Ce soir-là

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Monaco "Ce soir-là"
Eurovision Song Contest 1960 entry
Country Monaco
Artist(s) Louis Deghelt
As François Deguelt
Language French
Composer(s) Hubert Giraud
Lyricist(s) Pierre Dorsey
Conductor Raymond Lefèvre
Finals performance
Final result 3rd
Final points 15
Appearance chronology
◄ "Mon ami Pierrot" (1959)   
"Allons, allons les enfants" (1961) ►

"Ce soir-là" ("That Night") was the Monegasque entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1960, performed in French by French singer François Deguelt.

The song is in the chanson style popular in the early years of the Contest. Deguelt describes the first night he spent with his lover and explains to her that he realised then that "Life would never have attraction for me/Far from you". It appears from the lyrics, however, that his lover has left him since then, which has resulted in his perpetual waiting for her return in order to relive "that night".

The song was performed eighth on the night, following Austria's Harry Winter with "Du hast mich so fasziniert" and preceding Switzerland's Anita Traversi with "Cielo e terra". At the close of voting, it had received 15 points, placing 3rd in a field of 13.

It was succeeded as Monegasque representative at the 1961 Contest by Colette Deréal with "Allons, allons les enfants".

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