France: Amandine Bourgeois

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While France haven’t made it into the top five since 2002, one-time winner of Nouvelle Star Amandine Bourgeois will be performing L’Enfer Et Moi (Hell And Me) at this year’s contest in her mothertongue. She cites both motown and rock as her musical influences…enough said.

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Iguanas, skulls, black magic…this could really only be the French entry. Moody with a side dish of sultry, Amandine throws herself into this video (too often quite literally), with the effect only of being completely off-putting. She never manages to think of pulling up her bra straps and never quite escapes the gravely washing machine tone of a bad breakup, and even the lyrics – courtesy of the EBU in the next tab – are a vicious circle of obscurity: does she enjoy it all? Doesn’t she? Who knows. One thing is clear: I do not enjoy this song.

Contagious rating: 0/10

 

 

Hell And Me

You knocked me out from the start
At the end of the day I kind of liked it:
Hands of silk and leather ties….

Where and whom do you hurt
Till you make dawn blush…?
You cast me off like a spell

I’m gonna give you hell
Right where you’re loosing yourself
Have a good look in the rear mirror
I’ll be the one standing behind you

You made me cry with burning tears
My neck still carries your brand
Skin to skin, fear to fear…

“No limits” that’s a classic
Our love was first name for toxic
But beauty justifies it all…

I’m gonna give you hell
Right where you’re loosing yourself
Have a good look in the rear mirror
I’ll be the one standing behind you

I’m gonna give you hell
’till you’re out of breath
Unless, unless…
Two becomes our odd number again
Unless…
We see our battles fall into oblivion