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France: La Zarra releases "Évidemment" for Eurovision 2023

The song that La Zarra will sing and represent France with at Eurovision 2023, "Évidemment," has officially been released along with a showcase performance

La Zarra was internally selected by France 2 to perform at Eurovision 2023 for France, revoking the plans of the broadcaster to hold a national selection, C'est vous qui décidez 2023.

The announcement was made about a month ago, and today La Zarra and France Télévisions officially dropped the song along with a showcase performance. It's titled "Évidemment."

France 2023: La Zarra – "Évidemment"

Évidemment was written by La Zarra herself, along with Ahmed Saghir, Yannick Rastogi, and Zacharie Raymond.

La Zarra

Fatima Zahra Hafdi, with the artistic name La Zarra, is a 25-year-old Canadian-Moroccan singer. She'd been heavily rumored to be the French Eurovision artist over the last year. La Zarra participated in the casting for the French national selection in 2021, C'est vous qui décidez, but didn't made the cut.

Her music is a blend of French pop and urban sounds, and she rose to prominence in 2016 when she collaborated with the rapper Niro on the single "Printemps blanc." She was nominated for Francophone Revelation of the Year at the NRJ Music Awards 2021.

In 2021, La Zarra released the song "Tu t’en iras" with a music video, which racked up scores of views on YouTube (almost one million views in just two weeks).

France in the Eurovision Song Contest

France 2021: Barbara Pravi - "Voilà"

France is a grand old country in Eurovision. They have participated 64 times since the start of Eurovision in 1956.

Their best results are five victories in 1977, 1969, 1962, 1960, 1958. But, their latest victory was in 1977 – 45 years ago! Their worst result was in 2014, when France finished last in the Grand Final.

France 2021: Barbara Pravi - "Voilà"

France is a member of the "Big-5," which means they don't have to go through the Semi-final round and are automatically qualified for the Grand Final.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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