Anggun echoes the Baku Crystal Hall

Anggun echoes the Baku Crystal Hall
Anggun represents France this year. Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)
Baku, Azerbaijan -

After an extensive promo tour all around Europe, the echoes of Anggun, this year's French artist at the Eurovision Song Contest, reached the Baku Crystal Hall today for her first rehearsal.

Moments ago the delegation of France arrived at the Baku Crystal Hall. It's time for the first rehearsal of France at this year's Eurovision Song Contest and we met their performer Anggun backstage:

The stage lights go all blue for France. Anggun is right in the middle while two dancers backflip their way onto the stage from the sides and surround her. There's a lot of dancing around Anggun for her performance of Echo (You And I), and the veil she is wearing gives us an idea of how the final dress will look like.

The dress is designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Anggun and her team want to keep it secret until the last moment, which will probably be on the dress rehearsals.

There are five people with Anggun on stage, two backing singers and the three acrobatic dancers in what it looks one of the most energetic performances in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.

Anggun was greeted by a huge applause when she entered the press conference stage in Baku. "This is my very first time in Baku, and it's been in my head, in my mind and in my heart for five months to finally come here. Baku is just like me - somewhere in the middle between Europe and Asia", she stated in the beginning of the conference.

Regarding her first rehearsal, she stated: "The first rehearsal is always a bit tricky. So far we have been rehearsing in front of the mirror, so it was very different today on stage. For us it is a bit frustrating that everyone witnesses that, as it's still work in progress, and we are not yet satisfied with it. But we hope it will be fine by next week."

"We don't have time. We have the feeling that the world is small, but this is just the virtual world. We are lacking the essence of the human life", Anggun summed up the meaning of her Eurovision song. Anggun also explained why a small pig appeared in the official video clip: "I said: whatever animal, just no reptile. And he came up with a baby pig! He was really cute. You know, we're very animal-friendly."


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  • Posted on 21 May 2012 at 15:37
    i love it very much,the song and u too anggun!
    best of luck <3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 May 2012 at 07:50
    Abgunn, sure you will be ready for Saturday the 26th of May, don't listend to bad words about you ! You have all your chance to be in a top 5 who would be excellent ! Good luck, I love the singer you are ! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 May 2012 at 18:12
    i dont like it and it is really boring ! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 May 2012 at 14:47
    VERY GOOD france this year!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 May 2012 at 14:06
    in the top 3! anggun is a talent!
    love from italy report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 May 2012 at 11:35
    Love her and the song...I hope she'll get in the top 5. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 May 2012 at 02:11
    She can't hit the high notes, unfortunately report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 May 2012 at 00:42
    I absolutely love it !!!! ... top 5 for me ! ... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 May 2012 at 23:18
    Actually it'sa great song if you know the language and do understand something from music! She has a great voice! Good luck Anggun!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 May 2012 at 22:20
    She deserves the bottom 5 for France, bad, song, perfomance, simply bad. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 May 2012 at 21:36
    Sorry, or me its just boring.... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 May 2012 at 21:27
    I like the song. But the performance looks more like an artistical practice than a song presentation. Unfortunately! Less dancers - more Anggun! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 May 2012 at 20:37
    GOOD PERFOMANCE IN FINAL! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 May 2012 at 20:03
    France is the biggest looser since 70's, I think they should have won at least 15 times.

    Always, performing alternative, fresh and innovate music.

    I adore so many entries...remember 1990,1991,1992,1994,1997,1998,2002,2003,2008,

    and of course my favorites; Dan Ar Braz et l'Heritage des Celtes and Patricia Kaas.

    Go on Anggun! with the trendiest song in this year and your experience.

    Greetings from Spain report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 May 2012 at 20:00
    It's going to be quite a show.
    I expect a lot of this entry. She's beautiful, like that black singer Joelle Ursull of "White and black blues" who came 2nd in 1990
    Agree with the opinion that backing dancers are amazing.
    Good entry from France. report to the moderator