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France's Alma tells of her quest for never-ending love

24 April 2017 at 13:00 CEST
Alma represents France in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Renaud Corlouer
Alma will represent France in the Eurovision Song Contest this year with the song 'Requiem'. The singer has been described as one of the most promising emerging artists of 2017.

Alma started writing songs when she was studying abroad but it was only after getting her business school degree that she devoted herself to her lifelong passion of music. When Alma moved to Paris she embarked on "the most beautiful journey of all", when she met Nazim Khaled, who wrote J'ai Cherché for Amir last year. Nazim worked with Alma on her debut album which will be released on 5th May 2017.

Alma's entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, Requiem, is described by the singer as a modern song with an upbeat tempo. The song is said to reveal Alma's quest for never-ending love. Alma explains; "It 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." Part of Alma's song will be performed in English 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", said Alma. 

In addition to her native French, the singer speaks English, Portuguese and Italian. Alma describes Eurovision as a one-of-a-kind show that 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!"