Amandine Bourgeois’ voice has a story. One of a girl who fell in love with music at an early age, completely in phase with her family’s dominant passion. The child dreamt of a duet with Whitney Houston, took music theory lesson, then flute lessons at the Nice Conservatory. She later on integrated a pop band, before choosing the tough road of cover bands, with which she performed in all the bars of the Toulouse area.
In 2008, Amandine wins “La Nouvelle Star” (French Pop Idol). The audience instantly fell under the spell of her warm and hoarse voice, both powerful and fragile at once.
In 2009, her debut album 20m² is certified Gold. For her second album Sans Amour Mon Amour in 2012 she records in the famous Abbey Road studios in London, with Amy Winehouse and Plan B’s staff .
Amandine uses her inner emotions to sing, to write and feed her inspiration.
Amongst some of her most beautiful memories: a duet she performed with Scorpions, and opening for Johnny Hallyday’s concerts in the historical Royal Albert Hall venue in London.
Amandine is proud and honoured to represent France at the ESC. She wanted to offer the audience a song she felt completely at ease with, a song close to who she was. L’Enfer Et Moi, written by Boris Bergman and composed by David Salkin, is in perfect harmony with her personality.
For her fans and for the Eurovision Song Contest, she swears to give it all !
When he was five, David Salkin began percussion. Then, he learned drums and guitar. At 15 years old, he was the drummer for the French singer Pierre Vassiliu during his first tour. He composed for Kadja Nin, Raoul Petite and Pierre Vassiliu, and played on stage and in studios with some of the best French singers, such as Alain Bashung, Jacques Higelin, Zazie, Florent Pagny, Stephan Eicher and Ismaël Lo
Boris Bergamn is a very famous French writer. He was born in London of Russian origin, and arrived in France at the age of 14.
In 1968, he created the lyrics of the song Rain And Tears, one of the big hits for the Greek band Aphhrodite’s Child. Then, he wrote for a lot of very famous French singers, such as Nana Mouskouri, Juliette Gréco, Richard Anthony, Dalida, Michel Delpech, France Gall, Patrick Juvet, Régine, Gérard Lenormand, Nicoletta, Christophe, Catherine Lara, Nicole Croisille, Marie Laforêt and Alice Dona.
Boris Bergman is well-known by the fans of the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1973, he wrote the song Un Train Qui Part for Monaco (8th place). In 1975 he began again writing for Monaco with the song Une Chanson C’est Une Lettre (13th place).