Kaas Warms Up For Eurovision

Multimillion album seller Patricia Kaas has given herself plenty of time to warm up for her Eurovision Song Contest performance with a 24-date run leading up to the event.

The 42-year-old singer and actress from Forbach in northeastern France began her trek at Aix En Provence Pasino March 13. On top of another 14 French shows, she’ll also visit Germany, Belgium, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland and Luxembourg.

Although France has as good a Eurovision record as any country except Ireland, winning the competition five times, its recent form doesn’t offer much encouragement.
Since 1998, when televoting was instated, France has almost always been in the bottom 10 countries in the final.

After Eurovision week, which is at Moscow Olimpiysky May 12-16, she’ll continue touring through Moldavia, Ukraine, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, Germany, Switzerland and France.