Belgium and Spain have already confirmed their singers for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, but there are still 39 countries left to make the reveal. Chief among them for this French blogger is France. While the broadcaster remains relatively quiet about its plans for the upcoming selection process, some artists are already piping up to offer their services to France 2. Among the biggest names so far is soul, R&B and rap singer Dadju.
The suggestion came up on Thursday evening during the well-known French talk show TPMP (Touche Pas à Mon Poste). The host had Dadju — also known as Prince Dadju — respond to a series of questions under the lie detector. Among his questions was whether or not he’d like to represent France at Eurovision.
He answered positively — and that ain’t no lie. He said: “Why not? I would love to see us winning at the end.”
— TPMP (@TPMP) November 14, 2019
Twenty-eight-year-old Dadju started his professional music career in 2012 in the duo The Shin Sekaï along with rapper Abou Tall. He successfully transitioned to star solo artist with the release of his 2017 album Gentleman 2.0. It ranked #1 on iTunes France and its video clips hit over 100 million views on Youtube. Last year he won an NMA award as French Revelation of the Year and he’s currently one of the most trendy singers in the country.
He benefits hugely from his musical family, who have taught him the ins and outs of music and the business at large. His brother Gims is among the most famous rappers in France. Gims has featured on our Wednesday Wishlist for Eurovision and even wrote the Destination Eurovision 2018 song “Mamma Mia” for Louka.”
Dadju plays within rap and RnB, and at times his lyrics have been called out for being inappropriate or unnecessarily violent. Could he temper his words to fit the Eurovision stage? Last year, Mahmood brought urban swagger and finished as runner-up. And as you’re well aware his Eurovision song “Soldi” has eclipsed 100 millions streams on Spotify and gone platinum in Italy Spain, Greece and Switzerland. Perhaps Dadju is eyeing similar success.
Would you like to see Dadju represent France in May 2020 in Rotterdam? Do you think a rap song could work on the Eurovision stage? Share you thoughts in the comment section below!