Sandrine François

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Sandrine François (born December 1980 in Paris) is a French singer who represented France at the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest.

Biography[edit]

Whitney Houston, Tracy Chapman and Aretha Franklin were her early inspirations. She was discovered singing in a pub and invited to sing on the television show of Mireille Dumas. This appearance led to a record contract, and to her working with producer-writer-arranger Erick Benzi (Jean-Jacques Goldman, Céline Dion).

In 2002 François was invited by French television to represent her country in the Eurovision Song Contest. Rick Allison, Marie-Florence Gros and Patrick Bruel wrote a song for her called "Il faut du temps." She reached fifth position with 104 points,[1] a result which has not been matched or beaten since by a French representative.

Her success led to the production of a solo album entitled 'Et Si Le Monde...', boasting 14 tracks in French including 'Il Faut Du Temps' along with a variety of mid tempo tracks and power ballads, which portray Francois's vocal ability.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2002". Eurovision website. 
Preceded by
Natasha St-Pier
with Je n'ai que mon âme
France in the Eurovision Song Contest
2002
Succeeded by
Louisa Baïleche
with Monts et merveilles