Patricia Kaas Et s'il fallait le faire France 2009 Eurovision
France - Eurovision 2009
Patricia Kaas Et s'il fallait le faire.
Patricia Kaas born December 5, 1966 in Forbach in France.
Her German mother and her French father, a miner, recognised the vocal talent of the youngest of their seven children at an early age and greatly encouraged Patricia with her singing. By the age of 8 the young girl was already performing in working-men's clubs and at local dances, singing covers of songs by French stars Sylvie Vartan, Claude François and Mireille Mathieu, as well as belting out American classics such as "New York New York".
Kaas is one of the most successful French-speaking singers in the world. Stylistically her music is not classical chanson, but is closer to a mixture of pop music, jazz and chanson.
Since the appearance of her debut album Mademoiselle chante in 1988 Kaas has sold 16 million records worldwide.
Her record sales are worthy of London or Minneapolis. She is today the most successful French artist abroad, the proud descendant of Piaf, Chevalier, Montand and Co. She adopted a style of realist song perfectly suited to her warm and powerful voice. Popular at home, famous abroad, Patricia Kaas is a role model for French youth today...
Kaas had her acting debut in 2001, when she played the jazz singer Jane beside Jeremy Irons in Claude Lelouch's And now... Ladies and Gentlemen. The film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival among others. In Germany the film was first seen in October 2002 at 19 Days of French Film in Tübingen, but only came to German cinemas in 2003. The film, however, fared poorly at the box office.
Kaas took her first step into the professional music business at the age of 13, when, with the help of her brother Egon, she signed a contract with the Saarbrücken Club Rumpelkammer. Kaas took the name Pady Pax, after the brass band Pax Majorettes from Stiring-Wendel, of which she and her sister Carine were members, and for seven years appeared with the band Dob's Lady Killers. At 16 she took a placement with a model agency in Metz. Kaas' first attempts to break into the music business once and for all initially failed, however; a producer rejected her on the grounds that the world did not need a second Mireille Mathieu. Kaas' producer at this time was the architect Bernard Schwartz, who would lead her to her first great success.