2016 Reviews – France – Amir – J’ai Cherche

In recent years, it’s safe to say that France has been on struggle street, but undeservingly so, in my opinion. I think France has picked great songs, it’s just that they’ve been lost in the middle of other great songs. This year I think they’ve picked an absolutely perfect song for Eurovision.

Amir is the singer, and a truly international one at that. He is popular in certain circles around Europe, and that’s a great start. Secondly, the song is so damn catchy! This is another very well produced song within the Eurovision line up this year. The song does start quite abruptly, but I can put this down to the fact that it had to be edited to get to the 3 minute mark for the contest, but this is a great thing in my eyes. I much prefer songs to be written as hits, not as Eurovision songs.

The song has a very infectious beat, and the mix of French and English surprisingly works really well, and it’s something France doesn’t do all that often. It gives the English speakers something to catch on to and sing along with in the chorus, but gives the charm of the French language. The bridge towards the end really builds you up and makes you want to just get up and dance, and I can just imagine this being a big hit in the stadium.

This is another one of those songs where I genuinely cannot fault. I really hope this delivers on the night and brings France AT LEAST a top 10 place, if not higher. The French broadcaster really did well this year in internally selecting. J’ai Cherche is a song the French public can get behind, and I really hope to see this gain the success it deserves.

As such, I’m sure you can predict that I’ll be giving this a good score, and you’re not wrong. It’s a 10/10 for this song!

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