slimane france eurovision 2024

The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 37 competing songs in Eurovision 2024. Next we review France, who have chosen Slimane with “Mon amour”.

Have we fallen in love? Read on to find out!

Slimane – “Mon amour” (France Eurovision 2024)

Review: Slimane – “Mon amour”

Youyou: What a masterpiece! The lyrics of this song are so beautiful (as is the French language) and the French are really good at telling a story with their music. Even though this song was released very early in the competition, it’s been on loop for a long time because Slimane has the perfect voice and he is one with his musical storytelling. As always, I’m sure that the French delegation will produce a perfect live stage performance, and the final presentation of this song will surely allow France to do very well in this competition.

Score: 10

Scarlett: “Mon Amour” follows a classic French formula, and France does classics well. No one can deny that Slimane is a captivating performer with powerfully emotive vocals. He delivers this heartfelt ballad just the way it needs to be delivered, with a raspiness that comes out at just the right moments. Nothing more, nothing less. I can’t see “Mon Amour” topping the scoreboard, but it is quality music and that is enough. If the staging involves a thousand Eiffel towers, then so be it. 

Score: 6

Georgia: While it may initially come across as a cliché, “Mon amour” gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. Slimane’s voice is incredibly strong and captivating. The song takes you on a journey to magical places and stirs up a lot of emotions. The harmonic resonance between the French language and the song’s melody adds an extra layer of depth, enhancing its overall charm and appeal. Overall, it’s a moving and unforgettable experience thanks to Slimane’s talent and the beauty of the music. This song is sure to impress the juries.

Score: 9

Jonathan: Slimane is a very skilled singer and a strong jury result is perhaps almost guaranteed. Yet, there is something about “Mon amour” that feels slightly calculated. It is very easy to predict where the song is heading; thus, despite the peaks and troughs Slimane provides with his passionate delivery, the journey through the three minutes as a listener is somewhat underwhelming. Staging elements could help here and provide nuances in the song. But at the moment, it’s not fully connecting to my heart.

Score: 5.5

France Eurovision 2024 ranking

In the Eurovision 2024 Wiwi Jury, we have 17 jurors but only have room for four reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Antranig: 5

Cinan: 7.5

Deban: 8

Lucy: 6.5

Pablo: 7.5

Ron: 6.5

Ruxandra: 9

Sebastian: 6

Simon: 7

Suzanne: 6.5

Tom: 9

Tomas: 4

William: 8.5

We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 4 and a high of 10.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.17/10

What do you think of France’s Eurovision 2024 entry? Share your own score and review for Slimane’s “Mon amour” below!

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Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

“Mon Amour” is in B minor. It is a very serious-sounding song, with a structure that is very precise and deliberate. There are a lot of things that this song is “not” – It is not unexpected or ambiguous, it is not part of the “nouvelle chanson” movement, nor is it particularly groundbreaking in any way. What it is instead is three minutes of an emotional vocal expression to the camera through music. This, on its own, is enough to put it up next to “Voilà” in 2021 and compare favourably. I think what “Mon Amour” proves is that a… Read more »

LawnaDellPlay
LawnaDellPlay
1 month ago

Corny title, like Lidle’ cornflakes offering

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

One of the most boring entries of this year :/

Ria NL
Ria NL
1 month ago

Mon Amour and Grito are my big favorites this year. They deserves a lot of points and a high position in may. I hope that I can vote for Portugal in the big final. So I can vote many times for both of them.

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
1 month ago

Am I the only one who thinks this song is derivative and overrated?

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

While the song itself is nothing groundbreaking, surprising or impactful, the live performance rockets the whole entry to the sky. I’m not into this kind of ballads (and that will explain my score but the pack is very solid and Slimane is a seasoned and charismatic performer. The bridge a cappella afar from the mic will become one of the moments of the night for sure. With just a few male ballads, I predict a top 5 placing with the juries. The televote may think otherwise but I expect a top 10 finish overall. 6.75/10 1.     Czechia (8.25/10) 2.     Ireland (8/10) 3.     Spain… Read more »

nicky
nicky
1 month ago

Only 7.17 ? Under Spain ? Seriously…

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

Take the lyrics of this song and transfer them to the relationship between France and Eurovision and it fits perfectly. There are different layers in these lyrics, definetely.

