Few days ago, France 3 has confirmed that the winner of Nouvelle Star (French Pop Idol) 2008, Amandine Bourgeois, will represent France in Eurovision 2013. Since then, the public reactions havent’t been very positive. Amandine is neither a newcomer nor a big name in France, and this is confusing for the French audience.
In a recent poll conducted by famous radio journalist (Europe 1) and TV presenter (NRJ12), Jean-Marc Morandini, 70 % of the voters agreed that Amandine is a bad choice. A lot of people agree that she has a stunning voice, an awesome personality and a great stage presence but she lacks the right songs. Now, it seems it’s all up to the song “L’enfer et moi”, panned by two respected musicians, David Salkin and Boris Bergman (composer of Monaco 1973 and 1975), to change the thoughts of the French people.
Despite the critics, Amandine Bourgeois is very confident in her chances and said she will do everything in her powers to achieve a good result in Eurovision 2013: “I truly enjoy having a challenge, I am a warrior! I promise I will give everything on the Eurovision stage! Whatever happens, I am convinced the Eurovision Song Contest will open many doors, that it will boost my career. Sometimes it is good to go through hard times in life! I learned that I should follow my instinct and stop making compromises”.