If you traced the paths of Timbaland and Ricky Martin, their paths would cross at Matt Pokora. Over the past decade the 29-year-old singer from Strasbourg has collaborated with these global stars and many more, helping cement his place as one of the biggest pop artists in France. Matt is often a favourite in Eurovision fan polls conducted in France. But would he make a good representative at Eurovision 2015?
Matt Pokora at Eurovision?
As every eurofan knows, France has a history of fielding its biggest stars for Eurovision. From Patricia Kaas to Anggun Cipta, Paris isn’t afraid to send in the big guns! Given that France 2 is taking over the Eurovision broadcast from France 3 this year, it makes since that they would want to go big following Twin Twin’s last-place finish in 2014.
The thought of Matt Pokora doesn’t seem like a total daydream. He’ll release his sixth solo album R.E.D. in February, and it could very well contain his Eurovision 2015 song. At the same time, he has already revealed his schedule for 2015 and there is a pretty big gap in his touring schedule which coincides with the Eurovision rehearsals and grand final! (He does have concerts planned in Rouen and Orleans on May 20 and 21, but given how jetset he is, we’re sure he could make it work).
“Dangerous” — Matt Pokora feat. Timbaland & Sebastian
“It’s Alright” — Ricky Martin feat Matt Pokora
Would you be keen on Matt? Is this realistic? Of would you rather get behind the likes of Shy’m, Zaz and Tal?