Israel may or may not make it into the finals of the Eurovision song contest this year, but there will certainly be an Israeli flavor to the event in the form of France’s entrant, Amir Haddad.

France announced on Thursday that Haddad would be singing its entry at this year’s competition, which will be held in Stockholm, Sweden in May.

Born in Paris in 1984, Haddad moved to Israel with his family eight years later. A keen musician, he has put out his own album in 2011, and has collaborated with other artists on other records.

In 2006, Haddad appeared on the “A Star is Born” reality singing competition, Israel’s version of American Idol, and in 2014 was a finalist on the French edition of “The Voice.”

Amir’s website indicates that he is signed to Warner Music in France.