Aline Lahoud was set to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005, but the attempt was not successful. Now she is going to try to thrive in the French version of the The Voice.
The Lebanese singer Aline Lahoud had an audition for the third season of the talent show The Voice in France, which is broadcast by the channel TF1. On 25 January she performed in front of the coaches Mika, Jenifer, Garou and Florent Pagny. The song she chose for this occasion was Khedni maak (Take me with you), which was originally sung by her own mother.
The coaches gave a positive reply to her performance, and Aline will proceed to the battles in the The Voice. Specially enthusiastic was the reaction of Mika to the performance of Aline, with whom he shares Lebanese roots. And you would have expected that she would join his team, but she preferred to be coached by Florent Pagny.
Aline Lahoud is to take part in a talent show in France, but she is no stranger to the public. She was the artist that the Lebanese broadcaster Télé Liban has chosen to represent the country in its planned debut in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest. The country had announced Aline’s participation with Quand tout s’enfuit on 3 November 2004. After a withdrawal due to financial constraints and a new confirmation of participation, Télé Liban confirmed withdrawal alleging that the it was not permitted to broadcast the performance of the Israeli participant, thereby breaching the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest 2005.
Nevertheless, Aline participated and won the 2005 Charles Trenet International Trophy with the song she was expected to perform in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Now Aline undertakes the present challenge, encouraged by her friends and after having been spotted by a producer who wanted to her to apply for The Voice. She did not believe it was possible, though. In the beginning I thought it was a practical joke, she stated.
Aline Lahoud was selected to represent Lebanon at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, in the only attempt of the country to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Quand tout s’enfuit.
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