He recently took France back to the Top 10 at Eurovision for the first time since 2009.
But that was only the beginning for French singer Amir, who will perform alongside other French superstars — including Kendji Girac and Louane Emera — as part of the opening ceremony of Euro 2016.
French television network TF1 revealed the news on Monday.
The line-up also includes Christophe Mae, Florent Pagny, Soprano, Slimane and David Guetta, who will perform a special show later in the evening.
It seems that France’s Eurovision 2016 star is keen to get physical ahead of his performance, as he has uploaded a series of Instagram pics that show him getting sweaty with a personal trainer and wearing workout gear.
On Tuesday he posted a pic which sees him lifting a kettle bell with one arm as he grimaces and thrusts.
He later captioned the photo “No pain no gain!”
In another pic posted last week, he wears workout bands on each elbow and a form-fitting, sleeveless top, which shows off his gym-honed arms and sculpted shoulders.
TF1 has described the opening as a “tricolor” affair, given the presence of French artists. But in the spirit of Eurovision they are building bridges elsewhere.
Other acts performing include Englishman Julian Perretta, Norwegian band Madcon, Swedish singer Zara Larsson (who is currently competing in the First Semi Final of Wiwivision 2016) and American artist Will.I.Am.
All the action kicks off on Thursday, June 9 at 20:55 CET on the Champ de Mars, the splendid greenspace at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. You can catch the action on TF1.