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Lisa Angell

Gifted with a powerful voice, Lisa Angell is extremely "proud and happy" to represent her country in Vienna. On stage, the French participant will perform N'oubliez Pas - a song of "hope and peace, of courage and solidarity".

Lisa Angell grew up with a dream of becoming a singer. One day, the young singer took a decision to live from music, performing in piano bars across the French Riviera. Afterwards she recorded her single Des Années Après written by Didier Barbelivien (2001). In 2009 invited by the magician Dani Lary on his show, Lisa met Patrick Sébastien, a very popular showman who produced and wrote songs for her first album Les Divines (2011).

Lisa's second album Des Mots… (2013) was introduced by the single Je Saurai T’aimer, a cover of the song by Melanie Cohl which itself is the French adaptation of The Power Of Love by Celine Dion. In the same year, Lisa joined the recurring singers of the show Les Chansons D’abord, hosted by Natasha St-Pier on France 3.

Before paying tribute to the songstresses from the 30s, 40s and 50s with her third album Frou-Frou (2014), Lisa and Tony Carreira duetted the song L’oiseau Et L’enfant for his album.

Things you should know about Lisa Angell

Three most impressive facts about Lisa Angell

  • At the age of eight, Lisa went with her parents to a piano bar, where she was offered to sing in front of public - Lisa's dream came true! The little girl performed O Sole Mio.
  • When Lisa Angell went to Moscow to perform at a private party, she discovered that she was going to sing at the Luzhniki Stadium, in front of nearly 50,000 people!
  • The proposal to record her first album changed Lisa’s plans to leave France and to settle in China.

Lisa’s lucky routine before she goes on stage

When her daughter is with her, Lisa kisses her on her forehead and the child kisses her back. If Lisa’s daughter is not backstage, Lisa has a picture of her. In Vienna, Lisa Angell will sing for her daughter.

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for Lisa?

The Eurovision Song Contest was always Lisa' dream. When she was a little girl, she used to sing in front of TV for her family, pretending to be a star. In the age of 11, she sang L'oiseau Et L'Enfant (the French winning entry in the 1977 Eurovision Song Contest) during her first regional song contest.

Lyrics of N'oubliez Pas

Il ne me reste que des larmes
Ces quelques notes venues d'autrefois
Et le chant de nos prières
Nos cœurs qui espèrent
Et le vide sous mes pas

Il ne me reste que les cendres
De mon village plongé dans le silence
Je ne suis qu'une blessure
Un cœur sans armure
Comment survivre après ça.

Mais je suis là, je n’oublie pas
Dans mon village balayé par l’histoire
Et je vis là, n’oubliez pas
Effacé des cartes et des mémoires

Je me souviens du rire des enfants
La voix des hommes quand ils partaient au champ
Les fêtes des moissons
L’odeur dans les maisons
Les éclats d’amour et de joie

Mais je suis là, n’oubliez pas
Effacé des cartes et des mémoires

Quand ils sont arrivés
Cachés derrière leurs armes
Ils étaient des milliers
Ils riaient de nos larmes

Ils ont voulu détruire
Nos croyances et nos âmes
Avec des mots de haine
Que l'on n'connaissait pas.

Je suis ici ce soir
Au milieu de ces ruines
Pour vous parler d'espoir
Et vous chanter la vie
Et je fais le serment
Quand séchera le sang
De reconstruire ma ville
Bien plus belle qu'avant.

Mais n’oubliez pas.
All that remains to me are tears
These few notes that come from long ago
And the song of our prayers
Our hearts that hope
And the emptiness under my steps

All that remains to me are ashes
Of my village plunged into silence
I am but a wound
A heart without an armour
How do I survive after this

But I am here, I don’t forget
In my village swept away by history
And I live here, don’t you forget
Erased from maps and memories

I remember the laughter of children
The voices of men when they left for the field
The harvest festivals
The smell in the houses
The bursts of love and joy

But I am here, I don’t forget
In my village swept away by history

When they arrived
Hidden behind their weapons
They were thousands
They laughed at our tears

They wished to destroy
Our beliefs and our souls
With words of hatred
That we did not know

I am here tonight
In the middle of these ruins
To talk to you about hope
And to sing life
And I swear
When the blood will dry
That I will rebuild my city
More beautiful than before

But don’t forget