• Bilal Hossani. (SBS Eurovision)Source: SBS Eurovision
Bilal Hossani brings a story of acceptance with 'Roi' (King).
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13 Apr 2019 - 4:35 PM  UPDATED 5 May 2019 - 7:17 PM

Bilal Hassani is a singer, songwriter and social media star. The talented 19-year-old phenomenon won 'Destination Eurovision' in Paris with 35% of the public vote capturing the chance to represent his country at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. Bilal will represent France with the song 'Roi', a message of self-acceptance and hope. The song was written with Madame Monsieur, who represented France last year in Lisbon. The emotional lyric video accompanying the song has already been viewed by millions of users.

Roi

French, English
English

I am me
And I know I will always be
I am free I create who I am
You don’t have to ask so I am

I am me
The same one since I was tiny
Even though I got stared at I got judged
I cry, I got out, and I smile

You put me in a box, want me to be like you
I’m not in society’s codes I can bother a few
At the end of the day you cannot change me boo
So, let me fly away

I, I’m not rich but I’m shining bright
I can see my kingdom now
When I dream I am a king
When I dream I am a king

I, I’m not rich but I’m shining bright
I can see my kingdom now
When I dream I am a king

And I know oh oh oh
Even though oh oh oh
You try to take me down
You can not break me na na

All of the voices «be like this, be like that»
Me I don’t even care
You will never remove my crown

Who are we
When we hurt, when we fight for free
Only God can judge you and me
Who we are, we never chose to be

What we chose
Is our job, our haircuts and our friends
Our routine, maybe even our love
And it’s great and it’s terrible
It’s none of anyone’s business

I, I’m not rich but I’m shining bright
I can see my kingdom now
When I dream I am a king
When I dream I am a king

I, I’m not rich but I’m shining bright
I can see my kingdom now
When I dream I am a king

And I know oh oh oh
Even though oh oh oh
You try to take me down
You can not break me na na

All of the voices «be like this, be like that»
Me I don’t even care
You will never remove my crown

I am a king
When I dream I am a king