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The very first song released for Eurovision 2024, ‘Mon Amour’ by Slimane will be representing France at Eurovision 2024.

Read on to find out more about Slimane and his career so far!

Who is Slimane?

Slimane Nebchi, who simply uses his first name in music, was born in Chelles, Seine-et-Marne, France in 1989.

Before he rose to fame in 2016, he began uploading original music online, both solo and in a duo with Princesse Sofia. He also competed in Nouvelle Star 2009, The X Factor 2011, Encore une chance 2012 and season 2 of Je veux signer chez AZ.

The Voice 2016

Slimane became known to the French public after auditioning for The Voice: La plus belle voix 2016, joining Florent Pagny’s team. He won the contest, kickstarting his career in France, Belgium and Switzerland, where his debut album ‘À bout de rêves’ reached #1, and is currently certified 3x Platinum in his home country.

Career So Far

Slimane achieved a number 1 single in 2018 as a featured artist on ‘Bella Ciao’, alongside Naestro, Maître Gims, Vitaa and Dadju. His album ‘Solune’, released the same year, reached #2 in France, and #1 in Belgium and Switzerland. The following year, his joint album with Vitaa – ‘VersuS’ – became his most successful release to date, selling over 1 million copies in France alone, becoming certified 2X Diamond. His fourth album ‘Chroniques d’un Cupidon’ was released in 2022.

Eurovision 2024

If you’re a Eurovision fan, chances are you too were taken a little by surprise by France’s early release of their song for Eurovision 2024.

On November 8th 2023, ‘Mon Amour’ was premiered on French television via a recorded, yet live vocal performance by Slimane. The song is a huge ballad, and whilst not knowing at the time, has turned out to be a potential stand out in this years contest amongst so many upbeat, fast-tempo entries. Naturally, the response to ‘Mon Amour’ has shifted since its release and since the class of 2024 became complete – a risk that always arises when releasing a song so early in its complete form. Despite this, Slimane has found a new way to impress fans of the contest – first at Dora 2024, where he paused the music, stepped back from the mic and sang the final chorus a capella, demonstrating his powerful voice and vocal control. He continued to do this trick both on TV in France and at preparties – switching the language of the chorus to Spanish and English in Barcelona and London. Whether this will be the case at Eurovision is yet to be seen, but in a year lacking those usual jury-bait ballads, France should be relatively confident Slimane will deliver no matter how he chooses to approach his 2024 performance.

As a member of the Big 5, France will not compete in the semi finals – however, we will be seeing them in Semi Final 2. In a change to the way the Big 5’s entries are displayed, these countries and host Sweden will be slotted in between the semi-finalists to sing their entries in full. France will perform after Czechia (Aiko – ‘Pedestal) and before Austria (Kaleen – ‘We Will Rave’).

We wish France & Slimane the best of luck at Eurovision 2024!

You can follow Slimane on social media!

Twitter / X – @slimaneoff

Instagram – @slimane

Tiktok – @slimaneoff

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