Marie Line, also known as Marie Line Marolany or Maro Lany, is a French singer that took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998 for France.
Life and career
Marie-Line Marolany was born in Saint-Raphaël, Var on the French Riviera. She has French-Caribbean roots and early on was backing singer in her brothers’ group, Soul Afro Punk. She then started to sing her own compositions in piano bars all over in France and then went to record two albums with Raoul Petite. Afterwards she toured Europe with many famous French singer doing backing vocals. In 1998 she was chosen to represent France to the Eurovision Song Contest held in Birmingham, with her song 'Ou Aller? (Where to?). The song was totally different from the other pop entries and some suggested that it was a reminder of the French "exotic" and "afro-Caribbean" entries of 1991 and 1992. Though her performance was great and the audience seemed to like it, the song suffered a complete disaster. It was awarded only 3 points (1 point from Cyprus and 2 points from Macedonia) and ranked 24th doing only better than Switzerland. After that Marie Line did not record any of her songs. She continued her career as a backing vocalist and a composer – she is known for have written music for three French movies: Les Caprices d'un fleuve, Cuisine américaine and Agathe Cléry.
with Sentiments songes
| France in the Eurovision Song Contest
with Je veux donner ma voix