France: Eurostars sing against cancer

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For the eighth year in a row, tens of artists in France will unite to promote research against cancer and gather funds to help children and people suffering from the disease on the occasion of two exceptional concerts to be held on 5 and 6 July in the French town of Villefranche de Rouergue. Among the fifty artists who will be on stage for more than three hours of show each day, no less than four former Eurovision entrants will join the cause of the Tout le monde chante contre le cancer association.

Amadine Bourgeois, who represented France back in May in Sweden ; Amaury Vassili, the 2011 French entrant in Düsseldorf ; Patrick Fiori, the 1993 French representative in Millstreet ; and Michèle Torr, who entered twice the contest on behalf of Luxembourg in 1966 and Monaco in 1977, will treat the audience with some of their best songs and more surprises.

Over the past, more former Eurovision participants joined this noble cause: Jeane Manson who represented Luxembourg in Jerusalem in 1979 ; Gérard Lenorman, who took part in 1988 in Dublin for France ; Natasha St-Pier who entered for France in Copenhagen in 2001 ; Les Fatals Picards, the 2007 French representatives in Helsinki ; and Jessy Matador, the 2010 French entrant in Oslo

In addition to some 300 volunteers, more than 250 singers, comedians, artists, etc. called “Guardian Angels” regularly contribute to the objectives of the association. The money collected on the occasion of these two concerts will help the association finance research and make sick children’s dreams come true. More information available on the official website of the association here.

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