.

Quent91
18th January 2011, 15:27
They should send David Guetta and Christophe Willem, like they should have done in 2010...
(Ils devraient envoyer David Guetta et Christophe Willem, comme ils auraient dû faire en 2010...)

But Shy'm would be a good choice, anyway :)

Cooler
18th January 2011, 19:07
They should send David Guetta and Christophe Willem, like they should have done in 2010...
(Ils devraient envoyer David Guetta et Christophe Willem, comme ils auraient dû faire en 2010...)

But Shy'm would be a good choice, anyway :)


David Guetta would be the perfect choise! But ESC is like joke for him, it's like UK sends Cheryl Cole.

Turkish97
18th January 2011, 19:10
David Guetta would be the perfect choise! But ESC is like joke for him, it's like UK sends Cheryl Cole.

+100

Charly
18th January 2011, 23:43
France Télévisions, the public broadcaster in charge of the country's Eurovision preparations, has not confirmed the news. According to their press office, the Shy'm story is "an unfounded rumour", and more information on the French representative in Eurovision 2011 will become public "in one month".

It must be taken into account that last year rumours on Christophe Willem representing France in Oslo arose, and finally Jessy Matador became the country's ambassador in Eurovision 2010.

seb89
19th January 2011, 00:14
Christophe Maé would also be cool! He's great live :D.

Quent91
19th January 2011, 12:01
I don't like his voice, it's irritating...

seb89
19th January 2011, 14:02
Ahahaha a lot of people say that :)! Sometimes his voice irritates me, certainely when he tries to sing Bob Marley or just an English song, that's really bad! But when he sings in French, I like it :). His concerts are awesome! I'm a big fan :D, so my opinion is a bit subjective.

Renan Luce, would that be better :P? He is also great live!

Quent91
19th January 2011, 14:16
Why not... But between him and Shy'm, I would prefer Shy'm though. ;) It's time for France to bring Eurovision back home :)

Matt
27th January 2011, 17:17
French broadcaster France 3 have decided upon their representative in Düsseldorf. 21-year-old opera singer Amaury Vassili will be the Frech ambassador in Eurovision 2011. Despite his young age, he is already a successful artist on home soil, having sold 250,000 copies of his debut album.

No news about the song that he is going to sing.

Matt
27th January 2011, 17:17
I am intrigued by that decision. France is really trying to switch things up lately. Can't wait for the song. So thumbs up from me.

Quent91
27th January 2011, 17:21
I've never heard of him !

http://www.eurovision-fr.net/news/index.php?page=1&num=#897

Here they say there is still a choice to take between him and Emma Daumas.

Matt
27th January 2011, 17:23
according to esctoday France 3 confirmed it

http://esctoday.com/news/read/16580

Narmina
27th January 2011, 17:27
I respect every opera singer. But for Eurovision it will be difficult to find a song which will suit everyone's taste. Though good luck France! This guy is really talanted!

Quent91
27th January 2011, 17:31
Anyway, I don't think he's gonna be the winner, but he might be really well ranked in the scoring panel.

15anonymous
27th January 2011, 17:34
good luck :)

goktengri
27th January 2011, 17:50
I like opera, good luck France !

Turkish97
27th January 2011, 17:52
WTF ?!?! :?

Opera................

r3gg13
27th January 2011, 18:05
For some odd reason, I have this really odd appreciation for opera-pop. I hope the song is really good!

Charly
27th January 2011, 18:09
Here some songs of Amaury Vassili:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WysmLnY7zog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNbGKkbE4Pc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAxg6YvcHsk

seb89
27th January 2011, 18:21
I've never heard of him !

http://www.eurovision-fr.net/news/index.php?page=1&num=#897

Here they say there is still a choice to take between him and Emma Daumas.

I never heard of him either !! I hope that it's not yet official, Emma would be nice :D


Here some songs of Amaury Vassili:

He sings good though. I couldn't do better :D haha, but I've heard nicer versions of Hallelujah :)

Quent91
27th January 2011, 18:27
I think we can say it's gonna be the same kind of music than Didrik, last year. He finished 20th...

