FRENCH NATIONAL FINAL 1957

The French Final was held over 6 shows between December 21st and February 28th, hosted by Robert Beauvais. Each song was performed twice and the winner in each show was chosen by a jury. After all 6 shows had been held, “La belle amour” was chosen as the overall winner.

Show 1- December 21st

1 Vive le mariage Long live marriage Francis Linel Paul Péry

8

3rd

2 Le petit homme et la noix The small chap and the nut Jacqueline Roland Paul Durand Orchestra 34

1st

3 Quand ton amour sera fini When your love is over Claudine Cereda & Paul Mattei Catherine Metz

4

5th

4 Rio Rio Georges Blanès Paul Durand Orchestra

6

4th

5 Il est là He is here Paule Desjardins Les Blue Stars 22

2nd

Show 2 – January 4th

1 Le photographe Photographer Marcel Amont Paul Durand Orchestra 13

3rd=

2 Mon petit homme et moi My little man and me Nadine Young Les Blue Stars 18

2nd

3 Le manteau de laine The wool coat John Littleton Simone Langlois 29

1st

4 Le bleu c’est pour les amoureux The blue is for lovers Hélène Martin Unknown whistler 10

5th

5 La polka du petit poisson rouge The polka of the small goldfish Catherine Gay Paul Durand Orchestra 13

3rd=

Show 3 – January 18th

1 Le clodo des toits The tramp on the roofs Suc & Serre Jacques Verrière

4

5th

2 C’est demain It’s tomorrow Jean Bertola Fernand Verstraete & Léo Petit 18

1st

3 Celui que j’aime The one I love Mathé Altéry Paul Durand Orchestra 16 2nd=
4 La cour de mon école The courtyard of my school Jacques Leroy Les Quatre de Paris 16

2nd=

5 La môme aux boutons The button kid Lucette Raillat Pierre Louki 12

4th

Show 4 – February 1st

1 Le vieux marin The old sailor Danièle Dupré Joss Baselli

?

2 Seulement Only Line Andrès Bob Martin

?

3 Encore de l’argent More money Renée Pierre Les Quatre Barbus

?

4 Au bal du samedi At the Saturday ball Lucette Raillat Georges Blanès

?

5 Je m’ballade dans Paname

I’m having a walk in Paname

Jean-Louis Tristan Paul Durand Orchestra

1st

Show 5 – February 15th

1 Les deux enfants Both children Maria Léa Christian Borel

9

4th

2 Des souris et des chats Mice and cats Jacques Estérel Paul Durand Orchestra 15

3rd

3 Les aurochs

The wild oxes

Les Bass’ Harmonistes Paul Durand Orchestra

0

5th

4 La belle amour The beautiful love Josette Privat Paul Durand Orchestra 25

1st

5 Moi qui vous parle I speak to you Guy Marly Les Bass’ Harmonistes 17

2nd

Show 6 – February 28th

1 Ma dondon

My fat woman

Mistigri Paul Durand Orchestra

3

6th

2 Mon vieux phono My old gramophone Félix Marten Les Frères Demarny

9

5th

3 Quelqu’un viendra demain Someone will come tomorrow Guy Séverins Unnamed Quartet 15 1st=
4 Villa bella

Nice house

Victoria Marino Miguel Amador 12

3rd

5 La reine du port The queen’s harbour Lucien Lupi Paul Durand Orchestra 15 1st=
6 Mon premier amour My first love René-Louis Lafforgue Jacqueline Allard 10

4th

“La belle amour” came 2nd at the ESC where it was performed by Paule Desjardins.

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