slimane france eurovision 2024

In 2015, he won the fifth season of The Voice: la plus belle voix as a 26-year-old. In 2024, as a 34-year-old, Slimane hopes to win again — this time as France’s Eurovision 2024 singer.

It’s safe to say that French Eurovision fans will be very happy. OGAE France — the official French Eurovision fan club — submitted Slimane’s beautiful ballad “Des milliers de je t’aime” to this year’s OGAE Song Contest. That song captures his ability to weave romance, longing and drama into a tune; it has a classic, timeless sound yet production pulls it firmly into 2023. 

He’ll be singing the song “Mon Amour” (My Love), which premiered on Wednesday night at 20:30 Paris time on France 2. Writing in the YouTube description, he said:

“I wrote this song like a love letter I’m sending to all the hearts that will listen to it. Love. Everywhere. Always. More than ever. Together. Let’s go Eurovision!”

What will he do at Eurovision? We’ll have to wait a few more hours to find out.

Mon Amour! Slimane will sing for France at Eurovision 2024

France Télévisions revealed the news on France Inter — a major French radio station — on Wednesday morning. In his biography, they described his incredible journey from winning The Voice to conquering the music scene in France.

Indeed, after winning The Voice, Slimane’s first album À bout de rêves went straight to number one in both France and Belgium. He’s repeated that feat three times with his albums Solune, VersuS, and Chroniques d’un Cupidon.

Here’s what the broadcaster had to say.

“On May 14th, 2016, SLIMANE won the 5th season of The Voice in France.”

“Since then, his rise has been meteoric: With 2 million albums sold, 1 million spectators attending his shows, and nearly 2 billion streams worldwide, 5 NRJ Music Awards, and a Victoire de la Musique, Slimane has officialy announced to his 7 million fans on social media that he will proudly represent France at The Eurovision Song Contest 2024!”

“From the piano bars of Paris Pigalle, where he started, to his sold-out ARENA tours, the fabulous destiny of Slimane is a nod to perseverance, talent, and passion. Each of his musical performances is like a tidal wave of strength, vulnerability and love.”

“This exceptional singer-songwriter succeeded in forging an unbreakable and emotional connection with the audience.”

“On May 11th, 2024, this precious bond will lead him to the city of Malmö in Sweden where he will represent France in the Grand Eurovision Song Contest with his brand new track called ‘Mon Amour’.”

What do you think of France’s decision? Do you think that Slimane has the talent and charisma to win it all? Of all his songs, which is your favourite? Let us know what you’re thinking down below. 

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TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
3 months ago

Could be Marco Mengoni of the year. Italian had better song, though. This one is too repetitive, one emotion over and over again. It depends on the staging, I think.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
3 months ago
Reply to  TheDrMistery

For me is “Mon amour” better than “Due vite”.

fffeef
fffeef
3 months ago

it’s okay…

Thorula
Thorula
3 months ago

As a French who like a lot Slimane’s work and style, I must say it was a big surprise seing him taking the role (even if he already supported artiste from national finals). I feel the song is a bit less impactful, too “already heard”, than what he can do in his best but there is also the time restriction. The lyrics could clearly be better. On the other side, he is a performer with contests experience and his voice and artistic view are his big assets. To match the expectations, he will need the full package in May and… Read more »

Dolly
Dolly
3 months ago
Reply to  Thorula

I agree I like the song however it’s very same as we have heard before , I just wanted a bit more . But top 10

grft
grft
3 months ago

Do you guys think this could win?

Bejba
Bejba
3 months ago
Reply to  grft

No I Think Countrys Such As Poland , Lituania , Croacia , And Czech Deserve It More

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

Well, I won’t make any judgment about whether France could win next year because it is literally the only song out and it’s way too early to speculate, I’m with you of the same mind that we should have a first time winner, whoever it is.

Bettie
Bettie
3 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

The best song deserves to win not a country in particular

Trocatroc
Trocatroc
3 months ago

I like it a lot. I love this era for France in ESC. I expect this to do well. Great voice.

