Recently, France 2 announced the details of the artist and song which will be representing France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. The song is called N’oubliez pas and will be performed by Lisa Angell.
In an article by Julien Goncalevs in chartsinfrance.net, he writes about the French entry and also quotes extracts from a television programme during which its merits were discussed. He first writes:
Lisa Angell has already released three albums, the last of which, Frou frou, has sold approximately 15,000 copies. Written by Robert Goldman, the song mainly evokes the First World War of 1914-1918. Maybe France will do well at Eurovision since Robert Goldman helped Natasha St-Pier finish fourth in 2001 with Je n’ai que mon âme.
The article continues by writing the views of the entry from the television programme Touche pas à mon poste on Channel D8.
One of the guests, Jean-Luc Lemoine, comedian, writer and television presenter, is quoted as saying:
I find that the song does not serve her very well … she deserved a better song.
He added that he thinks France will have no chance to win Eurovision.
Enora Malagré, columnist, and television/radio presenter was more forthright in her comments:
This is the France of the past. It is not our France. Our France is mixed, it is modern. What is this cheesy song? This is the France of the 20s.
Journalist Thierry Moreau was the one who had a more enthusiastic view, finding comparisons with Celine Dion and Marie Myriam, amongst others.
If you would like to view the television discussion you can click here.
Here is Lisa Angell and her entry N’oubliez pas.