slimane france eurovision 2024

France was the first country to unveil their Eurovision song for the 2024 contest, selecting Slimane with “Mon Amour.”

Slimane delivers a heartfelt ballad, showcasing his exceptional talent with each and every performance. Now, he is poised to shine on the grand Eurovision stage, ready to enchant audiences with his remarkable presence and soul-stirring performance.

Scroll down to read the “Mon Amour” lyrics

France at Eurovision 2024: Slimane with “Mon Amour”

Slimane Nebchi, known simply as Slimane, emerged as a notable figure in the French music scene after clinching victory in the fifth season of The Voice: la plus belle voix. Born in Chelles, Seine-et-Marne, France, Slimane’s Algerian heritage through his grandparents adds a rich cultural dimension to his artistry. He honed his musical skills while attending Lycée Jehan de Chelles before venturing into the vibrant music landscape of Les Lilas, a Parisian suburb. Prior to his breakthrough on The Voice, Slimane showcased his talent through various online platforms and participated in several music competitions, demonstrating his unwavering passion and dedication to his craft.

Since his triumph on The Voice, Slimane has solidified his position as a prominent singer-songwriter in France, amassing over twenty-five chart entries on the French Singles Chart. His solo career boasts an impressive track record, including a chart-topping single as a featured artist with the song “Bella ciao.” Slimane’s success extends to the album charts as well, with three of his studio albums reaching the coveted number-one spot on the French Albums Charts. His musical journey is characterised by a blend of soulful performances, heartfelt lyrics, and a magnetic stage presence that continues to captivate audiences nationwide.

In addition to his musical endeavours, Slimane has ventured into acting, securing a secondary role in Didier Barbelivien’s French musical “Marie-Antoinette et le Chevalier de Maison-Rouge.” 

What do the “Mon Amour” lyrics mean?

Slimane’s song expertly delves into themes of love, particularly longing and the complexities that accompany it. Love isn’t always a source of joy; it can also bring uncertainty and heartache. Despite these challenges, Slimane’s unwavering devotion to his loved one shines through. The song reads like an open letter to his beloved, addressed with the endearing term “mon amour” (my love). There’s a palpable sense of despair over a love that has gone awry, yet the feelings of love persist, even when the reasons behind the turmoil seem unjustified.

I love you
I don’t know why
I play the scene again
But its always the same ending that keeps repeating

To maintain the French ambiance, Slimane chooses Paris as the setting for his reconciliation efforts. The city of love becomes the symbolic meeting point where he hopes to reignite the flame with his beloved. Through his lyrics, Slimane acknowledges past mistakes and expresses a readiness to wholeheartedly commit to making things right this time. However, beneath the surface of their professed love and dedication lies a sense of frustration and desperation, as doubts about the sincerity of their relationship linger in the air.

Oh my love
Please come back to Paris
Do it for us, I am begging you
I promise, I’ve learned my lesson

In essence, the song encapsulates the tumultuous journey of love, portraying the highs and lows experienced in relationships fraught with uncertainty and doubt. Slimane’s unwavering commitment is palpable as he expresses a willingness to wait indefinitely for the love that has deeply impacted his heart. Despite the challenges and setbacks, he remains steadfast in his hope, keeping his spirits high and believing in the possibility of a brighter future. The emotional depth and resilience depicted in the song resonate with listeners, capturing the universal experience of navigating the complexities of love with unwavering optimism and determination.

Tell me the place, I’ll wait for you
And if you don’t come, I’ll still wait for you
I know it’s silly, but that’s what I’ll do
Filled with hope, I’ll will wait for you

“Mon Amour” lyrics — Slimane (France Eurovision 2024)

Songwriters: Meïr Salah, Slimane, Yaacov Salah

Original French text

Mon amour
Dis-moi à quoi tu penses
Si tout ça a un sens
Désolé si je te dérange

Mon amour
Te souviens-tu de nous ?
Du premier rendez-vous ?
C’était beau, c’était fou

Je t’aime
J’sais pas pourquoi
Je rejoue la scène
Mais c’est toujours la même fin qui
recommence
Tu n’entends pas
Ma peine, on en fait quoi ?
Est-ce que tu m’aimes ou pas ?

Mon amour
Je ferai tout ce que je peux
Un océan dans le feu
L’impossible si tu le veux

Oh Mon amour
Allez reviens à Paris
Fais-le pour nous je t’en supplie
Je le promets j’ai compris

Je t’aime
J’sais pas pourquoi
Je rejoue la scène
Mais c’est toujours la même fin qui
recommence
Tu n’entends pas
Ma peine, on en fait quoi ?
Est-ce que tu m’aimes ou pas ?

Dis-moi l’endroit, je t’attendrai
Et si tu ne viens pas, je t’attendrai
C’est bête je sais, je le ferai
Rempli d’espoir je t’attendrai

Je t’aime
J’sais pas pourquoi
Je rejoue la scène
Mais c’est toujours la même fin qui
recommence
Tu n’entends pas
Ma peine, on en fait quoi ?
Est-ce que tu m’aimes

Est-ce que tu m’aimes ?
Est-ce que tu m’aimes ?
Est-ce que tu m’aimes ?
Ou pаѕ ?