Zhenia
Zhenia
3 months ago

Very to-the-point , love the subtle orchestration in the instrumental. The guy’s voice is beautiful as well. Rarely you hear such a raspy singer on ESC. I can’t talk about the quality of lyrics, obviously, because I’m not a speaker.

Leo M
Leo M
3 months ago

Very good entry, amazing voice and getting kinda James Bond track feels. It hasn’t grabbed me right away though but maybe after some more listens, I could start to love it.

Ian
Ian
3 months ago

As always with every eurovision entry, some people love them and some don’t. Some spend a lot of time and energy in justifying their point of you on how bad this entry is, how ‘needy’ the character in the lyrics is. Well, breaking news for you, all artists are attention seekers and needy. It’s in their DNA! One can interpret what they want of the lyrics. It’s about how you make it your own. It doesn’t have to be understood exactly as per the words. It’s not all black or white. It’s about the many grey areas and life is… Read more »

Ellie
Ellie
3 months ago

I’m already a big fan of Slimane, I had to check and double-check when I saw the video on youtube because I didn’t want to get my hopes up over something that turned out to be a joke. I’m so glad France chose him. He deserves it, he’s an incredible artist and performer. I love the song, I understand why others might think it’s boring and not care for it though. But the song is everything I already love about Slimane’s music. I really hope he does well and makes France proud.

Jesse O'Rourke
Jesse O'Rourke
3 months ago

meh……

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
3 months ago

Just listened to it and I have to say, I think this could win! I can see it being in the top three at the very least! You have to bear in mind that the video was him singing live so that’s an instant w for France with the juries! He reminds me of Sam Ryder for some reason. And he wrote the song himself! With the right staging and revamped instrumentals live, this is a strong contender for the win!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
3 months ago

I dont see the lyrics as an issue. I dont get what people are saying about them.

Denis
Denis
3 months ago

Lyrics have never been an issue with ESC. If Ruslana could win with Wild Dances lyrics then anybody can..

Bettie
Bettie
3 months ago

I think Sam’s song was more catchy, but i do like Slimane’s song

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
3 months ago

Handsome man with a beautiful voice sings a typical french ballad, which is both classical and contemporary. The juries will probably like it, for me personally is Slimane better than Marco Mengoni this year. It could reach the left side of the scoreboard but not the high position like Barbara Pravi.

Bonne chance, la France !

My voting is 9 out of 12.

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
3 months ago

The Due vite print is clear here! I expect this to do well.

Thanos
Thanos
3 months ago

It is a nice song and I like it. The chorus is melodical enough for me to like it and the most important thing here is that Slimane has an amazing voice. He has an emotional voice with a very big range and can change the way he sings throughout the different parts of the song. It’s not reinventing the wheel by any means but it’s a nice start to the season. And I certainly like it more than La Zarra’s entry yet not more than Voila

Thanos
Thanos
3 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

Given an emotional, epic live performance he can certainly finish top 10. I don’t think it’s a winner as of now but who knows! Also I don’t remember a Eurovision song being released so early in the year!

Thallo
Thallo
3 months ago

I thought Slimane had a chance at winning in Malmo when he was announced as France’s artist. After listening to Mon Amour, I’m pretty certain this won’t win. This will probably land in the top 10 for Slimane’s vocals alone. If the staging is innovative, it could land even higher.

