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By Pete Devine

The duo Madame Monsieur will represent France at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Mercy'.

Madame Monsieur, the French duo is formed by Jean-Karl and Emilie. Their shared musical and personal journey began in a bar in 2008 and from that day onwards their musical creativity was born. 

In 2018, they unleashed Vu d’ici(Seen from Here) a debut album, which they believe pushes the boundaries of both urban and pop worlds.

Emilie’s love of chanson and her writing style were influenced by French greats including Barbara and Nino Ferrer, as well has her fascination with jazz and blues. 

Emilie also inherited her love of music from her childhood spent in Nice, where stories were sung to her instead of read. 

Jean-Karl had a formal education in the alto section of the Conservatory of Amiens and his polar-opposite upbringing was filled with influences that include English songwriters and pop. 

Jean-Karl and Emilie's fortuitous meeting with producer Guillaume Silvestri came at the end of a cycle of doubt about where their careers were headed

However, Guillaume saw in them a potential as natural as a chorus and fast-tracked Madame Monsieur within the urban scene, hooking them up with many of the artistes that would appear on the duo’s first EP Tandem (2016), such as Youssoupha, Ibrahim Maalouf, Jok'air and S.Pri Noir. 

Diving into fresh sources to further their art, these encounters pushed creative boundaries, leading to an increasingly modern style. Emilie’s voice flows majestically over Jean-Karl’s nuanced tones and grooves, inspired by the world around him. 

The duo’s alchemy was there and they were ready to write the next chapter in the form of their first album. Madame Monsieur embodies a universal poetry and puts its centre stage on Vu d’ici.

Vu d’ici delivers a snapshot of an era they identify with, an image of the world that this inseparable duo inhabits. 

Previous Entries

2017 - Alma "Requiem"

2016 - Amir "Jai cherche" - 6th (257 points)

2015 - Lisa Angell "N'oubliez pas" - 25th (4 points)

2014 - Twin Twin "Moustache" - 26th (2 points)

2013 - Amandine Bourgeois "L'enfer et moi" - 23rd (14 points)

2012 - Anggun "Echo (You and I)" - 22nd (21 points)

2011 - Amaury Vassili "Sognu" - 15th (82 points)

2010 - Jessy Matador "Allez Ola Ole" - 12th (82 points)

2009 - Patricia Kaas "Et s'il fallait le faire" - 8th (107 points)

2008 - Sebastian Tellier "Divine" - 19th (47 points)

2007 - Les fatals Picards "L'amour a la francaise" - 22nd (19 points)

2006 - Virginie Pouchain "II etait temps" - 5th (104 points)

2005 - Ortal "Chacun pense a soi" - 23rd (11 points)

2004 - Jonatan Cerrada "A chaque pas" - 15th (40 points)

2003 -  Louisa Baileche "Monts et merveilles" - 18th (19 points)

2002 - Sandrine Francois "II faut du temps" - 5th (104 points)

2001 - Natasha St-Pier "Je n'ai que mon ame" - 4th (142 points)

2000 - Sofia Mestari "On aura le ciel" - 23rd (5 points)

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