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|Birth name||Maryon Gargiulo|
|Born||1987 (age 29–30)
La Seyne-Sur-Mer, France
Maryon Gargiulo (born 1987 in La Seyne-Sur-Mer, France), better known as Maryon, is a singer who represented Monaco in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, with the song "Notre Planète" (Our Planet).
In 2004 the 16-year-old was chosen from over 500 competitors to represent Monaco in that year's Eurovision. Maryon was to be Monaco's first entry since 1979. Her song was "Notre Planete", a disco-themed song about the Mediterranean Sea and its need for protection. Monaco's Prince Albert congratulated Maryon publicly when she was selected to compete in the semi-final.
On the night in Istanbul, Maryon performed her song along with some back-up dancers – however she finished in 20th place out of 22 acts, before Switzerland and Slovenia, with just 10 points and therefore had failed to qualify to the Final. Criticisms were made on Maryon's costume choice, one commentator describing her as a "Christmas Tree".
Some[who?] suggested she suffered from France's decision not to broadcast the semi-final and therefore not vote - the two nations would have a tradition of giving each other high marks. The year later the EBU stated that every country broadcasting the final would also have to broadcast the semi-final, meaning that this problem did not arise for Lise Darly.
She also appeared in the casting rounds for a French talent show in 2006, but does not seem to have progressed far and has not been heard from since.
- "eurovisionlive.com - Monaco 2004". Eurovision Song Contest 2004 - Istanbul / Turkey (archived). Bremen, Germany: eurovisionlive.com. May 2, 2004. Retrieved December 23, 2010.
- "Monaco Chante la Planéte à l'Eurovision" [Monaco Singing the Planet at Eurovision] (in French). Monte-Carlo: Monte Carlo Press - Camera Obscura. May 20, 2009. Retrieved December 23, 2010.
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