France’s Lisa Angell sang “N’oubliez pas” at Eurovision 2015, but she may well want to forget some of the press that followed her 25th place finish. Among the hardest slaps in the face came from Laurent Fabius, France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development. He described her performance as “cheesy,” saying that it looked like “television before the invention of television.”

Well Miss Angell — a heavenly singer who is above throwing shade — is still holding her head high. In a wide-ranging interview with LDPeople, she says that she’s over it.

“I live more in the future than the past,” she says. “I’ve come to forget the less good things because I am surrounded by family and am at an age that my experience makes it easier to manage. I lived the Eurovision dream of a girl.”

Apparently she didn’t even know about the Minister’s comments until well after he made them.

“I learned about him much later! After Eurovision I stayed away from the media….For me, it is still positive that people say what they have on the heart.”

And what of her time at Eurovision? She really loved meeting the French presenters of the show, the journalist Stéphane Bern and the actress-singer Marianne James.

“It was amazing! We met in the morning for breakfast at the bar of the hotel where there was a piano! We even played while Marianne was eating croissants!”

As we learned in Vienna, the two presenters were equally mad about Lisa.

As for her 25th place finish, Lisa wasn’t too shocked.

“I had prepared a little for that,” she says. “Because of my life experiences, I did that almost instinctively.”

Lisa’s fourth studio album Lisa Angell is out now. The first track is her Eurovision entry “N’oubliez pas.” You can buy it on iTunes.

Follow all of our France Eurovision news here

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nathaliebazinga
6 years ago

I totally despise their language but the song was actually quite good.

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

edit – * Austria [instead of Austraia]

Oh these lame typos…I do mistakes like that all the time in my comments as you have noticed & because im bored of checking them again so thats why they are posted flawed & with such stupid mistakes…I just can’t help it…I really suck at typing in the keabord 4 the record..

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

Well i was scrolling down the articles & my eyes saw again this wiwi article’s title of Lisa Angell stating : I had prepared 4 defeat in EuroVision…
And after then i was like LOOOL inside my mind.. 😛 😉 hehehe..

@ honey : you should had prepared 4 being the zero of our times along with Austraia & Germany… 😛 Thank god 4 you that at least you were lucky enough to gather 4 points & avoid both of the last place & zero points… 🙂

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

@ mocosuburbian
Well i don’t write the Vision of Gay Love in my nicknames anymore mostly..
Because i post too many comments and i don’t want to have a really long nickname..
I know that it will seem too much 4 the other readers members..

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
6 years ago

She was lucky not to finish last. Austria and Germany had much better songs and hers was an uninspired, boring, dull dishwater bath of a song.
France has managed to have arguably the worst song three years in a row. Quite an achievement!

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
6 years ago

Mario calm down with the walls of text
I feel like I’m reading a novel consisting of @Well… GreAtY Diamond *Vision* ~Gay Love~ every time I click on an article lmao
also I demand random ordering now–Zelmerlow was destined to win ever since he received the perfect placing in the Melfest semis and final as well as in the Eurovision… predetermined singing order picks a favorite from the beginning

Fatima
Fatima
6 years ago

Mario, at my funeral I have requested “Singing This Song” by Renato (Malta 1975).

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

@ Edward & your asexual lame Vision..
Well i really can not help you on that…Just deal with it.. xx

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
6 years ago

Lisa’s song was excellent. It deserved a better ranking.
I loved the staging & Lisa’s performance was first rate.

Graph
Graph
6 years ago

France’s song was very good. I liked the sense of dignity and perseverance that it carried. It should have scored much higher. The running order of 2nd place probably didn’t help. I think the EBU should go back to random sequencing. I worry that pre-contest favorites are set up to win by not getting bad starting numbers.

Edward ~ My Vision of Asexual Love
Edward ~ My Vision of Asexual Love
6 years ago

France’s song was a very non-sexual song – my kind of music. I guess it was a little boring so that’s why it didn’t do well. But it really should have been Top 10, especially with the juries.

Fck off Mario and your Vision
Fck off Mario and your Vision
6 years ago

Everytime i read article on this web i’m so annoyed with Mario ar Gay Vision on comment box like he has nothing to do with his life.

The Key of Success To Make It In Vision Is This
The Key of Success To Make It In Vision Is This
6 years ago

Well she is a true diva so you can expect that 😉 Really unfortunate that her album was her least succesful of her career.. You could had thought that EuroVision would had helped her with increasing her popularity in France…It peaked only on #46.. And as i already wrote here,her visionary song only peaked on #74.. Well if she didn’t have big impact & succesful run on her own country then how could she do much better in our Vision?? Lena was already meeting huge massive success with her song *Satelite* in Germany before she go & wins in Oslo’s… Read more »

Deniz@TurkNL
6 years ago

So she did forget… Padam psss (not really)

García
García
6 years ago

So first she said her failure was an insult and now she says she was prepared for it?
FIDDLE-LEE-DEE!!! This woman changes her mind faster that an chameleon changes color!!!!

