La Zarra to represent France in Liverpool

France Télévisions has just announced that La Zarra will fly the tricolore in Liverpool this May. She is a pop star whose real name is Fatima Zahra Hafdi. Of Moroccan origin, she grew up near Montréal, Québec, and now calls Paris home.

On being chosen for Eurovision, La Zarra had this to say:

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.

Note the special shout out there to fellow Quebecker and Eurovision winner Céline Dion.

With today’s exciting announcement, France Télévisions have not yet revealed the song itself, or even the song title. We’ll have to wait a little longer for that.

Yet, France Télévisions seem thoroughly excited to send La Zarra, hoping to build on some recent good results at Junior Eurovision, and the second place finish in Rotterdam. Head of Delegation for France, Alexandra Redde-Amiel added:

From our first meeting, La Zarra won us over! What an honour to welcome this great artist in the Eurovision family! […] Mysterious, inspiring, charismatic, La Zarra is a woman and a modern artist with a chic French signature! A voice that transports us through time by making us travel to different eras. From Barbara through Brel or Dalida to Marylin Monroe, 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.

Had you heard La Zarra’s music before? Are you happy with the choice? Let us know below in the comments or on our social media @escbubble!

La Zarra will try and better France’s luck, after Alvan & Ahez finished in 24th place with just 17 points.


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