Amir Haddad

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For the German-Spanish flamenco guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, see Amir-John Haddad. For the Israeli tennis player, see Amir Hadad.
Amir Haddad
עמיר חדד
Born c. 1984
Sarcelles, France
Origin Israeli-French singer, songwriter
Genres Pop
Years active 2006 – present
Associated acts Patrick Bruel
Website amirhaddadofficial.com

Amir Haddad (in Hebrew עמיר חדד) (born in 1984 in Sarcelles, France[1]) is an Israeli French singer and songwriter[2] of Tunisian and Moroccan Jewish parents.[3] He took part in 2006 in Israeli music competition Kokhav Nolad, released his album Vayehi in 2011 and was a finalist in French competition The Voice: la plus belle voix as part of Team Jenifer finishing third in the competition.

In Kokhav Nolad[edit]

Haddad born in France, immigrated to Israel in 1992 at the age of 8 as part of Aliyah and residing in Herzliya, north of Tel Aviv.[3] He sang as a young child in the synagogue and in various social events. He came to fame in 2006 with his participation in the fourth season of the Israeli song competition Kokhav Nolad (in Hebrew כוכב נולד meaning A Star is Born),[4] the Israeli equivalent of the Pop Idol held May to September 2006. He was the first candidate to sing mostly French language songs during the audition. He advanced for 4 stages before being eliminated.[3] The series was won by Jacko Eisenberg.

Career[edit]

Not winning in the season, he finished his obligatory military service in the Israeli Defence Forces and continued his studies in dentistry in Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Jerusalem graduating in 2012.

Meanwhile he pursued his passion in music. At the end of the competition, Haddad was signed to a French label.[3] creating following in France, Switzerland, USA and Brazil in addition to Israel, cooperated with a number of artists, notably Shlomi Shabat, Haim Moshe, Dudu Aharon, Gad Elbaz etc. His song "Kache limtso milim", the Hebrew version of Patrick Bruel's French hit "J'te l'dis quand même", came alongside a music video. Bruel loved his rendition and invited him to sing it with him in a grand event in Raanana Park on 23 May 2008 in front of 8000 spectators.[1] He sang it yet again much later in 2013, during the gala in tribute of Anaelle Ledoroth in Paris on May 27, 2013.

In 2011, he released his debut studio album Vayehi co-written by Haddad and Omri Dagan[2] during the years when Amir was a university student.[5] The album included his already popular version of "Kache limtso milim".

He also revived a 1990s hit "Désenchantée" by French artist Mylène Farmer. Haddad's version was produced by the famous Israeli producer Offer Nissim.[5]

In The Voice: la plus belle voix[edit]

In 2014, he took part in season 3 of the French television series The Voice: la plus belle voix[4][6] broadcast on TF1 from 11 January 2014 to 10 May 2013. In the blind auditions, Haddad sang "Candle in the Wind" from Elton John with all four coaches, Garou, Mika, Jenifer and Florent Pagny turning their chairs. Haddad chose to be part of Team Jenifer. His performances included:

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2011: Vayehi

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
FR
[7]
2014 "All of Me" 122 Non-album release

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