MUSIC: The final of the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on Saturday in Kiev (Ukraine), has crowned the Portuguese Salvador Sobral …
“We cry, but still survives. “These words taken from the Requiem, the song with which Alma defended the French chances in the Eurovision , well describe the bittersweet taste of the twelfth she won (yes, it dramatizes).
The French ended up 18th after the votes of the professional jury. It rose in the rankings thanks to the votes of viewers: it is their tenth Top. Alma can find here consolation: she has managed to find a place among the darlings of the public.
The one who sang in last place, like Marie Myriam in 1977 , has not suffered the same fate as the last winner of the contest in France. The running order has perhaps not helped tricolor artist, who succeeded three of the favorites of this edition: the Belgian, Swedish and Bulgarian, who finished respectively 4th, 5th and 2nd.
Small injustices and surprises
We can deplore that France was not able to clinch a second consecutive Top 10 after the sixth spot Amir in 2016. Or find I-don’t-know what excuse votes “geopolitical” – one can not say that Portugal won thanks to the votes of cronyism. But the song is known: it is the game of Eurovision with small injustice ( Italian Francesco Gabbani in which some promised victory for weeks have fallen down with sixth place) and surprises (10th place unexpectedly Norway).
The marathon eurovision preperations for Alma over the last three months ended on the night of Saturday to Sunday. She will now be able to relax a little and concentrate on the promotion of her first album, Ma peau aime . To paraphrase the song, we count on it to continue to make us smile in the middle of his Requiem .