À chaque pas

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"À chaque pas"
Single by Jonatan Cerrada
from the album Siempre 23
B-side "I Still Believe"
Released 29 March 2004
Format CD single
Genre Pop
Length 3:00
Label BMG
Writer(s) Jonatan Cerrada
Ben Robbins
Steve Balsamo
Producer(s) Jean-François Berger
Jonatan Cerrada singles chronology
"Rien ne me changera"
(2003)
"À chaque pas"
(2004)
"Libre comme l'air"
(2005)
France "À chaque pas"
Eurovision Song Contest 2004 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Languages
Composer(s)
Jonatan Cerrada,
Benjamin Robbins,
Steve Balsamo
Lyricist(s)
Jonatan Cerrada,
Benjamin Robbins,
Steve Balsamo
Finals performance
Final result
15th
Final points
40
Appearance chronology
◄ "Monts et merveilles" (2003)   
"Chacun pense à soi" (2005) ►

"À chaque pas" was the third single from the winner of the French version of Pop Idol - A La Recherche De La Nouvelle Star, Jonatan Cerrada, as well as the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 entry for France. It achieved a moderate success in France and Belgium.

Background and writing[edit]

Jonatan Cerrada performing "À chaque pas" for France.

"À chaque pas" was released in March 2004 as Jonatan's third single. This song had not already featured on his debut album Siempre 23 which was released in September 2003. The album was re-released with it as a bonus track. The song was written by Ben Robbins and Steve Balsamo.

"À chaque pas" translates to 'With Every Step' in English. The song tells the tale of the ups and downs of any relationship. Jonatan is ethnically Spanish and so is fluent in Spanish and French, singing the final verse of the song in Spanish - the first occasion on which the French Contest entry was performed partly in this language.

Eurovision 2004[edit]

Despite France's 18th place at the 2003 Contest, the song was pre-qualified for the final as France are one of the "Big Four" (along with Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom), which means that their entries are exempt from qualification in the semi-final.

The song was performed fourth on the night (following Norway's Knut Anders Sørum with High and preceding Serbia and Montenegro's Željko Joksimović & Ad Hoc Orchestra with Lane Moje). At the close of voting, it had received 40 points, placing 15th in a field of 24.

The song was succeeded as French representative at the 2005 Contest by Ortal with "Chacun pense à soi".

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. "À chaque pas" — 3:00
  2. "I Still Believe" —3:00

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[1] 5
French SNEP Singles Chart[2] 12
Swiss Singles Chart[3] 36
End of year chart (2004) Position
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[4] 51

Sources and external links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "À chaque pas", in Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved August 4, 2008)
  2. ^ "À chaque pas", in French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved August 4, 2008)
  3. ^ "À chaque pas", in Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved August 4, 2008)
  4. ^ 2004 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved August 4, 2008)