Kryptonite
27th January 2011, 18:27
I think that France could do well (with the right song ofc) this year. The song will probably be quality and will surely impress judges all over the Europe :)
Good luck!

Quent91
27th January 2011, 18:44
I just visited some news sites talking about this choice... My God... Almost everyone thinks it's already lost... I have to say that the French don't believe in Eurovision anymore, and it's quite unpopular, because they haven't won it since 1977 !

Here are some examples (for those who understand French) :


je ne sais pas pourquoi la France ce présente à ce concours puisqu'elle fait le maximum pour perdre


je crois pas du tout qu'emma daumas accepte de chanter à l'eurovision. ça m'a pas l'air d'être son truc.
quant à amaury vassilli, je suis étonnée que gérard louvin envoie son poulin au casse pipe.


ça fait toujours bien d'avoir un bide dans sa carrière


Superbe voix, élégance, allure romantique, Amaury Vassili va se... "casser la voix" dans une telle mascarade musicale ! Il mérite un autre écrin...


Vous pouvez mettre le meilleur pour chanter, c'est que de la triche.....

Hope he will be really well ranked, or it's gonna be a problem...

Raul_Spain
27th January 2011, 18:52
But German public loves opera and popera in general so the reaction in the arena will be positive.

Quent91
27th January 2011, 18:54
in the arena, but what about the russian family, the serbian people , or the portugese rock fans ? It's not the arena that's voting...

MrJadeEwen
27th January 2011, 18:56
He's really good, so glad France have picked him xD He's definately my favourite artist picked so far

Quent91
27th January 2011, 18:58
SO VOTE FOR HIM :twisted:

:lol:

Matt
27th January 2011, 19:27
Everyone was worried and confused when Jessie Matador was selected to represent france and then it turned out that his song was quite popular. So it's not over until the fat lady sings....i have faith in France.

Narmina
27th January 2011, 19:51
Everyone was worried and confused when Jessie Matador was selected to represent france and then it turned out that his song was quite popular. So it's not over until the fat lady sings....i have faith in France.

agree!!!!!

A-lister
27th January 2011, 20:47
Bad choice!

I was hoping for something contemporary like Shy'm, instead we get the tackiest of all genres (Popera).

I respect opera as an artform, although I don't like it myself. But in Eurovision it's always been real kitsch.

evilperson
27th January 2011, 20:52
According to my eurovision.tv contacts, France Televisions has not chosen their entry yet. There have been several singers that have been shortlisted and Amaury Vassili is on that list. He is the most popular choice however and a song has been commissioned. If French tv approve of the song and final product, then he will likely be officially chosen.

Emreign
27th January 2011, 21:24
Great Choice France !

I like Amaury... I like opera style... He looks really professional

Emreign
27th January 2011, 21:25
And His Official Website !


http://www.amauryvassili.com/

GREAT !

Quent91
27th January 2011, 21:28
If he goes to the Eurovision, maybe should he need to go to the barber :p
Si il va à l'Eurovision, il aurait peut-être besoin d'aller chez le coiffeur :p

AlekS
27th January 2011, 22:42
I'm not sure about Russian family but Ukraine needs MEN, and we DO like hunky men with opera voices (in our recent X-Factor - that's the same share of viewers like Eurovision, 10 mil. ppl, 2 finalists were men with opera voices, not to mention all songs in French, Lara Fabian (even though she's Belgian) etc.).
Ehm, so what do I mean by saying all of this? More MEN for us, pliz :p And we do like France. Esp if it sends something for our taste )))

Quent91
27th January 2011, 22:48
I'm not sure about Russian family but Ukraine needs MEN, and we DO like hunky men with opera voices (in our recent X-Factor - that's the same share of viewers like Eurovision, 10 mil. ppl, 2 finalists were men with opera voices, not to mention all songs in French, Lara Fabian (even though she's Belgian) etc.).
Ehm, so what do I mean by saying all of this? More MEN for us, pliz :p And we do like France. Esp if it sends something for our taste )))

Each time I read what you write, it seems you're horny :lol:

AlekS
27th January 2011, 23:04
^ no hornier than our 10 mil. viewers :mrgreen:
No problem - send an ancient grampa who can't sing 8-)

Quent91
27th January 2011, 23:06
lol, you naughty :p

I think it can be a good choice, but I'm quite afraid of the results... The same kind of music last years was not very successful...