Jessie
Jessie
1 month ago

Las year Due Vite was so boring but juries loved it so this one might have a chance for top 10 too.

Dinle
Dinle
1 month ago
Reply to  Jessie

What are you talking about, Due Vite is one of the best songs and performances as of recently. It was also equally loved by the public with 174 points as opposed to 176 from the juries.

Pablo Nava
Editor
1 month ago

Song reviews will be song reviews, but his voice? His style? His charisma? Those are full 20/10.

BimBamBoum
BimBamBoum
1 month ago

November 2023: I am “mi-figue, mi-raisin” when “Mon amour” gets its release. The excitement of the Slimane’s announcement is followed by a form of disappointment probably impaired to an excesive expectation and a high standart singing back catalogue. To me, having him as a representative of France alongside Vitaa with their title “Avant toi” in 2019-2020 would have been the absolute dream. Lyrically, we are far from the metaphorical “Évidemment” or the gripping “Voilà” poetry and it can somehow turn into a flat story to a French native speaker. With time, I now understand the interest of his candidacy lies… Read more »

Leo M
Leo M
1 month ago

I feel people are forgetting about France because they released so early but I think this can get top 10. Very emotive, amazing vocals and has potential to even win the jury vote

Sally
Sally
1 month ago
Reply to  Leo M

There are so few songs this year with real emotion in them that this stands out so far ahead of everyone else for me.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Sally

yeah seems like most entries this year came straight out of the stock, aitken, waterman plastic factory lmao

ATLANTIC
ATLANTIC
1 month ago

One of the highlights of ESC 2024!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  ATLANTIC

this isn’t about Switzerland though?

Dida
Dida
1 month ago

Not my cup of tea, but I expect to end up somewhere in the top 10…

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

There is no depth in this ballad for me. I barely remember any of the very basic French I used to speak and yet I understand the entire lyrics of this without translating them. That equals extremely basic lyrics and very lazy songwriting. But lazy songwriting often works in Eurovision.

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
1 month ago

It’s very stereotypically French and quite an attempt to replicate Marco Mengoni’s success. I expect it to do well.

Sally
Sally
1 month ago

True, there is nothing groundbreaking here, but it is not the same ‘Ode to French Stereotypes’ they have been sending for most of the past decade.

Zisk
Zisk
1 month ago

I like this song, the build to the final chorus is great. I notice in live performances they’re starting to do more acapella versions of that final chorus that completely kill the power of the song and ruin all the build up to me and make the first 2 minutes less meaningful. Yes his voice is fantastic but I’m really hoping they don’t do that during Eurovision itself because as excellent as his voice is, this song really doesn’t need to have an acapella section in place of half the time of the dramatic conclusion the whole song builds to.

Youyou
Editor
1 month ago
Reply to  Zisk

totally agree! I don’t think adding that part is a good idea

sparkling points
sparkling points
1 month ago

J’aime « Mon Amour » !! Bonne chance à tous !! <3 <3 <3

Lewis
Lewis
1 month ago

I dont like this. I’m always a fan of a dramatic emotional ballad. But I don’t know… maybe he’s too angry for my liking. I just cannot connect to this in any way. Melodically it’s well composed. Just not for me
Score 2/10

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
1 month ago

France 9/12

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago

I like it but I do hope he ditches the shouty part where he stands back from the mic.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

I liked mic part the the first time when I saw it because I had no idea what was going on but as he’s continuing to do that in every performance I think it’s gonna become a meme.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
1 month ago

Kinda meh kinda nice

Dominic
Dominic
1 month ago

FRANCE – While everyone else was busy picking out their representatives or organizing their national selections, France has already released their entry. Without any re-tweak meanwhile, this powerballad aged like the finest of French wines! The composition builds to a powerful crescendo full of emotion, which is additionally amplified by the flawless vocals of Slimane. While the opening is wonderfully ambiental, the song fully thrives from the second chorus onwards, including the subdued, but memorable bridge, and the dramatic finish. It is crafted to strike the golden middle of being both a jury darling and a televote magnet. Televoters love… Read more »

Bryan
Bryan
1 month ago

wiwibloggs a eurofans jury which follows the fan movement. France is going to be shocked this year and the fans don’t turn their backs because it takes just one moment to rate songs badly out of hatred or jealousy.

