Emmanuel Moire

Emmanuel Moire (born 16 June 1979 in Le Mans) is a French singer-songwriter, best known for portraying the role of Louis XIV in the French stage musical Le Roi Soleil.

Emmanuel Moire
Emmanuel Moire during the NRJ Music Awards 2013
Background information
Born (1979-06-16) 16 June 1979
Le Mans, France
Years active2004–present
LabelsWarner Music France

Moire has released four albums (Là) où je pars (2006), L'Équilibre (2009), Le chemin (2013) and La Rencontre (2015). He sings and plays the piano, with a hundred tunes to his credit. He participated on TV show Danse avec les Stars (French version of Dancing with the Stars (itself, an American version of the British original BBC series Strictly Come Dancing) ), which he won in December 2012.


At 21 years of age, Emmanuel was selected to take part in the 16th meeting of Astaffort, a training course for songwriters and performers. Between 2004 and 2007, he portrayed Louis XIV in the successful musical Le Roi Soleil, whose cast included Christophe Maé and Merwan Rim.

Emmanuel Moire released his first solo album, titled Là où je pars, on 13 November 2006. With British pop influences, the first album paid special attention to the melodies even more than the emotions. The piano, vocals and beautiful guitar segments led the listener to a place where love, sufferings and the small joys of the life all mixed. On his Facebook site, Emmanuel said his first album was "about the universal topics which I wanted to treat in a personal way. The role of an artist, it is to invite people into his universe, to give all that he has in him so that each one finds his own story there." "This album is the fruit of a lot of collaboration. I wanted it to represent me so that people could discover me, musically, there." "It is easy to see that this album is a reunion of those close to me at Astaffort. Those, who for several years, share in the same hopes and dreams: Claire Joseph, Yann Guillon, Benoît Poher, Davide Esposito, Christophe Beucher..." The first single from the album was "Le Sourire".

His second album, titled L'Équilibre was released in April 2009, and includes songs such as "Adulte et Sexy" and "Sans dire un mot" which were made into music videos. "Sois Tranquille" is a very personal song for the artist. In an interview by Deborah Laurent for 7sur7, the artist said: "The music was already written when my brother passed away. I wanted to speak about my brother, of his uncommon greatness. I lost my brother on 28 January. I just said to myself that it was not necessary for me to speak, because I was going to speak about my suffering. I wanted it to be more positive, a homage, some thing more spiritual. Therefore, I 'lent' my voice to my brother."

Emmanuel Moire represented France at the 2007 Sopot Festival in Poland performing his song "Ça me fait du bien" coming runner-up to eventual winner, the Polish band Feel.

In 2019, Moire participated in the 2019 edition of Destination Eurovision to attempt to represent France at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the song "La promesse". He placed fourth overall in the final.[1][2]

Personal life

He and his twin brother Nicolas were born in Le Mans on 16 June 1979.

In early 2008, Emmanuel Moire was hit by a car outside his Paris residence. He received a sprained ankle and three cracked ribs. The accident caused him to miss a performance in Strasbourg and the NRJ Music Awards.

On 12 January 2009, Emmanuel's twin brother Nicolas was run over by a car. Nicolas went into a deep coma and died two weeks later, on 28 January 2009. He was just 30.

Moire came out as gay in the French LGBT magazine Têtu in October 2009. In that interview he said, "I hope to live a normal discreet life. I am at peace with myself."[3]


Moire is a member of the Les Enfoirés charity ensemble since 2014.[4]



Year Album Peak positions Certification Notes

2006 (Là) où je pars 8 34 94 France: Platinum
2009 L'Équilibre 7 19 92 France: Gold
2013 Le chemin 1 4 28 France:Double Platinum
2015 La rencontre 2 2 19
2019 Odyssée 6
3 23


Year Single Peak positions Certification Album


2004 "Être à la hauteur" 9 19   32 France: Silver Le Roi Soleil
2005 "Je fais de toi mon essentiel" 3 7   26 France: Silver Le Roi Soleil
2006 "La vie passe"
(Cathialine Andria & Emmanuel Moire)
28   16   Le Roi Soleil
"Le sourire" 7 31     (Là) Où je pars
2007 "Là où je pars"     18  
2009 "Adulte & Sexy" 9   2   L'Équilibre
2010 "Sans dire un mot" 11   14  
2012 "Sois tranquille" 21      
"Beau malheur" 11 11     Le chemin
2013 "Ne s'aimer que la nuit" 72 31    
2015 "Bienvenue" 46 41     La rencontre
"Toujours debout" 163 34    
2018 "Et si on parlait d'amour" 24      

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.

Other charted songs
Year Single Peak positions Album
2012 "Au bout de mes rêves"
(with Amandine Bourgeois)
143 Non-album release
2016 "Le chanteur" 115
Featured in
Year Single Peak positions Album
2012 "Seras-tu là" (Live)
(Le Forestier / Ségara / Thomas Dutronc / Badi / Moire / Lââm / Foly / Grégoire / Clerc)


  1. "Destination Eurovision 2019 : Emmanuel Moire, Chimène Badi, Bilal Hassani… Voici les 18 candidats en compétition ! - actu - Télé 2 semaines". www.programme.tv/news (in French). Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  2. Farren, Neil (26 January 2019). "France: Bilal Hassani to Eurovision 2019". Eurovoix. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  3. Emmanuel Moire fait son coming out dans TÊTU Archived 19 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine, 19 October 2009.
  4. "Emmanuel Moire" (in French). Enfoires.com. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  5. LesCharts.com: Emmanuel Moire page
  6. Ultratop.be/fr/: Emmanuel Moire page
  7. "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 8, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
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