Lisa Angell, the French representative for Eurovision 2015, performed her song ‘N’Oubliez Pas’ live last night for the first time. For the occasion the French singer chose ‘Le Grand Show 2015’ — a popular variety program on France 2 — and proved what she’s worth!

Lisa Angell live performance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wwmElQ2UpY

Miss Angell delivered a simple yet emotional performance. Alone in the middle of the stage, the French representative shone bright and removed any doubt about the power of her entry. This is what they call savoir-faire, y’all!

Angell was selected internally by France 2, the new broadcaster in charge of Eurovision in France, back in January. Her selection disappointed much of the fan community, who were expecting a big name as usual. ‘N’Oubliez Pas’ carries a message of hope and perseverance related to the 100th anniversary of World War I. It took on renewed significance following the Charlie Hebdo attacks earlier this year.

Did she wow you?

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Calvin
Calvin
6 years ago

I think she’s also a contender for the inaugural Kaliopi Award for Ignored/Panned Initially but through Live Vocals and Sheer Force of Will Manages to Do Well.

(I’m still working on the title.)

Bogdan Honciuc
6 years ago

Beautiful song, flawless performance, France will definitely not find itself in last place again this year. Juries will love this and possibly bring it to the left side of the scoreboard.

Chrysovalantis
Chrysovalantis
6 years ago

It’s a great song and a very nice performance.I’m always impressed when,in such a high level of competence,a singer alone represents a whole country.I don’t know how well France will do in the ranking,but I believe we shall remember this song even after the Grand Final,in Vienna,will be over…

Nitzan
Nitzan
6 years ago

She looks like Alla Pugacheva back in 97′ and the song – fits that era too. It’s not a bad song, and she sure can sing, but it’s just too generic and we’ve seen dozens like it in Eurovision. It’s… ok.

Daniil
Daniil
6 years ago

This is a quality entry, but somehow I don’t believe it will do very well… France sent quality songs in the last years and it always struggled… Patricia Kaas may be an exception, but I may be subjective, since ‘Et s’il fallait le faire’ is one of my all time favourite ESC songs – I still listen to it nowadays.

Maybe they should think sending a song in English, but I don’t see that happening any time soon…

star
star
6 years ago

Ahh this song is so good! Will definitely do well with the juries due to that vocal talent and I think it actually might do well in the televote because you may not be able to understand the lyrics but you can hear the passion in her voice. 😀

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

I’ve believed in this song since the beginning. It may be dated for some viewers, but for me it is just brilliant.

CCC
CCC
6 years ago

This song is pure class. It’s not dated, but timeless, and not dull, but beautiful. This and Italy are quality songs that will stand out against some of this year’s crap.

DJ
DJ
6 years ago

She sings this song note perfect and I agree that this is better than the studio version. It was my favourite before but now this is the song I want to win Eurovision 2015!
Paris 2016?!

Jordan
Jordan
6 years ago

I dislike how people have to have crazy dance moves, Gimmicks (Hi,Conchita!), and lots of flashy lights to win. This, my friends, is true talent.

cheesecake
cheesecake
6 years ago

Stunning. Has to reach AT LEAST Top 15.

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

I prefer this to the studio version! I already liked the entry, now I love it!

Felix Prochain
Felix Prochain
6 years ago

Great performance! She’ll get highest points from the jury.
I don’t know if someone saw the show and especially Mireille Mathieu performing ‘Une vie d’amour’ (Charles Aznavour’s song)
OMG. What a class! It was so powerful.., she is so unreal! Another legend!

Marco
Marco
6 years ago

This is just an amazing performance! But it has a big danger of being overlooked and ending up heavily underrated at some 20+ final place, as it has happened to so many great similar songs 🙁

Timselvision
Timselvision
6 years ago

I think France will get it’s highest position since 2009/10 with this. 9th in my top but I really like it. It’s just that this year is ridiculously strong imo.

rob
rob
6 years ago

I love this song and her live performance is so powerful!!!!
France will be in the Top 10 for sure with estonia, italy, the netherlands and greece (with shaya).

ify_
ify_
6 years ago

O MY GOD. GOOSEBUMPS.. wow wow wow wow! what a beautiful song, and HOW more beautiful she sings live…. this song must be in top 5 in the grand final or I’ll freak out, my gosh, this woman can sing and make you cry

blondboybc
blondboybc
6 years ago

This song was and still is in my top 5 for ESC 2015, and this live performance was sterling! Bravo, Lisa! I pray you do well in Vienna!

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Mario The Vision of Gay Love Amour - Do Not 4Get
6 years ago

The French entry grew on me more after seeing this marvelous perfomance..
Bravo to Lisa Angell…
And its nothing wrong with her clothes and her appearance overall…She is just perfect…Even if she performed exactly like this on stage of Vienna i wouldn’t mind at all..!

Han
Han
6 years ago

With this presentation i think i’m loving this beautifull song more, i like those final note changes that Lisa did wonderfuly, well done! she’s on my top 10 for sure.

Ranting Ruby
Ranting Ruby
6 years ago

I love the way she just stands and SINGS – no fluttering hands or pointing at the camera or crazy facial expressions, she just lets the song tell its story. Great vocals – ESC could do with more like Lisa! Love it.

FanopinESC
FanopinESC
6 years ago

Well, we know which country is going to occupy the last place in the final this year (again)

Leon
Leon
6 years ago

OMG. She sings this song better live than on record. This is my favorite entry this year so far.

1. France
2. Italy

Titaniumsparrow
Titaniumsparrow
6 years ago

I’m so proud of France this year.
What a voice! She is going to blow the roof off in Viena.

Di
Di
6 years ago

I love this song so much. I love it’s meaning, her voice, and the way French sounds when it’s sung

Pierre
Pierre
6 years ago

Who cares about the dress? ESC is a Song Contest, not Europe Fashion Week. Enjoy la chanson.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

She can sing the pants off the competition. I really like Lisa and her song, and the slight changes in the end of the live version really help a lot. Probably in my top 5.

Jake
Jake
6 years ago

Given how atrocious some of the choices have been this year, I think this will go down rather well with the juries.

DR
DR
6 years ago

I loved the song since I first heard it, but I had that the ending felt a bit cut short, especially in the last note. It’s no longer a problem. Her performance was emotional and poweful, but her arms felt stilted for the first half. Use them girl.

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
6 years ago

her voice is amazing
that’s really impressive

Mar
Mar
6 years ago

She’s a great singer, but she needs to hire a stylist urgently.

EUROFAN MEXICO
6 years ago

the song is beatiful i like to much but she must to dress another brilliant