France's entry for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, to be sung by Indonesian-born singer Anggun, will be recorded this week.

"/> France's entry for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, to be sung by Indonesian-born singer Anggun, will be recorded this week.

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Eurovision song to be recorded this week

France's entry for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, to be sung by Indonesian-born singer Anggun, will be recorded this week.

Eurovision song to be recorded this week
Anggun by Ueli Frey

The song will be called “Echo (You and I)”, reported daily newspaper Le Parisien on Tuesday.

In a rare acknowledgement of the preference of most countries to sing in English, the song will be two-thirds French and one-third English.

Veronia Ferraro, who works with internationally-known French DJ David Guetta, will produce the track.

Unlike many countries, France decided to pick its entry for the 2012 song contest without a public vote.

Anggun was chosen behind closed-doors by state-owned television channel France 3 in November.

France is desperate to do better at the annual singing festival and hopes Anggun will help end the 35-year drought since the country last won the contest in 1977.

The contest takes place on May 26th in the Azerbaijan capital Baku. Anggun’s entry is expected to be available by end March.

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‘I’m the hardest working Eurovision contestant’

France's contestant for the Eurovision song contest has tried to rally her country behind her by reminding French people the contest is huge in Europe and that she's been working hard.

'I'm the hardest working Eurovision contestant'
Ueli Frey

France tends to be nonplussed by the annual singing competition. Coverage of Saturday’s final in the Azerbaijan capital of Baku has been largely nonexistent.

Yet the country’s hope this year, Anggun, has been giving some interviews to try to whip up some excitement.

“Eurovision is huge in Europe,” said the Indonesian-born singer, who now lives in Paris, in an interview with the L’Essential online website. “It’s the Olympic Games of music!”

Her costume for the event has been designed by renowned Gallic designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, seen working with her in the video below.

“Believe me, it’s going to be spectacular,” she said.

Anggun has been trying to generate excitement about her song, Echo (You and I), in the French media, even resorting to praising her own work ethic.

“In the little world of the competition, everyone says that, of all the candidates, I’m the most hard working,” she said.

Sweden are favourites to take home the title, with odds of 5/4 according to British bookmaker William Hill. Odds on Anggun winning the title for France are estimated at 100/1.

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