I hope Slimane’s participation encourages other big artists in France to try and represent their country.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

It’s encouraging saying he won’t win for sure.

grft
grft
3 months ago

Should be able to crack the top10! Nice ballad with a very good live performer. The song in itself is nothing special though. But it’s a safe, qualitative bet for France. Should get a top5 Jury result and a top15 televote result. What I appreciate is France’s willingness to show something different every year. 2021 – laid back subtle female ballad 2022 – over the top electro-folklo group in regional language 2023 – divaesque disco pop 2024 – male powerballad Of course you always find some clichés in these, in the lyrics especially (except for Alvan & Ahez). But it’s… Read more »

Lauren MIA
Lauren MIA
3 months ago

Amazing entry from France! But then againg my taste is more like the juries. Though if they nail the staging and don’t just plonk him on/next to the Eiffel tower, I think he might do well with the televote as well. The video should be a guidline for them.
p.s. I admit his name made me chuckle a bit – reminded me my favourite French film.

vetrina
vetrina
3 months ago

Great voice but the song is nothing special. The lyrics are basic. A let down for me, I was expecting more from France! This is so predictable and nothing new!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
3 months ago
Reply to  vetrina

How are they basic? I don’t get it.

Kobe
Kobe
3 months ago

We heard this type of song already a million times. The lyrics are also very cliché, but he has a great voice.
Good luck France!

Lauren MIA
Lauren MIA
3 months ago

This is amazing – though I tent to be more on the side of the juries, but if they don’t plonk him on a Eiffel Tower and do the staging more like this video he should do well with the televote as well.
p.s. his name made me chuckle a bit – reminded me my favourite French film.

Delos2
Delos2
3 months ago

So France has the Junior Eurovision to organize but, because this didn’t keep them busy, in the meantime they select the artist, the song. They do the staging, the lighting, the live performance. Are they on steroids or what?

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago
Reply to  Delos2

Cutting corners? Budget issues?

NickC
NickC
3 months ago

I love it. This is full emotion. Juries will eat it up. They just need to stage it well for televote success…

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago
Reply to  NickC

This is too optimistic thinking, public will skip it, and jury might skip it too

Teddi
Teddi
3 months ago

Honestly, nothing but a great voice. Don’t see this being impactful really. It’s ok.

Jake
Jake
3 months ago

So bizarre to release a song so early. It’s like we are 6 months away from Eurovision. Someone at the French broadcaster must’ve just heard it and thought — can we use this and he was like “sure but I still gonna release next week”. Love his voice, the tone and the emotion. I find the lyrics quite simplistic and overwrought. Don’t love it as much as did Evidement and so many people thought that had winner potential and it always concerned me that she would come across as cold or too cool for the room and that ended up… Read more »

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
3 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Maybe they want to promote it at the upcoming JESC.

Mark dowd
Mark dowd
3 months ago

Solid top ten hopes. Jury bait. Will struggle to really woo the televote.

Karl
Karl
3 months ago

This is fantastic! Beau travail, la France !

Amesc
Amesc
3 months ago

Bravo France! Couldn’t expect something less from Slimane, we already knew he is very good. The song it self is modern yet has some sort of classic “chanson” essence that makes it very french but differs it from previous ballads like Voila. Having not heard other entries, we don’t know how this will end up, but hey apart from the contest side Eurovision is about songs too- and this song is great. P.S. Thank god his vocals are good. In a contest in which staging, tik tok success and instant audience grabbing is becoming more important than the actual skills… Read more »

Roelof M
Roelof M
3 months ago

This is excellent! If Italy managed the top 5 last year this shouldn’t do much worse, or maybe even better. Let’s hope he nails the vocals and France doesn’t overcomplicate the performance.

Héctor
Héctor
3 months ago

Very French, as usual. A song without too many pretensions that is created to be enjoyed and performed live, in which Slimane is apparently impeccable. It differs from “Evidenmant” in that it is neither pretentious nor artificial. This pack reminds me a little of last year’s Italy pack, but Slimane’s voice and the song seem superior to me.

Nicolas
Nicolas
3 months ago

Zero chances to win for being the 1st song revealed and so early.

Karia
Karia
3 months ago

All his albums has being no1 in Switzerland and Belgium so he must get easily 48 points already

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
3 months ago
Reply to  Karia

Don´t forget Luxembourg !

Karia
Karia
3 months ago

No matter what the guy has a VOICE!!! Very passionate singing

Roro31
Roro31
3 months ago

Another topic but I need to know (2 things):

“According to rumors, the singer Emelie Hollow would be in the Norwegian selection. Is that true? If so, I agree!

