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 & Soul / Club Desert
  • 1990 Sweet, Soft N' 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
  • 2012 My Name is Billie Holiday

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")

Charts[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album D[2] CH[3] AUT[4] NL[5] FR[5]
1985 She 34 27
1987 Viktor Lazlo 20 17 16 11
1989 Hot & Soul 22 22 30
1991 Sweet, Soft N' Lazy (The Exclusive Collection) 63
1991 My Delicious Poisons 71
2002 Loin de Paname 67

Singles[edit]

Year Single D[6] FR[7] CH[8] AUT[9] BE[10] NL[5]
1985 Pleurer des rivières 27
1985 Canoë rose 14 33
1987 Breathless 7 33
1989 City Never Sleeps 53
1990 Das erste mal tat's noch weh 6 17 3
1990 Ansiedad 56 18
1991 Jesse (Douce Et Innocente) 25
1993 Engel wie du 14 25
1999 It's A Message For You 7

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. 
  2. ^ "Viktor Lazlo - Alben". ChartSurfer.de. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Viktor Lazlo - Alben". ChartSurfer.de. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Viktor Lazlo - Alben". ChartSurfer.de. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "Viktor Lazlo - hitparade.ch". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Viktor Lazlo - Songs". ChartSurfer.de. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "LesCharts.com:Viktor Lazlo". LesCharts.com. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Viktor Lazlo - Songs". ChartSurfer.de. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Viktor Lazlo - Songs". ChartSurfer.de. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Viktor Lazlo - Hitparade.ch". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 

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