10 February 2012

Eurovision 2012: Anggun: Echo (You & I)

France has selected Anggun to sing Echo (You And I) as the song to represent the country in Baku in May.

Of Indonesian decent, Anggun began having international success in the late 1990s when she released her first English album Snow On the Sahara, selling most of the copies in France, Italy and her native Indonesia. She has gone on to release several more best-selling albums, the most recent Echoes in August, 2011.

So this is a lady with some pedigree and the song that she will sing at Eurovision proves that. It's a very modern dance tune, in the vein of the the current David Guetta output. It only takes a couple of listens before you are hooked, particularly to the very catchy whistling refrain that can be heard several times throughout the song.

This one is a very strong contender, but then again I thought Amaury Vassili was likely to win last year for France. So, what do I know?

However, Anggun is scheduled to appear around Europe to promote Echo (You and I), so the song has every chance of becoming one of the leading favourites when all is said and done.

Am I sticking my neck out saying this is a likely winner? What do you think?

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