AlekS
27th January 2011, 23:12
Well, if you talk about solo pop-opera I think about Alenka Gotar and Malena.
But I can't remember any man, solo (except Didrik, who had incredibly boring song and represented the country which has already won the contest last time) ;) so I can't really predict anything.
Depends of the song and how it will be staged.

ps. I agree about barber :lol:
ps2. Considering that Groban releases total crap recently this can be a nice substitude, I'd voted for something like that :)
The jury will like him, imo.

A-lister
28th January 2011, 00:47
lol, you naughty :p

I think it can be a good choice, but I'm quite afraid of the results... The same kind of music last years was not very successful...

Well France has the juries to back them up and I think they will. So far I'm not fond of this, but will wait for the song. I hope it won't be something predictable though. If it's just opera or popera I won't probably like it, but if they manage to do something unique and fresh with it then it might be cool.

94ayd
28th January 2011, 03:24
Does BULGARIA 2009 ring a bell, AlekS? xrofl3 Anyway, at first I was just surprised but I think I'mma like this in the end. ;)

evilperson
28th January 2011, 03:26
For me, it will come down to the song as I can't judge whether this is a good or bad choice based on the artist alone.

ParadiseES
28th January 2011, 03:39
I have the feeling that I will not like it..... Let's wait, cause the guy has a really great voice, but opera???? hmmm... :?

ParadiseES
28th January 2011, 03:51
Well, after listening to some of his songs I changed my mind. I was expecting something like Pavarotti, but fortunately I think this is not the case. He's just amazing! His version of Hallelujah!!! :shock:

He could get high points from Italy, Spain and central-easter countries where there are many people who love opera + of course, juries.

Raul_Spain
28th January 2011, 12:59
in the arena, but what about the russian family, the serbian people , or the portugese rock fans ? It's not the arena that's voting...

I think the reaction in the arena is very important to make a good or bad impression but that's my opinion, we'll see.

AlekS
28th January 2011, 13:28
Does BULGARIA 2009 ring a bell, AlekS? xrofl3
Krassimir? Opera? His "incredible" falsetto which nobody could rate properly? :o xrofl3
Yes, I wanna ring... 911 and all special forces, at once.
Not even gonna compare that walking disaster with this French cutie.

PeterLPZ
28th January 2011, 17:50
What a wonderful voice. And I hope for a ballad, which will impress all. Great and interesting choice.

A-lister
29th January 2011, 02:00
I don't see why everyone is so impressed, I think people are letting this guy away easily thanks to his looks. For an opera singer he is kinda mediocre in my opinion.

I cross my fingers the song will not be something predictable though. Opera is really not my style at all, and usually it comes across as kind of tacky in Eurovision. I'd like to be surprised thoug; something very fresh, electro-driven, dark but with opera could be interesting, but if we get the random popera ballad or mid/uptempo stuff then I won't like it for sure.

The juries will propably support it as they like everything oldfashion and pretentious.

evilperson
29th January 2011, 02:39
He hasn't even been officially selected yet. No official source has actually confirmed that he will be the definite singer for France (therefore its just a rumour at the moment). Like I said before he seems to be the frontrunner but if the song ends up not being to the broadcasters liking, they will be asking someone else.

Matt
29th January 2011, 02:49
I don't see why everyone is so impressed, I think people are letting this guy away easily thanks to his looks. For an opera singer he is kinda mediocre in my opinion.

I cross my fingers the song will not be something unpredictable though. Opera is really not my style at all, and usually it comes across as kind of tacky in Eurovision. I'd like to be surprised thoug; something very fresh, electro-driven, dark but with opera could be interesting, but if we get the random popera ballad or mid/uptempo stuff then I won't like it for sure.

The juries will propably support it as they like everything oldfashion and pretentious.

I have to agree with you, I listened to several clips. He certainly can sing but he's not THAT great, either. I'm afraid of Didrik kinda disaster.....But i am not really getting too worried or excited yet until we have more information.

