The final Eurovision Song Contest version for the French entry S'il fallait le faire by Patricia Kaas has been released by the French Television Company FR3 and the video is today available through esctoday.com and eurovision.tv. The new version song features several dramatic key changes which FR3 hopes will bring success to the French in the Eurovision Song Contest next May in Moscow for the first time since 1977.
Watch the official video clip and Eurovision Song Contest version of S'il fallait le faire here:
During today's rehearsals of Melodifestivalen in Stockholm,esctoday.com had an opportunity to speak with Bruno Berberes, the Head of the French Eurovision Song Contest delegation about this year's French entry. Bruno said that for the second year running the French public can be very proud of both the song and singer which will epresent France.
Bruno says: "Eurovision is a very simple contest; once you start planning how to win you will be lost in the competition. I don't really care about winning. All I wish to do is show to Europe what French music is about. If some participating countries stopped looking for the winning recipe and looked for a soundwhich reflected their country with pride, more than looking for a winner, the urovision Song Contest would benefit from it. When movies are made, actors and directors do not plan to win an award at Cannes or an Oscar, these things happen ifthe acting or the movies are something special or magical. It shouldbe the same for the Eurovision Song Contest".
When S'il fallait le faire was recorded in the studio, Bruno said that he wanted to create a feeling of French culture which was presented ina number of French movies such as La vie en rose (the Edith Piaf biopic), Moulin Rouge, and Amelie. He said that he wanted to capture the atmosphere of the Montmartre area in Paris which many people from around the world associate with being typically French.
As for as planning for this year's Eurovision Song Contest, Bruno expect to have his hands full in Moscow. "Patricia Kaas is something of a superstar in Russia where she is as well known as Madonna and to deal with that type of attention may prove to be a nightmare", said Bruno.
In last year's contest France finished in 19th position when Divine by Sébastien Tellier received a total of 47 points. Mr Berberes also concluded he was happy with the commercial success of their entry afterwards, as Tellier’s records have been hits in many countries and was also used in an international as campaign