Chacun pense à soi

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France "Chacun pense à soi"
Eurovision Song Contest 2005 entry
Ortal, Saad Tabainet
Ortal, Saad Tabainet
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "À chaque pas" (2004)   
"Il était temps" (2006) ►

"Chacun pense à soi" ("Everyone thinks of themselves") was the French entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, performed in French by Ortal.

Despite France having placed 15th in the 2004 Contest, their position as one of the "Big Four" (along with Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom) guaranteed an automatic final berth. Thus, the song was performed twenty-fourth on the night (following Latvia's Walters & Kazha with "The War Is Not Over"). At the close of voting, it had received 11 points, placing 23rd in a field of 24.

The song is an up-tempo number (with some hip-hop influences), with Ortal singing about the problems caused in the world by the fact that everyone thinks primarily of themselves. She sings that as a result, we forget about those who love us.

It was succeeded as French representative at the 2006 Contest by Virginie Pouchain with "Il était temps".


Chart (2005) Peak
Belgium Singles Chart[1] 47
French Singles Chart[2] 52

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