Amandine Bourgeois to represent France in Malmö!

Amandine Bourgeois to represent France in Malmö!
Amandine Bourgeois. Photo: Yann Orhan (amandinebourgeois-officiel.com)
Paris, France -

The word was out in the press early in the evening today about who is going to represent France at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Eurovision.tv just got the confirmation from France Televisions. The singer Amandine Bourgeois will be the French performer in Malmö with the song L'Enfer Et Moi which translates as Hell And Me.

The French press was eager to announce who will represent France at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest Final in Malmö even before an official confirmation came from the side of the French broadcaster. They mentioned the name of a female singer, Amandine Bourgeois, and we just got a press release from France Télévisions new head of Eurovision delegation, Mr. Frédéric Valencak confirming the news.

Amandine Bourgeois

Born in Angoulême on the 12th of June 1979, Amandine won the sixth edition of Nouvelle Star back in 2008 and released two albums with Sony Music since then. The latest in March 2012 entitled Sans Amour, Mon Amour and her debut 20m² in 2009.

She feels that her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest will be the perfect opportunity to promote her new work. Amandine's music mixes a lot of influences, from English pop to soul and rock with a Motown sound.

For her latest album Amandine Bourgeois focused on a key issue: to ensure that the songs kept it simple, with a melody and meaningful words. She partly recorded it in the Yellow Fish and Abbey Road studios in the UK.

L'Enfer Et Moi

Eighteen songs were shortlisted and presented to the expert committee which has been listening a few days ago. The vote took place in two stages: First a blind audition led to the selection of five finalists. After the second round L'Enfer Et Moi (Hell And Me), sung by Amandine Bourgeois with words and music by Boris Bergman and David Salkin, was chosen by the majority.

France has won the Eurovision Song Contest on five occasions and was represented by Anggun last year with Echo (You And I) in the Final in Baku.


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  • Posted on 20/May 2013 at 22:10
    Nous avons été volés en étant des premiers ! Aimez toujours cette chanson ! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5/April 2013 at 12:00
    Salut!
    Mes favoris TOP 5:
    1. France
    2. Ukraine
    3. Belgique
    4. Chypre
    5. Suisse report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/February 2013 at 20:21
    The song is simple but very melodic and positive. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/February 2013 at 03:17
    On espère que ce sera toi et pas l'enfer .

    Bonne chance Amandine report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22/February 2013 at 21:14
    Bonne chance Amandine report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17/February 2013 at 11:54
    Since Iceland didn't pick the wonderful Yohanna and Pu, so this means my allegiance now will have to fall towards the French contestant being the wonderful Charente singer, Amandine Bourgeois. Amandine's sultry voice is just so unusual! My only worry is the song sounds very much like the French Parisian pop group 'Le Tone' 2008 song "Lake of Udaipur." (equally catchy!)

    L'Enfer Et Moi? Elle sera presque certainement dans les dix principaux! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10/February 2013 at 18:37
    When will be able to listen to the French song? Nothing has been published yet.
    Same for UK. When will they disclose the choice? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/January 2013 at 12:40
    She has a really nice voice. hope the song will help her sublimate it ! she deserves a good rate! vote for her ... really she's worth your vote... but i know that the French candidates do not often rally the Européan votes ! GOOOOO AMANDINE ! on compte sur toi ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/January 2013 at 22:57
    This singer was amazing. Good luck France! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/January 2013 at 18:34
    I want to make this the singer was high. A good choice of France. Good luck. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/January 2013 at 17:50
    This girl rocks, hope the ESC is ready for a breath of fresh air. I think she will polarise the audience, big time. But she will be up to the task, trust me. If the song matches her soulful voice, France will do a lot better than in the last few years. Amandine to me is a genuine French rockstar. Chapeau! France. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/January 2013 at 16:17
    I hope they improve the song for her life,is a bit boaring,the rythm is allways the same,not my cup of tea report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/January 2013 at 13:17
    Her voice also sounds very smoky:)) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/January 2013 at 11:30
    Photographs and advertisements encouraging to smoking are not they banned? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23/January 2013 at 09:10
    good to see that France takes esc seriously once again. Amandine is pretty, contemporary and well-established. report to the moderator