France 1991

France and Antenne 2 continued their participation at the Eurovision Song Contest, taking part at the Eurovision Song Contest 1991, held in Rome, Italy. Antenne 2 continued to select their entry internally, choosing Amina Annabi to sing for France with the song « C’est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison« .

One of the favourites to win, Annabi performed 9th of 22, following Sweden and preceding Turkey. At the close of the voting the song had received 146 points, coming joint 1st place with Sweden’s Carola. After the four-way tie at the 1969 contest, a tie-break system had been implemented, where a count-back on the number of top points awarded was used. Since both countries received four 12-points, but Sweden gaining five 10-points over France’s two, Sweden was declared the winner with France coming second.

At Eurovision

Points awarded to France

Points Awarded to France[1]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points Awarded by France[1]

12 points  Cyprus
10 points  Portugal
8 points  Italy
7 points  Turkey
6 points  Spain
5 points  Belgium
4 points   Switzerland
3 points  Israel
2 points  Malta
1 point  United Kingdom

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