(biography, photo, video) Amir Haddad
Amir Haddad: biography
Amir Haddad, also known under the pseudonym of Amir – an Israeli and a French singer, finalist of the TV show «the Voice.» In 2016, he with the song «J’ai cherché» to represent France at the Eurovision song contest in Stockholm.
Amir He was born in the French town of Sarcelles, but lived there only until 8 years, after which together with his parents immigrated to Israel under the program of repatriation of the Jewish people. The boy grew up in the town of Herzliya in the tel Aviv district.
Very young, He began to show his vocal abilities. First, he entered the religious choir at the local synagogue, but very quickly it became involved in solo performance on a variety of social activities. His voice fascinated the audience, and no one knew that this man from birth hears only the left ear because the right side is completely deaf.
At the age of 22 Amir won the Israeli competition «a star is born». But in that moment he could not begin to tour, as passed compulsory military service in the army. After demobilization, He graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he studied dentistry, and then decided to return to music career.
His first hit song «Kache limtso mili» was a remake of the Hebrew of the French song «J te dis quand même à» Patrick Bruel. The success of this single was confirmed by the recording of the debut album «Vayehi», which, in addition to the original compositions, was attended by several old French pop hits, including «Désenchantée» Milena Farmer.
After the release of the album of Amir Haddad has toured in France, Switzerland, USA and Brazil and has worked with many local stars. And in 2014, the singer again attracted attention. He decided to try his luck in the French version of the show «the Voice» and succeeded. In the blind auditions Amir soulfully sang a spiritual song Elton John’s «Candle in the Wind». All four judges turned to Haddad, but he chose a team of young singer Jennifer.
Fortunately he passed the other stages of selection, and live broadcasts every time remained thanks to the support of the audience, who showed their interest through popular vote. On Amir sang «Counting Stars» band «One Republic», «Just the Way You Are» from the repertoire of Bruno Mars, «Comme un fils», which to him was performed by the Frenchman Korneyl.
To reach the final, Amir He was one of the favorites, but eventually lost the first place Kenji Jiraku. But the singer is not confused, as he gained tremendous experience. He began touring more in Europe, released a new hit «All of Me», which in 2015 was followed by another smash hit «Oasis».
In 2016, Amir took part in the selection of the final contest «Eurovision 2016». He suggested to the Commission several songs, as did most of his other competitors. Select channel France 2, in charge of casting, fell into a rhythmic song, «J’ai cherché», co-author made himself Amir. By the way, the text of the hit is half written in French and half in English.
Interestingly, the French Commission wanted as long as possible to keep secret the name of his party, but in February information was leaked through social networks, so Amir was officially presented on February 25 in one of the talk shows.
According to forecasts, in the «Eurovision 2016» during March and April the main favorite of the competition was considered a Swede France. But in early may, the bookmakers changed their opinion and at the moment, in accordance with the rating of bets, the main contender for victory is now just Amir Haddad.
Singer for many years met a girl named Lita, who lived in Israel. Then the young men lived in a civil marriage, until, finally, He made his companion a formal proposal.
Amir and Lital combined legal marriage 7 July 2014, Israel. Wedding celebrated according to local customs.
- 2011 — Kache limtso mili
- 2011 — Vayehi
- 2014 — All of Me
- 2015 — Oasis
- 2016 — J’ai cherché
- 2016 — Au cœur de moi