After months of speculation and numerous clues, we might just know who will fly the French Flag in Stockholm. This evening on the famous daily show Touche pas à mon poste, host Cyril Hanouna announced that Amir will represent France at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest.
Cyril — the 2008 French spokesperson at Eurovision — kicked off the show by saying he had an exclusive announcement and went on by revealing the name of the act that will represent France next May: Amir Haddad.
— TPMP (@TPMP) February 25, 2016
Who is Amir Haddad?
Amir was born in 1984 in Paris to a Tunisian father and a Moroccan-Spanish mother, both of whom were Jewish. In 2006 he took part in the Israeli Idol Kokhav Nolad and released his first album in 2011. In 2013, he took part in the third season of The Voice: La plus belle voix and eventually placed third. His first album in French is due to be released soon but he’s already released its first single entitled “J’ai cherché”.
There’s still no official confirmation from France Télévisions or French Head of Delegation Edoardo Grassi but the news seems to be reliable. If not, this is a terrible practical joke!
So what do you think of Amir? Do you think he will help France regain its glory in the contest? Let us know in the comments section below!