Amir, the French-Israeli crooner who will fly the tricolore at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, gave a live performance of his entry “J’ai cherche” last night. But this isn’t the version Amir will be taking to Stockholm – that will be debuted this Saturday on the DiCaire Show
Amir’s live performance of “J’ai cherche” was included in his setlist at the Soup’r’bol, an event sponsored and organized by MFM Radio in Lyon.
This live version, along with the version revealed last Monday, is not the final version that will be sung in Stockholm. As France 2’s Director of Entertainment Nathalie André recently explained, a new remix of the song will ensure it is within the three-minute limit for Eurovision, and will have a stronger ending. This version will be debuted this Saturday on the DiCaire Show at 21:00 CET.
Last night’s performance was relatively solid. Amir’s energy matched the song well, he stayed on-key, and he kept his look cool and modern. The only weak point was Amir’s enunciation when it came to the English chorus. A bit more work on making the consonants strong will go a long way for him.
Amir – “J’ai cherche” (Live)
Skip to 4:30 to see Amir perform “J’ai cherche”