A French artist of Israeli origin, Shirel, has released a satirical video poking fun at Eurovision and France’s dry spell at the contest. Since France last won the contest in 1977, Shirel notes that singing in English and mentioning children within a song gives you a greater chance of winning. Furthermore, Shirel pleads for Europe to give France twelve points.
The video is entitled “12 points pour l’Eurovision”. Shirel is the daughter of Jeane Manson who represented Luxembourg at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest, coming fourteenth. France last won Eurovision 36 years ago when Marie Myriam sang “L’oiseau et l’enfant”.