– According to the French delegation, there would be 41 countries, if we count Armenia, Australia, Macedonia and Romania it would be 39. But the other two? Maybe Bulgaria and Montenegro? Because I don’t see otherwise xd

Desmondo
Desmondo
3 months ago

First time I have heard of Slimane. I like him. He sings the song really well. He has a nice presence and there is a quality to his voice that is quite beautiful. Overall it’s a great kick off for 2024!

Roro31
Roro31
3 months ago

So…. xd Good or bad ? Bad, very bad for me (but this is only my opinion but obviously people want us to love all music, it’s absurd), boring and very sad that reminds me of my years when I had a serious depression, so I now want a song that moves, with a rhythmic tempo and that is out of the ordinary because here it remains not very classic and again and again a cliché song Paris Amour, love and love, a very kitsh and disproportionate subject. I will never denigrate his excellent vocal abilities, he will make a… Read more »

Boo
Boo
3 months ago

Why did France release their song so early, what are their thinking??

Frisian esc
3 months ago
Reply to  Boo

It’s not that much of a problem? It will have 0 affect on what position they will achieve in may. Most people tune in and will hear it on the show. With things like tiktok and spotify a song can chart at any time now like how ‘another love’ by tom odell suddenly became a world wide top charter again after 10 years. That means it could even potentially be a strategical good thing in these times since the song has half a year to reach people and go viral instead of two months. Hence why his label probably agreed… Read more »

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago

I like it, but is it a winner? Way too early to tell. This feels like the earliest release for a competing Eurovision song that I have ever experienced. Even the last time an internally selected song was released first for eurovision was released in early December.

I just realized that this is now the third year in a row where Albania is not the first country to have their song selected/released for Eurovision.

Nicomro
Nicomro
3 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Who was it the previous years ?

Okan
Okan
3 months ago
Reply to  Nicomro

I think Ukraine and Czech Republic were the earlier releases last year

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago
Reply to  Nicomro

For the 2022 season, Bulgaria and Czech Republic had their songs released/chosen before Albania, and last year, Ukraine picked their song first before Albania.

Heyey
Heyey
3 months ago

Wow, just wow.. I didn’t expect anything less from Slimane, this one just hits you in the heart. The lyrics may be a little on the simpler side, but they work! It’s a topic I and many others can relate to as unrequited loves hurt very much. The slight raspiness in his voice too, just mwah! May I even say this is a strong contender for the win in Malmö

Heyey
Heyey
3 months ago
Reply to  Heyey

Also, I have to congratulate the French delegation for upping their game since 2016. I’ve loved all their songs that they’ve sent to ESC and JESC since then (Ok maybe not Tom Leeb from 2020, but let’s pretend that didn’t happen)

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago
Reply to  Heyey

Well, it didn’t happen anyway because the 2020 contest was cancelled anyway. France got a lucky break.

Heyey
Heyey
3 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Yes that’s true, although I wouldn’t say “The Best In Me” was necessarily a bad entry, it was actually quite sweet, but considering what France usually sends it was quite a low effort.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago
Reply to  Heyey

The first version of the best of me was bombastically cheesy, but the humble guitar revamp did redeem it a little. I still think it would’ve finished in the bottom five, but not last place with the revamp.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
3 months ago
Reply to  Heyey

I agree: Probably not a winner, but a strong contender in Malmö.

He represents with dignity his country.

Jamie
Jamie
3 months ago

Very powerful, very French. Let’s see how it holds up until May.

Shush
Shush
3 months ago

This is acc beautiful, I mean this song is right up my alley, i’ve loved Slimane’s ballads for a while now and this is no different. Really hoping for a top 10 result

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

The character in this song is a selfish and immature manboy. Is that what they were going for? Genuine question. Not very sexy.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago

The song is pretty flat, it’s like better version of their 2020 song. Sorry France.

