Eurovision weekend in Paris

by Richard West-Soley 64 views

A bumper weekend of Eurovision Song Contest events is to take place in Paris this week, lasting from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, and featuring two former participants.

The festivities kick off on Friday evening, with a disco night at Le Tango Club at Rue au Maire, organised by OGAE France. The party gets going at 22:30 CET and will last until 5:00 the next morning. Soirée Eurofrissons will feature a super dosage of Eurovision Song Contest music for fans to bop to all night.

The following evening sees former Luxembourg winner and French participant Anne-Marie David (1973 / 1979) in concert. The show, simply titled Chansons, will take place on Saturday and Sunday evening at Le théâtre de Ménilmontant, with tickets costing 25 Euros each.

Finally, OGAE France will host their own 2006 preview event on Sunday, with semifinalists showcased in the morning and automatic qualifiers from the final in the afternoon. The guest of honour will be Marie Ruggieri, better known as Mary Christy, the 1976 performer for Monaco. Mary ended up in third place at the Hague with Toi, moi et la musique, and now, thirty years later, will be appearing for fans at this OGAE event.

Further details on all the weekend's planned activities can be found (in French) at the Eurofans site of OGAE France at this link.

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site