France in the Eurovision Song Contest 1996

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Eurovision Song Contest 1996
Country  France
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selected entrant Dan Ar Braz
& L'Héritage des Celtes
Selected song "Diwanit Bugale"
Finals performance
Final result 19th, 18 points
France in the Eurovision Song Contest
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France continued to participate at the Eurovision Song Contest, participating at the 1996 contest, held in Oslo, Norway.

France Télévisions, the French broadcaster, internally selected Dan Ar Braz & L'Héritage des Celtes to represent the country, singing Diwanit Bugale (May The Children Be Born), a song in the Breton language. this was the first time that Breton was sung at Eurovision, and the first time since 1993 that the French entry was not sung in French.

At Eurovision[edit]

At Eurovision, Braz and L'Héritage des Celtes performed 13th, following host country Norway and preceding Slovenia. At the close of the voting they had received 18 points, placing 19th of 23.[1]

Voting[edit]

Points awarded to France[edit]

Points Awarded to France
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by France[edit]

12 points  Austria
10 points  Netherlands
8 points  United Kingdom
7 points  Norway
6 points  Ireland
5 points  Portugal
4 points  Turkey
3 points  Sweden
2 points  Cyprus
1 point  Estonia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 1996". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2013-09-11.