France 1996

France continued to participate at the Eurovision Song Contest, participating at the 1996 contest, held in Oslo, Norway.

France Télévisions, the French broadcaster, internally selected Dan Ar Braz & L’Héritage des Celtes to represent the country, singing « Diwanit Bugale » (May the Children Be Born), a song in the Breton language. This was the first time that Breton was sung at Eurovision, and the first time since 1993 that the French entry was not sung in French.

At Eurovision

At Eurovision, Braz and L’Héritage des Celtes performed 13th, following host country Norway and preceding Slovenia. At the close of the voting they had received 18 points, placing 19th of 23.[1]

Voting

Points awarded to France

Points awarded to France
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by France

12 points  Austria
10 points  Netherlands
8 points  United Kingdom
7 points  Norway
6 points  Ireland
5 points  Portugal
4 points  Turkey
3 points  Sweden
2 points  Cyprus
1 point  Estonia

References

  1. ^ « Eurovision Song Contest 1996 ». eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2013-09-11.