L'Amour à la française

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France "L'amour à la française"
ESC 2007 France - Fatals Picards - L'amour à la française.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 2007 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Ivan Callot,
Paul Léger,
Jean-Marc Sauvagnargues,
Laurent Honel,
Yves Giraud
As
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Finals performance
Final result
22
Final points
19
Appearance chronology
◄ "Il était temps" (2006)   
"Divine" (2008) ►

"L'amour à la française" is a song by French band/group Les Fatals Picards. It was the French entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007.

It is a love song, using Franglais, a mixture of French and English, and according to the songwriters meant to combine French romance and punk for beginners.[1] The lyric is a lighthearted dig at the most common stereotypes and misconceptions of France, the French people, the French language, French culture and in general all things French, with references to "the Eiffel Tower", "Chanel handbags", "the Seine", "Les Champs-Elysées", "Le Moulin Rouge" - but in equal measures an ironic dig at the English-speaking world's general inability to pronounce French properly, hence the thick Franglais accent.

The song was performed 13th on the night, following Sweden's The Ark with "The Worrying Kind" and preceding Latvia's Bonaparti.lv with "Questa Notte". Out of 24 entries, the song finished in 22nd place in the final, gathering 19 points.

It was succeeded as French representative at the 2008 Contest by Sébastien Tellier with "Divine".

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  1. ^ Eurovision to dazzle millions World News Australia, May 11, 2007, retrieved May 14, 2007.