Julien Doré, born July 7, 1982 in Alès in the Gard, is a French singer-songwriter, musician and actor. He became famous after winning the fifth season of Nouvelle Star in 2007. In 2015, he won the Victoire de l'artiste interprète masculin at the Victoires de la musique. According to the Genéanet site, Julien Doré is not the great-great-grand-nephew of the illustrator Gustave Doré, contrary to what he claimed. On the other hand, he is the great-great-grandson of Émile Waldteufel. The only son of a father who sells on eBay while his mother does the parcels, he grew up in Lunel6 and Nîmes, where he continued his secondary education at the Lycée Louis Feuillade and played soccer at the Gallia Club Lunel. After a literary baccalaureate, he attended the École supérieure des beaux-arts de Nîmes for five years. In 2002, with the name Julian Golden (for Doré), he founded the group Dig Elvis Up (Déterrez Elvis) with Guillaume de Molina on guitar, Céline Linsay on vocals and tambourine and his best friend, Julien Francioli, on bass. Baptiste Tiste joins them on drums a little later. The band plays in bars in the Nîmes region. In 2006, Julien Doré and Guillaume de Molina also form the project " The Jean D'Ormesson Disco Suicide " or " Jean D'Ormesson's ", a protean group that takes up disco hits by reformatting them in a style close to the music of the south of the United States. Thus are rearranged tracks such as Born to Be Alive or Les Démons de minuit.
In 2007, he took part in the Nouvelle Star tele-hopping show, which he won, elected by the public. In the same year, he was voted "sexiest man of the year" by ELLE magazine. Before the success he enjoyed thanks to Nouvelle Star, Julien Doré worked in a handling company and played with his band Dig Up Elvis in bars in Nîmes where they were "paid in beers". A video posted on YouTube on October 27, 2006 shows host Cauet broadcasting on Fun Radio a few seconds of a song entitled Je vais t'enculer by a young singer named "Julien Doré". It seems that Julien sent this song to the radio host while he was still a student. He has several tattoos: the names of his two bands (The Jean d'Ormesson's on his left upper arm and Dig up Elvis on the inside of his right forearm), and also Marcel Duchamp on his left pectoral, a large black Celtic cross on his left shoulder inspired by Dave Gahan's, who changed his vision of music when he attended the Depeche Mode concert at the Nîmes Arena and Artist in the upper back on the right, also a heart on his left forearm with the words "Baie des Anges", "Rrose Selavy" on his right biceps and "dada" on his right wrist.