Amandine Bourgeois’ Eurovision 2013 journey with “L’Enfer Et Moi” can pretty much be summed up as follows.
France announces her: Who the heck is this?
Song is revealed: Meh, not their best.
Eurovision in Concert performance: I need to edit my top 39 PRONTO!! She rocks!!
Results: Underrated! Injustice! WTH Europe!!
The raw energy and anger Amandine presented on stage was enough to make her popularity and odds skyrocket in just a few days’ time. She was my personal favorite from the Big 6, and I’ve looked forward to more material from her. And finally it’s here!
On first listen, “Ma Gueule” sounds like a complete turn around from “L’enfer Et Moi”. Amandine seems to have taken some potent mood relaxation medications, opting for a more sensual song, highlighted by simple, yet powerful vocals with some “soft whisper sass” as I like to call it. The flow of the song is nice, and if I close my eyes I can picture myself in Paris, listening to it playing in a cafe as I nibble on a baguette.
Amandine benefits from a voice that sounds just as amazing screaming about something I can’t understand, to sensually serenading me with a song about something I can’t understand. *maybe I need French lessons?………..Oh right, the review!
All in all I enjoyed the song. However, the lack of a powerhouse long note is disappointing. The ones she threw in the live performance on the Eurovision stage last May were magnificent, I wish she would’ve shown some off here.
What do you think of Amandine’s new material? Are you excited for the full album on May 5? Leave us a comment below with your opinions!
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