France: Movie tracks for Eurovision stars

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A compilation of songs that were part of the soundtracks of some major movies will be soon released Warner Music France. The tracks are covers of the original ones, and interpreted by French music stars. Four past Eurovision entrants are part of the project…

Warner Music France is about to release a compilation of covers of songs that featured in some of the most famous movies of recent years. The covers are performed by a group of selected French music stars, which makes the title of the CD quite appropriate: Les stars font leur cinéma.

Songs from movies like The Bodyguard or Philadelphia are part of the collection of memorable movie tunes included in the album.

Among the stars who have worked in this project are four past Eurovision participants:

Amandine Bourgeois

Amandine Bourgeois: the French entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with L’enfer et moi, Bourgeois sings her version of We don’t need another hero, which was the theme song of the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, the third installment in the Mad Max movie series. The movie featured Mel Gibson and Tina Tuner. Turner was also the original performer of this song.


Anggun: she represented France in 2012 in Baku with Echo, and she contributes to Les stars font leur cinéma with Calling you, which was originally sung by Jevetta Steele for the German film Bagdag Café, directed by Percy Adlon.


Natasha St-Pier: she sang one of the most memorable French Eurovision entries in 2001, the unforgettable Je n’ai que mon âme. In the upcoming covers compilation, St-Pier sings Don’t cry for me Argentina, originally part of the 1976 stage production Evita by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, which was based on the life of the Argentine political leader Eva Duarte de Perón. The musical was made into a movie in 1996, directed by Alan Parker and with Madonna as the eponymous lead character. Madonna was the performer of Don’t cry for me Argentina in the movie and its soundtrack.

Lara Fabian

Lara Fabian: the Belgian-born Eurovision participant for Luxembourg in 1988 with Croire retells the love story of Unchained melody in Les stars font leur cinéma. The song has a long story. Originally composed by Alex North and Hy Zareth, it had a number of versions, but the most famous one is that released by the Righteous Brothers in 1965 and which earned a place among the classics when it was included in the romantic-fantasy film Ghost as part of one of the most romantically remembered scenes in movie history with the late Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore.

Les stars font leur cinéma will be released on 27 April, and it is available for pre-order from the French iTunes store. If pre-ordered, three songs will be immediately available (Streets of Philadelphia, Like a maniac and I will always love you); then on 13 April, We don’t need another hero by Amandine Bourgeois will be released as a preview, and Son of a preacher on 20 April.

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