Nikki
Nikki
3 months ago

For me, it’s good, really good. But I do like this type of big male sung ballads. I can see doing pretty high on my eventual Top. France, in my opinion, is on a roll, and we might be heading for Paris in the next decade.

Amigo
Amigo
3 months ago

My favorite so far! Relax, people! It’s a great song and an amazing performer. I’m impressed. Let’s see What other (34, 36 or even 40) countries have in their drawers before we make statements like: “This will be 11-15 with Televote” and “This is top 5 with Jury”.

realtif
realtif
3 months ago
Reply to  Amigo

Of course it’s your favorite, it’s the only song known so far.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago
Reply to  realtif

It’s now the third year in a row where Albania is not on the top 1 Eurovision ranking lists.

Amigo
Amigo
3 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

That’s strange. I love how Everyone used to get excited for FiK to get the first song of the year. I still do.

A question about your nick name! Is it connected to Sanja Vucic? She is Sanja Little Woolf on Instagram (Vucic literally means Little Woolf in Serbian) so just though about asking that since I noticed your comments before and always wondered If your nickname was Connected to Sanja.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago
Reply to  Amigo

Actually, no. It has nothing to do with Sanja at all. I didn’t know her surname meant Little Wolf.

My user name is actually a punny reference to an arc word in Doctor Who, Bad Wolf, and my surname, which is actually Woolf in real life. In fact, I indirectly credit Doctor Who for getting myself involved with Eurovision because there wasn’t a full season airing in 2016 when I got into Eurovision so I had to occupy my time with something while I waited.

Amigo
Amigo
3 months ago
Reply to  realtif

Yes! That was the “joke” part of my comment. Glad you got it!

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

Slimane is great. The lyrics are not.

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

This song could do well on stage, fingers crossed it will be proper live vocal LOL x LOL.

Benjamin K
3 months ago

I’ve heard some reactions from people saying that it lacks power and a dramatic moment but what more do you want wtf???? This song is literally a drama in itself. Slimane’s voice is incredibly powerful and the song is 50x more captivating than La Zarra’s last year. Unpopular Opinion: I had more chills and positive vibes after the first listening of “Je T’aime” than after listening to “Voilà” by Barbara Pravi. And please stop making comparisons with Marco Mengoni for a simple outfit that doesn’t look at all. Slimane is much more powerful than Mengoni, the song reminds me more… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Benjamin K

He is not more powerful than Marco Mengoni, he’s just different. Marco has plenty of power.

Benjamin K
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Marco is powerful but less raw, I find that Slimane is more impactful

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Benjamin K

Remember when Marco almost broke down at the end of his performance in Liverpool? The emotion was so raw he struggled to finish. Now THAT is power.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I like Slimane more than Marco, sorry.

Nikki
Nikki
3 months ago
Reply to  Benjamin K

As, probably, the biggest fan of Marco here, I must say, it does remind me of some of Marco’s songs.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

I am the biggest fan of Marco here, how dare you.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
3 months ago

OK, first thing first: great song, very stylish, very passionate, excellent vocal and lots of feeling in the song. His styling looks like a mix of Marco Mengoni and the guy from North Macedonia 2021 whose name I can’t think of right now, and I see some Barbara Pravi effects as well. I’m not yet convinced it’s a good idea to present this song already this year in the season. I’d get it if I were totally blown away, but I’m not alas even though I think this definitely has potential to do well.

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
3 months ago

J’aime cette chanson !! Good job, la France!! Powerful and nuanced vocal, the title has the most known word in the French language, the music has a distinct Frenchness-sound for lack of a better word. Very beautiful. Bonne chance à tous !! <3

PP77
PP77
3 months ago

France 100 % on left side of scoreboard with now rules of voting . With juries in TOP 5, with televote from 10 to 15 places , prediction from 8 to 12 place in final. If EBU cut power of juries from 50 % to 40 or 30 % prediction from 11 to 15 in final.