Amaury Vassili

Amaury Vassili (born 8 June 1989) is a French opera singer and professional tenor.[1] His debut album Vincerò from 2009 went double platinum in France, and he has had international success with releases in Canada, South Africa and South Korea.[2]

Amaury Vassili
Amaury Vassili.jpg
Background information
Born (1989-06-08) 8 June 1989 (age 31)
OriginRouen, Upper Normandy, France
GenresOpera, operatic pop
Years active2009 (2009)–present
LabelsWarner Music France
Websiteamauryvassili.com

BiographyEdit

Amaury Vassili, born Amaury Vassili Chotard in Rouen, Upper Normandy, began singing around the age of 9 years, enrolled by his mother at a musical school in Rouen, created by Albert and Elizabeth Amsallem. At 14, Vassili competed in his first singing contest, where he won in singing "Amsterdam" by Jacques Brel (an idol of Vassili).[3] In Vassili's second contest, in front of a full house, he sang "Les Lacs du Connemara" by Michel Sardou; however he did not qualify for the final, despite receiving a standing ovation from the crowd. During the contest, his mother realised how much he enjoyed being on the stage and especially the impact he had on the public, saying "C'est son truc !" ("it's his thing!"). In 2004, Vassili took first place in the Coupe de France de la chanson française.[3]

He became famous with his debut album Vincerò from 2009, which went double platinum (over 250,000 copies) after a worldwide release.[4] His second album Canterò was released in November 2010. Vassili describes his music style as "lyrical pop".[4]

 
Vassili performing at the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.

Eurovision Song Contest 2011Edit

On 27 January 2011, it was announced by the French broadcaster France Télévisions, that Vassili would be the French entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany.[5] The song was revealed as "Sognu",[6] and was performed in Corsican. It marks the second French Eurovision entry to be performed in the language after Patrick Fiori received fourth place with "Mama Corsica" in 1993.[7]

Vassili eventually placed 15th with 82 points.

After Eurovision-presentEdit

Vassili was the spokesperson for France during the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 and presented the country's voting results.[8]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Year Album Peak chart positions
FRA
[9]
BEL (WA)
[10]
SWI
[11]
2009 Vincerò 9 31 -
2010 Canterò 8 18 76
2012 Una parte di me 15 23 -
2014 Amaury Vassili chante Mike Brant 7 10 -
2015 Chansons populaires
  • Released: 16 October 2015
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
18 27 88

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
FRA
[12]
BEL
(WAL)
[10]
2009 "Lucente Stella" 73 Vincerò
"Mi Fa Morire Cantando"
2010 "Endless Love" (duet with Katherine Jenkins)
2011 "Sognu" 33 25 Canterò (Nouvelle édition)
2012 "Una parte di me" Una parte di me

Other songsEdit

Year Single Album
2006 "Nos Instants de Liberté" Non-Album single
2008 "Parla più piano" Vincerò
"Io Ti Amerò"
2010 "Hallelujah"
"Maria" Canterò

Interview d'Amaury Vassili pour "Una parte de mi"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World's youngest tenor sings on France 24". France24.com. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Amaury Vassili : "Biography"". Amauryvassili.com. Archived from the original on 7 February 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Biography of Amaury Vassili" (in French). Nrj.fr. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Amaury Vassili : "J'aimerais réaliser ce que Mireille Mathieu a réussi"" (in French). Ozap.com. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  5. ^ "France: Amaury Vassili to the Eurovision Song Contest". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 29 January 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  6. ^ Schacht, Andreas. "It's official: Amaury Vassili to represent France!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Eurovision : Amaury Vassili chantera pour la France". Le Parisien (in French). France. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  8. ^ "Running order for the voting tonight". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 26 May 2012. Due to an unknown reason as yet, Georgia did not reveal their votes, leaving only 41 countries voting in total.
  9. ^ "French Charts > Amaury Vassili". lescharts.com/.
  10. ^ a b "Belgium (Wallonia) Charts > Amaury Vassili". ultratop.be/fr/.
  11. ^ "Swiss Charts > Amaury Vassili". hitparade.ch.
  12. ^ Chartsinfrance Amaury Vassili, "Sognu"

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Jessy Matador
with "Allez Ola Olé"
France in the Eurovision Song Contest
2011
Succeeded by
Anggun
with "Echo (You and I)"