He is often compared to Conchita Wurst: The 19-year-old Bilal Hassani to Tuesday for France at the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). With a platinum blond wig, eye-catching make-up, Nickel-glasses, the French with Moroccan roots in Tel Aviv is an insider favorite. In his song "Roi" (king) advertises the singer to stand up in his identity - in spite of all the hostility.
"I am very proud to represent my country," said Hassani, after he had set in the preliminary round against well-known singer. "I'm a hundred percent myself - in spite of all the people who tell me on the Internet, that I am for France."
"Arabs with wig" and "shame on France" are still the most harmless invective, the spread of his opponents in the social networks, about the young singer. "You make us proud!", the Anti-discrimination Organisation Urgence homophobia (emergency homophobia) tweeted about it.
"I'm free, and I invent my life," sings Hassani translated in his Song, "Roi", in the English and French Lyrics which alternate. And: "I don't conform to the conventional image, and the is very disturbing." The Clip, in the Hassani his splayed Hand like a crown holding behind the head, was more than clicked 13 million Times.
Video: this Song occurs Hassani when ESC The 19-Year-old wants to stand out: Be a role model Conchita Wurst is.
four years Ago, the singer in France in the show "The Voice Kids" with his Cover Version of "Rise Like a Phoenix" was well known: the ESC-song of victory of the Austrian drag artist Thomas Neuwirth alias Conchita Wurst of 2014. Conchita hate anise large model. But the young Frenchman presents a more feminine than the Austrians, and wears no beard. On YouTube, where he greeted his Fans on a regular basis with a hung denied "Bonjour Paris!", he sings not only talking about his life, but published also time make-up videos. The platform he used for his Coming Out.
The work on his Hit "Roi" is referred to as "therapeutically". Even today, it is for people like him a struggle to be accepted, he says. "There is a lot of hatred, a lot of things that could weaken me" - to the point of self-censorship. But he had decided to stand.
however, he can rely on the support of his mother, Amina, was in one of his Videos against hate. Hassani referred to his mother as his "best friend".
Important support: Bilal hatred of anise's mother accompanied her son on his way. (Image: Screenshot Youtube)
His supporters hope that the Conchita-Wurst-effect Bilal Hassani could wear in Tel Aviv to the Triumph. He would be the first Frenchman since 1977, wins the Eurovision Song Contest.
at the Time, the largely forgotten Marie Myriam with the song "L'oiseau et l'enfant" (The bird and the child) was successful. The Kitsch dripping Text Hassani could read Fan like a prophecy: He is a child "in the shade that sees the evening star lights". (aru/AFP)
Created: 14.05.2019, 07:53 PM