Friday, 15 March 2013
Eurovision: Amandine Bourgeois - L'enfer et moi
The video's been unveiled for France's entry for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, with the song L'enfer et moi by Amandine Bourgeois.
She was the winner of the sixth season of Nouvelle Star in 2008, and has released two albums since then, 2009's 20 m²,a top five album, and 2012's Sans amour mon amour.
In January she was named as the proformed of France's Eurovision entry for the competitionin Malmö in Sweden. Eighteen songs were shortlisted for France's entry this year, and a panel chose five finalists going into a second round which resulted in her performance of L'Enfer Et Moi being chosen by a majority decision. The song was written by Boris Bergman and David Salkin.
Bergman's a writer and lyricist who has been a song writer since the last 60s, working with artists including France Gall, Juliette Gréco and others, including noteably Alain Bashung in the 80s.
He was also behing the English language adaptations of the songs of Serge Gaisbourg that appeared on the 2006 album Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited. he recently collaborated with ex-Téléphone guitarist Louis Bertignac on his Grizzly album from 2011.
Last year France was represented at the Final in Baku in Azerbaijan by Anggun with the song Echo (You And I).
This year's Eurovision final is being held on May 18.