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Andriamad from C'est vous qui décidez: "Our goal is to share a peaceful message"

INTERVIEW The duo Andriamad wants to bring people together. "What we hope most is to bring people together no matter who you are or where are you from"

As the national final season is gearing up towards the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, France is set to choose their representative on Saturday 30 January 2021 through a televised national final Eurovision France, c'est vous qui décidez!. On the final night, 12 artists will try their best to lift the crown and represent France.

The duo Andriamad is one of the contestants on Saturday. They will sing the song "Alléluia", written by Andriamad themselves.

Electro-pop duo

Andriamad is a duo made up from Cécile with Malagasy origins and Kévin that has Tunisian and Polish origins. The duo met for the very first time, 4 years ago, Cécile tells:

– We met four years ago through a common friend. At this time Kévin wanted to make a duet and sent a request via social media. This common friend had spoken to me begging me to send old songs of mine because I had stopped doing music at the time and so I accepted. Kévin came back to me with a positive answer and wanted to meet me. So the following week we met in Kévin's music studio in Montreuil, tried to make some music, and here we are, says Cécile.

Both Cécile and Kévin admitted that when penning a song, they intend so spread a message but most important in a positive way.

– Our goal is to share a peaceful message through music. Since the beginning of Andriamad, each song has a specific message, about tolerance, earth respect and hope. We try to have a positive angle through our lyrics. Our goal is to sing, give joy and put people together.

"Alléluia"

To continue the trend by creating music with meaning, both Cécile and Kévin penned "Alléluia" especially for Eurovision.

Alléluia is about open-mindedness, tolerance and positive curiosity about others. It's about the discovery of the world and the culture on our planetKévin from Andriamad

– Our message is about diversity. We decided to write a peaceful song after the period we have just been through. Eurovision is a big challenge! This year we wanted to challenge ourselves and push our limits so yes, we prepared ''Alléluia'' specially for the Eurovision. We composed the song back in July 2020, says Cécile.

Kévin reveals the thoughts behind the song:

– "Alléluia" is about open-mindedness, tolerance and positive curiosity about others. It's about the discovery of the world and the culture on our planet

– What we hope the most is to bring people together no matter who you are or where are you from. Indeed, we want to celebrate the differences between people. We want to give a positive vibe and want to be understood by everyone, and have the capacity to celebrate life in joy. So we chose to sing "Alléluia" as part of our lyrics.

– We would love to represent France in Eurovision. We really want to give happiness and joy with a message of peace.

When asked to divulge minor details about the performance, both answered with one word, colourful, however they shared their feelings of singing in a competition with no audience:

– The audience helps us and is powerful when we perform on stage. We will miss it during our performance but we are prepared. It's sad to sing without an audience but we will do most of us to make people dance at their home.

The duo admits that Barbara Pravi with "Voilà" is their biggest competition while also being surprised to see all of messages and fans videos since the release of "Alléluia". Both say that these reactions give them energy to their best.

We would love to represent France in Eurovision. We really want to give happiness and joy with a message of peace.Andriamad

Both Cécile and Kévin are fans of Eurovision and like the 2018 Israeli song, "Toy" by Netta. Both describes the song as a good and super funny song with an amazing voice.

Will Andriamad continue their collaboration after Eurovision?

– We will keep singing and composing some music and try to make people dance.

Lyrics video: Andriamad - "Alléluia"
Preview video: Andriamad - "Alléluia"

We surely can expect more of Andriamad soon whilst closing the interview Kévin wants to share a quick message to the readers of Eurovisionworld:

– Thank you for your support ! We hope to see you at Eurovision so we can sing and dance all together! Stay like you are, because you are the people of the world.

Meanwhile we would like to wish all the Eurovision France, c'est vous qui décidez! contestants the best of luck. You can listen to all the songs on our National Selection page for Eurovision France, c'est vous qui décidez!.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

authorSteven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.



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