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France
France
Appearances 60
First appearance 1956
Best result 1st: 1958, 1960, 1962, 1969, 1977
Worst result Last: 2014

France has participated in the Contest 60 times since its debut as one of the Founding Seven in 1956. It has only been absent twice and has won the Contest five times, including a joint 1st placing at the 1969 Contest.

Along with Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, it is a member of the "Big Five", which guarantees it automatic qualification to the final due to its financial contributions to the Contest.

Participants

Year Artist Language Song Final Points Semi Points
1956 Mathé Altéry French "Le temps perdu" 2 No semi-finals
1956 Dany Dauberson French "Il est là" 2
1957 Paule Desjardins French "La belle amour" 4 17
1958 André Claveau French "Dors, mon amour" 1 27
1959 Jean Philippe French "Oui, oui, oui, oui" 3 15
1960 Jacqueline Boyer French "Tom Pillibi" 1 32
1961 Jean-Paul Mauric French "Printemps, avril carillonne" 4 13
1962 Isabelle Aubret French "Un premier amour" 1 26
1963 Alain Barrière French "Elle était si jolie" 5 25
1964 Rachel French "Le chant de Mallory" 4 14
1965 Guy Mardel French "N'avoue jamais" 3 22
1966 Dominique Walter French "Chez nous" 16 1
1967 Noëlle Cordier French "Il doit faire beau là-bas" 3 20
1968 Isabelle Aubret French "La source" 3 20
1969 Frida Boccara French "Un jour, un enfant" 1 18
1970 Guy Bonnet French "Marie-Blanche" 4 8
1971 Serge Lama French "Un jardin sur la terre" 10 82
1972 Betty Mars French "Comé-comédie" 11 81
1973 Martine Clemenceau French "Sans toi" 15 65
1974 Dani French "La vie à vingt-cinq ans" Withdrew
1975 Nicole Rieu French "Et bonjour à toi l'artiste" 4 91
1976 Catherine Ferry French "Un, deux, trois" 2 147
1977 Marie Myriam French "L'oiseau et l'enfant" 1 136
1978 Joël Prévost French "Il y aura toujours des violons" 3 119
1979 Anne-Marie David French "Je suis l'enfant soleil" 3 106
1980 Profil French "Hé, hé M'sieurs dames" 11 45
1981 Jean Gabilou French "Humanahum" 3 125
1982 Did not participate
1983 Guy Bonnet French "Vivre" 8 56
1984 Annick Thoumazeau French "Autant d'amoureux que d'étoiles" 8 61
1985 Roger Bens French "Femme dans ses rêves aussi" 10 56
1986 Cocktail Chic French "Européennes" 17 13
1987 Christine Minier French "Les mots d'amour n'ont pas de dimanche" 14 44
1988 Gérard Lenorman French "Chanteur de charme" 10 64
1989 Nathalie Pâque French "J'ai volé la vie" 8 60
1990 Joëlle Ursull French "White and Black Blues" 2 132
1991 Amina French "C'est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison" 2 146
1992 Kali French, [Haitian Creole "Monté la riviè" 8 73
1993 Patrick Fiori French, Corsican "Mama Corsica" 4 121 Kvalifikacija za Millstreet
1994 Nina Morato French "Je suis un vrai garçon" 7 74 No semi-finals
1995 Nathalie Santamaria French "Il me donne rendez-vous" 04 94
1996 Dan Ar Braz & L'Héritage des Celtes Breton "Diwanit Bugale" 19 18 11 55
1997 Fanny French "Sentiments songes" 7 95 No semi-finals
1998 Marie Line French "Où aller" 24 3
1999 Nayah French "Je veux donner ma voix" 19 14
2000 Sofia Mestari French "On aura le ciel" 23 5
2001 Natasha St-Pier French, English "Je n'ai que mon âme" 4 142
2002 Sandrine François French "Il faut du temps" 5 104
2003 Louisa Baïleche French "Monts et merveilles" 18 19
2004 Jonatan Cerrada French, Spanish "À chaque pas" 15 40 Member of "Big 4"
2005 Ortal French "Chacun pense à soi" 23 11
2006 Virginie Pouchain French "Il était temps" 22 5
2007 Les Fatals Picards French, English "L'amour à la française" 22 19
2008 Sébastien Tellier English, French "Divine" 19 47
2009 Patricia Kaas French "Et s'il fallait le faire" 8 107
2010 Jessy Matador French "Allez Ola Olé" 12 82
2011 Amaury Vassili Corsican "Sognu" 15 82 Member of "Big 5"
2012 Anggun French, English "Echo (You and I)" 22 21
2013 Amandine Bourgeois French "L'enfer et moi" 23 14
2014 Twin Twin French "Moustache" 26 2
2015 Lisa Angell French "N'oubliez pas" 25 4
2016 Amir French, English "J'ai cherché" 6 257
2017 Alma French, English "Requiem" 12 135
2018 French

Voting history

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