Amandine Bourgeois is a French singer. Born on June 12, 1979, in Angoulême, Charente, Bourgeois spent part of her youth in Samatan, Gers, before moving to Paris. She began her music career by singing in bars, and despite some setbacks, her passion for music remained unwavering.
Bourgeois’ big break came in 2008 when she won the sixth edition of Nouvelle Star, the French version of Pop Idol. This victory launched her career, and she quickly became a popular figure in the French music scene.
Her debut album “20 m²” was released in 2009. Filled with pop-rock tunes, it showcased Bourgeois’ unique vocal style and songwriting ability. This was followed by her second album, “Sans amour, mon amour” in 2012, which further established her as a significant figure in the French pop scene.
In 2013, Amandine Bourgeois represented France at the Eurovision Song Contest held in Malmö, Sweden. She performed the song “L’enfer et moi” (Hell and Me) in the grand final and finished in 23rd place.
On May 5, 2014, she released her third solo album, “Au masculin.” Amandine breathed new life into about fifteen revered tracks, from Alain Souchon’s “La Ballade de Jim” to Serge Gainsbourg’s “L’Eau à la bouche”, Nino Ferrer’s “La Rue Madureira” and Michel Jonasz’s “J’veux pas que tu t’en ailles.” She also performed duets, notably with Cali on “Il est cinq heures, Paris s’éveille” and with Beverly Jo Scott on Jacques Higelin’s “Monalisa Klaxon.”
Her reinterpretation of Johnny Hallyday’s “Quoi ma gueule” became the first single from this tribute album, closely followed by her cover of Stromae’s contemporary classic, “Alors on danse.”
Amandine participated in the recording and subsequent tour of the album-book “Georgia” in 2016-2017. This project, helmed by Albin de la Simone, was geared toward supporting the SOS Children’s Villages association.
Around the same time, Amandine was also recording her fourth studio album at ICP in Belgium. Collaborating with Mat Bastard, the lead singer of the band Skip the Use, they released the first single “Tout est clair” in 2017. The full album, titled “Omnia,” hit the shelves in October 2018.
As Amandine’s music continued to evolve, she hit the road in 2018 for a summer festival tour alongside the band, Le Périscope. The following year, she participated in a live cover session with the group Hard Sun.
In 2022, she graced the stage once more, this time participating in the pre-show of the renowned Paradis Latin.