As France endures bad placing after bad placing at Eurovision, French eurofans have been dreaming of household names to sweep in and save the day. Shy’m, Matt Pokora, Indila — these A-listers always come up in conversation. While Indila has already turned down the opportunity to represent the hexagon, fans keep hope alive for another big star…like Kendji Girac, the winner of the third season of The Voice: La plus belle voix.
Télé 7 jours, a French magazine, asked Kendji THE question everyone has been waiting for and his answer was incredibly vague. Here’s what he had to say:
Actually, I have never asked this to myself. And with my return which will be very busy, I admit that I wouldn’t know how to respond to such a request.
It’s a confusing response that can be interpreted in two ways: either Kendji will think about possible participation in the contest or he was politely saying no to any future invitation. We would put our money on the latter — and it’s an understandable response on Kendji’s part. He may not want to be in that very delicate position of representing a nation where the majority of the population dislikes the contest (including Mika, his coach on The Voice). In any case, we retain a glimmer (albeit a tiny one) of hope.
Who is Kendji Girac?
The 19-year old Catalan-French singer has had success at every turn. After winning The Voice in January 2014, he watched his debut album reach No. 1 in France and Belgium. He’s sold millions of records and sold out countless concert halls, and clocked up hundreds of millions of views on Youtube, partly by blending genres from dance to Latin-infused pop to contemporary flamenco. It’s fair to say that Kendji is perhaps the biggest star in France at the mo. No wonder so many eurofans want him on stage in Stockholm…
What do you think of Kenji’s answer? Do you think he could bring France back to the top of the scoreboard? Let us know in the comments section below!