Jean-Paul Cara

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Jean-Paul Cara (born 9 September 1948, Montpellier) is a French singer and composer. He has authored several songs that have won prizes at the Eurovision contest, most notably the single L'Oiseau et l'Enfant in collaboration with Joe Gracy and performed by Marie Myriam (1st place for France, 1977 Eurovision Song Contest).

James E Sheen (left) meeting Jean Paul Cara (right) 2016

France has not won a Eurovision since.[1] Cara wrote the song "Un, deux, trois", performed by Catherine Ferry, that came in 2nd place (for France) at Eurovision 1976.[2] He collaborated with Pierre Delanoë on the French lyrics for the song Ein bißchen Frieden, composed by Ralph Siegel, that won 1st place for Germany at Eurovision 1982. His on stage performance at the 1980 Eurovision taking part in Sophie et Magaly's entry of "Papa Pingouin" granted them 9th place with 56 points.

In January 2010 Jean-Paul Cara was named an Officier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.[3] He lives in Nébian, France and continues to perform.[4]


  1. ^ "'L'oiseau et l'enfant' de Jean-Paul Cara remporte un disque d'or en Chine". (in French). Midilibre. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  2. ^ "About Catherine Ferry". Eurovision. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Nomination ou promotion dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres". (in French). Gouvernement de France. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Jean-Paul Cara chantera dimanche 8 mars à Nébian". (in French). Midilibre. Retrieved 1 September 2015.

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