La Zarra: does France's candidate have a chance at Eurovision?


La Zarra: does France's candidate have a chance at Eurovision?

ZARRA EUROVISION. Singer La Zarra will represent France at the Eurovision Song Contest on May 13 in Liverpool with the song "Evidemment".

[Updated Feb 20, 2023 4:10 PM] What are the French chances at Eurovision? Sunday February 19, on France 2, La Zarra, designated as the French representative in the singing competition, unveiled the song with which she will defend the tricolor flag in Liverpool on May 13. A title called Obviously, which is reminiscent of Voilà, a retro song with which Barbara Pravi had come close to victory in 2021. For once, La Zarra was selected without going through the preselection box or Direction Eurovision, which traditionally saw the public vote for their favorite candidate.

But does La Zarra have a chance of winning Eurovision? It is not too risky to predict a better place for France than last year, an edition won by the Ukrainians of Kalush Orchestra and at the end of which the French of Alvan

As a reminder, in addition to Barbara Pravi, second in 2021, the last Top 10 at Eurovision dates back to 2016 with Amir's sixth place, best ranking since... 2002. This year, therefore, France Télévisions is betting on Obviously, a song between traditional French variety and electro. We will have to wait to discover what La Zarra offers on stage to really estimate France's chances at Eurovision 2023. Especially since this artist has a habit of taking care of her looks at each of her appearances.

Fatima Zahra Hafdi, known as La Zarra, was born on August 25, 1997 in Montreal, Canada. In the columns of Le Parisien, she confides that she comes from a family of seven children, including six girls, born in Quebec to parents who emigrated from the Maghreb. But refuses to give his age. In 2016, she collaborated with Niro on the song Printemps blanc. But before breaking into music, La Zarra worked as a hairdresser. She then moved to Paris.

It was in 2021 that the notoriety of La Zarra exploded with the song Tu t'en iras, which was played repeatedly on the radio and on television. Nominated in the Francophone Revelation category at the NRJ Music Awards 2021, she released her first album, Traitrise, in 2022. The following year, she was appointed by France Télévisions as the French representative at Eurovision 2023, which will be held on May 13 in Liverpool, England.

On Sunday February 19, a few weeks after being announced as a French representative at Eurovision, La Zarra unveils the song with which she will defend France in Liverpool on May 13, 2023: Obviously. A track written by La Zarra with Canadian Benny Adam and produced by electro duo Banx