Though I would not necessarily count on the juries votes. They didn't really embrace Norway last year, either. You never know.

Milos-BC
30th January 2011, 15:39
I think everything will depend on the entry itself. The guy can sing, and seems like a strong performer, but the song is what counts. France had great songs in last two years, so we'll see.

Quent91
4th February 2011, 21:04
It will be Vassili ! France 3 confirmed its choice tonight.
http://www.eurovision-fr.net/news/index.php?page=1&num=#927
http://www.jeanmarcmorandini.com/article-49677-amaury-vassili-va-representer-la-france-a-l-eurovision.html

According to a newspaper, he could sing in the Corsican language...

A-lister
4th February 2011, 22:19
^
Do you have any source directly from France 3?

Corsican language could be cool, I still hope we won't getting something predictable out of this, since opera in Eurovision often turns both predictable and too often tacky aswell.

94ayd
4th February 2011, 23:18
Opera in Corsican is anything but predictable... :lol:

Quent91
4th February 2011, 23:29
No source directly from France 3 for now. It's "Le Parisien" that got the exclusivity from the tv channel : http://www.leparisien.fr/flash-actualite-culture/eurovision-le-tenor-amaury-vassili-representera-la-france-avec-une-chanson-en-corse-04-02-2011-1300319.php

"(...) a annoncé vendredi France 3 dans un communiqué." - "(...) announced France 3 in a report Friday evening."

A-lister
4th February 2011, 23:38
Opera in Corsican is anything but predictable... :lol:

Well, the choice of language is indeed original, I think we've got it like 1 or 2 times in former Eurovisions.

As for the style of song it could still turn out like your typical Popera stuff, but let's see.

I'm slightly more optimistic now as we're getting a unique language, now Belgium needs to make up for the French part I guess.

Eurovision.tv has yet to confirm anything though.

Canuck
5th February 2011, 05:56
It'll be interesting to see how the song ends up, although I was hoping for French of course, but at least we still have hope for the French language with Belgium ^.^

r3gg13
5th February 2011, 06:23
Corsican Popera? I love the Corsican part! It will be awesome to hear it on the stage!!! :D :D :D Popera, if that's what they're gonna send, is a love/hate thing. At least it's not middle of the ground music. I'm excited about the language :D

Quent91
5th February 2011, 18:16
Now it's 1000% official : http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=24653&_t=its_official_amaury_vassili_to_represent_france

Sean
5th February 2011, 20:50
The song is called Sonniu and will be sung in Corsican

http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/16670

94ayd
5th February 2011, 22:06
Yay for France going for something unusual, which hadn't happened since 1996 maybe (that one was sung in Breton)?

MrJadeEwen
5th February 2011, 22:08
I'm really excited to hear this song :D

Milos-BC
6th February 2011, 11:33
I like their attitude in these last years. Each year, different styles, and great songs :) I am really eager to hear Vasilli's entry.

Quent91
6th February 2011, 14:16
France has tried not to come last these years ago. At least, they did it succesfully. That's why they sent Tellier, Kaas and Matador. Now it's Vassili to save the French honnor.

KilledByShoes
6th February 2011, 14:51
So far it sounds very promising! Anyone knows when we'll be able to hear the song?

Scooby
6th February 2011, 14:57
It look very promising for France!
I am convinced that "Sonniu" would be great

AlekS
6th February 2011, 19:02
I like their attitude in these last years. Each year, different styles, and great songs :) I am really eager to hear Vasilli's entry.
I second that.
I think it will be something seductive :oops:

ParadiseES
6th February 2011, 21:02
It's so interesting that he will sing in Corsican. France always come with something good and different to the previous year. Excellent! :)

Charly
6th February 2011, 21:06
Viva la France? :D

Asiye
7th February 2011, 15:25
Amaury Vassili looks really charismatic in that pic on the first page :) I hope his song isn't a boring opera song. I hate opera :? If it has also a modern sound, i may like it. By the way, it is really nice that he will sing in Corsican language. I know Corsica as a region but didn't know that there was a language called Corsican language :oops: I really wonder the song.

