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Anggun will represent France at Eurovision

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Anggun will represent France at Eurovision



The singer Anggun at a concert in Jakarta November 17, 2011.

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Up to the European song. France3 chose Anguun, an Indonesian singer to represent France at the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest on 26 May in Baku (Azerbaijan), revealed Tuesday Le Parisien / Aujourd'hui en France. "It's really a huge honor," said Anggun everyday. "I probably symbolizes France today, multicultural, made of several cultures. Your country has given me a beautiful language, beautiful identity," says the singer, 37, married to a French and French naturalized since 2000.

A cosmopolitan candidate

"If we want to win you have to forbid that our candidate to other countries. Anggun is a popular artist and not just in France. In addition, it is engaged in humanitarian causes. She exudes a real kindness," said Parisien director entertainment France 3, Marie-Claire Mezerette.

Anggun, who has just released his fifth album, Echoes, came to prominence in 1997 with his hit Snow on the Sahara. Her debut album has sold over 1.5 million copies abroad and all the others have been certified gold or platinum disc.

Last year, the young Amaury Vassili, yet given among the favorites, had finished at the 15th place in the competition with his piece of lyrical pop. The title was won by Azerbaijan, where will the edition 2012. France has not won Eurovision for 35 years and the victory of Marie Myriam, with the song "L'oiseau et l'enfant" .

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What would she Anggun his chances of winning Eurovision 2012? Who else would you have chosen to represent France in May? Why French singers did they not win the contest for 35 years in your opinion?

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