Et bonjour à toi l'artiste

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France "Et bonjour à toi l'artiste"
Eurovision Song Contest 1975 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Pierre Delanoë, Jeff Barnel
Lyricist(s)
Pierre Delanoë, Jeff Barnel
Conductor
Jean Musy
Finals performance
Final result
4th
Final points
91
Appearance chronology
◄ "Sans toi" (1973)   
"Un, deux, trois" (1976) ►

"Et bonjour à toi l'artiste" (English translation: "And A Good Day To You Artist") was the French entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975, performed in French by Nicole Rieu.

The song was performed third on the night (following Ireland's The Swarbriggs with "That's What Friends Are For" and preceding Germany's Joy Fleming with "Ein Lied Kann Eine Brücke Sein"). At the close of voting, it had received 91 points, placing 4th in a field of 19. It reached #28 on the French singles chart.[1]

The song is a ballad, with Rieu greeting "the great artist" and reminding him or her that it is time to get to work painting. The artist is also described as an author, an illusionist and an actor.

Rieu recorded the song in no less than six languages; French, English (as "Live for Love" with lyrics by Lynsey de Paul), German (with the French title "Vive l'amour", translated: "Long Live Love"), Spanish ("Dios te guarde buen artista"), Italian ("Buongiorno artista") and Japanese ("Soyokaze no okurimono"). Singer Ben Thomas released the English version "Live for Love" as a single in 1975.[2]

It was succeeded as French representative at the 1976 Contest by Catherine Ferry with "Un, deux, trois".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charts singles Top 50 en France: 1970-1979 de M à O". Chartssingletop40france.blogspot.com. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Ben Thomas (2) - Live For Love (Et Bonjour À Toi L'Artiste)". Discogs. Retrieved 27 February 2019.

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