Messieurs les noyés de la Seine

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"Messieurs les noyés de la Seine"
Song by Fud Leclerc
LanguageFrench
English titleDrowned men of the Seine
Released1956 (1956)
Composer(s)Jean Miret, Jacques Say
Lyricist(s)Robert Montal
Belgium "Messieurs les noyés de la Seine"
Eurovision Song Contest 1956 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Jean Miret, Jacques Say
Lyricist(s)
Robert Montal
Conductor
Léo Souris
Finals performance
Final result
2nd[a]
Final points
-
Appearance chronology
"Le plus beau jour de ma vie" (1956) ►

"Messieurs les noyés de la Seine" (French pronunciation: ​[meˈsjø le nwaˈje də la sɛn], in English: "Drowned men of the Seine") is a song by Belgian singer Fud Leclerc. Robert Montal and Jean Miret, Jacques Say wrote it.[2] It represented Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956.[2][3]

Eurovision Song Contest 1956[change | change source]

Fud Leclerc, song performer, in 1958.

Selection[change | change source]

Belgian broadcaster Radio-Télévision belge de la Communauté française (INR) internally selected a song for the Eurovision Song Contest 1956. They selected "Messieurs les noyés de la Seine".[2][3]

In the contest[change | change source]

The song competed in the contest. It was held in the Teatro Kursaal in Lugano, Switzerland, on 24 May 1956. Fud Leclerc performed it.[2] Léo Souris conducted the orchestra.[4]

It was performed third, after Switzerland's Lys Assia with "Das alte Karussell" and before Germany's Walter Andreas Schwarz with "Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück".[1] The song position is not known because the voting results were not revealed.[5]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. The song position is not known because only the winner was announced. However, the official Eurovision Song Contest website places the rest of the songs 2nd.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Final of Lugano 1956". Eurovision Song Contest. Archived from the original on 11 August 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Fud Leclerc - Belgium — Lugano 1956". Eurovision Song Contest. Archived from the original on 11 August 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Belgium 1956". ESC-History. Archived from the original on 11 August 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  4. "Léo Souris". And the conductor is... Search, by year, 1956, Léo Souris. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  5. "Lugano 1956". Eurovision Song Contest. Archived from the original on 11 August 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019. The scores of the voting have never been made public, leaving room for lots of speculation. Attempts to reconstruct the voting by interviewing jury members over the past five decades did not lead to any reliable outcome.