The French selection starts today and from the aired rehearsals it looks like they go all in this year. Show, backdrops and more Eurovision style from start. Looks really nice actually.
To celebrate this this start of the French Eurovision season I decided to present to you the France in Eurovision most played list. So here it is, the French entries played the most at “Chez moi”:
01 1977 “L’ oiseau et l’ enfant” – Marie Myriam
02 2016 “J’ ai cherché” – Amir
03 2004 “Il faut du temps” – Sandrine Francois
04 2001 “Je n’nai que mon âme” – Natasha St-Pier
05 2005 “Chacun pense a soi” – Ortal
06 1991 “Le dernier qui a parle” – Amina
07 2008 “Divine” – Sebastien Tellier
08 2017 “Requiem” – Alma
09 2010 “Allez Ola Ole” – Jessy Matador
10 2007 “Lamour a la française” – Les fatals picard
11 1990 “White and Black Blues” – Joelle Ursull
12 2009 “Et s’ il fallait le faire” Patricia Kaas
13 1994 “Je suis un vrai garçon” – Nina Morato
14 1989 “Je vole la vie” – Nathalie Paque
15 1995 “Il me donne rendez vous” – Nathalie Santamaria
16 1978 “Un, deux, trois” – Catherine Ferry
17 2014 “Moustache” – Twin Twin
18 1999 “Je veux donner ma voix” – Nayah
19 1993 “Mama Corsica” – Patrick Fiori
20 2011 “Sognu” – Amaury Vassili
So thats the top 20 French songs, all according to my iTunes Playlist. But still, the best French entry ever never went to Eurovision, 1974 when ABBA won, a year when France should have won, “La vie a 25 and (Y’a pas de Mai’s se faire du bien)” – Dani
So, in 2018 France went back to have an open selection again with semi finals and a final, televotes, international jury and experts voting. The song “Mercy” won and went as huge favorites to the Eurovision Song Contest in Portugal but did not live up to the hype. But since I have presented my top songs from the Swedish selection as well as the Eurovision, and now living in France, I want to present the most played songs from the French selection as well.
Idag presenterades alltså artisterna som skall kämpa om äran att resa till Tel Aviv och ta telefonröstrevansch för svensk räkning. Jag ska i detta nu inte skriva så mycket mer för det ska få sjunka in en smula först. Detta med att storheter som Omar förnamn och Omar efternamn är med, Arja som kommer knocka den effekt och showhungriga ESC publiken om hon hamnar i Israel för att inte tala om storheter som Marget…
I do not know if the kidney stones I’m passing at the moment (or shall I say the drugs to make the pain less painful) delivered the my most confused moment in my “living in France” experience…
Anyway, I decided to go back in time and listen to the playlist “Dalida” on my way to work and for some reason she recorded an English version of “Milord”, made famous by Edith Piaf.
So on my way to work, bus 81, I found myself listen to Dalidas version of the song and had the epiphany “WOW, I actually understand all the lyrics of Milord” – Without a single thought she sang it in English not French.
It was a short moment of satisfaction to finally understand French.
Last Friday I went to see the “Golden Tour” with Kylie Minogue at “La Seine Musicale” – A new concert hall in Paris and very well known for the architecture and solar panels. A concert hall for the future where the the electricity collected from the sun gets converted to music so to speak.
So, another thing on my bucket list finally done. A concert with Kylie Minogue. And lets face the facts… No one, ever, will bring the world the news of Kylie being a great singer. She is an ok singer but seriously some of the high notes missed their place in life. But its actually not so bad cause it shows its live. Not perfect.
The first part of the show also struggled with major sound problems so it took a while before she managed to suck you in and reach the party mode.
But leaving the place it was with a good feeling so not Mylene Farmer good but actually more than I expected and the new album “Golden” might start to hit my playlists again now when I have some visuals in my head.
Sometimes small, very small news just makes you happy and restore some of the doubts you have on the current situation in the world. But it is a fact, the mainly Moslim republic of Azerbaijan confirmed they will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 hosted in Israel.
A lot might happen before May 2019 and I don’t see Azerbaijan as a very religious country but it is the fact. Hope people, hope!