Saturday, October 8, 2016

France - J'ai cherché - Amir

Digital Release Image
6 - 257 pts / not in semi

On intercalary day France 2 announced Amir as the Eurovision representative the country in the 2016 contest with the song J'ai Cherché (I have been searching). The song is in French and English.
It has been written by Nazim Khaled, Johan Errami and Amir Haddad himself.

J'ai Cherché was first released as a digital single (the longer radio edit).
It is also included on the new album Au Cœur De Moi, out on April 29.
(Tracklist below)

An full English version, Looking For You, is also released (digital) and can be found on the Stockholm promo.
A Spanish/English version Yo Busqué is also recorded. Listen here at Amir's Tubestation.
4-track promo

A 1-track promo cds is issued as well as 4 track promo with remix and English version.
Tracks on the 4-track promo
1. J'ai cherché (Radio Edit) 3:32
2. J'ai cherché (Eurovision Edit) 3:00
3. J'ai cherché (The Story Tellers Remix) 3:24
4. Looking For You (English Version) 3:31
A 6-track album promo including J'ai Cherché was also issued.





Remix DRI
Remixes
There's a remix on the promo (The Story Tellers remix) and a remix released on June 24.
The latter is the Tom Maiz remix, available through various digital stores. (Update: The Tom Maiz remix is releasion on the album Au Cœur De Moi (Edition Collector) out on 11 November.

A Star Is Born
In 2006 Amir (Amir Haddad) participated in the Israeli version of talent show A Star Is Born (Kokhav Nolad), the show that already gave us Eurovision stars Shiri Maimon, Harel Skaat, Boaz Mauda and Mei Finegold.
But his star really started rising after his third place in The Voice - La Plus Belle Voix (2014).
In 2015 he scored a minor radio hit in France with Oasis. His 'The Voice' version of John Legends All Of Me also charted.
His only album (until 2016's Au Cœur De Moi) is Vayehi from 2011, with songs in Hebrew, released in Israel.

Au Cœur De Moi
Amir release his album Au Cœur De Moi on April 29 (see tracklist below) and a deluxe edition is out on November 11.
The deluxe edition subtitled Edition Collector features 7 bonus tracks including several versions of the Eurovision hit. See below for full tracklist.
The set includes a DVD with clips of J'ai Cherché and follow up single On Dirait as well as an interview and the acoustic session where most of the bomus tracks come from.
The new edition will be released on CD/DVD and of course digitally. There's also a special collectors box with a beanie hat and a poster in a deluxe box.
Ahead of the album release the acoustic version of J'ai Cherché is released as a single track on Oktober 7.

DRI English version
Versions
J'ai Cherché - ESC edit
4 track promo, Stockholm 2CD, 
J'ai Cherché - single version/Radio edit
4 track promo, 1-track promo, digital single, Au coeur de moi CD
J'ai cherché - The Story Tellers remix
- 4 track promo
Looking For You - English (single version)
4 track promo, digital release, CD Au Cœur De Moi (Edition Collector)
Yo Busqué - Spanish/English
- CD Au Cœur De Moi (Edition Collector)
J'ai Cherché - Tom Maiz remix
- digital release 24-6, CD Au Cœur De Moi (Edition Collector)
J'ai cherché - Acoustic version
- digital release 7-10, CD Au Cœur De Moi (Edition Collector)
J'ai cherché - karaoke
- official karaoke album (digital release)
Another remix, the Holderz remix appears on an unofficial digital collection Hot Summer Workout Hits 2016. (No label)

Charts
France top 200: 88, 164, 85, 144, 168, 129, 110, 103, 60, 13, 9, 2, 7, 9, 9, 5, 9, 11, 11, 12, 16, 18, 20, 26, 24, 25, 32, 41, 44, 63, 74, 66, 60, 54, 67, 76, 90, 38, 35, 53, 68, 67, 65, 42, 43, 56, 70, 65, 80, 107, 82, 60, 93, 148, 101
Belgium (Wallonia) top 50: 47, 30, 15, 11, 11, 12, 8, 4, 6, 6, 5, 5, 8, 10, 9, 8, 10, 13, 13, 47, -
Sweden top 100: 45, 97, -
Germany top 100: 80, -
Switzerland top 75: 59, -
Switzerland Suisse Romande top 20: 11, 15, 17, 12, 10, 9, 13, 13, 16, 15, 14, -, 17, -
- The charts of the French language region of Switzerland.
Austria top 75: 58, -
Spain top 50: 33, -

Album, picture from Amirs Facebook
Links and sources
Thanks to Nigel.
Amir website and FB
Eurovision France 2 FB
Listen here at Amirs Youtube

Tracklist Au Coeur De Moi CD
1. J'ai cherché (single version)
2. On dirait
3. Au coeur de moi
4. Ma vie, ma ville, mon monde
5. A ta manière
6. I Know
7. Très haut
8. Je reviendrai
9. Lost
10. Oasis
11. Broken Heart (feat. ABI)
12. Il est temps qu'on m'aime
Edition Collector
Bonus tracks on Edition Collector
13. J'ai cherché (Acoustic)
14. On dirait (Acoustic)
15. Il est temps qu'on m'aime (Acoustic)
16. Silence (Acoustic)
17. Yo Busque (Spanish version of J'ai cherché)
18. Looking for you (English version of J'ai cherché)
19. J'ai cherché (Tom Maiz remix)

Past entries from France to check out
2015 - Lisa Angell
2014 - Twin Twin
2013 - Amandine Bourgeois
2012 - Anggun
2011 - Amaury Vassili
2010 - Jessy Matador
2009 - Patricia Kaas

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