La Zarra will sing “Évidemment” for France at Eurovision 2023.

Moving away from the usual C’est vous qui decidez national final, France hopes La Zarra’s enigmatic charm will turn heads in Liverpool.

Scroll down to read the “Évidemment” lyrics.

France in Eurovision 2023 : La Zarra with “Évidemment”

La Zarra — born Fatima Zahra Hafdi — is a 25-year-old French-Canadian singer. Born in Montreal to a family of Moroccan origin, La Zarra has a deep love for Eurovision. As a youngster, she often sang Marie Myriam’s winning song “L’oiseau et l’enfent” together with her mother. 

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.

The young woman has achieved massive success there last year with her song “Tu t’en iras”, which has accumulated more than 19 million views on YouTube. 

What do the “Évidemment” lyrics mean?

 
 
 
 
 
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La Zarra describes “Évidemment” as a “universal love song” and a “hymn that can be sung by all”. Her song takes the listener on a journey as La Zarra discovers her resilience blooming from the ashes of a turbulent relationship. In the midst of adversity, the young woman seems to find who she really is and changes for the better.

La Zarra suggests her ex-lover fed her false and unmeaningful compliments, with lyrics such as “all of these beautiful promises that I hear, they’re nothing but wind” and “I look for love, I find none”. But in spite of the toxic relationship, La Zarra grows to become a stronger person, saying goodbye to the young naive person she used to be — “she will never be the same again, the girl from before”.

“Évidemment” lyrics — La Zarra (France Eurovision 2023)

Original text (French) 

Mon cœur, mes mains,
Mes yeux, mes reins,
Plus rien ne m’appartient
J’me fais du mal pour faire du bien
J’oublie comme si c’n’était rien
 
Dans mon jardin d’enfer, poussent des fleurs
Que j’arrose de mes rêves, de mes pleurs
On a beau être sur le toit du monde
‎‏On ne peut toucher le ciel du doigt
 
Évidemment
Toutes ces belles promesses que j’entends
C’n’est que du vent
 
Évidemment
Car après l’beau temps vient la pluie
C’est c’qu’on oublie
 
C’est toujours trop beau pour être vrai
Mais c’n’est jamais trop laid pour être faux
Évidemment
Elle ne sera plus jamais la même
Cette fille d’avant
 
Je vends demain, j’rachète hier
Le temps est assassin
Je cherche l’amour
Je n’trouve rien
Comme dans mon sac à main
 
Dans ma tête c’n’est pas tant évident
Je recherche la vérité tout en l’évitant
On a beau être sur le toit du monde
‎‏On ne peut toucher le ciel du doigt
 
Évidemment
Toutes ces belles promesses que j’entends
C’n’est que du vent
 
Évidemment
Elle ne sera plus jamais la même
Cette fille d’avant
 
Car moi je chante
Ma vie, la vôtre
Et un peu de romance
Je suis nue devant vous
Donnez-moi donc une chance
De vous à moi,
De moi à vous
Ai-je réussi à chanter,
À chanter la Grande France
 
C’est toujours trop beau pour être vrai
Mais c’n’est jamais trop laid pour être faux
 
Évidemment
Elle ne s’ra plus jamais la même
Cette fille d’avant
 
Évidemment
 

English translation 

My heart, my hands
My eyes, my kidneys
Don’t belong to me anymore
I hurt myself to do some good
I forget like it’s nothing
 
In my infernal garden, flowers grow
That I water with my dreams, with my cries
Even if we were on top of the world
We couldn’t touch the sky with a finger
 
Evidently
All of these beautiful promises that I hear
They’re nothing but wind
 
Evidently
That before the sun comes the rain
That’s what we forget
 
It is always too good to be true
But it is never too ugly to be false
 
Evidently
She will never be the same again
This girl from before
 
I sell tomorrow, I buy yesterday
Time is a killer
I look for love
I find none
Like in my purse
 
In my head it’s not that clear
I look for truth while avoiding it
Even if we were on top of the world
We couldn’t touch the sky with a finger
 
Evidently
All of these beautiful promises that I hear
They’re nothing but wind
 
Evidently
She will never be the same again
This girl from before
 
Because I sing
My life, yours
And a bit of romance
I am naked in front of you
Therefore, give me a chance
From you to me
From me to you
Have I managed to sing
To sing the great France
 
It is always too good to be true but
It is never too ugly to be false
 
Evidently
She will never be the same again
This girl from before
 
Evidently
 

What do you make of the “Évidemment” lyrics? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Erika
Erika
11 months ago

The song tech in my heart and my ge ens, deeply in many ways. Erika

Irina Stenberg
Irina Stenberg
11 months ago

Évidemment la gagnante ??

Dylan Williams
Dylan Williams
11 months ago

Wow! The entry from France this year is amazing! French is an amazing language, I wish more countries sang in their native language at Eurovision… Hopefully, this will at least come in the top 5.

Franck
Franck
1 year ago

I think there’s an error in the translation. When La Zarra mentions her “reins,” I don’t think she’s referring to the organ, but rather the part of the back with the sensual French expression “chute de reins.” Perhaps we could translate it as “hips” or “lower back”?

