Angelina (French singer)

Angélina Nava[1] (born 4 November 2006),[2] better known as Angelina, is a French singer, who achieved fame after winning the fourth French season of The Voice Kids. A year later, she represented her country at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Jamais sans toi" ("Never Without You"), finishing second.[3] In spring 2019, she released her debut album, Ma voie ("My Way") , with a song titled "Maman me dit" ("Mother Tells Me") as its lead single.

Angelina
Angelina at the 2018 Junior Eurovision
Angelina at the 2018 Junior Eurovision
Background information
Birth nameAngélina Nava
Born (2006-11-04) 4 November 2006 (age 14)
Provence, France
GenresChanson, teen pop[1]
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2017–present[1]
LabelsMCA (Universal Music France)

Early lifeEdit

Angelina grew up in La Ciotat[4] in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of Southern France.[1] Her father is Italian, and her mother is French.[5] Her parents are dance teachers in La Ciotat.[6]

CareerEdit

None of Angelina's family members had any musical training, yet she was noted for her passion for singing and good vocal skills from a very young age. She especially liked to sing her favorite songs in the car, practically turning it into a music studio. At the age of five, Angelina performed in public at a charity event in Bouches-du-Rhône singing "Colors of the Wind" from the Disney animated film Pocahontas— an experience she now considers a defining moment, a "revelation".[7][1][5]

The Voice KidsEdit

Angelina always liked to watch the French version of The Voice Kids, and when she heard that there was going to be a casting for the show nearby, she decided to try her luck and was selected to perform in front of Bruno Berberes [fr],[8] The Voice casting director.[9] Seven more preselection stages followed before she reached the blind audition.[8] She was nine at the time.[8][10] (That was the fourth season of the show and that would be televised from 19 August to 30 September 2017.)[11]

For her blind audition, which became the first televised audition of the first episode, Angelina performed Synapson's "All in You". Before climbing on stage, she declared: "This is the greatest day of my whole life, and if a chair turns around, I'll be the happiest person in the world." When she got all three judges turning their chairs, she picked Patrick Fiori for her coach.[10]

In the next round Fiori's Angelina, Eléa and Lara battled it out singing LP's "Lost on You", and it was Angelina who was chosen by the coach for the semifinal.[12] In the semifinal, she sang Zazie's "J'envoie valser" ("I Send a Waltz"), becoming one of the two team members her coach chose for the final.[13] (Another coach, M. Pokora, also suggested these two for the final, while Jenifer preferred Dylan and Cassidy.)[14] In the live final, Angelina first sang Stromae's "Tous les mêmes" ("[They Are] All the Same") and then repeated her audition song, "All in You", and won.[15]

Later in the same year, she joined the cast of Enfoirés Kids [fr] for their first and only concert, recorded at Zénith d'Aix [fr] on 19 November 2017 and broadcast by TF1 on 1 December.[16]

2018: Junior Eurovision Song ContestEdit

 
Angelina performs at the dress rehearsal ahead of the 2018 Eurovision Junior Song Contest

In 2018, Angelina was chosen to represent France with the song "Jamais sans toi" at that year's Junior Eurovision Song Contest, held in Minsk, Belarus,[17] where she finished in second place with 203 points, 15 points behind the winner. The jury had her sixth, and the public second.[18]

Angelina's performance at Junior Eurovision marked France's return to the contest after 14 years. (Before that, the country had participated only once, in 2004, when Thomas Pontier finished sixth with his song "Si on voulait bien" ("If We Wanted").) After Angelina's success, Eurovision France decided that France would participate the following year as well.[19]

2019: Debut albumEdit

In late March 2019, Angelina released a single titled "Maman me dit".[20][21] In 26 April, she released her debut album, entitled Ma voie,[22][23] which entered the French chart at number 84.[22][24] In October she announced a tour for spring 2020.[25]

Musical influencesEdit

Angelina describes herself as a music addict. She listens to music all the time when not at school. The musicians she likes include Ariana Grande, Stromae, Amir and Bruno Mars. Also, at an early age her parents introduced her to salsa and jazz, and she has listened to the greatest names in these genres.[1][5][7]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Album Chart positions
FRA
[22]
FRA
Phys.

[26]
BEL
(Wa)

[27]
Ma voie 64 30 65
Ma voie (Édition Collector)
  • Released: 22 November 2019[28]
  • Label: MCA (Universal Music France)

SinglesEdit

Title Year Charts Album
FRA
[20]
"Jamais sans toi"[29] 2018 Ma voie
"Maman me dit"[21] 2019
"Qui dit mieux?"[30] Ma voie (Édition Collector)
"Héros"[31] 2021 Non-album single

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Preceded by
Thomas Pontier
with "Si on voulait bien"
France in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
2018
Succeeded by