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France FRANCE 2021 - Barbara Pravi - Voilà

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escYOUnited

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Écoutez moi
Moi la chanteuse à demi
Parlez de moi
À vos amours, à vos amis
Parler leur de cette fille aux yeux noirs et de son rêve fou
Moi c'que j'veux c'est écrire des histoires qui arrivent jusqu'à vous
C'est tout

Voilà, voilà, voilà, voilà qui je suis
Me voilà même si mise à nue j'ai peur, oui
Me voilà dans le bruit et dans le silence

Regardez moi, ou du moins ce qu'il en reste
Regardez moi, avant que je me déteste
Quoi vous dire, que les lèvres d'une autre ne vous diront pas
C'est peu de chose mais moi tout ce que j'ai je le dépose là, voilà

Voilà, voilà, voilà, voilà qui je suis
Me voilà même si mise à nue c'est fini
C'est ma gueule c'est mon cri, me voilà tant pis
Voilà, voilà, voilà, voilà juste ici
Moi mon rêve mon envie, comme j'en crève comme j'en ris
Me voilà dans le bruit et dans le silence

Ne partez pas, j'vous en supplie restez longtemps
Ça m'sauvera peut-être pas, non
Mais faire sans vous j'sais pas comment
Aimez moi comme on aime un ami qui s'en va pour toujours
J'veux qu'on m'aime parce que moi je sais pas bien aimer mes contours

Voilà, voilà, voilà, voilà qui je suis
Me voilà même si mise à nue c'est fini
Me voilà dans le bruit et dans la fureur aussi
Regardez moi enfin et mes yeux et mes mains
Tout c'que j'ai est ici, c'est ma gueule c'est mon cri
Me voilà, me voilà, me voilà
Voilà, voilà, voilà, voilà
Voilà​
 
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Miloutchi

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That's crazy. What's got the broadcaster to do with who sits on the jury?! That's not representative and needs to go. So tacky.
Welcome to Belgium where nothing makes sense haha.

But I guess the broadcaster also appoints the jury members, so they just go for Flemish ones too. I could see people complaining about appointing Walloon jury members when it’s the Flemish broadcaster’s turn tbh.

I’m pretty sure France would have gotten a very good result from the juries in Belgium in another year.
 

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Welcome to Belgium where nothing makes sense haha.

But I guess the broadcaster also appoints the jury members, so they just go for Flemish ones too. I could see people complaining about appointing Walloon jury members when it’s the Flemish broadcaster’s turn tbh.

I’m pretty sure France would have gotten a very good result from the juries in Belgium in another year.
I often forget that political separation drama is not beholden to Eastern Europe but also in many parts of Western Europe, Belgium being the prime example.

I think the broadcaster must not appoint jurors, but a higher authority such as the EBU. I have laid out my idea in a thread in the 2022 section already.

Reminds me of 2014 and of NDR appointing Sido, who begrudged Conchita Wurst from the moment she went on stage in front of him in 2011. He blatantly told her, he didn*t like her whole act, so NDR put him 3 years later into the German jury.
 

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This was very much in the Sobral mode. A classic style song from the 50s or earlier. The staging very simple and just focussing on the vocal. But just because something is from a classic style doesn't automatically make it a classic song. And I just wonder what the replay value is. I don't automatically feel better listening to a song because it's supposed to be stylish. Maybe this is what people now describe as 'jury bait'.

I would put it above Maneskin because I just found that painful. Though I found the Swiss song more moving if also ultimately quite repetitive like all the top 3.
 

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Why surprised, there are so many Moldovans in France (you have documentaries about Moldovans moving to France for work). Also... There are many Romanians...Romania did not qualify so maybe that was the reason as well. Maybe they voted for Moldova instead?
 

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I'm in minority here, but I never ever connected with this song, I find it rather boring. The performance is gorgeous tho. I applaud her for almost doing the Sobral. I thought it would flop with the televote, but I was wrong.
 

toinou03

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Why surprised, there are so many Moldovans in France (you have documentaries about Moldovans moving to France for work). Also... There are many Romanians...Romania did not qualify so maybe that was the reason as well. Maybe they voted for Moldova instead?
Really ? I've never seen anybody from Moldova 🤔 Romanians, yes a lot, they are well known for their good doctors. My dentist is a Romanian with a Russian name... I think that extra EU people can't do as much as EU ones as for working... Dunno.
Yet, once we would send tons on 12 to Serbia in semis but they don't live in my countryside. 😂

BTW, Natalia might have had a Solayoh effect... On the blog we ruled at the time, we had loads of requests "Alyona Lanskaya legs"... 🤣
 

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With Voilà coming second, what's the excuse for having overlooked this one? I'm waiting.

