Bonne année! With the new year comes another new artist reveal for the line-up of France’s new national final, Destination Eurovision. This morning’s artist is Emmy Liyana, who was part of the most recent series of The Voice. She’ll be singing “Ok ou ko”.
It’s long been rumoured that Destination Eurovision will involve more than few artists from The Voice: la plus belle voix — so it comes as no surprise to discover that Emmy Liyana is an alum.
She featured in the sixth season, which aired earlier this year. Emmy Liyana’s path onto the show came via the winner of the previous season. Slimane spotted her performing in a bar, filmed her singing and sent it off to The Voice. The show producers were as impressed as he was and offered her a blind audition.
While Emmy Liyana was eliminated in the first live show, she still made an impact.
She proved herself a talented singer with a unique tone to her voice. Her audition performance of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s moving ballad “The Power of Love” inspired all four coaches to turn around.
And while Emmy Liyana was eliminated before the final, her appearance on the show got her noticed by the right people. She has recently signed to Warner Music France, who are happy to support her.
In a recent Facebook post, Emmy Liyana gave thanks for all the opportunities that have come her way since her appearance on The Voice. This includes gigs in Canada, Mauritius, Belgium and Germany. She’s international, y’all!
In the profile video, Emmy Liyana is introduced with a similar look to Loreen’s new style. She’s rocking short cropped hair (though dyed pink) and has the same rock chick style that Loreen works.
Emmy Liyana talks about overcoming her feelings of shyness through her music. And when it comes to Eurovision, Emmy Liyana talks about the importance of Conchita Wurst for her message of tolerance.
A clip of Emmy Liyana’s song “Ok ou ko” is heard in the clip. It has a driving piano line and builds to a chorus full of attitude.
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The most famous alum of The Voice to perform at Eurovision was Amir Haddad. He finished third on the series in 2014 and was well placed to transition from The Voice to Eurovision. Amir will be part of Destination Eurovision, as a member of of the expert judging panel.
DESTINATION EUROVISION – KNOWN COMPETITORS
- Malo’ – “Ciao”
- June the Girl – “Same”
- Louka – “Mamma Mia”
- IGIT – “Lisboa Jérusalem”
- Emmy Liyana – “Ok ou ko”
The remaining competing songs will be revealed over the coming days, in the build-up to the first semi-final. The first semi airs on 13 January 2018. Nine songs will compete in each of the two semi-finals, and four songs from each semi will go to the grand final.
You can follow the official Eurovision France 2 Facebook page for the latest updates.
What do you think of the “Ok ou ko”? Will this be one of the four songs to qualify for the grand final? Share your thoughts below!