Vive la France

Patricia Kaas

This is good … Fans of the good old days of Eurovision, finally have something to hold onto. It just worries me that if this were to win, it would set things back. Sure, the song itself is a joy. Bruno and the whole French delegation deserve a huge pat on the back for getting Patricia Kaas on board. She absolutely gives the song a classic French chanson feel. But that could even be its undoing. It’s too French.

By this I mean that it is typical of that part of the world and, no matter how well she sings it, there is going to be a large number of viewers who really won’t get it. Just like I struggle to ‘get’ Balkan ballads.

That said, I still think this is going top five.

Patricia Kaas at Eurovision Song Contest 2009
Patricia Kaas at Eurovision Song Contest 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)