France: Revamped and Eurovision edit versions for ‘J’ai cherché’

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The French entry J’ai cherché was released in January 2016, before being chosen to represent France in the Eurovision Song Contest. The original release, which lasts for 3:32 minutes, had to be re-mixed in order to stand with the Eurovision limit of three minutes.

The videoclip of the French entry in its original length was released in the beginning of March and the Eurovision version, featuring a shorter intro, was released recently.

The music video was directed by Francis Cutter of HK Prod and follows the lives of two young people at the start of their professional careers; one as a ballet dancer and another as a taekwondo fighter.


Amir rose to fame in France after competing in the 2014 edition of The Voice of France, where he reached the final. In 2006, he competed in Kochav Nolad, the Israeli version of Pop Idol, with less success.

Stay tuned to for more updates regarding France at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016


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  • *MarioVision*

    I adore the lovely song of France! <3
    My 4th favorite song! <3
    Amir has chance to win in Stockholm in 2 months! <3
    I see France as one of the hot favorites countries that are going 4 the trophy! 🙂

    France can win at last in EuroVision after 39 whole years & their last victory in 1977!
    We can have *PARIS 2017* ! 🙂
    Paris is the <3 of the Europe after all! 🙂

  • *MarioVision*

    France had to win in 2001 with *Je N’ai Que Mon Ame*
    (the best esc ballad ever possibly! <3) when Denmark was the host.

    France legalized gay marriage in their country in 2013
    exactly on the same day with the Grand Final when (again) it was Denmark that won that year in Malmo <3

  • *MarioVision*

    (From Wikipedia)

    A June 2015 BVA poll found that
    67% of respondents were in favour of same-sex marriage,
    57% were in favour adoption rights for same-sex couples
    & 64% were against revising the 2013 law.

    A May–June 2015 Eurobarometer found that
    71% of French thought that same-sex marriage should be allowed throughout Europe.

    (I hope that in the next decade/ 10 years
    gay marriage will be legalized in ALL the 50 countries of Europa! <3
    Its possible scenario to happen! 🙂 )

    Not a *Waterloo* at all! 🙂
    V 4 Victory for France! <3

  • *MarioVision*

    Here is the data of FRANCE in EuroVision.

    ~ Winner : 5 times / 1958, 1960, 1962, 1969, 1977
    ~ 2nd place : 4 times / 1957, 1976, 1990, 1991
    ~ 3rd place : 7 times / 1959, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1978, 1979, 1981
    ~ 4th place : 6 times / 1964, 1970, 1975, 1993, 1995, 2001
    ~ 5th place : 2 times / 1963, 2002
    7th place : 2 times / 1994, 1997
    8th place : 6 times 1956, 1983, 1984, 1989,1992, 2009
    10th place : 3 times / 1971, 1985, 1988

    So FRANCE overall has scored a top10 place
    35 times over their 58 participations! Really impressive!

    Main average placing on their participations : 9,9th place

    The great majority of their non top10 places are of course
    from the period after the end of 90s — 00s –10s
    After their 4th-5th places in 2001-2002 they have keep missing the top10
    almost always for 14 years now. Except 1 time that they finished 8th in 2009.

    I believe that Amir (even if he might doesn’t win) will gonna give another top10 result
    for France this year! 🙂

  • *MarioVision*

    In the Millenium 2000 that Globe of Stockholm was the same host arena-city of EuroVision France finished just only 23rd.Almost last.
    I don’t think that Amir no way will do that badly.At the worst scenario he will be in the top15 or in the top20.

  • poussemoussu

    One of the best songs this year!