After months of speculation and numerous clues, we might just know who will fly the French Flag in Stockholm. This evening on the famous daily show Touche pas à mon poste, host Cyril Hanouna announced that Amir will represent France at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest.

Cyril — the 2008 French spokesperson at Eurovision — kicked off the show by saying he had an exclusive announcement and went on by revealing the name of the act that will represent France next May: Amir Haddad.

Who is Amir Haddad?

Amir was born in 1984 in Paris to a Tunisian father and a Moroccan-Spanish mother, both of whom were Jewish. In 2006 he took part in the Israeli Idol Kokhav Nolad and released his first album in 2011. In 2013, he took part in the third season of The Voice: La plus belle voix and eventually placed third. His first album in French is due to be released soon but he’s already released its first single entitled “J’ai cherché”.

There’s still no official confirmation from France Télévisions or French Head of Delegation Edoardo Grassi but the news seems to be reliable. If not, this is a terrible practical joke!

So what do you think of Amir? Do you think he will help France regain its glory in the contest? Let us know in the comments section below!

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marie
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Very catchy song! I love it!
I hope France will send this one.
This year France is back to the competition!

esc1234
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so happy to see that even france is thinking more modern and 2016. I mean those pointless balads over those years but enough. THIS is business!

Daniel
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This would be the best French entry in years

WKBI
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NO NO NO NO AND NO

IT HAS TO BE DAMIEN LAURETTA!!! The extract he released today sounds so promising! France Télévision is just trying to create the buzz around this year’s selection!

mad-professor
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Most of the hints point towards him and J’ai cherche (although I don’t know about the band thing). If so, then we’ll have two good songs from the Big 5 with France and Germany – just need confirmation from Italy and for Darline to represent the UK and we’re all good.

Brian
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His really great, The song is plain and average. I hope this is not the song he’s going to compete with.

Aca
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This is great! My favourite song if chosen!

ct_greece
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@ Jacques

That was my thought exactly. Since they couldn’t get Kendji or Louane they just settled for third best. Oh well…

@EugeneESCUK
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elad
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smart choice because if it’s really Amir
This means some high points from israel

Racal
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I remember him on the Voice. He was coached by Jenifer and lost to Kendji. 😉 Good singer and pretty face, but we all know this is nothing without a good song. Wait and see!

@EugeneESCUK
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Well this is a much better effort from France, modern and French AND English…………………..they must mean business. Finally the penny drops. All depends how he comes across on stage live. It sounds very familiar though, but still very catchy; it’s going to be an ear worm.

I would not say it is anything special though, but France could do a lot better than previous years. Big 5 coming with better songs this year.

Edre
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Maybe the last hint could be related to his team in The Voice of France. I’ve just found it was composed of five singers.

Anyway, it would be France’s best entry in a really long time, so, if it’s him, it’s great!

jr esc nl
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yasss! does he fit in with the hints that france 2 dropped over the few weeks? like has he been in a band?

Brian
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So why did they say.. In the beginning it was a BAND???

Tom
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I adore the song!! An it will do well i bet! I want Amir 2016!!!

Esc Phanie
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Yesss please this year France, Spain, Germany or Italy to win¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

Jacques
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Everyones favourites from the Voice: Kendji and Louane. France 2 didn’t manage top two, then gave us the third place! Good choice!

Laura
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Love it.

Esc Phanie
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Yesssssssssss please France send this song it is great¡¡¡¡
Come on dear neibors¡¡¡¡

Loo
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If so. Paris 2017 !