The French punk rock group Les Wampas has declared an interest in representing France at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki, according to an article in the Swiss newspaper Le matin.
The group is chiefly famous for frontman Didier Wampas (real name Didier Chapedelaine), whose trademark is deliberately off-key, and often high-pitched singing. Gigs are often high-energy and characterised by crowd-surfing by the band members, and a great deal of audience interaction.
Never shy of controversy, the band's January 2006 single Chirac en prison was banned by French TV and radio, although defended by Mr Chapedelaine: "I just wanted to see how far freedom of expression can go".
The band has release eleven albums since its debut Tutti frutti in 1986.