France’s Anggun has finally unveiled her Eurovision 2012 song “Echo (You and I).” You can listen to it below, and see Wiwi’s sad attempt at transcribing the lyrics.

The song has a schizophrenic quality to it at the beginning: it starts out with an R&B vibe that quickly morphs into rock before settling on dance.  Oriental elements pop up throughout—is that an electric zither in the background?—perhaps a nod to Anggun’s Indonesia roots. The love song lives up to its title by including a bit of repetition: “In my dreams/ In my dreams/ In my heart/ In my mind/ There’s you and I, There’s you and I.”

France Télévisions is taking Eurovision very seriously this year. Favored to take the title in 2011, France’s Amaury Vassili fell flat at Eurovision winding up in a disappointing 15th place. According to sources Wiwi met in the press center, the French delegation was rather confidant about Amaury’s chances and had already reserved Paris’ Bercy Arena in case they needed to host the event in 2012. Anyway, Anggun will now embark on a European promotional tour that includes 15 countries and five national finals. She’ll perform the song live at next week’s Maltese national final.

LISTEN:

“Echo (You and I)” lyrics:

You and I, you and I

J’entends l’écho de nos pas, tous en cadence
Marche au pas, jamais dans le même sens
On avance, mais on court après quoi?J’entends l’écho de nos rêves, de nos envies
Au-delà du jour, jusqu’à la nuit
On s’entraine et on court après quoi?

On se perd, on s’espère
Quelque part, on s’égare
Un jour au-delà
On se retrouvera

In my dreams, in my dreams
In my heart, in my mind
I see you and I, there is you and I

J’entends l’écho de nos pas qui se balancent
Çà et là, toujours sur la même danse
On avance, mais on court après quoi?

On se perd, on s’espère
Quelque part, on s’égare
Un jour au-delà
On se retrouvera

In my dreams, in my dreams
In my heart, in my mind
I see you and I, there is you and I

There is you and I, there is you and I

J’entends l’écho de ta voix s’éloigner de moi
L’écho d’un amour un jour reviendra
Il m’entraine et je cours après toi

On se perd, on s’espère
Quelque part, on s’égare
Un jour au-delà
On se retrouvera

In my dreams, in my dreams
In my heart, in my mind
I see you and I, there is you and I

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Julian
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Hahaha if the friend name is bruno berberes i understand better 🙂
They are so “modérate” in the french delegation, 🙂 And i think they don’t need to book
a venue for 2013 🙂

julian
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Lol really ? They had already reserved a Venue ?