Today ,France Télévisions have announced that this year , rather than a National Final, they have internally selected pop star, La Zarra to represent France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool,UK.
Born in Quebec, Canada and also of Morrocan descent, La Zarra ‘s musical influences are Mylene Farmer and none other than Celine Dion , who ofcourse, won Eurovision in 1988 for Switzerland with “Ne partez pas sans moi” and who is also of Canadian origins.
Head of French Delegation ,Alexandra Redde -Amiel had this to say about La Zarra
“From our first meeting, La Zarra won us over! What an honour to welcome this great artist in the Eurovision family!
Mysterious, inspiring, charismatic, La Zarra is a woman and a modern artist with a chic French signature! A voice that transports us through time by making us travel to different eras. From Barbara through Brel or Dalida to Marylin Monroe, La Zarra is an iconic artist who will carry the colors of France in Liverpool in May 2023 during the largest song contest in the world.”
The Parisian artist says:
‘I am very proud to have the chance to perform my song in front of millions of viewers around the world. I am a great admirer of the most beautiful French voices such as Edith Piaf, Barbara, Dalida, but also Céline Dion, and I am so excited to make all Europeans discover my song which I hope will become theirs.
I am very honored to represent France at Eurovision, the most iconic song contest in the world.’
The song that La Zarra will sing in Liverpool will be revealed at a later date .In the meantime ,to get an idea of the type of music we can expect to see from her , check out her videos in the You Tube link below :
Author: Sarah Rudman
Source: France Télévisions ,You Tube
Categories: Eurovision 2020