Christophe Willem (real name Christophe Durier), born on August 3, 1983 in Enghien-les-Bains (Paris district), France, is a French singer and the winner of the fourth edition of Nouvelle Star (French version of Pop Idol) in 2006. Christophe spent most of his life in Deuil-la-Barre (Val-d'Oise), where his parents run a driving school. As a child, he learned figure skating and to play the piano. Later he learned to sing as part of a gospel choir "Young Voices". He also was composing songs at the age of fourteen.