Douchka, whose real name is Douchka Esposito, is a French singer whose parents are none other than the actress Pascale Petit and the poet Giani Esposito and who began her artistic career at the age of 12 as a model for the Elite agency !
At 21, she became Disney's ambassador in France, an honorary position that changed her fate overnight when asked to sing along to a song called "1,2,3...Mickey, Donald et moi". Title that will make a real hit in France to the point of selling more than 400,000 copies in France.
A huge success amplified by the release the same year of an album called "Elementaire, mon cher Baloo", from which the single of the same name will be extracted. New success which allows the young singer to become one of the biggest phenomena of the moment in France.
The great adventure continued the following year with the release in 1985 of the album “Taram et le chaudrin magique, an album that produced no less than 3 new major successes with the singles “Zorro…Je chante parce que je t'aime”, “La chanson de Zorro” and “Taram et le chaudron magique".
The year 1986 saw the release of the album "Basil", which produced the flagship single "Basile, détective privé. Then in 1987, it was the turn of the album "Bernard et Bianca" to come out, album whose biggest success was the single of the same name.
The end of the 1980s saw her switch slowly but surely to television animation for children's programs. A gradual reorientation that forces her to break her contract with Disney.
A reorientation that unfortunately will not really benefit her because her television experiences come to an end and the literary and musical experiments that she will attempt during the 1990s will only be very successful. Very relative successes which will end up completely marginalizing her to the point of seeing her completely disappear from the radar at the end of the decade ...
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
(1,2,3) Mickey, Donald et moi… 1984
Elementaire mon cher Baloo 1984
Zorro… Je chante parce que je t’aime 1985
(La chanson de) Zorro 1985
Taram et le chaudron magique 1985
Basil, détective privé 1986
Comme le dit toujours mon père 1987
Bernard et Bianca 1987
Le livre de la jungle 1988
Les Aristochats 1988
Happy birthday Mickey 1988
Rien ni personne 1997
Si simplement Sissi 1997
1984 ... the title of the revelation. Certainly, the young singer has positioned herself in a niche that will inevitably marginalize her, but that's also the 80s !
1984 ... a year 1984 which saw her win the cup with this title which will remain as the biggest success of her entire career. Nothing extraordinary considering the field in which she evolves but a good job, quite simply !
1985 ... 1985 started again on more or less the same bases. The singer has become in just 1 year a small phenomenon in the microcosm of children's songs and all she has to do is unroll quietly ...
1985 ... her biggest hit of the year. A melody that goes well, very simple lyrics, in short, the ideal recipe for the special children's song
1985 ... we think what we want about this childish and above all very simplistic style, but everyone has their place during this decade. There is something for everyone as they say !
1986 ... unfortunately, the adventure will quickly end. After 2 years of insolent success, the rest will prove to be much more complicated to manage than expected. Hard law of the trade ...
1987 ... the level of success is in free fall and the singer will never find the incredible baraka who carried her during the years 1984 and 1985. Even if this title is cheerful and playful, it will not be enough to save Private Douchka ...
1987 ... her last 'little' hit. It was obvious that given the field in which she decided to evolve, her career would not last for decades. Unfortunately, she will learn it at her expense ...
1988 ... now she sings more for fame than anything else. The children's audience is very volatile and very quickly turns away from the singers he adored shortly before. Hence the danger of going into this particular area ...
1988 ... she tries to resist by all means but unfortunately mass has been said for a long time. It is time for the adventure to end or else she will sink completely ...
1988 ... a 1988 year dense in titles but with the most limited success. The singer comes close to caricature each time and the audience has already moved on ...
1997 ... big air gap of 9 years and here she is back for the less metamorphosed. The voice has nothing more to do, just like the style. But it is far too late for her to have any hope of resurfacing. The game is over no matter what she thinks ...
1997 ... the compositions are of quality, certainly, but that will not be enough to show another image of her. For the public she will always remain the interpreter of '(1,2,3) Mickey, Donald et moi' ...
Official Website :
http://douchka-esposito.fr/ Greatest Hits :