Cyndi Almouzni

Cyndi Almouzni (born 10 October 1984), best known at the beginning of her music career in the United States as Cherie [2] is a French pop and dance music singer coming from Marseille Her 2004 hit ” I’m Ready ” hit # 1 on the Hot Dance Music / Club Play chart.

Later it she Performed her professionally with real name Cyndi Almouzni and under her mononym Cyndi MOST notably When She Took hand in the competition entry to UK for Eurovision Song Contest with ” I’ll Leave My Heart ” coming second to The Eventual entry ” Flying the Flag (For You) “from Scooch .



When she was 14, Cyndi won a local talent contest and entered the national televised contest finals held in Paris. This was the beginning of her professional singing career. She has performed in many countries, including France, the UK and the US. She signed a world record in the US while continuing her studies.

As Cherie

Steve Allen, A & R at Sony BMG first discovered Cyndi after hearing her powerful vocals on a dance track. Allen was behind two previous Eurovision entries, Gina G with ” Ooh Aah … Just a Little Bit ” and the 1997 UK winning Eurovision entry in Dublin with ” Love Shine a Light ” by Katrina and the Waves .

In 2003 “Betcha Never” (that later Appeared in the album Cherie ) Was Actually used in soundtrack of the 2003 movie Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman . In 2004, Cyndi, under the name of Cherie, she released a self-titled album named Cherie which featured the lead-off single ” I’m Ready ” released in the summer of 2004. The song sampled the bassline from Foreigner’s ” Urgent ” and made decent headway on the US reaching charts # 1 on Hot Dance Club Songs in addition to # 33 on US Pop Songs chart and cracked the Billboard Hot 100 at # 99.

The follow-up single from the same album Cherie titled “Older Than My Years” was released in September 2004 and charted at Adult Contemporary Chart. After these three hits, Cherie seemsingly disappeared altogether.

As Cyndi Almouzni / Cyndi

Cherie resurfaced in the 2007 BBC selection for the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest. but interestingly, no mention was made of “Cherie” again as Cyndi reverted to her family name.

On 17 March 2007 Cyndi Almouzni competing in the BBC ‘s Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up Contest in the United States at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki , Finland. She sang the song ” I’ll Leave My Heart “, which had been produced by Grammy award-winning producer Brian Rawling .

Terry Wogan announced the winner to be Cyndi while, simultaneously, co-host Fearne Cotton revealed the winner to be Scooch . After several seconds of confusion from both contestants, it was revealed that Scooch were the true winners. It was later revealed by the BBC that Cyndi had received 47% of the vote to Scooch’s 53%. [3]

Her song was entered in the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2007 competition, and came second. This album was released in 2009 by Groomeut EP release. The Ep and the dance hit is “Lose Control” featuring Cyndi (as a mononym).


As Cherie

  • 2004: Cherie
  • 2003: “Betcha Never”
  • 2004: ” I’m ready “
  • 2004: “Older Than My Years”

As Cyndi

  • 2007: ” I’ll Leave My Heart “
Featured in
  • 2012: “Lose Control” (Groovenut and Cyndi)

See also

  • List of number one singles of 2004 (US)
  • List of artists who reached a number on the US Dance chart


  1. Jump up^ Today in History – 10 Oct.
  2. Jump up^ Jeffries, David. “Biography: Cherie” . Allmusic . Retrieved 26 April 2010 .
  3. Jump up^ “March Gaffe Scooch Eurovision win” . BBC News. March 18, 2007 . Retrieved 18 March 2007 .

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