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Alma

France's representative Alma is a talented young woman with an ethereal voice. A pianist and singer-songwriter, she presents her single Requiem in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

Digital platforms named her one of the most promising emerging artists of 2017. Alma is a stellar, talented young woman, pianist, singer and songwriter with a unique and ethereal voice. She presents her new single Requiem which reveals her quest for never ending love, with poetic and dreamlike lyrics.

It was when Alma started to live abroad that she wrote her first songs while pursuing her studies. After getting her business school degree, she devoted herself to her lifelong passion: music. She moved to Paris and embarked on "the most beautiful journey of all", that's when she met Nazim (Khaled), the talented songwriter who also wrote J'ai Cherché for Amir last year, with whom she wrote most of the songs on her first album which will be released on 5th May 2017.

Alma sings about life, her life, our life. While she deals with universal themes such as love and death, Alma brings her own very personal approach. She performs a deft balancing act, singing on the edge between two worlds, reconciling the world of dreams with stark reality.

Things to know about Alma

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?

  • Requiem is a modern song with an upbeat tempo which makes me happy when I hear it!
  • I like the contrast between the title and the positive message of my song. I strongly believe that love helps you overcome any difficult situation.
  • We decided to add English to the original version in order to reach a larger audience, I hope that if people can understand a part of the song they are more likely to like it!

What are the three most impressive facts about you?

  • I speak four languages thanks to the different countries i lived in: United States, Italy, Brazil, Belgium and France, my native country;
  • Five years ago I was in a business school and now I'm representing France in Eurovision;
  • I have three sisters, Amir is my mentor.

Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?

I usually ask to be left alone and I breathe deeply. Then I randomly hug people: I need to receive a "love dose" right before I go on stage.

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

Eurovision is a one-of-a-kind show. It breaks boundaries between countries and brings people together. The competition becomes secondary compared to the power of gathering such a big audience together. It's a blessing for me to spread a message of fraternity and take part in one for the biggest TV shows in the world!

Lyrics of Requiem

Des amours meurent
Des amours naissent
Les siècles passent et disparaissent
Ce que tu crois être la mort
C'est une saison et rien de plus
Un jour lassé de cette errance
Tu t'en iras quelle importance
Car la Terre tournera encore
Même quand nous ne tournerons plus

Embrasse-moi, dis-moi que tu m'aimes
Fais-moi sourire au beau milieu d'un requiem
Embrasse-moi, dis-moi que tu m'aimes
Fais-moi danser jusqu'à ce que le temps nous reprenne
Ce qu'il a donné

Will you take me to paradise
With you nothing ever dies
You take my smile and make it bright
Before the night erase the light
I won't go below silver skies
The only dark is in your eyes
On pleure mais on survit quand même
C'est la beauté du requiem

Les étincelles deviennent des flammes
Les petites filles deviennent des femmes
Ce que tu crois être l'amour
C'est un brasier et rien de plus
Nos déchirures, nos déchéances
On pense qu'elles ont de l'importance

Mais demain renaîtra le jour
Comme si nous n'avions pas vécu
Embrasse-moi, dis-moi que tu m'aimes
Fais-moi sourire au beau milieu d'un requiem
Embrasse-moi, dis-moi que tu m'aimes
Fais-moi danser jusqu'à ce que le temps nous reprenne
Ce qu'il a donné


Will you take me to paradise
With you nothing ever dies
You take my smile and make it bright
Before the night erase the light
I won't go below silver skies
The only dark is in your eyes
On pleure mais on survit quand même
C'est la beauté du requiem

Des amours naissent
des amours meurent
Ce soir enfin je n'ai plus peur
Je sais que je t'aimerai encore
Quand la Terre ne tournera plus
Des amours naissent
des amours meurent
Ce soir enfin je n'ai plus peur
Je sais que je t'aimerai encore
Quand la Terre ne tournera plus

Embrasse-moi, dis-moi que tu m'aimes
Fais-moi sourire au beau milieu d'un requiem
Embrasse-moi, dis-moi que tu m'aimes
Fais-moi danser jusqu'à ce que le temps nous reprenne

Embrasse moi tell me that you love me
Embrasse moi
Embrasse moi tell me that you love me
Embrasse moi
Loves die, loves born
Centuries pass and disappear
What you believe to be death
It's a season and nothing more
One day tired of this wandering
You will go away, whatever
Because the world will still turn around
Even when we won't turn anymore

Kiss me, tell me that you love me
Make me smile in the middle of a requiem
Kiss me, tell me that you love me
Make me dance until time takes back from us

What it gave to us
Will you take me to paradise
With you nothing ever dies
You take my smile and make it bright
Before the night erase the light
I won't go below silver skies
The only dark is in your eyes
It's the beauty of a requiem

The sparks become flames
Little girls become women
What you believe to be love
It's an inferno and nothing more

Our rips, our declines
We think that are important
But tomorrow a new day will rise again
Like if we haven't lived

Kiss me, tell me that you love me
Make me smile in the middle of a requiem
Kiss me, tell me that you love me
Make me dance until time takes back from us

What it gave to us
Will you take me to paradise
With you nothing ever dies
You take my smile and make it bright
Before the night erase the light
I won't go below silver skies
The only dark is in your eyes
It's the beauty of a requiem

Loves born, loves die
Tonight I'm finally not afraid anymore
I know that I will love still love you
When the world won't turn anymore

Loves born, loves die
Tonight I'm finally not afraid anymore
I know that I will love still love you
When the world won't turn anymore

Kiss me, tell me that you love me
Make me smile in the middle of a requiem
Kiss me, tell me that you love me
Make me dance until time takes back from us

What it gave to us
Kiss me, tell me that you love me
Kiss me
Kiss me, tell me that you love me
Kiss me