Viktor Lazlo

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Viktor Lazlo
Viktor Lazlo in Strasbourg, France, in 2010
Viktor Lazlo in Strasbourg, France, in 2010
Born Sonia Dronier
(1960-10-07) 7 October 1960 (age 54)
Lorient, France
Nationality  France  Belgium
Occupation singer

Viktor Lazlo (real name: Sonia Dronier, born 7 October 1960 in Lorient, France) is a French-Belgian singer of Grenadian and Martiniquan descent. She studied in Belgium, where she is primarily known. Her biggest hit was "Breathless" in 1987. That year she also hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 1987 held in Brussels.[1]

Dronier took her stage name from Paul Henreid's character Victor Laszlo in the 1942 film Casablanca. She sings in French, English, Spanish and German.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Most of her albums were released in an English/international and a French version. The discography lists both albums (naming the international version first). Also, numerous compilation albums have been released. The discography only lists those albums released by record companies to which she was signed at that point.

  • 1985 She / Canoë Rose
  • 1987 Viktor Lazlo
  • 1989 Hot and soul / Club Desert
  • 1990 Sweet Soft & Lazy – The Exclusive Collection (official compilation album, incl. several new songs)
  • 1991 My delicious poisons / Mes poisons délicieux
  • 1993 Sweet, soft and lazy – The Very Best Of (the first official "best of"-album)
  • 1996 Back to Front / Verso
  • 2002 Loin de Paname (album of French chansons)
  • 2002 Amour(s)
  • 2004 Saga
  • 2007 Begin The Biguine

Chart information[edit]

  • 1984 single "Backdoor Man": Holland TIP
  • 1986 single "Canoë rose": France #14
  • 1986 album She: CH #27, Germany #34
  • 1987 single "Pleurer des rivières": France #27
  • 1987 album Viktor Lazlo: CH #17, Austria #16, Germany #20
  • 1987 single "Breathless": Holland #27, Belgium #13
  • 1989 album Hot and Soul: CH #22, Germany #22
  • 1990 single "Das Erste Mal Tat's Noch Weh" (duet with Stefan Waggershausen): CH #17, Austria #3, Germany #6
  • 1990 single "Ansiedad": Germany #56
  • 1991 single "Jesse (Douce et innocente)" (duet with Stefan Waggershausen): Germany #25
  • 1994 single "Engel Wie Du" (with Juliane Werding & Maggie Reilly): Holland #25
  • 2002 album Loin de Paname: France #67
  • 2005 single "Total Disguise": Greece #11

Singles[edit]

Single releases differed from country to country. The brackets indicate where the single was released. Int = international.

  • 1984 "Backdoor Man" (int)
  • 1985 "Canoë Rose" (France)
  • 1985 "Last Call For An Angel" (Belgium)
  • 1985 "Slow Motion" (int)
  • 1986 "Pleurer des rivières" (France)
  • 1986 "Sweet Soft & Lazy" (int)
  • 1987 "Breathless" (int)
  • 1987 "Take Me" (Germany)
  • 1988 "You Are My Man" (int)
  • 1988 "Amour Puissance Six" (int)
  • 1989 "City Never Sleeps" (int)
  • 1989 "In The Midnight Sky" (Germany)
  • 1990 "Das Erste Mal Tat's Noch Weh" (duet with Stefan Waggershausen) (Germany)
  • 1990 "Jesse" (duet with Stefan Waggershausen) (Germany)
  • 1990 "Ansiedad" (int)
  • 1991 "Baiser sacré" (duet with Xavier Deluc) (France)
  • 1991 "Teach Me To Dance" (int)
  • 1991 "Love Insane" (int)
  • 1991 "Balade De Lisa" (France)
  • 1993 "The Dream Is In Our Hands" (int)
  • 1993 "Vattene amore" (duet with Amedeo Minghi) (Italy)
  • 1994 "Engel Wie Du" (duet with Juliane Werding / Maggie Reilly) (Germany)
  • 1996 "My Love" (int)
  • 1996 "Turn It All Around" (int)
  • 1998 "Besame Mucho" (duet with Raul Paz) (int)
  • 1999 "Le message est pour toi" (duet with Biagio Antonacci) (int)
  • 2002 "The Sound Of Expectation" (promo single from "Amour(s)")
  • 2004 "Love To Love You Baby" (int)
  • 2005 "Total Disguise" (duet with Serhat Hacıpaşalıoğlu) (Turkish)
  • 2007 "J'attends" (promo single from "Begin The Biguine")

See also[edit]

  • The film Casablanca – Viktor Lazlo is an escaped concentration camp prisoner, who is trying to procure a visa so he can travel to America with his wife.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "Biography: Viktor Lazlo". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 

External links[edit]

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Preceded by
Norway Åse Kleveland
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
1987
Succeeded by
Republic of Ireland Pat Kenny & Michelle Rocca