Many of Kendji Girac’s fans would love to see him be the successor of this year’s French Eurovision representative Lisa Angell, who finished slightly better than the country’s entrants from 2014 – Twin Twin, by doubling her final result to a total of merely 4 points, ending up on position 24. Nonetheless, when Télé 7 Jours asked about the young artist’s willingness to participate in Eurovision 2016, Kendji gave a vague answer, speaking of a tight schedule interfering with a possible participation.
Kendji Girac has been a popular name in the French music scene in the past year, who rapidly came to fame after winning the third season of The Voice: la plus belle voix. His singles such as “Color Gitano” or “Andalouse”, reaching over more than 100 million views on Youtube, as well as his biography written by journalist Thierry Cadet brought him a great reputation in the French music scene. After the success story of his first album, with over 900 000 copies sold, and his popularity in concert halls across France, the singer announced that he scheduled his first tour named “Zénith” which is to kick off in June 2016.
All this makes Kendji obviously the right choice for those responsible at France Télévisions to take him into consideration if the country wants to move from the bottom of the Eurovision scoreboard in 2016. It is clear that the next person to represent France already carries a lot of weight on their shoulders, as many would expect the country to move up from recent 20-something placings.
In Kendji’s interview with Télé 7 Jours about his next single, he was also asked what he thought of representing France in Eurovision next year, to which the 19 year old replied:
To be honest, I have never asked myself that question. And, since my schedule will already be very tight after my musical comeback, I must confess that I am not sure how to reply to this type of proposal.
So, perhaps this won’t be the year when the singer’s fans will see him take his chances at Eurovision. Nonetheless, they won’t fall short, as on 17th September, his performance at the concert in the Parisian Olympia from last May will be shown in more than 200 cinemas across France.
Check out Kendji Girac’s so far greatest hit “Andalouse” below: