On February 19th, La Zarra, who will be representing France in Eurovision 2023, released her entry “Évidemment”.
About the song
“Évidemment” (English: “Obviously”) combines a grand orchestra opening with a modern drop in the chorus, and shows off La Zarra’s experienced vocals in a modern, mid-tempo number.
Head of Delegation for France, Alexandra Redde-Amiel, confirmed on February 14 that the song would be released in a televised broadcast. The reveal aired on TV channel France 2 with host Laurent Delahousse.
La Zarra hails from Quebec, and was announced to be representing France in January. The last Canadian to represent France in Eurovision was Natasha St-Pier, who placed fourth in 2001.
Listen to “Évidemment” on streaming here:
France’s Eurovision Journey
France is a powerhouse in Eurovision, debuting in the first Contest in 1956. Their first entries finished in second place, but no scores were ever published. Since then, France has gone on to win the Contest five times. The most recent win came in 1977, with Marie Myriam’s “L’enfant et l’oiseau”, scoring 136 points.
Recently, France had slumped in results but a change in direction in 2016 has seen a boost in results. Amir finished in 6th position for France with “J’ai charché”, followed by 12th, 13th and 16th places respectively. In 2022, France sent Breton artists Alvan and Ahez with their song “Fulenn”. At the close of voting, France finished in 24th place, earning 17 points.
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News Source: France 2
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