Les jardins de Monaco
|"Les jardins de Monaco"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1978 entry|
Caline & Olivier Toussaint
|◄ "Une petite française" (1977)|
|"Notre vie c'est la musique" (1979) ►|
"Les jardins de Monaco" is a mid-tempo disco duet, with the singers recalling their innocent childhoods in the titular "gardens of Monaco" and singing about the famous people who could have kept assignations there; Greta Garbo, Brigitte Bardot, Roger Vadim or even Romeo and Juliet. One of the other famous people listed is Charlie Chaplin, himself the subject of the next song performed at that Contest. Caline and Toussaint also recorded the song in English and German, as "The Garden of Monaco" and "Auf Wiederseh'n in Monaco" respectively.
The song was performed fourteenth on the night, following Germany's Ireen Sheer with "Feuer" and preceding Greece's Tania Tsanaklidou with "Charlie Chaplin". At the close of voting, it had received 107 points, placing 4th in a field of 20.
- Official Eurovision Song Contest site, history by year, 1978
- Detailed info and lyrics, The Diggiloo Thrush, "Les jardins de Monaco".
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