Omar Hasan, the former pillar turned singer: "Presenting myself in shorts on TV, I hesitated"

Omar Hasan, the former pillar turned singer: "Presenting myself in shorts on TV, I hesitated"

He enthralled the jurors of "France has an incredible talent", Tuesday, on M 6, with his lyrical performance of "Little Man Foam", the song of Patrick Sebastien, played in jacket, bowtie, shorts and socks of the Argentine selection and cleats. At 47, Omar Hasan, the former mainstay of Stade Toulousain, retired after the title of 2008 French champion, now leads a career of baritone. With his show "Tango", he will perform on November 27 in Saint-Orens (Haute-Garonne) and December 7 in Castelnaudary (Aude). Meanwhile, the artist in 64 selections looks at the news of the Pumas opposed to the XV of France, Saturday (9:05 pm) in Lille.

We imagine that your televised passage Tuesday night has marked the spirits. You confirm ?

OMAR HASAN. Yes, I can not work anymore (Laughter). I receive messages from all the friends of Auch, Agen, everywhere! With social networks, it happened in Argentina. It snowballed, everyone calls me! This interpretation of the "Little Foam Man" is something I was already doing in my shows and people had died laughing. After, the idea to introduce myself in shorts on TV, I hesitated. But humor has always been present at home.

What did you think of the timing of this broadcast coinciding with the arrival of Pumas in France?

I do not think it is calculated by the prod of M 6. I intend to go see the team during his visit to the embassy. Well, the thing is that I only know the people of the staff, I'm too old the players (Laughter) !

What does this Argentine selection inspire you?

I like her. They are still learning with the recent arrival of the new staff (Editor's note: Mario Ledesma and Gonzalo Quesada appointed in June). But what they did in a very short time is exceptional. I do not think any other nation could do that in the world. Rugby in Argentina remains amateur apart from an elite of 50 players and they beat South Africa and Australia this summer.

Would you like to help this team?

I had proposed it and I am always available to bring my experience. In our time, we have often met the elders. I think that today, the Argentine Federation should not deprive itself of the most successful players abroad, nor the skills of the former players. I feel that the transmission of knowledge has not occurred.

And what is your view of the situation of the XV of France?

France, it surprises me because there are very good players. Guy Novès deserved to be able to finish his term. All of this creates uncertainty. Jacques Brunel must give confidence. The next Six Nations Tournament will be fundamental. Because now it's ticking, ticking for the Blues …

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