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Anggun

Anggun is representing France at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. You’ll recognise her name because Anggun is an international star who has sold over 2 million album copies around Europe. 

Anggun was already a star in South East Asia when she decided to leave everything behind to launch her international career. London, Amsterdam and finally Paris, where she met the producer who had made Céline Dion’s songs a success. Together they created the hit Snow On The Sahara, which charted in 33 countries around the world and made the Top 5 in Europe and the US Top 20.

Having taken French nationality 15 years ago, Anggun is currently the world’s most-played French-language singer, making her one of France’s finest musical exports of the decade. An artist through and through as well as a citizen of the world, Anggun is a Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in its fight against world hunger.

After being lucky enough to sing with major artists such as Peter Gabriel, Pras (of The Fugees), Julio Iglesias and Michael Bolton, Anggun is immensely proud to represent France at the unique event that is the Eurovision Song Contest. Anggun offers us Echo (You And I), written by the prominent French songwriting duo of Jean-Pierre Pilot and William Rousseau and mixed by Veronica Ferraro (David Guetta’s sound engineer).

Up-tempo and ambitious, Echo (You And I) is a song about the very essence of life - love between two people. As Anggun puts it in her song, despite our frenetic modern lifestyles and our consumist obsessions, what really counts and gives our life meaning is "You and I".

Lyrics of Echo (You And I)

J’entends l’écho de nos pas
Tous en cadence
Marche au pas
Jamais dans le même sens
On avance
Mais on court après quoi ?

J’entends l’écho de nos rêves,
De nos envies
Au-delà du jour
Jusqu’à la nuit
On s’entraîne
Et on court après quoi ?

On se perd
On s’espère
Quelque part
On s’égare
Un jour au-delà
On se retrouvera
In my dreams
In my dreams
In my heart
In my mind
I see you and I
There is you and I

J’entends l’écho de nos pas
Qui se balancent
Ça et là toujours sur la même danse
On avance
Mais on court après quoi ?

On se perd
On s’espère
Quelque part
On s’égare
Un jour au-delà
On se retrouvera
In my dreams
In my dreams
In my heart
In my mind
I see you and I
There is you and I

J’entends l’écho de ta voix
S’éloigner de moi
L’écho d’un amour
Un jour reviendra
Il m’entraîne
Et je cours après toi
You and I, you and I
I hear the echo of our steps to the beat
Always march in a new direction
We're moving ahead, but what are we chasing?

I hear the echo of our hopes and aspirations
Beyond the day, until the night
We're carrying each other away but what are we chasing?

Losing each other and hoping
In a way, we're going astray
Someday beyond this
We'll find each other back
In my dreams, in my dreams
In my heart, in my mind
I see you and I, there is you and I

I hear the echo of our swinging steps
All over the place, always to the same dance
We're moving ahead, but what are we chasing?

Losing each other and hoping
In a way, we're going astray
Someday beyond this
We'll find each other back
In my dreams, in my dreams
In my heart, in my mind
I see you and I, there is you and I
There is you and I, there is you and I

I hear the echo of your voice going away from me
The echo of a love will return one day
It carries me away and I start chasing you
Losing each other and hoping
In a way, we're going astray
Someday beyond this
We'll find each other back
In my dreams, in my dreams
In my heart, in my mind
I see you and I, there is you and I