Gifted with a powerful voice, Lisa Angell is extremely "proud and happy" to represent her country in Vienna. On stage, the French participant will perform N'oubliez Pas - a song of "hope and peace, of courage and solidarity".
Lisa Angell grew up with a dream of becoming a singer. One day, the young singer took a decision to live from music, performing in piano bars across the French Riviera. Afterwards she recorded her single Des Années Après written by Didier Barbelivien (2001). In 2009 invited by the magician Dani Lary on his show, Lisa met Patrick Sébastien, a very popular showman who produced and wrote songs for her first album Les Divines (2011).
Lisa's second album Des Mots… (2013) was introduced by the single Je Saurai T’aimer, a cover of the song by Melanie Cohl which itself is the French adaptation of The Power Of Love by Celine Dion. In the same year, Lisa joined the recurring singers of the show Les Chansons D’abord, hosted by Natasha St-Pier on France 3.
Before paying tribute to the songstresses from the 30s, 40s and 50s with her third album Frou-Frou (2014), Lisa and Tony Carreira duetted the song L’oiseau Et L’enfant for his album.
Things you should know about Lisa Angell
Three most impressive facts about Lisa Angell
- At the age of eight, Lisa went with her parents to a piano bar, where she was offered to sing in front of public - Lisa's dream came true! The little girl performed O Sole Mio.
- When Lisa Angell went to Moscow to perform at a private party, she discovered that she was going to sing at the Luzhniki Stadium, in front of nearly 50,000 people!
- The proposal to record her first album changed Lisa’s plans to leave France and to settle in China.
Lisa’s lucky routine before she goes on stage
When her daughter is with her, Lisa kisses her on her forehead and the child kisses her back. If Lisa’s daughter is not backstage, Lisa has a picture of her. In Vienna, Lisa Angell will sing for her daughter.
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for Lisa?
The Eurovision Song Contest was always Lisa' dream. When she was a little girl, she used to sing in front of TV for her family, pretending to be a star. In the age of 11, she sang L'oiseau Et L'Enfant (the French winning entry in the 1977 Eurovision Song Contest) during her first regional song contest.