France in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975
|Eurovision Song Contest 1975|
|Selection process||Internal Selection|
|Selected entrant||Nicole Rieu|
|Selected song||"Et bonjour à toi l'artiste"|
|Final result||4th, 91 points|
|France in the Eurovision Song Contest|
France was represented by Nicole Rieu, with the song '"Et bonjour à toi l'artiste", at the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 22 March in Stockholm. The song was chosen internally by broadcaster TF1.
On the night of the final Rieu performed third in the running order, following Ireland and preceding Germany. "Et bonjour à toi l'artiste" was a gentle, melodic ballad, often cited as the most sophisticated song in the 1975 contest. At the close of voting it had picked up 91 points (including maximum 12s from Ireland and Portugal), placing France 4th of the 19 entries. The French jury awarded its 12 points to the United Kingdom.