Il y aura toujours des violons

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France "Il y aura toujours des violons"
Eurovision Song Contest 1978 entry
Country France
Artist(s) Joël Prévost
Language French
Composer(s) Gérard Stern
Lyricist(s) Didier Barbelivien
Conductor Alain Goraguer
Finals performance
Final result 3rd
Final points 119
Appearance chronology
◄ "L'oiseau et l'enfant" (1977)   
"Je suis l'enfant soleil" (1979) ►

"Il y aura toujours des violons" ("There Will Always Be Violins") was the French entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978, performed in French by Joël Prévost.

The song was performed sixth on the night, following Portugal's Gemini with "Dai li dou" and preceding Spain's José Vélez with "Bailemos un vals". At the close of voting it had received 119 points, coming third in a field of twenty.

The song is a ballad, with Prévost singing that, while many things about life can be changed (one's home, one's appearance, and so on), "there will always be violins to play love songs". Prévost also recorded an English language version of the song, entitled "Somewhere, Sometime".

The song was succeeded as French representative at the 1979 Contest by Anne-Marie David with "Je suis l'enfant soleil".

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