France in the Eurovision Song Contest 1958

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Eurovision Song Contest 1958
Country  France
National selection
Selection process Artist: Internal Selection
Song: National Final
Selected entrant André Claveau
Selected song "Dors, mon amour"
Finals performance
Final result 1st, 27 points
France in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1957 1958 1959►

France participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 1958, held in Hilversum, the Netherlands.

Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française (RTF) internally selected André Claveau to sing for France, with the song being selected in a national final. The final took place on February 2, 1958 at Gaumont Film Studios in Neuilly-sur-Seine and was hosted by Marianne Lecène. The winning song of the final was selected by the votes of juries arranged by 14 musicians.

National final[edit]

Draw Song Place
1 "Dors, mon amour" 1st
2 "Aïe, mon coeur" -
3 "Helena" -
4 "Le coeur en plate" -

At Eurovision[edit]

Claveau sang third on the night of the contest, following the Netherlands and preceding Luxembourg. At the close of the voting he received 27 points, placing first of 10 countries, and giving France their first victory at the contest.


Every country had a jury of ten people. Every jury member could give one point to his or her favourite song.[1]

Points awarded to France[edit]

Points awarded to France[1]
10 points 9 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by France[edit]

3 points  Austria
2 points  Germany
1 point  Denmark