Le retour

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Switzerland "Le retour"
Eurovision Song Contest 1962 entry
Country Switzerland
Artist(s) Jean Philippe
Language French
Composer(s) Géo Voumard
Lyricist(s) Émile Gardaz
Conductor Cédric Dumont
Finals performance
Final result 10th
Final points 2
Appearance chronology
◄ "Nous aurons demain" (1961)   
"T'en va pas" (1963) ►

"Le retour" ("The return") was the Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1962, composed by Géo Voumard and performed in French by Jean Philippe, who had previously represented France in 1959 with "Oui, oui, oui, oui".

On the night of the contest the song was performed 11th, following Norway's Inger Jacobsen with "Kom sol, kom regn" and preceding Yugoslavia' Lola Novaković with "Ne pali svetlo u sumrak". At the close of the voting the song had received 2 points, placing 10th in a field of 16.

It was succeeded as Swiss representative at the 1963 contest by Esther Ofarim with "T'en va pas".