France Télévisions revealed her as their Eurovision 2017 act earlier this month, setting off a flurry of positive comments and a chorus of oh là làs.
And on Saturday evening rising star Alma gave Eurovision fans even more to cheer about as she performed her song “Requiem” live at Vidbir 2017.
Unfazed by the live audience and the tens of thousands of Eurovision fans watching the live stream online, she shook off any doubt about her ability to deliver live — serving a delicious mix of passion and understatement. When she rubbed her hands across her delicate chest we couldn’t help but scream, “Oui!”
Visually she reminded us exactly where she’s from, performing in front of an atmospheric LED that featured sweeping vistas of Paris, including The Eiffel Tower.
She channeled Paris again through her simple but chic look, which consisted of a thigh-skimming dress that she cinched at the waist with a gold belt, helping to define her already stunning silhouette.
Self-assured and brimming with confidence, she was literally on-point in a pair of black ankle booties that showed off her perfectly pedicured toes through their gaping peep-hole.
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As we previously reported, Alma is currently working on the official Eurovision version of the song, which she will release in the weeks ahead.
wiwibloggs has confirmed with the French delegation that Alma will add juste un petit peu d’anglais.
The song will not be 50% English and 50% French, but it will include English lyrics in a part of the chorus — helping her convey her message to Europe while preserving her very distinct — and absolutely delicious — French flavour.
— Alma (@almaofficiel) February 25, 2017
Ahead of the show Alma spent some quality time with Kasia Mos, who will represent Poland at Eurovision.
The pair enjoyed laughs in the green room and posed up a storm on the Vidbir 2017 set, working two very different looks.
While Alma kept it covered up top, Kasia opted to show off her stunning décolletage, which glistened beneath the Ukrainian stage lights.
What do you think of Alma’s performance? Are you feeling optimistic about her chances? And how do you want her to tweak the song ahead of Eurovision? Let us know in the comments box below.