As the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 draws near, 12 contestants are preparing to compete for the opportunity to represent France in the annual European competition, including an artist of Lebanese origin.
With his song, “Paris me dit, Yalla ya helo!” (Paris tells me, come you beautiful), written by the French electro-pop band Hyphen-Hyphen, Ali shares his personal story and how his life changed after he stepped foot in France and began to pursue his artistic passion.
The 29-year-old artist is eager to represent France, which “adopted” and welcomed him with open arms after his immigration in 2014, he said in an interview with the Eurovision news website Wiwibloggs.
In addition to pursuing music, Ali, who holds an MBA in Fashion and Design Marketing, in addition to a Master’s degree in Interior Architecture, has been involved in the fashion industry in France for years.
He recently launched his own brand, ZALZALI, from which he picked the costume that he wore for his audition for Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez! (it’s you who decide!). It’s the national final to select France’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Ali will face 11 other finalists in the competition, which will take place in January 2021 and broadcast on the French public television channel, France 2.
The contest will represent his first professional music stage. The opportunity to represent France in Eurovision 2021, should he be selected, will be a dream come true for him.