Slimane was announced this Wednesday as France’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) 2024, with the song Mon Amour. France Télévisions opted for an internal selection.
According to the event’s official website, the song will be revealed tonight on France 2’s JT de 20h. This is the fourth artist announced for ESC 2024, after representatives from Belgium, Cyprus and Greece. The song was written by Slimane together with Meïr Salah and Yaacov Salah.
Slimane’s career has had a meteoric rise since winning The Voice France in 2016: she has two billion streams globally, has sold more than two million albums, has more than seven million followers on social media and has won five NRJ Music Awards.
Quoted on the official website of the ESC, the director of entertainment and games of France Télévisions and head of France’s delegation , Alexandra Redde-Amiel, said: “Slimane is a great artist, but he’s much more than that: he’s a unifying personality who carries us along and draws us into his world! When society is prey to the passions and disorders of the world, Slimane is the artist who allows us to escape and soothe ourselves. Supported by his fans, he’s our best chance of seducing Europeans with his talent and charisma, and putting the odds in our favor. This choice also demonstrates France Télévisions’ ambition for Eurovision, a program that attracts a larger audience in France every year, and which is destined to continue to grow. It follows on from the two victories in the last three editions of Junior Eurovision, which we’ll be hosting in France, in Nice, in November. The time will then come to unveil the song with which Slimane will represent our colors!”.