Anne-Marie David

Anne-Marie David (born 23 May 1952 in Arles) is a Frensch singer. She has represented two different countries at the Eurovision Song Contest. David was born and raised in Arles. She started her musical career at age 18 in Paris when she became involved with musical theatre. I1972 also saw her submit the song “Un peu romantique” to the French selection committee for the Eurovision Song Contest. It made the final shortlist of ten songs. In 1973, she was selected to represent Luxembourg as the Grand Duchy sought to repeat its previous year’s triumph on home soil in the Eurovision Song Contest. She thus joined the long list of non-native performers to have represented the country in the contest, which also includes France Gall and Vicky Leandros (the 1972 winner). The 1973 Contest crystallised into a three-way battle between songs that have since established themselves as Eurovision classics: David’s ” Tu te reconnaitras”, the Spanish entry “Eres tu”, and the United Kingdom’s “Power to all our friends”, performed by Cliff Richard. Ultimately six points separated the third place from David, securing the second successive triumph for Luxembourg.

After the contest, she started touring the world. She lived in Turkey for a while, recorded two singles in Turkish and one album and received several awards in the country. She returned to Eurovision in the 1979 Contest held in Jerusalem, this time representing her native France with the song “Je suis I’enfant soleil”. Once again it was a tight three-way finish, with the Israeli entry “Hallelujah”edging to a home victory.

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