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Bien plus fort

"Bien plus fort"
Eurovision Song Contest 1966 entry
Country
Artist(s)
As
Téréza
Language
Composer(s)
Gérard Bourgeois
Lyricist(s)
Jean-Max Rivière
Conductor
Finals performance
Final result
17th
Final points
0
Appearance chronology
◄ "Va dire à l'amour" (1965)   
"Boum-Badaboum" (1967) ►

"Bien plus fort" (English translation: "Much Stronger") was the Monegasque entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1966, performed in French by Croatian singer Téréza, the first non-French artist to represent the principality in the Contest. The song is the shortest ever played in the history of the contest.[1]

The song is in the chanson style, popular in the early years of the Contest. Téréza tells her lover that "your love for me" and "my love for you" are variously "stronger than the wind", "bigger than the earth" and various other superlatives, as well as asking him to take her away from where she is currently.

"Bien plus fort" was performed thirteenth on the night, following Switzerland's Madeleine Pascal with "Ne vois-tu pas?" and preceding Italy's Domenico Modugno with "Dio, come ti amo". At the close of voting, it had received the dreaded nul points, placing 17th (equal last) in a field of 18.

A Croatian version of the song was also recorded, "Još mnogo jače", as Téréza herself was in fact from that part of what was then Yugoslavia and she also recorded an Italian version, "Piu di ogni cosa". She would also go on to represent her homeland Yugoslavia at the 1972 Contest, singing "Muzika i ti", then under her full name Tereza Kesovija.

The song was succeeded as Monegasque representative at the 1967 Contest by Minouche Barelli with "Boum-Badaboum".

Sources and external links

  • Official Eurovision Song Contest site, history by year, 1966
  • Detailed info and lyrics, The Diggiloo Thrush, "Bien plus fort".

References

  1. ^ . Eurovisionary.com http://www.eurovisionary.com/history/1966. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 


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