When we made our French selection for the Wednesday Wishlist series, many of you pooh-poohed our choice of Mylène Farmer. From the comments it was clear that y’all wanted only one lady – Indila. Well, much and all as it pains us, we’ve got some bad news – Indila says no!
Speaking to Le Petit Journal, the “Dernière Danse” hit-maker confirmed that she would decline any Eurovision offers, although she admitted that it was an honour to be considered.
When you see what you do, your voice, your success, one wonders why you don’t do Eurovision. France would have a real chance to win!
It’s flattering, thank you! And it is true that I have seen an upsurge of Eurovision interest in me recently. I was very surprised because it’s like an exclusive for me. I do not think I have the makings of an artist who can represent France. So I was very happy. But I think I would refuse a request like that because it is a lot of pressure, responsibility, and I do not want to disappoint France. And then the level of media coverage would not help things.
She’s obviously being overly modest. Her album and singles have topped charts across Europe and beyond. She’d be well capable of restoring France’s Eurovision reputation. However, her last comment on the media is telling. She may have just slipped it in there, but it’s clearly the real reason she’s turning the contest down.
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