Marie-Blanche

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France "Marie-Blanche"
Eurovision Song Contest 1970 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Guy Bonnet
Lyricist(s)
André-Pierre Dousset
Conductor
Finals performance
Final result
4th
Final points
8
Appearance chronology
◄ "Un jour, un enfant" (1969)   
"Un jardin sur la terre" (1971) ►

"Marie-Blanche" was the French entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1970, performed in French by Guy Bonnet. Bonnet had made his debut in the Contest in 1968, when he co-wrote the lyrics to Isabelle Aubret's "La source".

The song was performed sixth on the night (following Belgium's Jean Vallée with "Viens l'oublier" and preceding the United Kingdom's Mary Hopkin with "Knock, Knock Who's There?"). At the close of voting, it had received 8 points, placing 4th in a field of 12.

The song is a ballad, with Bonnet singing about the wonder of the world when the titular character (his lover) is with him. Bonnet also recorded the song in Italian under the same title, "Marie-Blanche".

It was succeeded as French representative at the 1971 Contest by Serge Lama with "Un jardin sur la terre". Guy Bonnet returned to the Contest in 1983, singing "Vivre".

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