Participant: Louisa Baileche Song: Monts et merveilles (The Moon and The Stars) Writer(s): Hocine Hallaf Composer(s): Hocine Hallaf
What would be the Grand Prix d'Eurovision without France? From France there were always great songs, sometimes the classical chanson, sometimes ultramodern, but always open for surprises - just think of: Amina (1991) "Le dernier qui a parlé" or Sandrine Francois (2002) with "Il faut du temps".
This year's French singer Louisa, comes from a small suburb of Paris. She early felt in love with music, because her mother at home often sang Italian songs.
1992 she met the Egyptian filmmaker Youssouf Chanik and played a role in a comedy and in 1997 she took part in the musical "Nine".
Her song "Monts et merveilles" (The moon and the stars) was chosen by the French television France 3 and does not appear as a typical French ballad. The song sounds a little bit Oriental, due to the exotic drums. But there is absolutely no Oriental meaning in the song. Louisa thinks that this is a light song, between heaven and the sea.