Marlène

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Monaco "Marlène"
Eurovision Song Contest 1970 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Dominique Dussault
Languages
Composer(s)
Eddie Barclay, Jimmy Walter
Lyricist(s)
Henri Dijan
Conductor
Jimmy Walter
Finals performance
Final result
8th
Final points
5
Appearance chronology
◄ "Maman, Maman" (1969)   
"Un banc, un arbre, une rue" (1971) ►

"Marlène" was the Monegasque representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 1970, performed in French, English and German by French singer Dominique Dussault.

The song is a paean to Marlene Dietrich, whom Dussault famously refers to as "a silhouette in Sexyrama" at one point in the lyrics, before comparing her appearance to that of the star and concluding that she will never live up to the standards of her idol.

The song was performed tenth on the night, following Spain's Julio Iglesias with "Gwendolyne" and preceding Germany's Katja Ebstein with "Wunder gibt es immer wieder". At the close of voting, it had received 5 points, placing 8th in a field of 12.

It was succeeded as Monegasque representative at the 1971 Contest by Séverine with "Un banc, un arbre, une rue".

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