Bilal Hassani from France shuts down haters in new song

France's 2019 representative – Bilal Hassani – has released the new single and video of "Kingdom", his first studio album. "Jaloux" is a very personal song with several messages to people who tear him down

Bilal Hassani has moved past Eurovision and is now fully focused on his solo career and brand new album.

"Kingdom" – his first ever studio release – came out a month ago and, besides "Roi", the singer had released prior to Eurovision the music video to "Fais Beleck" that reached 2 million views until today. "Jaloux" – in English "jealous" – comes next. Similarly to "Roi" in lyric content, the song addresses criticism and "haters" but is instead an upbeat song with an extremely catchy chorus.

The video contains full translation to English from the French lyrics which showcases the intimacy of the lyrics as those were written precisely for Bilal: "You're not a real guy, you try too hard to be a girl"; "and anyway, if people really like you it's not because you're good. You wear a wig and you're gay."

As for the music video looks, Bilal wears a blue wig and a white outfit complemented by an inspired peacock-jacket. Throughout the video, the singer goes through curtains filled with hate words but in the end he breaks free by dancing in an empty room.

Bilal Hassani represented France at this year's Eurovision Song Contest and finished 16th with 105 points in the Grand Final

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France is a grand old country in Eurovision. They have participated 62 times since the start of Eurovision in 1956.

The best results are five victories in 1977, 1969, 1962, 1960, 1958. The latest victory was in 1977 - 42 years ago! The worst result was in 2014, where France ended last in the Grand Final, and in the last 15 years, they only managed twice to be in top-10.

France is a member of "Big 5", so they don't have to go through the semi-final-qualifications, but are automatically qualified for the Grand Finals.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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