Quent91
17th February 2011, 13:14
France Tlélévisions is preparing a great show that will be broadcast a few days before the ESC 2011. There will be Amaury, but others ESC stars as well :D

http://www.eurovision-fr.net/news/index.php?page=1&num=#972

evilperson
17th February 2011, 16:11
I hope we'll hear the song in that show! This entry sounds very intriguing, I hope it wont be disappointing! :)

Sean
17th February 2011, 21:54
I hope we'll hear the song in that show!

Considering it'd be a few days before the contest in May I should hope so! xD

evilperson
17th February 2011, 23:10
Oh boy, clearly that part went right over my head! :lol:

Quent91
21st February 2011, 15:26
Today you can listen to the song on the French radio France Bleu : http://players.tv-radio.com/radiofrance/playerfrancebleu.php?tag=france_bleu_ile-de-france_mp3

The time of broadcasting is not known...

evilperson
21st February 2011, 20:48
^False info unfortunately.

According to his facebook, the song will be released March 7th.

Quent91
21st February 2011, 20:54
Yes I just readit on the eurovision-fr.net forum... :(
2 weeks to go...

katapult
23rd February 2011, 00:44
...still two weeks to wait, really? :?

...xbored

Quent91
23rd February 2011, 19:36
Yes, he will present his song in a show on France 3 on 7/3/2011.

julien4ESC
4th March 2011, 21:52
You can listen to a little part of the french song here, it's sooo impressive !!!
http://www.amazon.fr/Sognu/dp/B004Q8DRFW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1299267552&sr=8-2

Milos-BC
4th March 2011, 21:59
Wow, sounds very promising indeed

AlekS
4th March 2011, 21:59
It's so ordinary. A lil' bit better than Didrik but not so much tbh. I like opera singers, but it's more academic singing rather than pop-opera. Malena still holds my personal #1 spot in that music area.
ps. considering it's just a snippet I hope there's a key change.

Quent91
4th March 2011, 22:00
We'll discover it on Monday evening :D

julien4ESC
4th March 2011, 22:12
It will clearly appeal to the jury and some people will vote for this amazing song !!! We can achieve a good result this year again I think. :-)
http://www.amazon.fr/Sognu/dp/B004Q8DRFW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1299267552&sr=8-2

svetep
4th March 2011, 22:19
Sounds epic !! Can't wait to hear the whole song... Think that France may have a shot at winning this year.

Quent91
4th March 2011, 22:21
34 years after the last win, it was time !!!
It might do very well, but I'm afraid not enough :?

seb89
4th March 2011, 22:22
Good luck France! It's not really my personal taste, but still better than some other countries (like ::be :(), so I hope it will do well!

Quent91
4th March 2011, 22:24
The quality of the songs from France increases since 2008 :D

seb89
4th March 2011, 22:28
That's true!! If i'm honest, since 2000 I only dislike Virginie. All the other entries were top :O!!! Louisa Baïlech, Natasha St-Pier, Jonathan Cerrada, Sébastien Tellier, Jessy Matador, Ortal, Patricia Kaas,... were all top!

MyHeartIsYours
4th March 2011, 22:56
Omg I love it!! GO FRANCE! :D

Scooby
4th March 2011, 23:23
I'm convicted that will be Paris 2012!!!!

adnar
4th March 2011, 23:24
I love this snippet! I hope it's an opera ballad with powerful ending :D

VenOM__
5th March 2011, 01:08
Judging by snippet, I can conclude that France, along with B&H and Bulgaria, will be my favorite for this ESC. In the style of Andrea Bocelli. That's why I like it! Can't wait to hear full song!

Tribeca
5th March 2011, 01:18
It is perfect! Just wondering if it's the right forum for classical opera... could go either way, really... I love it though :)

Isabella
5th March 2011, 01:31
I can't stand opera, so I think this will be a big disappointment for me :p

cristinaspain
5th March 2011, 01:46
This year France is great. I predict a top 10. Sure :o

QwaarJet
5th March 2011, 05:49
That was an epic 30 seconds. Can't wait to hear the whole thing.

r3gg13
5th March 2011, 06:36
I was expecting a popera song, but this is pretty cool too. It's just odd how I like popera but not opera.