Addie
Addie
1 year ago

Lovely song. It’s very chic and polished. And it has staging potential! La Zarra is really iconic! Hope France will get a top 10 position!

Wielinga
Wielinga
1 year ago

Perhaps a better translation into English would be a good idea? Évidemment = obviously. Because after the good weather comes the rain, etc… But apart from this sloppiness, I think we have a winner!

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Esc addict / Shut up and watch my ...
1 year ago

Seeing the reactions, this song has a crazy impact on people, it’s promising I think.

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1 year ago

Love this song! Besides Czechia, it is one of my most listened songs.

Dent
Dent
1 year ago

this song is a grower. I didn’t like it at first either, but La Zarra’s vocals and charm are mesmerizing, the camera will love her for sure, so there shouldn’t be any live performance difficulties. or at least let’s hope so.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

The lyrics are very clever. Best of luck to La Zarra and to France. 🙂

passioneurovision
passioneurovision
1 year ago

Cette année la Reine de l’Eurovision c’est La Zarra c’est évident??.
This year the Eurovision Queen comes from France??

naaaa
naaaa
1 year ago

I’ve got to say, while at first listen I felt a bit underwhelmed, now I think it has grown on me a lot

Based
Based
1 year ago
Reply to  naaaa

Me too, first listen I was a bit put off by the tempo, because of the pauses now and then, and her nail gestures were a bit too much…But the next day I woke up with the freaking chorus in my head!

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 year ago

I loved the song overall, sounds classical French but with a modern edge, and the lyrics are pretty poetic!
I’m sure this will land a spot on the top 10 in May

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Esc addict / Shut up and watch my ...
1 year ago
Reply to  Benito Camelo

Thank you for the support man! It seems France won’t have the wiwi community support this year so it’s always enjoyable and reassuring to read 😉

now that i see the light
now that i see the light
1 year ago

”Too good to be true” that reminds me of DESTINY , good old times.
Good luck France !

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 year ago

I think this IS the kind of song that flops in the Direct performance. I Hope i am Wrong BC i really like It

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
1 year ago

It’s my 1st right now. This ESC year ain’t going too hot for me ATM :I

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
1 year ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

One of my life motto’s is: “Expect the worse but hope for the best”

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

A pessimist is never disappointed.

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 year ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

It’ll land a spot on the Top 10, that’s for sure. Only Finland, Armenia, Poland, the UK, Switzerland and the Netherlands are left among my hopes to elevate this year.

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Esc addict / Shut up and watch my ...
1 year ago

There are people who absolutely love it and fortunately and others not so much and it’s normal, for those who dislike it, which I respect deeply and I totally understand, you have absolutely the right but I don’t like when people say I don’t like it so it won’t do well or it can’t win or whatever because firstly you’re not the absolute reference, nobody is, and secondly do you like all the esc winning songs each years or each of the top 5 or top 10 songs, I doubt of it.

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
1 year ago

Lyrically it’s quite meh, musically I find it really nice. I enjoy listening to this song but it’s not phenomenal by any means.

I do appreciate her singing as well as her singing style. The way she delivers this song is amazing and the instrumental is catchy as hell!

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Esc addict / Shut up and watch my ...
1 year ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

But maybe you don’t get the lyrics but as a french and how it sounds in french is far from being meh, it’s pretty deep and poetic.

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
1 year ago

Maybe in translation they don’t appear as good?

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Esc addict / Shut up and watch my ...
1 year ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

Certainly because there are lot of metaphors.

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1 year ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

A song doesn’t need to be phenomenal to do well but it needs more to be effective and to work. Soldi, Slomo are good example among others. This song is effective too imo. Our eurofans brains are conditioned with a lot of expectations, with a lots of esc cliches, with a lot of pictures in our mind, that the general public hasn’t, because at the first listen I thought like you, it lacked something, I wasn’t sure but now 2 days after I’m used of it and I’m totally on board, as I said let’s see how it will turn… Read more »

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
1 year ago

Oh yeah I have not made annnyyy statements about how well I think this could do. La Zarra seems like a phenomenal performer. I could certainly see France doing VERY well this year.

Vivian
Vivian
1 year ago

This is such an addictive track and I’m fond of La Zarra’s style. She’s elegant and somehow (I read that in a comment and instantly agreed) seems like a combination between Edith Piaf and Kylie Minogue.

Ritoli
Ritoli
1 year ago

NOA KIREL!!! THE ONE AND ONLY! she is going to with! with her colorful horn…

Sol Stevia
Sol Stevia
1 year ago
Reply to  Ritoli

SHUT THE F#&K UP

Pat
Pat
1 year ago
Reply to  Sol Stevia

Sol saying what were all thinking haha 😀

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Esc addict / Shut up and watch my ...
1 year ago
Reply to  Pat

Amen

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 year ago
Reply to  Ritoli

VETE A LA VRG

Tom
Tom
1 year ago
Reply to  Ritoli

Stop spamming please. No one needs your bulls#@@

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago

Would “loins” be a better translation in English for “reins”? It seems more right to me, unless she is talking about her actual kidneys.

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Esc addict / Shut up and watch my ...
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonas

No in fact she means her buttocks.

Jonas
Jonas
1 year ago

Only as part of her loins.