The first semi-final of France’s Destination Eurovision is less than one week away. The broadcaster is revealing the last few acts who will compete in the new national final. The next artist to be introduced is Jane Constance, the winner of The Voice Kids 2015. She will sing “Un jour j’ai rêvé” (One day I dreamed).
Jane Constance is originally from the island of Mauritius. While she is blind, she has said her disability hasn’t stopped her from achieving her goals as her parents taught her that anything is possible with hard work.
Jane got her break in 2015 on the second season of The Voice Kids. Her strong, mature and expressive voice impressed all three coaches. Jane made it to the grand final of the where her emotional performance of “The Prayer” ensured her victory as the winner of the series.
After The Voice Kids, Jane released her debut album À travers vos yeux (Through your eyes). In September she was named a UNESCO Artist for Peace, in recognition of her work promoting the rights of people with disabilities.
In her promo video, Jane talks about how music is a like a sixth sense for her. On the subject of Eurovision, she says it would be an honour to represent the country that launched her career as a singer. She also talks about how music can be used for positive change.
Qui est cette artiste ? Que veut-elle raconter ? Découvrez son portrait en exclu, avant de la retrouver dans #DestinationEurovision, à partir du 13 janvier sur @france2tv ! @jane_officiel pic.twitter.com/pSC6BJS43L
— Eurovision France ?? (@EurovisionF2) January 6, 2018
Jane will sing “Un jour j’ai rêvé” (One day I dreamed). While other artists in Destination Eurovision are delivering edgy, modern pop, Jane is keeping it simple and traditional.
“Un jour j’ai rêvé” is a classic ballad, with uplifting French lyrics that deliver a message of hope and inspiration.
DESTINATION EUROVISION – KNOWN COMPETITORS
- Malo’ – “Ciao”
- June the Girl – “Same”
- Louka – “Mamma Mia”
- IGIT – “Lisboa Jérusalem”
- Emmy Liyana – “OK ou KO”
- Madame Monsieur – “Mercy”
- Sweem – “Là-haut” (Yonder)
- Noée – “L’un près de l’autre” (One close to the other)
- Pheno Men – “Jamais sans toi”
- Lucie Vagenheim – “My World”
- Enea – “I’ll Be There”
- Sarah Caillibot – “Tu me manques” (I miss you)
- Masoe – “Paradise”
- Max Cinnamon – “Ailleurs”
- Nassi – “Rêve de gamin” (The dream of a child)
- Jane Constance – “Un jour j’ai rêvé”
The first semi-final airs this Saturday, 13 January. Nine songs will compete in each of the two semi-finals, and four songs from each semi will go to the grand final.
In the meantime, vote in our poll for your favourite of the first nine acts.
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