La belle amour

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France "La belle amour"
Eurovision Song Contest 1957 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Guy Lafarge
Lyricist(s)
Conductor
Paul Durand
Finals performance
Final result
2nd
Final points
17
Appearance chronology
◄ "Il est là" (1956)   
"Dors, mon amour" (1958) ►

"La belle amour" ("The Beautiful Love") was the French entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1957, performed in French by Paule Desjardins.

The song was performed eighth on the night, following Germany's Margot Hielscher with "Telefon, Telefon" and preceding Denmark's Birthe Wilke & Gustav Winckler with "Skibet skal sejle i nat". At the close of voting, it had received 17 points, placing 2nd in a field of 10.

The song is in the chanson style and is in praise of spending a carefree time with one's lover. Desjardins sings about various pursuits which can be done in this way.

It was succeeded as French representative at the 1958 Contest by André Claveau with "Dors, mon amour".

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