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Lisa Angell

N'oubliez Pas

🇫🇷 France
Grand Final
Finished 25th
N'oubliez Pas
Laure Izon / M. Albert
Michel Illouz / M. Albert
France 2

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