Monaco: Séverine Ferrer talks Eurovision and the future

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Séverine Ferrer, who represented Monaco at the Eurovision Song Contest of 2006, has given an interview to French media in which she touches upon her time in the Contest and discusses her future ambitions.

A mother of two children, who celebrated her 37th birthday on 31st October, Séverine Ferrer has spent the last few years working extensively in radio and theatre, with a starring role in a tour of The Vagina Monologues amongst many of her credits.  On 23rd March 2014, Séverine was also elected to serve on the municipal Council of the French town Chatou.

When asked about Eurovision, an experience Séverine has previously described as “the best memory of her career”, and future musical aspirations, Séverine answers:

I recorded a self-titled debut album in 2004, I’m not saying I will not repeat, but I have other priorities at the moment, especially the theatre. The song is the activity that requires me to have more strength, more energy, and also generates fear and anguish, in the sense that I feel to me really naked; so that when one is playing a role.. behind (the) character is a different approach. (Musically) I come back only if I feel the need.

Read the full interview (in French) here

Séverine Ferrer is acting for the second time as the Master of Ceremonies at the Côte-d’Or Song Festival.  Taking place in Beaune on 21st and 22nd November, the Festival is a high standard musical competition open to all styles of music.  Check out the Festival’s Facebook page for more information.

Performed in both French and Tahitian, Séverine Ferrer represented Monaco at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Athens, Greece, with La Coco-Dance.  The song finished in 21st place at the semi final with a total of 14 points.  This is to date the last Eurovision appearance made by the principality of Monaco, who debuted at the Contest of 1959, and has made 24 appearances, with 21 Grand Finals.  Monaco won the Eurovision Song Contest of 1971, when Séverine (born Josiane Grizeau) sang Un banc, un arbre, une rue.

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