Isabelle Aubret

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Isabelle Aubret

Isabelle Aubret (born 27 July 1938)[1] is a French singer.

Born as Thérèse Coquerelle in Lille, France, she won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1962 representing France and singing "Un premier amour" (A first love) with music composed by Claude-Henri Vic and lyrics by Roland Stephane Valade.[1][2] In 1968, she returned to the contest, again representing France, finishing third, and singing "La source" (The Spring) with music by Daniel Faure and lyrics by Henri Dijan, and Guy Bonnet.[1][2]

Aubret was a participant in the French national heats for Eurovision in other years. Her first attempt was in 1961 with the song "Le gars de n'importe où". She was awarded second place.[2] Another runner-up spot came Aubret's way in 1970 when she teamed up with Daniel Bératta for the song "Olivier, Olivia". She was not as successful with her 1976 effort, "Je te connais déjà" which finished sixth out of seven songs in the second semi-final. Her final challenge for Eurovision was in 1983 with the patriotic "France, France" which took her to third place.[1][2]

Partial discography[edit]

Aubret singing the winning song Un premier amour at the Eurovision Song Contest 1962
  • 1969: Isabelle Aubret
  • 1981: Liberté
  • 1984: Le monde chante
  • 1987: Vague à l'homme
  • 1989: 1989
  • 1990: Vivre en flèche
  • 1990: Allez allez la vie (live concert album)
  • 1991: In love
  • 1992: Coups de cœur
  • 1992: Isabelle Aubret chante Aragon
  • 1993: Isabelle Aubret chante Ferrat
  • 1993: C'est le bonheur
  • 1995: Elle vous aime (compilation album)
  • 1995: Isabelle Aubret chante Brel
  • 1997: Isabelle Aubret chante pour les petits et les grands
  • 1997: Changer le monde
  • 1999: Parisabelle
  • 2001: Le paradis des musiciens
  • 2001: Bobino 2001 (live concert album)
  • 2002 : Cosette et Jean Valjean
  • 2005 : Les Indispensables
  • 2006 : 2006
  • 2009 : Ses plus belles chansons (compilation album)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Isabelle Aubret Biography", RFI Musique. Retrieved 17 August 2014
  2. ^ a b c d Thompson, Dave "Isabelle Aubret Biography", Allmusic; retrieved 17 August 2014.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Luxembourg Jean-Claude Pascal
with "Nous les amoureux"
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
1962
Succeeded by
Denmark Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann
with "Dansevise"
Preceded by
Jean-Paul Mauric
with "Printemps, avril carillonne"
France in the Eurovision Song Contest
1962
Succeeded by
Alain Barrière
with "Elle était si jolie"
Preceded by
Noëlle Cordier
with "Il doit faire beau là-bas"
France in the Eurovision Song Contest
1968
Succeeded by
Frida Boccara
with "Un jour, un enfant"