Today French public broadcaster France 2 announced that Lisa Angell has been internally selected to represent the country in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. She will sing the French-language ballad N'oubliez pas.
N'oubliez pas was written by Robert Goldman, brother of Jean Jacques Goldman. The song was first perfomed on a concert in November during the commemoration period of the First World War, while the singer emphasizes that the song refers not only to this very special event in history but to any kind of conflict.
Je me souviens du rire des enfants, la voix des hommes quand ils partaient au champs, les fêtes des moissons, l'odeur dans les maisons, les éclats d'amour et de joie. Mais je suis là, n'oubliez pas.
This part of the lyrics translates as: "I remember the smiles of the kids, the voice of the men when they went out in the fields, the Thanksgiving celebrations, the scent in the houses, the love and laughter. But I am here, do not forget."
You can listen to a small excerpt of N'oubliez pas on Soundcloud.
About Eurovision 2015 Song contest
The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will be the 60th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. The contest will take place in Vienna, Austria, following Conchita Wurst's victory in the 2014 edition with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix". This will be the second time that Austria will host the contest after holding its 1967 edition also in Vienna. The contest will consist of two semi-finals which will take place on 19 and 21 May, and a final on 23 May 2015. The shows will be presented by Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer. Thirty-nine countries will participate in the contest, with Cyprus, the Czech Republic, and Serbia returning, while Ukraine announced their withdrawal due to financial and political reasons.