Une chanson c'est une lettre

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Monaco "Une chanson c'est une lettre"
Eurovision Song Contest 1975 entry
Country Monaco
Artist(s) Sophie Hecquet
Language French
Composer(s) André Popp
Lyricist(s) Boris Bergman
Conductor André Popp
Finals performance
Final result 13th
Final points 22
Appearance chronology
◄ "Celui qui reste et
celui qui s'en va" (1974)
  
"Toi, la musique et moi" (1976) ►

"Une chanson c'est une lettre" (English translation: "A Song is a Letter") was the Monegasque representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975, performed in French by French singer Sophie.

"Une chanson c'est une lettre" was composed by André Popp, who previously had written Vicky Leandros' 1967 entry "L'amour est bleu", which only finished 4th in the Contest but still went on to become a worldwide hit when covered by French band leader Paul Mauriat.

The song is a ballad, in which Sophie explains that one can say things in song or poetry that one ordinarily could not in real life. The classic example of this is the phrase "I love you", which prompts the comment that "Love on stage doesn't match love/In real life". Sophie also sings that the phrase "Let's both leave on that ship" is something she could not say in real life but finds easy to sing. Sophie also recorded an Italian language version of the song, entitled "Una canzone".

"Une chanson c'est une lettre" was performed fourteenth on the night, following Turkey's Semiha Yanki with "Seninle Bir Dakika" and preceding Finland's Pihasoittajat with "Old Man Fiddle". At the close of voting, it had received 22 points, placing 13th in a field of 19.

It was succeeded as Monegasque representative at the 1976 Contest by Mary Christy with "Toi, la musique et moi".

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