🇫🇷 TES Previews: Who is La Zarra?

🇫🇷 TES Previews: Who is La Zarra?

Eurovision in Liverpool is now less than a month away. In the run-up to rehearsals we will be getting to know a little more about this year’s artists, their discography and their Eurovision journey so far. The first artist we will be previewing is France’s La Zarra.

La Zarra’s Eurovision Journey so far….

La Zarra was internally selected to represent France at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 by France Télévisions back in January. It was later revealed that La Zarra will sing “Évidemment” at the contest. La Zarra will perform in the Grand Final at Eurovision 2023, bypassing the semi-finals as France are part of the Big 5.

La Zarra performed at three Eurovision Pre-Parties these being Pre-PartyES in Madrid, Eurovision In Concert in Amsterdam and London Eurovision Party.

What do we think of “Évidemment”

The team at That Eurovision Site has been doing their reviews for this year’s contest. Jazzi and Isabelle gave their thoughts on “Évidemment”, which you can see here.

Who is La Zarra?

Fatima Zahra Hafdi, otherwise known as La Zarra is a 25 year-old singer originally from Montreal, a French speaking providence in Canada. Up until getting involved in music, Fatima was a hairdresser. La Zarra started releasing music back in 2020 with her first single À l’ammoniaque/Mon dieu. In 2022 La Zarra released her first album “Traîtrise”, from this comes her most successful song in France so far which is Tu t’en iras, which charted at No.75, and has amassed over 22 millions streams on Spotify.

“Évidemment” – La Zarra’s Eurovision entry was written by Ahmed Saghir, Yannick Rastogi and Zacharie Raymond, as well as input from Fatima herself.

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.

What do you think of Évidemment? Can La Zarra bring Eurovision back to France? Let us know your thoughts! Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!

News Source: La Zarra/France Télévisions/That Eurovision Site

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