Yesterday, France Télévisions officially confirmed what esctoday.com exclusively revealed back on January 27th: Amaury Vassili is the French representative in Eurovision 2011. Today, daily Le Parisien reports that the young tenor will sing the Corsican bolero Sonniu (Dream) in the contest.
According to the newspaper, the song has been recorded last week and can't be found on Amaury's latest CD Cantero, released in late 2010. Reportedly, Sonniu is a bolero going in crescendo and suiting perfectly the voice of the singer. The song to be performed in Eurovision will be in Corsican language, although Amaury has also recorded a French version.
Pierre Sled, programme supervisor at France 3, declared: "We wanted someone young, representing the excellence of French music. We didn't hesitate much, given the fact that the other names were not satisfying, like Emma Daumas, former Star Academy participant, who was auditioned as well".
The dailyalso reports that thebolero has beencomposed by Daniel Moyne and Quentin Bachelet, who have been working with Amaury since the beginning of his career. The lyrics of Sonniu have been penned by Jean-Pierre Marcellesi.
"Our goal is clear" -Pierre Sled assures –"France 3 is the channel of French regions and we wanted to have them honoured. Corsican is close to Italian, thusit will perfectly suit an opera song".