On May 5th Amandine Bourgeois released her third album “Au Masculin”. In it Amandine—she who whipped out a can of crazy at Eurovision 2013—covers some of the biggest French-speaking male artists of all time. Her first single “Ma Gueule” faired rather well, and she hopes to follow this success with the release of her second single “Alors on Danse”.  It’s an acoustic cover of one of this century’s biggest dance tracks by the Francophone star of the moment, Stromae.

http://youtu.be/d9mEJfdtK6U

Amandine’s chilled out cover is unrecognisable compared to Stromae’s upbeat bass original. The differences are so vast it makes it difficult to compare the two tracks. Isn’t that the key to every good cover? A Stromae fan would perhaps say the song loses a lot of its quirks (and strengths) in transition from dance to acoustic. But an Amandine fan will emphasise that the vocals improve the song a lot.

Luckily for me, I’m a fan of them both. I’d like to see Amandine release more original material in the future, but for now “Au Masculin” will keep me happy.

Katie Wilson contributed this story from the U.K. Follow her on Twitter at @katiewillfly and like our Facebook page to keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.
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esc4ever
esc4ever
6 years ago

he is from belgium!!!! but amadine is great!!!!

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

I think her 2013 performance gave enough justice to her whole participation in the contest despite the low ranking and her trying to participate again soon seems a bit early. At least us fans can support her current works while she’s still doing good and being classy about it. Plus, Amandine + Stromae = Bliss.

florent
6 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWC2HO6oTTc
Hi Wiwibloggs : this is a cover we did about the sweden’s song “Undo”

dowager97
dowager97
6 years ago

Amandine for Eurovision 2015 anyone?

Kristín
Kristín
6 years ago

This woman is too cool to function! 🙂

Fatima
Fatima
6 years ago

Good luck to her, it makes me wonder if in 2015 we will see more acts going down the gender bender path in the vortex of her and Conchita.

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

*uninteresting

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

That was fantastic. She took a fairly I interesting song and turned it into something great.