Narmina
5th March 2011, 09:05
Opera? NO!

deese
5th March 2011, 09:15
I love opera, but I am not sure about this one. Anyway I'll have to listen to the song completely and only then make up my mind.

Quent91
5th March 2011, 13:20
2 days left :p

This might get a lot of points from Italy, corsican language seems to be close to italian and they have a few singers like this, there...

A-lister
5th March 2011, 13:25
If juries decides this might end up high, but for a contest that atleast should aim on having some relevance in today's music I dunno.

But hey hoo, I wait for the full song to judge. Opera is not my style at all, but atleast I appreciate use of some regional language.

I think France and Italy will exchange 12's actually.

katapult
5th March 2011, 14:09
wow, the snippet is great, it gave me goosebumps! I'm positively surprised.
I like it's "bolero-like" rhythm and I'm glad that it seems to be rather "opera" than "popera-style" (bleh).
Now I'm really excited (and not scared any longer :p) to hear the full version.

Quent91
5th March 2011, 14:48
I think France and Italy will exchange 12's actually.

I don't think so... France, even with the juries, will keep giving 12 to Turkey...

94ayd
5th March 2011, 15:01
I wasn't expecting such traditional opera style but I don't think it's a minus after all. ;) Hard for me to say what I think about it, only based on these 30 seconds and no live performance, so waiting...

Bojan
5th March 2011, 16:00
Isn't the song title "Sognu" :? ?

Jukica
5th March 2011, 20:07
I liked the preview, looking forward for full song xcheer

Cooler
6th March 2011, 02:59
Too serious for my taste.

thms
6th March 2011, 04:30
wonder how similar it will be to this song..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROlUOYmhyk0

MaryAnny
6th March 2011, 11:12
I'm very curious now hearing the snippet! I more and more like classical music or pop-opera while getting older! Sounds dull doesn't it?;)
I'm also a fan of Josh Groban's music so I hope this it in that genre.

Quent91
6th March 2011, 15:06
Here are two pictures taken from tomorrow evening show with Amaury Vassili :

http://img852.imageshack.us/img852/5761/165198.png

http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/394/8718.png

I hope he won't go to Düsseldorf with that jacket !!

seb89
6th March 2011, 15:45
On which channel is that show tomorrow?

Quent91
6th March 2011, 15:53
France 3, 20h35

seb89
6th March 2011, 17:16
Thank you!!

JackBauer
7th March 2011, 00:31
I hope with all my heart that amaury isn't going to wear this at eurovision!


It's the kind of clothes that get people talking about it rather than listenning to it.

Mando in 2003 & Anna Vissi in 2006 are the two last examples i can think of just now but there is plenty of them, where my family & friend talked more about their outfits & didn't pay attention to good ballads.

Scooby
7th March 2011, 01:23
Can't wait to hear a whole song

Viva la France

aletem
7th March 2011, 08:43
The full song! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwLucDsHpJ8

aletem
7th March 2011, 08:47
It is very good. I think this isn't something anyone could listen to it everyday (except opera-fans, classical lovers), but maybe for a, more or less, special mood. It will definitely stand out, just like their entry from last year. This one, unlike Allez Ola, should be one of the judges favourites.

r3gg13
7th March 2011, 08:49
^Epic song, the instruments are great, his voice is chilling. What a perfect combo of sounds. I take back what I said before. I love this song now :D

yulara
7th March 2011, 09:14
ok that's just a bolero with a bad ending, I'm disappointed. I think that french people will once again laugh about their entry... but the question is: will Europe laugh about it?

deese
7th March 2011, 09:56
Bravo. The song will definitely add quality to the contest. I love it. 12 points.

thms
7th March 2011, 10:01
it's ravel's bolero with words... oh dear

deese
7th March 2011, 10:23
it's ravel's bolero with words... oh dear

yes, it is the main disadvantage. it confuses me.

scami
7th March 2011, 10:44
It's my brand new #1 !!! I really love this one :) and I think that this one may appeal to non-opera fans too...We'll see!!

MaryAnny
7th March 2011, 11:48
`Making reservations for Thalys Rotterdam-Paris in may 2012´

Milos-BC
7th March 2011, 11:49
I really love this one. It is already in my top 10, and I think it may even end in my personal top 5.

