After last year’s chaotic car crash of Twin Twin the French have wisely opted to send a seasoned performer with a stunning voice to Vienna. Unfortunately Lisa Angell will be delivering us yet another “heartfelt ballad” and although it is charming it will be swamped by the far more powerful entries from Russia and Spain. Sadly France will most likely find themselves occupying the bottom quarter of the leaderboard for the umpteenth year.
3 Questions with Lisa Angell
What are three impressive facts about Lisa?
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 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 offer to record her first album changed Lisa’s plans to leave France and to settle in China.
What is Lisa’s lucky routine before she goes on stage?
When her daughter is with her, Lisa kisses her on her forehead before she performs. In Vienna, Lisa will be singing for her daughter.
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for Lisa?
The Eurovision Song Contest was always Lisa's dream. When she was a child, she used to sing in front of the 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.