France have successfully won the Eurovision Song Contest five times – however this could’ve been six had Sweden not won the tiebreaker in Rome, back in 1991. In 1969, there was no tiebreaker, so France shared the top spot. Below are the winning entries from France over the years.
1958: Andre Claveau – “Dors, mon amour”
1960: Jacqueline Boyer – “Tom Pillibi”
1962: Isabelle Aubret – “Un premier amour”
1969: Frida Boccara – “Un jour, un enfant”
1977: Marie Myriam – “L’oiseau et l’enfant”
Video: YouTube/ESC 1989
What about the 1991 tiebreaker I hear you cry? Well, this is a favourite of one of the Eurovision Ireland team and will be presented on Thursday. Do you agree with the above winners or do you think other French entries deserved the ultimate victory – comment below or in any of our social media feeds.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland