Jean Philippe

Jean Philippe Gargantiel (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ filip], born 1930) is a French singer who represented France at the Eurovision Song Contest 1959.[1] He returned to the contest in 1962 representing Switzerland. He was the first artist to compete for two countries at Eurovision.

Jean Philippe
Eurovisie Songfestival 1962 te Luxemburg, voor Zwitserland Jean Philippe, Bestanddeelnr 913-6591.jpg
Jean Philippe at the Eurovision Song Contest 1962
Born1930 (age 90–91)
NationalityFrench
OccupationSinger

Eurovision Song ContestEdit

The Eurovision Song Contest 1959 was held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, France, after the victory of André Claveau the previous year, in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Jean Philippe sang "Oui, oui, oui, oui" (Yes, yes, yes, yes) and came third, receiving 15 points.

He returned to the contest in 1962 at the Villa Louvigny in Luxembourg and represented Switzerland with the appropriately titled "Le retour" (The return). He was less successful second time around, garnering only two points and placing equal tenth.

FilmsEdit

Jean Philippe appeared in the 1960 film Jazz Boat in which he sang "Oui, oui, oui, oui".[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 1959". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  2. ^ mariannefrances (1 November 1960). "Jazz Boat (1960)". IMDb. Retrieved 1 January 2016.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Jean Philippe at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
André Claveau
with "Dors, mon amour"
France in the Eurovision Song Contest
1959
Succeeded by
Jacqueline Boyer
with "Tom Pillibi"
Preceded by
Franca di Rienzo
with "Nous aurons demain"
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
1962
Succeeded by
Esther Ofarim
with "T'en va pas"