Anggun, FAO Goodwill Ambassador
France’s Anggun was a special guest at Malta’s national final on February 4. She performed her Eurovision song “Echo (You and I).” Wiwi loved it, and hopes she lip-synchs as well at Eurovision!
Just kidding. She seriously sounded—and looked—amazing. Her song totally fills up the three minutes, and at no point did Wiwi want to put her on mute. The more I hear it, the more I like it! You can read the lyrics here.
Anggun also did a quick interview on stage with the hosts of the Maltese final. The male host looked at Anggun’s teeny tiny skirt and said, “Nice dress.” She smiled her million-dollar smile and he shut his mouth.
The female host asked Anggun about “Buy me Happiness,” a single on her new album.
Anggun: “‘Buy Me Happiness’ it talks about the fact that you cannot buy happiness. It’s not the amount of money that you have or your position in social life. It’s really love that can give you happiness.”
Female host: “You are originally from Indonesia, right? But you are representing France at Eurovision. How does that feel?
Anggun: “I’m actually a French citizen. I have been living in France since more than 10 years, and I’m just so lucky and very honored to represent this country because I’m a Francophile.” [We would hope so...since you, like, live there.]
Anggun: “Do you speak French?”
Male host: “I know Eiffel Tower. I know Sarkozy. I know Moulin Rouge. And I know la vache qui rit [the laughing cow...as in the cheese spread].”
Female host: “You are also a global ambassador for the United Nations. What is your role?”
Anggun: “My role. I’ve been working with the U.N. since six years, and I am one of the good will ambassadors for FAO which is a food and agriculture organizaiton. I invite all you all to go to 1billionhungry.org to sign a petition to end the hunger in the world.”