French broadcaster continues to reveal the 18 competing acts in the new national final Destination Eurovision. The latest act to be revealed is Sarah Caillibot. She found fame on The Voice, where her coach was Destination Eurovision host Garou.
Sarah was part of season two of The Voice: la plus belle voix in 2013. She auditioned with Isabelle Adjani’s song “Pull marine”. Her performance was impressive enough to inspire all four coaches to turn. Sarah ended up selecting the French-Canadian singer (and Destination Eurovision host) Garou as her coach.
While Sarah was eliminated in the first live show, she has gone on to establish her own career as a solo artist. In 2015 she released a cover of “Avant qu’elle parte”, originally by Maître Gims’ rap group Sexion d’Assaut.
In her introduction video, Sarah is shown walking with her dog by the sea. She talks about how she finds inspiration in the fragile coast.
Sarah will perform “Tu me manques” (I miss you) at Destination Eurovision. From the short excerpt, the song is revealed to be a piano-driven ballad. As the chorus swells with a bold orchestral song, Sarah sings the emotional French lyrics.
Sarah’s involvement in the contest will come as no surprise to some fans. Fans had identified “Tu me manques” from an early Destination Eurovision promo video and matched it to a preview clip of the song on Amazon.
DESTINATION EUROVISION – KNOWN COMPETITORS
- Malo’ – “Ciao”
- June the Girl – “Same”
- Louka – “Mamma Mia”
- IGIT – “Lisboa Jérusalem”
- Emmy Liyana – “OK ou KO”
- Madame Monsieur – “Mercy”
- Sweem – “Là-haut” (Yonder)
- Noée – “L’un près de l’autre” (One close to the other)
- Pheno Men – “Jamais sans toi”
- Lucie Vagenheim – “My World”
- Enea – “I’ll Be There”
- Sarah Caillibot – “Tu me manques” (I miss you)
The first semi airs next Saturday, 13 January. Nine songs will compete in each of the two semi-finals, and four songs from each semi will go to the grand final.
In the meantime, vote in our poll for your favourite of the first nine acts.
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