Apr 17th, 2008 // 5 Comments

tellier.jpgLanguage purists in France are très malheureuse with Sebastien Tellier because his Eurovision entrant, “Divine,” has lyrics en Anglais, a move that was made in part because English-language songs have pretty much dominated the competition. Can’t we smooth over any ruffled feathers by reminding the offended Francophiles that Tellier may sing in English, but he’s proved his French bona fides via the employment of tasteful nudity? [Guardian]

  1. NeverEnough

    Quelle horreur!

  2. The Illiterate

    The French are so lucky techno happened, otherwise their influence in pop music would have ended with Edith Piaff.

  3. Clevertrousers

    Son of a bitch! I can’t believe I’m missing Eurovision AGAIN this year! Also, is this guy a pop star or an extra from an upcoming Wes Anderson film?

  4. Clevertrousers

    @The Illiterate: Well there’s always my man Serge:

  5. Clevertrousers

    Aha. Here’s the Serge Gainsbourg clip I was looking for:

    Mon dieu!

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