- Séverine (singer)
October 10, 1948), born Josiane Grizeau, is a French singer.
Paris, Séverine won the Eurovision Song Contestin 1971for Monaco, performing " Un Banc, Un Arbre, Une Rue" ("A bench, a tree, a street"), with music by Jean-Pierre Bourtayreand words by Yves Dessca. It was recorded in English as "Chance In Time", in German as "Mach die Augen zu (und wünsch dir einen Traum)" and Italian as "Il posto". The French version made #9 in the UK charts in April 1971, whereas the English version, released on CBS rather than Philips, did not chart. The song charted highly in most other European markets. Séverine had further success in France and Germany, but never again on an international scale.
Séverine made two further attempts at winning the
Eurovision Song Contest, participating in the German national finals of 1975 and 1982. Neither song won. She accompanied Monaco's delegation to the Eurovision Song Contest 2006in Athens.
ongography and chart success
*"Un banc, un arbre, une rue" (#1
Sweden, #1 Canada, #2 Benelux, #3 France, #3 Ireland, #9 UK, #23 Germany)
*"Chance in Time"
*"Mach die Augen zu (und wünsch dir einen Traum)" (#23
*"Il posto" (#53
*"Vivre pour moi" (#32
*"Ja der Eiffelturm" (#27
*"Comme un appel" (#24
*"J'ai besoin de soleil" (#29
*"Olala L'Amour" (#19
*"Là ou tu n'es pas" (#44
*"Mon tendre amour" (#47
*"Der Duft von Paris" (#40
*"Il faut chanter la vie" (a
cover versionof Cliff Richard's 1973 Eurovisionentry "Power To All Our Friends") (#46 France)
*"Vergessen heißt verloren sein" (#47
*"Du bist für mich der größte Schatz" (#49
*"Sieben Tränen" (a
cover versionof Goombay Dance Band's 1981 hit "Seven Tears")(#49 Germany)
* [http://www.severine-online.com/index.htm Official website]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0845400/ IMDB entry]
* [http://diggiloo.frac.dk/?1971mc "Un banc, un arbre, une rue" lyric with English translation]
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