Julien Doré

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Julien Doré
Julien Doré 2013.jpg
Julien Doré in 2013
Background information
Born (1982-07-07) 7 July 1982 (age 32)
Alès, Gard, France
Genres Pop
Folk
Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actor
Years active 2007–present
Labels Sony BMG
Website Official website

Julien Doré (born 7 July 1982) is a French singer-songwriter, actor, and winner of the fifth season of the television show Nouvelle Star, aired on the French Television M6 channel. He is also the great-great-great-nephew of Gustave Doré, a well-known illustrator of the 19th century.

Life[edit]

Doré was born in Alès (Gard), and grew up in Lunel. After taking his baccalauréat littéraire at the college Louis Feuillade, he attended the École des Beaux-Arts of Nîmes for five years. He is the founder of the group Dig up Elvis, with which he played in the bars of Nîmes. At that time, beer was the currency in which he was paid. In 2006, he created with Guillaume de Molina the project "The Jean d'Ormesson disco suicide", "protean group" which covered pop and disco hits. In June 2007, Doré was voted number one in French Elle Magazine's "15 Sexiest Men" poll. He used to date Louise Bourgoin, but separated since March 2009.

Nouvelle Star[edit]

In 2007, Doré was selected at the casting session in Marseille for the fifth season of the music competition Nouvelle Star, where he presented himself with a ukulele. At the beginning, he only participated in the casting to get free publicity for his band. He convinced the jury when he sang "A la faveur de l'automne" (originally by Tété). His most memorable performances and revelations were while singing "Moi... Lolita" (Alizée) and "...Baby One More Time" (Britney Spears), dance music songs, in acoustics. He won the finale against Tigane.

Week Song Choice Original Artist Result
Open Audition "A la faveur de l'automne" Tété -
Open Audition – 2nd song "Funny Fishy Pussy" The Jean d'Ormesson Disco Suicide 3 vote "Yes" out of 4
Theatre auditions – day 1 "Creep" Radiohead Safe
Theatre auditions – day 2 (trio) "Du côté de chez Swann" Dave Safe
Theatre auditions – day 3 "A la faveur de l'automne" Tété Safe
Top 15 "Like a Virgin" Madonna Safe
Top 13 "Les Mots bleus" Christophe Safe
Top 10 "Heartbreak Hotel" Elvis Presley Safe
Top 9 "Comme d'habitude" ("My Way") Claude François Safe
Top 8 "Light my Fire" The Doors Safe
Top 7 "Moi... Lolita" Alizée Safe
Top 6 – 1st song "Strangers in the Night" Frank Sinatra -
Top 6 – 2nd song "Mourir sur scène" Dalida Safe
Top 5 – 1st song "I Put a Spell on You" Screamin' Jay Hawkins -
Top 5 – 2nd song "Le Coup de soleil" Richard Cocciante Safe
Top 4 – 1st song "...Baby One More Time" Britney Spears -
Top 4 – 2nd song "Les Bêtises" Sabine Paturel Safe
Top 3 – 1st song "Tainted Love" Gloria Jones -
Top 3 – 2nd song "Vanina" Dave Safe
Top 2 – 1st song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Nirvana -
Top 2 – 2nd song "You Really Got Me" The Kinks -
Top 2 – 3rd song "Le Mal Aimé" Claude François Winner

Career[edit]

Doré has had a successful musical career after winning Nouvelle Star with three studio albums, Ersatz (2008), Bichon (2011) and Løve (2013), all reaching top four on the official French Albums Chart. He has also gained chart success in Belgium and Switzerland.

In 2009, he recorded a duet with Cœur de Pirate of her song, "Pour un infidèle." A video was released to promote the song, showing the two as a 1960's-era celebrity couple.[1] Also in 2009, Doré recorded the song "Helsinki" with French singer Mélanie Pain. Doré also collaborated with French chanteuse Sylvie Vartan on her 2010 album release, Soleil bleu.[2]

Discography[edit]

Doré in 2008

Albums[edit]

Year Album Chart Positions Certification
FRA
[3]
BEL
(Wa)

[4]
SWI
2008 Ersatz 2 2 4
2011 Bichon 4 4 16
2013 Løve
  • Released: October 28, 2013
  • Columbia / Sony BMG
4 9 21

EPs[edit]

Year Album Chart Positions Notes
FRA
[3]
2009 Julien Doré & The Bash EP Also available as part of Bichon release

Soundtracks[edit]

  • 2010: Holiday

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart peak positions Album
FRA
[3]
BEL
(Wa)

Ultratop
[4]
BEL
(Wa)

Ultratip
[4]
SWI
2007 "Moi... Lolita" 2 1 20
2008 "Les Limites" 15 10 48 Ersatz
"Figures Imposées"
(with Morgane Imbeaud)
22
"De mots"
(with Arno)
18
2009 "First Lady" 22
""Pour un infidèle"
(Cœur de pirate & Julien Doré)
1 8 43 Cœur de pirate
2011 "Kiss Me Forever" 33 12 Bichon
2011 "L'été summer" 12 15
2012 "Laisse Avril" 39
2013 "Paris-Seychelles" 11 39 Løve
"Viborg" 160
"On attendra l'hiver" 33 9
2014 "Chou wasabi"
(feat. Micky Green)
31

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Écrire pour un chanteur The Young Man TV series
2010 Ensemble, nous allons vivre une très, très grande histoire d'amour... Nicolas
2010 Vampires Jean-Paul
2011 Le cri cosmique Eugène B. Short film
2013 Pop Redemption Alex
2013 Chez nous c'est trois! L'acteur de Baisers fanés

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Christophe Willem
Nouvelle Star winner
2007
Succeeded by
Amandine Bourgeois