Requiem (Alma song)

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Alma - Requiem.jpg
Single by Alma
from the album Ma peau aime
Released 13 January 2017
Format Digital download
Genre French pop
Length 3:03
Label Warner Music France
Songwriter(s) Nazim Khaled
Producer(s) Nazim Khaled
Alma singles chronology
"La chute est lente"

"La chute est lente"
Music video
"Requiem" on YouTube
France "Requiem"
Eurovision Song Contest 2017 entry
Nazim Khaled
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "J'ai cherché" (2016)   
"Mercy" (2018) ►

"Requiem" is a song performed by French singer Alma. The song was released as a digital download on 13 January 2017 through Warner Music France as the second single from her debut studio album Ma peau aime, and was written by Nazim Khaled. It represented France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.[1][2] The Eurovision version of the song was revealed on 11 March 2017.[3]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

On 9 February 2017, Alma was announced as the French representative to the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, with the song "Requiem". As France is a member of the "Big Five", she automatically advanced to the final, held on 13 May 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine.[4][5][6]

It was discovered during the week of 17 February 2017 that the artist's song had been recorded and performed prior to the EBU's submission deadline, 1 September 2016, which therefore violated the EBU's song submission policy.[7] Further research shows that Alma's song was performed at the end of January 2015.[8] While the French broadcaster had claimed they were not in breach of the EBU's submission rules, there had been no ultimate decision regarding the disqualification of France 2 from the contest up until then.[8] It was reported on 21 February 2017 that Alma and her crew were in the production of a bilingual version of her song—the two languages being French and English—which implies that the act has ultimately not been disqualified from the contest.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download


Chart (2017) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[10] 29
France (SNEP)[11] 5
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 14

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide 13 January 2017 Digital download Warner Music France


  1. ^ Adams, William Lee (9 February 2017). "FRANCE: ALMA WILL SING "REQUIEM" AT EUROVISION 2017". Wiwibloggs. 
  2. ^ Jordan, Paul (9 February 2017). "Alma's "Requiem" for France in 2017". EBU. 
  4. ^ Jordan, Paul (9 September 2016). "Kyiv to host Eurovision 2017!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Jordan, Paul (21 January 2016). "Semi-Final Allocation Draw on Monday, pots revealed". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  6. ^ Davies, Megan (9 February 2017). "France: Alma to Sing "Requiem" in Kyiv". Eurovoix. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  7. ^ Gallagher, Robin (17 February 2017). "France: Alma Performed "Requiem" Before the Deadline - But Should It Be Disqualified?". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Granger, Anthony (17 February 2017). "France: "Requiem" Does Not Break Eurovision Rules According to France 2". Eurovoix. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  9. ^ Herbert, Emily (21 February 2017). "France: "Requiem" to Be Performed in French & English". Eurovoix. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  10. ^ " – Alma – Requiem" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 20, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 19 May 2017.  Click on "Veckans Heatseeker".