Category Archives: France

361 Je Veux Donner Ma Voix – Nayah (France, 1999)

Nayah is Sylvie Mestre from Perpignan in southern France, near the border with Spain. She was 38 at the time of the contest in 1999 making her the oldest competitor that year – a couple of years older than Bosnia’s … Continue reading

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376 Tom Pillibi – Jacqueline Boyer (France, 1960)

France have won the contest five times and – so far – their winners are appearing in the Top 500 in chronological order: first we had Dors, Mon Amour (see No. 388) from 1958, and 12 places higher is their second … Continue reading

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380 White And Back Blues – Joëlle Ursull (France, 1990)

The French Antilles are a group of French territories in the West Indies clustered around the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. The music of these Caribbean islands was brought to British shores in the late 1970s/early 1980s via the slightly naff disco … Continue reading

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384 Comé Comédie – Betty Mars (France, 1972)

Paris-born Séverine won the 1971 contest in Dublin with Un Banc Un Arbre Une Rue, giving Monaco their only Eurovision win to date. The Monégasques, however, were unable to come up with a suitable venue for 1972’s show, so with just seven weeks … Continue reading

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388 Dors, Mon Amour – André Claveau (France, 1958)

At No. 388 we have Dors, Mon Amour by André Claveau, the first of France’s five Eurovsion wins. It’s the second song from 1958 to feature in our countdown, 85 places higher than the runner-up that year, Giorgio by Lys Assia … Continue reading

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484 L’amour À La Française – Les Fatals Picards (France, 2007)

And here we have our debut French entry, the first of 33 in the Top 500. It’s a travesty that France haven’t won Eurovision since 1977; consistently they come up with one of the best songs of the year but recently, with the odd exception, they … Continue reading

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