English translation

My love
Tell me what’s on your mind
If all of this makes sense
Sorry if I disturb you

My love
Do you remember us?
Our first meeting?
It was beautiful, It was insane

I love you
I don’t know why
I play the scene again
But it’s always the same ending that keeps repeating
You don’t hear anything
What do we do about my pain?
Do you love me or not?

My love
I’ll do all that I can
Create an ocean in the fire
The impossible if you want me to

Oh my love
Please come back to Paris
Do it for us, I am begging you
I promise, I’ve learned my lesson

I love you
I don’t know why
I play the scene again
But it’s always the same ending that keeps repeating
You don’t hear anything
What do we do about my pain?
Do you love me or not?

Tell me the place, I’ll wait for you
And if you don’t come, I’ll still wait for you
I know it’s silly, but that’s what I’ll do
Filled with hope, I’ll will wait for you

I love you
I don’t know why
I play the scene again
But its always the same ending that keepѕ repeating
You don’t hear anything
What do we do about my pаin?
Do you love me?

Do you love me?
Do you love me?
Do you love me?
Or not?

What do you think of the “Mon Amour” lyrics from Slimane? Will France qualify for the final? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Michu
Michu
1 month ago

The only thing I don’t like about this entry is the cheesy music video. Other than that, perfection.

Giorgio
Giorgio
1 month ago

Stirring lyrics with a stirring performance. If he nails the vocals in a grand way on Saturday, we might have a surprise winner on our hands.

Eve
Eve
1 month ago

Magnifiques! My winner!

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago

Wiwi, where is the article about the artists of tonight?

On Tuesday morning there was an article “Rest of World voting now open for Semi-Final 1…so who did you vote for?”

Waiting for the article for Semi 2…

3 political articles on top of Wiwi’s homepage.
Time to upload a new article about tonight, Wiwi.

Looking forward to the good artists on day 2.
Slimane, Nemo, and many others.
Enjoy

Eve
Eve
1 month ago
Reply to  Nadiia

Agree. So tired of those political topics in here…

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Nadiia

we won’t get a article about semi 2, because of israel’s participation

Maria
Maria
1 month ago

I asked my mom, what do you think? She is a huge French chansons lover. Non, je n’aime pas… I think it is a bit loud, I prefer portugal above this one, more sincere, less cheesy.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago
Reply to  Maria

Lol…what else?

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

I keep saying these lyrics have different layers and could have several meanings. It’s litteral but it also manages to let the place to the imagination and to several interpretations,

Lyly
Lyly
1 month ago

Top5 Jury, Top15 Televote – a top10 combined score

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

This is a desperate, broken man mourning the end of a significant relationship. He got drunk and cheated. She fled back home to rural France into the arms of her mother. He turned up on the village one night, again drunk.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Jury winner.

Davie
Davie
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Have you seen Nemo’s second rehearsal? He’s got the jury in the bag.

Davie
Davie
1 month ago
Reply to  Davie

They have got. I keep on forgetting

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago
Reply to  Davie

that bag has a hole

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  Jo.

That’s very witty. I’m going to use that. Brilliant!

Maria
Maria
1 month ago
Reply to  Davie

The jury will be divided.

Maria
Maria
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

or Portugal, Italy, Switserland… etc

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Interesting extrapolation of the text.

Maria
Maria
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Yes, my thought as well, someone who cheated on his misses or mister, a bit cliché. I loved Barbara (voted for her) still listen to her music and I think Slimaine is okay, but not this particular song. I don’t feel it.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago
Reply to  Maria

Ok Maria we get it, you and your mum don’t feel it, Portugal is better of course Maria, ok Maria.

CyxCy
CyxCy
1 month ago

It’s funny, but I find that the majority of France’s songs since 2015 form a single story, with a new episode every year. 2015: It’s the end of a cycle for France at Eurovision, and it’s also a year of mourning for the country. But there we still have Lisa Angell who promises us: “I’m here tonight In the middle of these ruins To speak to you of hope And sing to you about life And I swear When will the blood dry To rebuild my city Much more beautiful than before » 2016: Amir “searched” for the way but… Read more »

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  CyxCy

You have really studied those lyrics.I believe there could be a PhD in this. I think the story might have begun in 1960 with Jacqueline Boyer’s lying boyfriend, passed through 1979 with Anne Marie David and her secret fugitive lover, on into 1985, Roger Bens whose amour was a woman, even in her dreams. Ten years later Natalie Santamaria questions what species her admirer is and in 2001 Natasha St.Pier had to rely on her soul and her voice to let her lover know how much she loved him. All of them performed with much circling the air, clenching of… Read more »

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
1 month ago

I know exactly what you mean, Slim.
Good luck on Saturday!