France is proudly returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest after bringing the trophy home in 2022 with Lissandro’s hit “Oh Maman.” This year, the country will be represented by Zoé Clauzure, who will perform her uplifting track “Cœur.” She was selected through an internal selection process and announced by France Télévisions as the country’s new representative. Could France possibly follow Poland’s example from 2018 and 2019 by securing victory two years in a row?
Zoé will perform her sweet French pop track at Junior Eurovision 2023 in Nice, on November 26th.
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France in Junior Eurovision 2023: Zoé Clauzure with “Cœur”
Zoé is a 13-year-old talent from Montrouge, France. She has already achieved remarkable results in her musical career. In 2020, she participated in The Voice Kids, advancing to the semi-finals of the competition. She’s also had the opportunity to perform duets with well-known French artists such as Amir, who represented France successfully in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
In addition to her singing and dancing abilities, Zoé is a talented pianist, as evident from the music video for her competition track, “Cœur.” She has a series of piano-vocal covers on her main YouTube channel and is also actively involved in songwriting. Beyond her musical pursuits, she is also engaged in modeling.
Some of Zoé’s favorite artists include Zaho de Sagazan, Lady Gaga, and Billie Eilish. Her greatest passion is to perform live on stage.
What do the “Cœur” lyrics mean?
“Cœur” is an optimistic anthem that speaks about raising your voice. The music video predominantly features the colours red and white, and includes numerous dance moments and interesting group choreography. The song encourages everyone to move forward, gently spreading their wings, and accelerating toward victory, despite what anyone else might say or do.
The chorus focuses on the excitement of singing and performing, highlighting how music brings people together and makes them visible. In her song, Zoé speaks about dreams and emphasises the importance of believing in them. She wants to explore the world, and she wants the world to see her.
France’s song is the optimistic boost that everyone needs, serving as a reminder that you can succeed even when some people are waiting to see you fail, and that victory awaits you. With her sweet voice, Zoé reminds us to dream and to hope.
“Cœur” lyrics – Zoé Clauzure (France JESC 2023)
Lyrics: Noée Francheteau; Music: Julien Comblat & Jérémy Chapron
Mon cœur bat en rythme
My heart beats in rhythm
What do you think of “Cœur”? Is Zoé Clauzure one of your favourites in this year’s contest? Let us know in the comments below.