France participated in the very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. placed in the top five in the first ten years of the Eurovision Song Contest. France is known around the world for its cuisine, fashion, language and culture.

Although a song in French won the very first Eurovision Song Contest, Refrain, it represented Switzerland, It wouldn’t take long for France to catch up as the first three of France’s five victories in the Eurovision Song Contest were achieved in the very early years and by 1969 their record of four wins was unmatched.

In 1977 France won the Eurovision Song Contest for the fifth, and to date the last time. The song L'Oiseau Et L'Enfant was performed by Marie Myriam, and her victory meant a new record in Eurovision Song Contest history.

One placing that France had never got in the ranking was the last place… until 2014 when the band Twin Twin came 26th and last in the Grand Final with Moustache. In 2016 France returned to the Top 10, and in the charts, with Amir and J’ai Cherché which narrowly missed a place in the top five in Stockholm.

Participation history

Dany Dauberson
Il Est Là
Final
2nd
Mathé Altéry
Le Temps Perdu
Final
2nd
Paule Desjardins
La Belle Amour
Final
17 points 2nd
André Claveau
Dors Mon Amour
winner
Final
27 points 1st
Jean Philippe
Oui, Oui, Oui, Oui
Final
15 points 3rd
Jacqueline Boyer
Tom Pillibi
winner
Final
32 points 1st
Jean-Paul Mauric
Printemps (avril Carillonne)
Final
13 points 4th
Isabelle Aubret
Un Premier Amour
winner
Final
26 points 1st
Alain Barrière
Elle était Si Jolie
Final
25 points 5th
Rachel
Le Chant De Mallory
Final
14 points 4th
Guy Mardel
N'avoue Jamais
Final
22 points 3rd
Dominique Walter
Chez Nous
Final
1 points 16th
Noëlle Cordier
Il Doit Faire Beau Là-bas
Final
20 points 3rd
Isabelle Aubret
La Source
Final
20 points 3rd
Frida Boccara
Un Jour, Un Enfant
winner
Final
18 points 1st
Guy Bonnet
Marie Blanche
Final
8 points 4th
Serge Lama
Un Jardin Sur La Terre
Final
82 points 10th
Betty Mars
Comé-comédie
Final
81 points 11th
Martine Clémenceau
Sans Toi
Final
65 points 15th
Nicole Rieu
Et Bonjour à Toi L'artiste
Final
91 points 4th
Catherine Ferry
Un, Deux, Trois
Final
147 points 2nd
Marie Myriam
L'oiseau Et L'enfant
winner
Final
136 points 1st
Joël Prévost
Il Y Aura Toujours Des Violons
Final
119 points 3rd
Anne-Marie David
Je Suis L'enfant-soleil
Final
106 points 3rd
Profil
Hé, Hé M'sieurs Dames
Final
45 points 11th
Jean Gabilou
Humanahum
Final
125 points 3rd
Guy Bonnet
Vivre
Final
56 points 8th
Annick Thoumazeau
Autant D'amoureux Que D'étoiles
Final
61 points 8th
Roger Bens
Femme Dans Ses Rêves Aussi
Final
56 points 10th
Cocktail Chic
Européennes
Final
13 points 17th
Christine Minier
Les Mots D'amour N'ont Pas De Dimanche
Final
44 points 14th
Gérard Lenorman
Chanteur De Charme
Final
64 points 10th
Nathalie Pâque
J'ai Volé La Vie
Final
60 points 8th
Joelle Ursull
White And Black Blues
Final
132 points 2nd
Amina
C'est Le Dernier Qui A Parlé Qui A Raison
Final
146 points 2nd
Kali
Monté La Riviè
Final
73 points 8th
Patrick Fiori
Mama Corsica
Final
121 points 4th
Nina Morato
Je Suis Un Vrai Garçon
Final
74 points 7th
Nathalie Santamaria
Il Me Donne Rendez-vous
Final
94 points 4th
Dan Ar Braz et l'Héritage des Celtes
Diwanit Bugale
Final
18 points 19th
Fanny
Sentiments Songes
Final
95 points 7th
Marie-Line
Où Aller
Final
3 points 24th
Nayah
Je Veux Donner Ma Voix
Final
14 points 19th
Sofia Mestari
On Aura Le Ciel
Final
5 points 23rd
Natasha Saint-Pier
Je N'ai Que Mon âme
Final
142 points 4th
Sandrine François
Il Faut Du Temps
Final
104 points 5th
Louisa Baileche
Monts Et Merveilles
Final
19 points 18th
Jonatan Cerrada
A Chaque Pas
Grand Final
40 points 15th
Ortal
Chacun Pense à Soi
Grand Final
11 points 23rd
Virginie Pouchin
Il était Temps
Grand Final
5 points 22nd
Les Fatals Picards
L'amour à La Française
Grand Final
19 points 22nd
Sébastien Tellier
Divine
Grand Final
47 points 19th
Patricia Kaas
Et S'il Fallait Le Faire
Grand Final
107 points 8th
Jessy Matador
Allez Olla Olé
Grand Final
82 points 12th
Amaury Vassili
Sognu
Grand Final
82 points 15th
Anggun
Echo (You And I)
Grand Final
21 points 22nd
Amandine Bourgeois
L'enfer Et Moi
Grand Final
14 points 23rd
TWIN TWIN
Moustache
Grand Final
2 points 26th
Lisa Angell
N'oubliez Pas
Grand Final
4 points 25th
Amir
J'ai cherché
Grand Final
257 points 6th
Alma
Requiem
Grand Final
135 points 12th
Madame Monsieur
Mercy
Grand Final
173 points 13th
Bilal Hassani
Roi
Grand Final
105 points 16th

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