Requiem is written and composed by Nazim Khaled, who also co-wrote Amir's "J'ai Cherché" last year. The song can be categorized as "gloriously piano-driven radio ready piece with a joyful chorus infused with some gypsy-flavoured pop synths". Lyrics for Alma - "Requiem"
Alexandra Maquet ("Alma") is 28 years old, currently living in Paris.
She hopes for support in Eurovision:
– I'm deeply honoured to have been selected to represent my country, France, at this year's Eurovision Song Contest
– I strongly hope to count on the public's love and support to deliver the best performance possible
Alma is an emerging star on digital platforms and has been named as one of the most promising young artists of 2017. Her introduction came in June last year, when she released "La chute est lente" with great success.
France 2 opened an online submission from 13 September to 30 November 2016 for songs for Eurovision 2017. The lyrics of the songs had to contain at least 80% French language. At the end of the submission period France Télévisions received 300 songs.