Un premier amour

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France Un premier amour
Isabelle Aubret - Un premier amour.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 1962 entry
Country France
Artist(s) Isabelle Aubret
Language French
Composer(s) Claude Henri Vic
Lyricist(s) Roland Valande
Conductor Franck Pourcel
Finals performance
Final result 1st
Final points 26
Appearance chronology
◄ "Printemps, avril carillonne" (1961)   
"Elle était si jolie" (1963) ►

"Un premier amour" ("A First Love") was the winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest 1962, sung in French by Isabelle Aubret representing France.

The song was performed ninth on the night, following the Netherlands' De Spelbrekers with "Katinka" and preceding Norway's Inger Jacobsen with "Kom sol, kom regn". By the close of voting, it had received 26 points, placing it first in a field of 16.

The song is a typically dramatic ballad, with Aubret singing about the power that a first love has over people.

The song was succeeded as contest winner in 1963 by "Dansevise" performed by Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann representing Denmark. It was succeeded as French representative at the 1963 contest by Alain Barrière with "Elle était si jolie". Isabelle Aubret returned to the Contest in 1968, again representing France, singing "La source", placing third with 20 points, behind winner Massiel with La, La, La and runner-up Cliff Richard with Congratulations.

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Preceded by
"Nous les amoureux" by Jean-Claude Pascal
Eurovision Song Contest winners
1962
Succeeded by
"Dansevise" by Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann