France: Anggun Records Duet With Niels BrinckWritten by Andy Muscat
French representative Anngun has taken a new approach to market her entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest, Echo (You and I), releasing several versions of her song, the last of which features Niels Brinck in a duet adaptation. The different but very complementary voices provide a new dimension to the song, giving it a more harmonious sound. Brinck is not a new name in the history of Eurovision having represented Denmark in 2009 with his song Believe Again which was written by Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin Larsson Moller and Ronan Keating placing at thirteenth place.
Anngun, on the other hand, has already achieved international success in the late 90s appearing on worldwide charts and touring with artists such as The Corrs, Toni Braxton and Sarah McLachlan, releasing 5 albums from 1997 up to 2011. On the 10th of March, Claudia Faniello announced on her personal Facebook profile that she will also be recording a duet with Anngun in the near future. Anngun will compete directly in the final on May 26th, on the 9th spot of the running order, since France belongs with the “Big Five” and therefore they are automatically exempted from having to compete in the semi-finals.
Source: Official Anggun Website