Grft
Grft
1 month ago
Reply to  Bryan

Lmaooo I don’t know if your comment is a joke or if you’re being serious

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
1 month ago

Gorgeous. Song aa well, but also a bit predictable.
In my top 10 either way.

Im so fab
Im so fab
1 month ago

The most annoying song this year, even worse than the dress guy.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago

I am sorry but I don’t connect with this song. I recognise he has got an excellent voice, but I think that it takes more than that for a song to be liked.

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago

Cinan ranked this lower than ‘Pedestal’. We need to do better at educating younger gays.

The truth
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

Definitely

Pandaman
Pandaman
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

Start with learning the definition of “an opinion” yourself.

Wiwi jurors aren’t music professionals (and they repeat it themselves), these scores reflect their opinions. Wiwi Jury has never been about music education or professionalism, but about fun and subjective takes of a group of Eurovision fans.

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Pandaman

Opinions can be wrong. Especially when they reflect education-by-drag-meme rather than any kind of respect for quality.

Pandaman
Pandaman
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

Opinions are, by definition, 100% subjective. One’s subjectively experienced and expressed thoughts/feelings cannot be more or less “right” or “wrong” than anyone else’s. Saying that people’s opinions can be wrong because they don’t fit into an “educated” approach to a topic is the peak of elitism.

Music isn’t only about academic interpretation, and Eurovision isn’t about dissecting note after note to see which composition is closest to what a group of sad people in expensive suits would call “the right music”.

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Pandaman

“Saying that people’s opinions can be wrong because they don’t fit into an “educated” approach to a topic is the peak of elitism.”

Yes. And?

Pandaman
Pandaman
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

And that response is enough for me to know you’re not worth wasting a single word on.

Marlinken
Marlinken
29 days ago
Reply to  Pandaman

Enjoy being treated by a doctor who’s opinion isn’t educated. Commie.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Gold star!

Kobe
Kobe
1 month ago

Slimane deserves a much better song.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Kobe

Why? He was a songwriter on it, so he got what he deserved.

Gosh
Gosh
1 month ago

So french, soul good.

Spain above this one is currently the most funny joke here.

Camellia
Camellia
1 month ago

9th place – France You have no idea how much I love this song! It sounds so emotional, pure raw emotion can be heard in his voice. It’s a classic ballad yet very well done. Definitely one of my favourites this year. But France always sends good stuff so I’m not surprised. I’ll be very happy to see this be in the top 10 at least. I also think this will get many jury points and will definitely be on the left side of the scoring board. I can already imagine the staging, which will most likely be similar to… Read more »

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

Well….it deserves a bit better imo but it’s not that serious, this ranking is just for the fun and after all it’s not a so bad ranking for a stripped male ballad. Due vite was 13th last year in the wiwi jury with 7.33, Amar Pelos Dois was 23th with 6.56 for example i 2017 here, so 7.17 is really good for this kind of song.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago

If there is going to be a surprise at the top of the scoreboard this year it will be from France. A french language song has not won Eurovision since 1988 then it was by the powerhouse that is Celine Dion for Switzerland. France have a classic french ballad full of emotion that history shows in Eurovision when there are a high proportion of uptempo/novelty songs can rise to the top by the artists vocal ability and skill. France 2024 has this in Slimane. The music break towards the end of the songs live performance adds more emotion and highlights… Read more »

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago

The best ballad this year by a country-mile! I only wish he’d keep singing the whole thing in French and not to the last chorus in English; maybe it was just for the London performance?

The ESC juries are going to shower this with points. Top 5.

Anja
Anja
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

I think it was just for London, in another pre-party he sang it in Spanish. Unfortunately not in Dutch for the Amsterdam performance, that would’ve been so funny!
Would be a power move to sing the last chorus in Swedish, but I think it’ll all stay in French.

NickC
NickC
1 month ago

Sorry, but there is NO WAY this is behind Zari and Zorra. NO WAY JOSE.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

26) France – Sometimes songs that are selected first keep my interest all the way through to the show, and some just get lost as more and more songs get released: sadly, France is the latter for me. Slimane is a vocal powerhouse, that’s for certain, but over time it’s just gotten forgettable. I’m not sure if it will have the Barbara Pravi effect where I eventually warm to it and consider it a winner, but at the moment it’s just in the meh tier. Doesn’t help that I sing the chorus to Russia’s 2017 entry over it, either. 4.5/10

Ema
Ema
1 month ago

You like the song or you don’t, but you can’t deny that he is an amazing singer. You can also hear that the song is quality.
I don’t know if he’s going to be in the Top 10,
but, i’m sorry to say:
How can the Wiwi jury place this below Spain ?

