France 1988

France was represented by Gérard Lenorman, with the song ‘ »Chanteur de charme« , at the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 30 April in Dublin. For the first time since taking over responsibility for the French Eurovision selection in 1983, broadcaster Antenne 2 opted to choose their entry by internal selection rather than a public final.

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Lenorman performed 19th in the running order, following Italy and preceding Portugal. At the close of voting « Chanteur de charme » had picked up 64 points (including a maximum 12 from Yugoslavia), placing France 10th of the 21 entries. The French jury awarded its 12 points to Denmark.[1]