Anggun

Echo (You And I)

Country
🇫🇷 France
Grand Final
Finished 22nd
Song
Echo (You And I)
Written by
William Rousseau & Anggun
Composed by
Jean Pierre Pilot & William Rousseau
Broadcaster
France 3

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

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