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Singer Amaury Vassili From France

Updated on July 24, 2016
Amaury Vassili
Amaury Vassili
Image by Frédéric de Villamil from Paris, France (Amaury Vassili) 

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Amaury Vassili chante Mike Brant
Amaury Vassili chante Mike Brant

French Tenor: Amaury Vassili

Amaury Vassili, the young French tenor, recently came to my attention due to his participation in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.

He hails from Ile-de-France and at 21-years-old was named the "world's youngest tenor". Having heard a number of his songs, for a guy so young, he does have an amazingly rich and powerful voice. Think Josh Groban and Pavarotti rolled into one and you have Amaury Vassili.

The plaudits continue to be bestowed upon this young man, and as one Amazon reviewer remarked: ...(you) hear the voice of an angel and witness the birth of a new star.

This page is a journey of discovery of this new star, and I hope you enjoy travelling along with me.

Album Art: Amaury Vassili chante Mike Brant at Amazon

Amaury Vassili: Una Parte Di Me

This is the title track from Amaury Vassili's latest album, with a melody based on the First Movement of Mozart's Symphony No. 40.

Una Parte Di Me: The Album: Released October 2012

Amily Vassili: Sognu - Singing For France At Eurovision

This is the song that Amaury Vassili sang at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.

Entitled Sognu, it is recorded in the Corsican language and is a powerful pop-opera crossover track. Although the song did not win the competition, this young man's voice has been one of the best ever heard at Eurovision.

Amaury Vassili: Vincero: His Debut Album

Vincero
Vincero

Five stars for this debut album from French tenor, Amaury Vassili. Amazon buyers have described the voice on this mix of classical and pop tracks as "brilliant, gifted, moving" and "amazing".

 

Amaury Vassili: Endless Love: With Katherine Jenkins

I enjoy a romantic love song and very well remember the original of this one by two of Motown's biggest stars: Diana Ross and Lionel Richie.

Here, Amaury Vassili is joined by the highly successful Welsh soprano, Katherine Jenkins, for their rendition of Endless Love.

Amaury Vassili: Lucente Stella: Land of Hope and Glory

Being a Brit, I had not realised that one of England's most patriotic songs had been translated into another language.

Written to the music of Elgar's Coronation Ode, Land of Hope and Glory is often considered as England's unofficial anthem. However, here is Amaury Vassili doing a wonderful job with the tune. This is Lucente Stella.

Amaury Vassili: Cantero

Cantero
Cantero

Amaury Vassili's second album released in November, 2010 contains such classics as Maria, Con Te Partiro and Caruso, among others. This disc continues the same five star quality as Vassili's first.

 

Amauy Vassili: Killing Me Softly: The Italian Version

Do you remember Roberta Flack singing Killing Me Softly With His Song?

Back in the 1970s, that version received a Grammy Award for Best Song. This is Amaury Vassili's version, sung in Italian.

Amaury Vassili: Hallelujah

Probably one of my favourite songs and one that I enjoy listening to by Jeff Buckley.

Written by Leonard Cohen, Hallelujah has been recorded by a multitude of different artists, including this exceptional version by Amaury Vassili, which can be found on his first album, Vincero.

Amaury Vassili: Vivere

I guess that back in the day JS Bach would never have guessed what the meaning of a G String would become, but that aside, here is Amaury Vassili singing the vocal version of his Air on one: Vivere.

Amaury Vassili: Who Wants to Live Forever?

From Bach to rock band Queen, showing Vassili's versatility as he takes this Brian May composed song and makes it his own.

Originally written for the movie Highlander and sung for the most part by Freddie Mercury, this version is also included on Amaury Vassili's album, Vincero.

Don't Forget!

Check out Amaury Vassili's competitors at The 2011 Eurovision Song Contest

The Amaury Vassili Quiz


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© 2011 Richard

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I also found out about Amaury Vassili when he participated at the Eurovision. I was totally blown away by the ritchness and depth of his powerful voice, just like you described. I am from Holland and took some mini-trips to France to attend concerts and I can tell you: you really must try to hear him live once in your life :-)

      Here's a song I put on YouTube. It's not on his albums, he sang it a few times during concerts and I was lucky to hear it live. It's the french version of The Impossible Dream from the musical The man of La Mancha (which was adapted in french by Jacques Brel) (seems I cannot post the link to this song on YouTube, you have to find it yourself: Amaury Vassili La Quête Romorantin)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @justholidays: very coool!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      HE IS SO LOVELY , SO TALENTED ,SO BEAUTIFUL AND HE HAS A WONDERFUL VOICE..I AM FROM GREECE AND I AM A BIG FAN OF AMAURY..I WOUND LIKE TO SEE HIM HERE IN A CONCERT SOME DAY..I WISH HIM THE BEST..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Vote for Amaury on Europe Tourism Board's 'Best Crossover Performer' of 2012. The competition began on Feb. 15th. Amaury is now 4th place. You can vote every two hours. www.europetourismboard.com

      Look for Best Crossover Performer. When Amaury's photo is displayed you can vote for him. There is also a short biography and a 30 second iTune sample of his music.

      A beautiful trophy will be given to the performer who gets 100,000 first.

      If you want him to move up from 4th place, vote for him!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      male eqvivalent of jenkins, wonderfull !

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