23 -14 pts / not in semi
France is represented in Malmö by Amandine Bourgeois with the song L'Enfer Et Moi written by Boris Bergman and David Salkin.
The official video has been released. Watch and listen here at France 3.
The song is now available at iTunes. A 1-track promo cds has been issued.
L'Enfer Et Moi
- on the official Malmö 2CD, promo cds
L'Enfer Et Moi - karaoke
- on the official karaoke collection (digital release)
Amandine Bourgeois is known for her victory in 2008 talent show Nouvelle Star.
Since then she has released two albums: 20m2 from 2009 and Sans Amour Mon Amour (2012)
In recent years lyricist Boris Bergman is probably best known for his work with Bashung, but he also has two Eurovision Monegasque entries in his portfoloio.
1973: Un Train Qui Part by Marie and 1975: Une Chanson C'est Une Lettre by Sophie, with music written by none less than André Popp.
Bergmans biggest hit is Aphrodites Child's Rain And Tears for which he wrote the English text. Bergman also wrote lyrics for Dalida (the infamous Darla Dirladada), Juliette Gréco and Eurovision stars Nana Mouskouri, France Gall and Patrick Juvet.
links and sources:
Amandine Bourgeois website and FB
Listen to some of Amandines songs at her MySpace
Melodi Festivalen Genom Tiderna (1999 book by Leif Thorsson, my guide to ESC songs and their composers)
Check out these French Eurovision stars and their releases.
2012 - Anggun
2011 - Amaury
2010 - Jessy
2009 - Patricia