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Manager Patricia Kaas: "We are negotiating"

19 January 2009 at 16:58 CET

"I'm sorry that a few remarks, privately made by some of my colleagues, could have been misquoted and partly published through the Internet, out of their original frame, leading to a certain confusion. That's why I would like to definitely clarify this matter," Walter said. "Yes, Patricia Kaas may participate at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 under the French flag, which everyone (she and her team) consider as a great honour. The Eurovision Song Contest is the biggest musical event in Europe, with some 160 millions viewers, and the event therefore benefits a great prestige around the world," he added.

Taking part in the contest would also be a big challenge for Patricia Kaas, who is a well-known and appreciated artist, an ambassador of France and its culture around the world for more than 20 years. As the big final of the Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Moscow, Kaas also had a very warm invitation coming from the Russian organizers. "Patricia wants to give them the honour to be part of the event," her manager wrote in his statement.

Kaas and her management are currently negotiating with France Télévisions, to consider how this project can become reality under the circumstance of having a busy schedule due to her successful world tour. Consequently, the final decision on her participation will be made in a few days through an official press release,

Walter also warns for further rumours surrounding Kaas' possible Eurovision Song Contest participation: "All other pieces of news from someone else have to be considered as null and void."