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

Lisa’s song charted on #74 on France’s charts..
On the year of 74 as we all know Abba won with *Waterloo* <3
The battle that France's famous Napoleon the GreAtY had his final defeat..
This battle happened exactly 200 years ago in 1815..
{We had another (black) anniversary as the armenian genocide took place also 100 years ago in 1915..}

Lisa has a voice of an Angell!
Lisa has a voice of an Angell!
6 years ago

Lisa Angel could have the potentials to come victorious in 90s if she had competed with this song back then…She was just unlucky i guess that it didn’t work 4 her in Vienna’s Vision.. In my own visionary oscars i have France nominated in numerous categories.. ~ Best Song ~ Best Videoclip ~ Best Act ~ Best Female Act ~ Best Visionary Backround Screen ~ Best Vocalist In a way Lisa is the modern Edith Piaf of France <3 🙂 Her new 4th album has the title of her own name <3 She was one of my most favorites acts… Read more »

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

France had sent great songs how many times but was underrated as well.. In 2012 Anggun’s song was really great but she bombed finishing 22th…She finished even with zero 0 points in televoting alone.. In 2014 France’s song was really good but TwinTwins finished last ones even! In 2003 France had a fantastic winning material song finished just 18th with 19 points.. Amauri in 2011 when wa hyped as the big hot favorite to win finished just 15th! Amandine with a superb song in 2013 finished 23rd.. Patricai Kaas with a winning material song finished just 8th.. France was hella… Read more »

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

@ Mitchelvaneijk
Just because… 😛 You will really hurt my feelings if you don’t read them ALL! 🙂

@ Vladimir
Just whatever dude…Well i just like it this way…Don’t analyse it too much..

Vladimir P.
Vladimir P.
6 years ago

It seems that some people repeat the word “Vision” so many times in hope that other users will start calling it like that. It’s Eurovision, thank you very much.

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

And Its really pity because *Sanomi* was the first ever song that i voted in EuroVision! <3 That marked ofc the very first time in my life that i voted in ESC! Poor Belgium! I remember that i had a crush to that hot guy babe that was on stage with UrbanTrad! <3 *Sanomi* is one of my most beloved songs in history of EuroVision! <3 It has a special place in my heart<3 ! I want *Sanomi* to be one of the songs that will be played in my funeral when my time comes <3 Along with the french… Read more »

Belgium With *Sanomi* Was The Real Winner In The Vision of 2003
Belgium With *Sanomi* Was The Real Winner In The Vision of 2003
6 years ago

The current voting format is really unfair for the songs that are not lucky enough to receive either 12 or 10 points.. With 10 given 12 points this means that the song has a fake advantage of 20 single points from the 3rd placed songs & 10 points from the 2nd placed ones.. With 10 given ten points this means that the song has a fake advantage of 10 points from the 3rd placed songs that receive 8.. So overall we have songs that tend to gather dozens FAKE not real points.. If this unfair voting point system did not… Read more »

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

The winner Sweden received 928 points with this point format 4 the record.. Russia & Italy both passed the 850 points.. So now it makes me think that nether Alex Rybak & Loreen must have surpassed the 1000 points with this point format.. Although Alex must surpassed the 950 points & must reached near to that milestone.. The 1000 points must be the equal of 400 points i guess.. 🙂 Well if more countries join in our Vision & we have a song get voted massively like it happened with Mans,Loreen & Alex then this record will gonna break 4… Read more »

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

I tried to count the real points & place that the countries wopuld have if ALL the songs received points…{Except the last one that would receive no points..} Like the *26th*/ 27th would receive 0 zero points {would be 26th for the finalists countries & 27th for the non finalists} The 25th/26th would receive 1 point.. Etc.. >> >> The 1st winner on each country would receive either 25 or 26 points.. So with this voting format,France received 239 points…These points were enough only 4 the second last 26th place unfortunately.. UK was the country that finished last 27th with… Read more »

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

Well a much more representative quote would really be… I had prepared my self 4 a not top15 result.. >> >> 4 a not top20 result.. >> >> 4 a bottom placed result.. >> >> 4 a last place result.. 😛 Even me that i really liked the french song i was not really optimistic about the chances of Lisa Angel & France in Vienna’s Vision.. I knew my self & had a strong feeling that Lisa was not gonna do well enough.. Her performance although not bad was not really great.. I was not moved by her live performance…It… Read more »