Only a few weeks after having released a parody music video entitled 12 points pour l’Eurovision to pledge the European viewers to vote for France at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest (see previous article), the young French singer Shirel is back with a new song which is a genuine tribute and declaration of love to her mother, the American singer Jeane Manson, who represented Luxembourg at the 1979 edition of the contest held in Jerusalem with J’ai déjà vu ça dans tes yeux.
On 18 February, Shirel will release her brand new album entitled Old things. A new record full of surprises which comprises a song dedicated to her beloved mother Jeane Manson. Titled You, the track is a true declaration of love to her mother who has been a popular singer in France since the early 1970’s. The music video made to promote the single is full of emotion up to the last second and is supported by many snippets of family videos and personnal images of the two women.
Shirel sold more than 50,000 copies of her first album and has toured the world as Esmeralda in the French musical Notre Dame de Paris. She has also taken part in the adaption of the musical Avenue Q in French, for which she took the role of Kate/Lucy.
Her mother Jeane Manson is currently touring France and the French speaking countries together with the 1975 French Eurovision entrant Nicole Rieu as part of the cast of the extremely popular show Âge Tendre et Tête de Bois. Together with a symphonic orchestra, well known artists from the 1960’s and 1970’s give live renditions of their main hits to a very nostalgic audience.