Today, French television announced that Slimane will be their representative in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. The song will be called “Mon amour” and will be revealed today.
Slimane Nebchi, known simply as Slimane, is a French artist. Born on October 13, 1989, in Chelles, Seine-et-Marne, he is of Algerian heritage, a fact that enriches his music with a blend of cultures. He first stepped into the limelight through various music competitions like “Nouvelle Star” and “X Factor”. His persistence paid off when he won the fifth season of “The Voice: la plus belle voix” in 2016, at the age of 26, with an impressive 33% of the public vote.
Prior to his success on The Voice, Slimane’s musical journey was filled with online releases of his own compositions, such as “Toi et moi” and “Amour Impossible“, the latter being a duet with Princesse Sofia. After his victory on The Voice, Slimane’s career soared. He released his debut album and multiple singles, establishing himself as a significant figure in the French music industry. His achievements are not limited to the recording studio. He has also been cast in secondary roles in musicals, such as Didier Barbelivien’s French musical “Marie-Antoinette et le Chevalier de Maison-Rouge”.
Of course, Slimane had his comments himself on his election for the Eurovision Song Contest: ‘It’s hard not to look in the rear-view mirror now that I know I’ll be representing my country at Eurovision! It’s completely crazy when I think about it. My first concerts in the bars of Pigalle, it seems like yesterday. My father taking me to my first casting. And then The Voice. My encounter with the public. The wonderful public that gave me the strength and desire to take on one of the greatest challenges of my career. It’s an immense source of pride. A real responsibility too. In May, I’ll be singing in front of almost 200 million people. I’ll be singing for my parents. For my daughter. For France. And for you, you for whom I wrote this song…’
The song is called “Mon Amour”. The song has been published tonight. Do you like it?