Pandaman
Pandaman
1 month ago
Reply to  Ema

Same way people can place Any Country A below Any Country B 🙂

Wiwi Jury is about fun and opinions, not music professionalism.

Sanne
Sanne
1 month ago

How does France have a LOWER score than Spain? It’s a SUPERIOR song.

Karworld
Karworld
1 month ago
Reply to  Sanne

Vocally it may be, but the concept of songs is totally different as to be compared and call one is superior to the other. The whole package of Zorra is iconic, let’s keep that in mind. The final score is very similar anyway.

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago

16TH PLACE: FRANCE: The song itself is a really classical French ballad with pretty cliché lyrics. What really gives it more strength though is Slimane’s interpretation and vocal range. The song does a good job in showcasing his vocal capabilities and throughout the track, he shows nearly every facet of them. The final crescendo certainly doesn’t leave you indifferent since he elevates it a lot. It is poised to be a jury magnet but its televoting score is a mystery to me. I personally can’t rank it higher though, since the main selling point here is Slimane himself rather than… Read more »

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago

He surprises me each and every time he performs the song.
He’s full of charisma, a great vocalist and a phenomenal performer.
Potential jury winner and he truly deserves to do well in May – top 5 at least.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

France has no chance of getting top 5

since the only relevant entries this year are from Netherlands, Switzerland and Croatia, those will be the top 3, deal with it

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Ukraine Top 3 – The best
10 million in Europe will vote for Jerry and alyona alyona <3
And all the other people who love Teresa & Maria

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Nadiia

Switzerland to win or otherwise i am no longer watching

Nemo is the next big superstar since Taylor Swift, BTS, Ed Sheeran

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

EDEN WIN OR WE RIOT was way funnier? That was you, wasn’t it? lmao

Tobi
Tobi
1 month ago

Great song, perfectly executed, and no it’s not cliché or corny, this song breathes France and it’s a very good thing that countries highlight their language and culture, vocal songs are what we waits in a musical program, Slimane is in his usual register of moving and romantic songs touches my heart 10/10

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

would’ve been better if this was in english tbh

Vivian
Vivian
1 month ago

We’ve seen since 2021 (with the exception of Fulenn) that France has found its stride in sending songs that are as stereotypically French as possible. While I really liked Voilà and Évidemment had a good studio cut, I’m not really feeling Mon Amour. I find the lyrics rather basic, and I get the feeling that Slimane kinda shows off too much as we’ve seen with preparties where he steps away from the mic and shouts his heart out. I assume he does that in Malmö too which… will have gotten old by then. That doesn’t take away that Slimane is… Read more »

Yoshi8TheBerries
Yoshi8TheBerries
1 month ago
Reply to  Vivian

It’s true that yes for us the trick might have out stayed its welcome, but remember most of Europe will be hearing it for the first time on the night, so have that first listening impact from it that we got.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Vivian

Nuit Pauline should have been the 2022 song. Sigh.

Ivars
Ivars
1 month ago

Very strong vocals. Excellent live performer. Decent ballad. 8/10

Davie
Davie
1 month ago

Slimane can sing. He’s probably the most accomplished singer in the contest. But the song is just so cheesy. And the lyrics are just cringe worthy to those who can understand them. If you don’t speak French you might just let them away with it.

it takes skill as a performer to commit to something so clichéd and I’d like to seem him do well but come on France, it’s 2024 so skip the Camembert.

Superbe
Superbe
1 month ago

Slimane is probably the best singer in the contest and the jury will love him as they will Italy. Both France and Italy will fight for the jury top spot. The public however might prefer an upbeat song

Anja
Anja
1 month ago

I’m in a long-term, happy relationship, and this song makes me feel like I’ve got the worst heartache of my life, which is exactly what I want from this type of song.
Yes, it’s nothing new and the instrumentation could be more interesting, but you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every single time, sometimes something simple which hits your feelings works just as well.
Hoping for a Marco Mengoni effect when it comes to points and placing.

Grft
Grft
1 month ago

Great performer but lazy song – 6/10