Pierre Bachelet

Submitted by on Oct 23, 2015

Amaury Vassili will represent France with song Sognu (Dream) in Corsican language. His participation was confirmed on 4th of February and song presented on 7th of March.

Amaury Vassili is no stranger to the French music scene. The 21-year-old opera singer has already released two albums in France called Vincero and Cantero with which he sold more than 250000 copies. His latest album will soon be released in South Africa too. Amaury has performed on stage with stars like Natasha St. Pier who represented France in the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest.

The decision was taken by a special jury. Among the selection comittee members were Pierre Sled, Manager of France3 Programs, Marie Claire Mezerette, Manager of the Entertainement Department, plus Frederick Valencak among others. "Our choice was driven by the desire to promote a young talented artist representing the best of the French music and its diversity. That’s why we quickly agreed an opera singer was the most elegant option. Amaury is an angel of music with a powerful voice. Without any hesitation, he was definitely the perfect choice".

"We did not want to send pop opera but powerful and contemporary music with an opera voice. When the selection committee at France Television listened for the very first time to the demo version, all of us were immediately impressed. It was really incredible and it’s really hard to explain. It was clearly an outstanding composition with a fabulous voice. We did not hesitate one second. France Television has really high expectations with our 2011 entry!", said head of delegation of France, Bruno Berberes.

Daniel Moyne and Quentin Bachelet (son of the famous French singer, Pierre Bachelet) composed the song and Jean-Pierre Marcellesi, famous Corsican singer, wrote the lyrics fully in the Corsican language, which perfectly fits the opera song. Sonniu is composed like a bolero which goes crescendo at the end of the song and it perfectly suits Amaury’s amazing voice.

Rerelease of "Cantero" album, issued in April, includes original version of Sognu, English version "I Would Dream About Her", music video for the song and "Making of" video.

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