10 points. Yet another great song from France, well done! :)

scami
7th March 2011, 12:09
`Making reservations for Thalys Rotterdam-Paris in may 2012´

It might not be in Paris though... ;) See this year example!

MaryAnny
7th March 2011, 12:14
It might not be in Paris though... ;) See this year example!

True, than I have to buy an extra ticket for the TGV! ;)

Rusch
7th March 2011, 12:26
it's ravel's bolero with words... oh dear

Despite of many other things the copied. There is a bit of Conquest of Paradise from Vangelis also. And there are my hyms like this overall. I say he is a very good tenor, but the song is far away from being innovative. But lets see. I the past also old ideas were able to win.

Interrail
7th March 2011, 12:35
Great song and great singer. I'm glad France is improving their entries last few years. I don't think opera can win, but this song definitely brings more quality and more variety to the contest. Well done France!
Not my top 10, but I don't dislike it. 5p for now...it will probably grow on me later...

StellaStai
7th March 2011, 12:37
Will flop exactly like Didrik and Malena did !

adnar
7th March 2011, 12:54
I hear Bolero too and it's very confusing for me because I don't know how EBU can react for that. I mean - will this song be considered as "original"

Apart from that I like it very much, it will score high points from the jury!

Schlagerman1
7th March 2011, 13:00
Wow, a really good song and a wonderful singer! I think this will be magical in Düsseldorf! This will top 10 for sure, could even be winning material if ESC still stays as weak as it is at the moment. VIVE LA FRANCE! :D

Quent91
7th March 2011, 13:03
7 points, well done !
And I don't have to watch the show tonight, I'll rather watch a movie :D

Turkish97
7th March 2011, 13:21
SUCKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!!!!!!!! :? :lol:

00000000000000000000000000

Quent91
7th March 2011, 13:38
SUCKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!!!!!!!! :? :lol:

00000000000000000000000000

you have no taste.

Turkish97
7th March 2011, 13:40
you have no taste.

I have nice taste and i hate opera. ;)

Quent91
7th March 2011, 13:41
I have nice taste and i hate opera. ;)

fair enough :)

ParadiseES
7th March 2011, 14:13
hmmm this is rather oldfashioned and sometimes looks like a war movie melody. He has a great voice, but I expected something more contemporary...this booooores me, 3 points

EvNickGR
7th March 2011, 14:29
It's not my cup of tea, but i think it will do well! 5 points!

kotten
7th March 2011, 14:38
it's ravel's bolero with words... oh dear

Agreed..However he has a really good voice and the song somewhat dramatic. Might be different enough from other entries and therefor get a lot of votes, especially from people who like pompous movie soundtracks.

7 for me, a bit too generic but I think France will put on a good stage show.

Marie Jane
7th March 2011, 14:55
What a wonderful song. I'm in love. :D

2nd on my top.

12points!

Lazy Baba
7th March 2011, 15:10
12 points :) It's the first song that impresses me. This is true quality!! I'm sure the jury will support this and people with taste :P (j/k) aswell. This sounds like a winner to me.

Mozz
7th March 2011, 15:20
Hmm, I don't know what to think of it.

I've just listened to it once. It's pleasant and I don't dislike it. But I haven't re-clicked it a second time to listen once more. And I don't see myself clicking on it multiple times like I did with some other entries (Netherlands, Bulgaria, Latvia in particular).

I can hear two 'old' things combined into one.

Also compare it to this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sNsQ1JqfAA





I don't think I will/would give it many points because there are already 6 or 7 other entries that I like better and I find them more original. But again, I don't dislike this entry.

Gerly
7th March 2011, 15:21
6 pts for he. He is an amazing singer and all, but Opera is just not for me. It will bring for sure many opera fans back to televisions. And its great. I wish good luck to France and to Amaury.

Simon87
7th March 2011, 15:21
Its not my cup of tea
But its ok
6pts

deese
7th March 2011, 15:22
It is the first time when France is in my top. 8-)

adnar
7th March 2011, 15:32
From the first impression of the full song - 8 points.

