Diwanit Bugale

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France "Diwanit Bugale"
Eurovision Song Contest 1996 entry
Country France
Artist(s) Dan Ar Braz
With L'Héritage des Celtes
Language Breton
Composer(s) Dan Ar Braz
Lyricist(s) Dan Ar Braz
Conductor Fiachra Trench
Finals performance
Final result 19th
Final points 18
Appearance chronology
◄ "Il me donne rendez-vous" (1995)   
"Sentiments songes" (1997) ►

"Diwanit Bugale" ("May The Children Be Born") was the French entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1996, performed in Breton by Dan Ar Braz & L'Héritage des Celtes.

The song was performed thirteenth on the night, following Norway's Elisabeth Andreassen with "I evighet" and preceding Slovenia's Regina with "Dan najlepših sanj". At the close of voting, it had received 18 points, placing 19th in a field of 23.

The song – the lyrics and music of which were all written by Ar Braz – is a slow-moving ballad, in which the singers express their wish for children to be born "With eyes full of laughter in the rain" and "From the hard fights and agreement". The instrumental break features the Irish uilleann pipes.

It was succeeded as French representative at the 1997 contest by Fanny with "Sentiments songes".

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