Dentist Amir Haddad, 31, will represent France this week in the world’s most popular televised singing competition, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Israeli singer Haddad (stage name Amir) will compete in the Eurovision Song Contest with “J’ai cherché” (“I Have Been Looking For”), a pop song that features lyrics in French and English.
Singers from 43 countries perform in this battle for the year’s best pop song, with semifinals beginning today. France, one of the Eurovision’s so-called “Big Five” countries — along with Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, does not need to participate in semifinal contests.
What does this mean for Amir? The French native automatically garners one of 10 positions in the final show on May 14.
View the singer’s first 15 minutes of fame on the Israeli reality contest “A Star Is Born” (think, “American Idol”) where in 2006 he collapsed on stage during a duet: http://www.mako.co.il/tv-starisborn/289ceca5d7457110-4deeeca5d7457110/s4?subChannelId=f4011e9632956110VgnVCM100000290c10acRCRD&vcmid=9ddc6f2397d76110VgnVCM100000290c10acRCRD
A few years later, in 2014, Amir brought his talents to the French version of “The Voice,” where he placed third, and not long after, he was selected to represent the country in the 2016 Eurovision.
Let’s hope if he doesn’t garner the title, he’ll at least represent dentistry with a pearly white smile.