Who is France's Eurovision entry La Zarra? | The Sun

EUROVISION is heating up with a number of countries hoping to bag the top prize in Liverpool.

Among the acts, France’s Fatima Zahra Hafdi, also known by her stage name La Zarra, is hoping to be crowned winner of Eurovision 2023.

Who is La Zarra?

La Zarra is based in Paris but comes from a mixed background being born in Montreal, Canada, and of Moroccan descent.

She is the first Canadian to represent France at Eurovision after Natasha St-Pier in 2001.

The singer was poised for success after her collaboration with Moroccan-born French rapper Niro on the song Printemps Blanc in 2016, with her musical abilities growing from strength to strength.

Her single Tu t'en Iras earned the singer a certified platinum by Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (SNEP).

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Later that year La Zarra was nominated for the NRJ Music Awards in the category for Francophone Female Artist of the Year.

In 2022 she was nominated for the 44th Félix Awards and later won Revelation of the Year at the 33rd SOCAN Awards.

In January 2023, La Zarra was announced as the artist representing France at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

What is La Zarra’s Eurovision song?

La Zarra will be performing the song Évidemment which was officially released on February 19, 2023.

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The song was created specifically for Eurovision according to La Zarra.

As France is a part of the Big Five (Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain and France), they are automatically qualified to compete in the final of Eurovision taking place on May 13, 2023.

The Big Five are the largest financial contributors to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

How many times has France won the Eurovision Song Contest?

France have won a staggering five times at Eurovision making them one of the most successful countries to compete.

Their first win came in 1958 with André Claveau’s song Dors, Mon Amour.

They won again in 1960 with Tom Pillibi by Jacqueline Boye and in 1962 with Isabelle Aubret's Un Premier Amour.

In 1969 Frida Boccara’s Un Jour, Un Enfantshared the title with Lulu's Boom Bang-a-Bang as well as the songs from Netherlands and Spain in a four-way tie.

They haven't won since 1977 when they claimed the title with Marie Myriam’s L'Oiseau et l'Enfant.

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