Country Of The Month: Monaco Part-1!

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We decided to continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Monaco. In a period of four weeks, we are going to remind you of the best Monegasque entries. Note: we selected the entries not by their place in their final, but by their impact on the fans.

Séverine Ferrer – La Coco Dance

In 2006, Monaco selected Séverine Ferrer and her song “La Coco Dance” to sent in Athens, Greece. The song is entirely in French with some lyrics in Tahitian. That song remains the only with Tahitian lyrics until today.

It was composed by J. Woodfeel and Iren Bo. At the semifinal, the entry placed 21st with 14 points.

Séverine Ferrer was born on October 21, 1977, in Montpellier, France. She lived in Réunion with her family, until 1991, when she moved to Paris. In the 1990’s, she hosted a number of shows and in the early 2000’s she starred in a drama television show. In 2006, she represented Monaco at Eurovision. Throughout the years, she has taken part in many theatre productions. She is currently running her own model agency.

Monaco in the Eurovision

Monaco debuted in the contest in 1959, in the fourth edition of the contest. Since then, it has participated 24 times, missing the event in many occasions – 1980-2003 and 2007-present. The recent years the country doesn’t take part mostly because it is against the voting method, criticising the contest for bloc-voting. At its three most recent attempts (2004-2006), Monaco failed to qualify to the final.

The country has topped the scoreboard only once (1970) and placed in the Top-10 16 times! Due to the country’s size, all its participants came from another countries. The majority of the singers came from France and only one from Yugoslavia and one from Italy. Its worst result came in 1966 when it finished last with no points in the final. In the semis, the worst result came in 2005, when its entry placed 24th in a field of 25. Its victory is also Monaco’s entry with the most points.

What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think is it one of the most memorable entries from Monaco? Let us know in the comment box below.

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