France in the Eurovision Song Contest 1985

France was represented by Roger Bens, with the song "Femme dans ses rêves aussi", at the 1985 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 4 May in Gothenburg, Sweden. The song was chosen through a national final organised by broadcaster Antenne 2.

Eurovision Song Contest 1985
Country France
National selection
Selection processNational final
Selection date(s)31 March 1985
Selected entrantRoger Bens
Selected song"Femme dans ses rêves aussi"
Selected songwriter(s)Didier Pascalis
Finals performance
Final result10th, 56 points
France in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

National finalEdit

The national final was held on 31 March 1985, hosted by Patrice Laffont and Catherine Ceylac. Fourteen songs took part with the winner chosen by a panel of TV viewers who were telephoned and asked to vote on the songs.[1]

Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Les Jumelles "Notre symphonie" 30 11
2 Roger Bens "Femme dans ses rêves aussi" 215 1
3 Lucille Marciano "Pour ne pas oublier les hommes" 52 9
4 Julia Romagne "Dolly" 80 6
5 Florence Minet "Le cœur made in amour" 99 4
6 Florence Allora "C'est un sorcier" 63 8
7 Pascal Renard "Mary Jackson" 22 12
8 Sarah d'Armento "Zoom avant" 10 14
9 Henri de Vézins "Amour non-stop" 17 13
10 3+1 "Paris la France" 76 7
11 Betty Dian "Le jour où tu reviendras" 121 2
12 Françoise Robert "Only you, que vous" 103 3
13 Irka and Denis Pépin "Quelque chose me dit" 89 5
14 Nadine Séra "Un autre jour, une autre chance" 39 10

At EurovisionEdit

On the night of the final Bens performed 6th in the running order, following Spain and preceding Turkey. At the close of voting "Femme dans ses rêves aussi" had received 56 points, placing France 10th of the 19 entries.[2] The French jury awarded its 12 points to Israel.[3]

VotingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ESC National Finals database 1985
  2. ^ "Final of Gothenburg 1985". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  3. ^ ESC History - France 1985
  4. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Gothenburg 1985". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.