yeah, i'm still bitter about 2015 xqueenbitch
Lisa Angell's entry was dreary, stale and boring. You may think otherwise but this is not just my opinion. And it was also easily forgettable too, and the chorus was lacklustre. It was somewhat pretty overall, but that's not enough. I am sorry. Voilà is also classic & chic but much superior for me.
 

toinou03

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With Voilà coming second, what's the excuse for having overlooked this one? I'm waiting.

yeah, i'm still bitter about 2015 xqueenbitch
She's not a huge dream-maker though she's got an awesome Voice. She managed to flop The Voice

She's not contest material. Yet she's our queen Lizzie for ever... xheat
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She's not a huge dream-maker though she's got an awesome Voice. She managed to flop The Voice

She's not contest material. Yet she's our queen Lizzie for ever... xheat
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anyway, let's bring back barbara already xqueenbitch
 

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Quite impressed we got televotes from every country, and 8 twelve. I never thought we'd achieve that. Actually, Barbara got twice more votes than Amir, which I thought was something we'd never overcome, and even one more point than Duncan Laurence 😱
Which means France has no right to complain anymore about neighbours or to bring "they hate" us argument. :)
 

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Barbara was fantastic, a well deserved 2nd xcheer

I only wish people went equally as crazy for Patricia Kaas and "Et S'il Fallait Le Faire" in 2009 (still my favorite France entry of the last 20 years!) if they wanted a old-fashioned style French chanson but I guess Barbara was more accessible and ESC friendly.

France can be very inconsistent so fingers crossed they build on this and don't fall down again next year


 

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I'm so so so proud of our little Barbara and so sad that she has to face such a backlash because of the French medias' mistakes. She seems to have a thick skin so I am glad she doesn't bother answering to anyone anymore.

I wonder if we will be able to keep that trajectory next year because when you look at our NF, no other song could have done as well as Barbara's one. In fact, I think we would have finished outside of the top 10 with all the other entries, except perhaps with Juliette but I'm not even sure.
So it's tricky, we need to remain serious and cautious, otherwise we may do the same thing that we did after Amir's victory (not that I wasn't happy with Alma's score, I was more bothered with our choice to send Madame Monsieur and Bilal with this song when he has much better things in his discography).
 

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I believe :fr: is actually quite consistent and not that bad at all - the last 5 placements being 6th-12th-13th-15th-2nd is a pretty good record (perhaps helped a little with 2020 not taking place, sure). :es:, :de: and :uk: fans would've all killed for such results and their almost permanent bottom 5 bookings (:de: had Michael Schulte and could have had Ben Dolic, but except for this it's also been really miserable. :uk:'s best result from these years is :fr:'s worst. :es: hasn't escaped bottom 6 since 2014). There can only be so many almost-permanent-top10 countries like :se: and :it:, but :fr: is recently in the next best tier after that - sometimes excellent, sometimes average, but never below.

:fr: is on a good trajectory. Just keep the NF format, try to make it slightly more of an Event, and make sure the public vote is capped so any Bilals in the running also need to have a strong jury merit. The victory is bound to happen, eventually.
 
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I believe :fr: is actually quite consistent and not that bad at all - the last 5 placements being 6th-12th-13th-15th-2nd is a pretty good record (perhaps helped a little with 2020 not taking place, sure). :es:, :de: and :uk: fans would've all killed for such results and their almost permanent bottom 5 bookings (:de: had Michael Schulte and could have had Ben Dolic, but except for this it's also been really miserable. :uk:'s best result from these years is :fr:'s worst. :es: hasn't escaped bottom 6 since 2014). There can only be so many almost-permanent-top10 countries like :se: and :it:, but :fr: is recently in the next best tier after that - sometimes excellent, sometimes average, but never below.

:fr: is on a good trajectory. Just keep the NF format, try to make it slightly more of an Event, and make sure the public vote is capped so any Bilals in the running also need to have a strong jury merit. The victory is bound to happen, eventually.
the voting is already capped. bilal shouldn't have won btw, his song was beyond-average
 

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She has been almost last in the Jury voting in Russia, Denmark and even Belgium. No points also from Georgia and Poland. That’s even funny and shows once again it’s not only about music. The jury members needs to be selected in a different way, this is beyond personal taste and nationalism.
 

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This is definitely largely praised for the performance and I suppose in some genres people likely do concentrate on that aspect. But at the same time that can limit those genres into quite a narrow musical style.

And if you look back at Eurovision history plenty of songs that finished at the top were admired more for their performance than being great songs. And songs that finish low become cult favourites as people feel they are good songs even if people don't think the singers look cool or don't have a more conventionally admired vocal performance.
 

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Fun fact that I've just discovered: Carla, the French representative at JESC 2019 and spokesperson at ESC 2021, is the niece of Lise Darly, Monegasque representative at ESC 2005.
 
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