Tribeca
7th March 2011, 16:10
My first 12. I really like this song, it feels pure and the melody is very nice. Reminds me a bit of a fairytale... I mean a real fairytale, think Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella or something. It's definitely the most "expensive" song in Eurovision 2011...

Canuck
7th March 2011, 17:14
great great great great great.

12 points ^.^ i think this is my favourite so far!

Bojan
7th March 2011, 17:26
hmm not bad it all.
will stand out for sure.
7 points from me.

escandesc
7th March 2011, 17:33
I really love this. I would rather vote for this than voting for classic and meaning nothing pop songs. but I'm not sure whether he can get points from Turkey. thank u France. eventually a good song has come . 12 POINTS !!

CypriotGirl
7th March 2011, 17:44
8 points! I'm not a big fan of opera, but this one is great! I love its melody! Good luck!

sapsan
7th March 2011, 18:13
PERFECT!!! I just dream to see him on the 1 Place. I even don't know how much of SMS to send. This song deserves 10000's

12 points of course

VenOM__
7th March 2011, 18:21
What a song!:o:shock:
My favourite NUMBER 1! 13 pts from me!

AlekS
7th March 2011, 18:43
First of all - live performance, anyone?

Secondly - I dislike when men sing "high", esp in opera but I can forgive him because he's young. Among all men he's gonna have the best vocals, anyway :D As for the song. I thought it would be something less "official". I expected something like Besame Mucho (yep, I'm craving for seducive opera singers) :*) Not gonna vote until I hear the live performance. So far I give him 8, mainly because of the song because I like his vocals more.

MyHeartIsYours
7th March 2011, 18:48
You're gunna get 12 points from me... well done France and good luck!! :D

VenOM__
7th March 2011, 18:56
Just relax and enjoy this beautiful song!xlisten2xsing

Quent91
7th March 2011, 19:27
This year could be France's turn :D :D

evilperson
7th March 2011, 19:43
Not a fan of the song and I'm getting an Israel 2010 vibe from this one. Much praise all around and little substance behind it. I think the impact of the song will rest entirely on how it will sound live because a poor vocal performance of the song like this can pretty much sink it. Juries will eat this up.

Jukica
7th March 2011, 19:44
Great song France, 12 pts :D

Rusch
7th March 2011, 19:46
I hear Bolero too and it's very confusing for me because I don't know how EBU can react for that. I mean - will this song be considered as "original"

Apart from that I like it very much, it will score high points from the jury!

I don`t think, that juries will like this. They might hate it for the Bolero cover. ;) However, it isn't a true cover at all. Maybe the first couple of note, but not enough for this song to be disqualified.

Scooby
7th March 2011, 20:00
This is only song on this year ESC to have the huge quality.
In a flood of kitsch and trash this is the ray of sunshine, which will hopefully back ESC to right direction.

Thank you France on great taste in past years, thank you cuz you keep own tradition.
Merci beaucoup France

Et bien sûr, pour la France 12 points

MaryAnny
7th March 2011, 20:04
Josh Groban's style and I love it!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdZ7bJba36M&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHgBcthsblY

Kicker
7th March 2011, 20:05
I dislike this song very much. Sorry, 0 Points from Germany :(

comerick
7th March 2011, 21:06
it could be one of the 3 greatest minutes of Eurovision.

QwaarJet
7th March 2011, 21:26
Utterly fantastic song.

12 points.

dizzydjc
7th March 2011, 21:32
paris 2012!!? I certainly hope so!

Narmina
7th March 2011, 21:45
I fell in love with it! Something increadible! First I supposed that opera won't suit my taste..but I was wrong...Amazing!

Canuck
7th March 2011, 21:48
One of the things that is so great about France is that they aren't afraid to send something different than the normal ESC sound. It seems like they always have something refreshing and sounds different from the rest. But like evilperson said, it does lie entirely on the final performance. If it's weak, it's going to fail miserably. It'll be interesting to see how it's performed, and I'm sure it's going to be one of the most highly anticipated entries of the 2011 final ^.^

sapsan
7th March 2011, 22:20
paris 2012!!? I certainly hope so!

Yes!!!! PARIS 2012!!!!!!