L'Amour à la française
|"L'amour à la française"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2007 entry|
|◄ "Il était temps" (2006)|
|"Divine" (2008) ►|
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. 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.
- Official Eurovision Song Contest site, history by year, 2007
- Detailed info & lyrics, The Diggiloo Thrush, "L'amour à la française".
- Eurovision to dazzle millions World News Australia, May 11, 2007, retrieved May 14, 2007.
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