Expectations have been both high and palpable for the French public in recent days with the news that La Zarra‘s Eurovision 2023 “Evidemment” was about to drop. And finally, on Sunday evening during the program Le Dimanche, our girl delivered with a recorded live performance.
Written in collaboration with producer Benny Adams, “Evidemment” borrows sounds from the great French classics and La Zarra’s many influences, including Edith Piaf, Barbara, Brel and Dalida. Enigmatic and alluring, La Zarra uses enticing rhythms and pop tropes to lure us into her sensual universe.
Evidemment! La Zarra reveals France’s Eurovision 2023 song
The title of the song, which translates as “Evidently” or “Obviously,” is a universal love song that reflects the image of the artist: Mysterious, inspiring and charismatic. In fact, those are the exact words used by Alexandra Redde-Amiel, the Head of French Delegation, when describing the artist.
“Mysterious, inspiring, charismatic, La Zarra is a woman and a modern artist with a very chic French signature! A voice that transports us through time by making us travel to different eras…La Zarra is an iconic artist who will carry the colors of France in Liverpool in May 2023 during the largest song contest in the world.”
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The artist took residency in the minds of the French public following the massive success of the song “Tu t’en iras”. With “Évidemment” La Zarra intends to conquer the European public, too.
A born Canadian-singer who is proud to represent France
Born in Canada to a family of Moroccan origin, the 25-year-old has maintained a privileged relationship with France and Eurovision her whole life. Her mother often sang her Marie Myriam’s Eurovision 1977 winner “L’Oiseau et l’Enfant”
Entirely self-taught, she quickly began to write her own compositions inspired by her experiences, confessions and other sharp emotions. Her warm and distinguished voice allows her to communicate to the public her desires, her hopes but also her disillusions with singular verisimilitude.
When she was revealed as France’s artist a few weeks ago, she shared her lifelong obsession with France, French culture and fashion. Today, it is for France that her heart beats and she intends to prove it by flying the flag in Liverpool.
“I am very proud to have the chance to perform my song in front of millions of viewers around the world.
I am a great admirer of the most beautiful French voices such as Edith Piaf, Barbara, Dalida but also Céline Dion and I am so excited to make all Europeans discover my song which I hope will become theirs. I am very honored to represent France at Eurovision, the most iconic song contest in the world.”
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