Retour

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Switzerland "Retour"
Eurovision Song Contest 1970 entry
Country Switzerland
Artist(s) Henri Dès
Language French
Composer(s) Henri Dès
Lyricist(s) Henri Dès
Conductor Bernard Gérard
Finals performance
Final result 4th
Final points 8
Appearance chronology
◄ "Bonjour, Bonjour" (1969)   
"Les illusions de nos vingt ans" (1971) ►

"Retour" ("Return") was the Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1970, performed in French by Henri Dès. Dès has released this song in another languages:

  • "Mädchen gibt es überall" (German)
  • "Return" (English)
  • "A mi regreso" (Spanish)

The song is a ballad with Dès talking about his return of a travel to Italy. He thinks that his lover is waiting for him.

The song was performed second on the night, following Netherland´s Hearts of Soul and preceding Italy's Gianni Morandi with "Occhi di ragazza". At the close of voting, it had received 8 points, placing 4th in a field of 12.

It was succeeded as Swiss representative at the 1971 Contest by Peter, Sue & Marc with "Les illusions de nos vingt ans".