Monaco chose its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in an internal selection by national broadcaster, Télé Monte Carlo. Séverine Ferrer was chosen to represent the principality with the song "La Coco-Dance", the lyrics of which contain words in French and Tahitian. La Coco-Dance was written and composed by J. Woodfeel and Iren Bo, and was choreographed by Bruno Vandelli. Although the song and singer had been chosen in the time around Christmas 2005, they were not announced until March the following year.
Séverine Ferrer was born on 31 October 1977 in Montpellier. She grew up on the island of Réunion and became a local celebrity. In 1991, Severine and her family moved to Paris, where she was certain that she wanted to be an artist. Severine started her career by starring in television series. In 2004, Séverine Ferrer's career picked up with the release of a new album and her clothing line for pregnant women.