Pomme, pomme, pomme

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Luxembourg "Pomme, pomme, pomme"
Eurovision Song Contest 1971 entry
Country Luxembourg
Artist(s) Monique Melsen
Language French
Composer(s) Hubert Giraud
Lyricist(s) Pierre Cour
Conductor Jean Claudric
Finals performance
Final result 13th
Final points 70
Appearance chronology
◄ "Je suis tombé du ciel" (1970)   
"Après toi" (1972) ►

"Pomme, pomme, pomme" (English translation: "Apple, Apple, Apple") was the Luxembourgish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1971, performed in French by Luxembourgish singer Monique Melsen. Melsen was the first native Luxembourgian to represent the Grand Duchy since Camillo Felgen in the 1960 and 1962 Contests.

The song is an up-tempo number dealing - as the title suggests - with Melsen eating an apple. Doing so reminds her that it is Spring, which causes her to wonder if she will find love during that season, or whether she will only find "the snake". She appears not to mind overmuch, singing that she is "not even twenty yet". Melsen also recorded the song in German (as "Komm, komm, komm"), English ("The Love Beat") and Italian ("Pom, pom, pom").

The song was performed eighth on the night (following France's Serge Lama with "Un jardin sur la terre" and preceding the United Kingdom's Clodagh Rodgers with "Jack In The Box"). At the close of voting, it had received 70 points, placing 13th in a field of 18.

It was succeeded as Luxembourgish representative at the 1972 Contest by Vicky Leandros with "Après toi".

"Pomme, pomme, pomme" was covered in Finnish by Satu Markuksela as "Viettelyksen Omena", in Slovenian by Sonja Gabršček as "Jabolko", and in Swedish by Siw Malmkvist as " Ett Rött Äpple".


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