Thursday, 23 August 2012

Frida boccara

Frida Boccara (October 29, 1940 – August 1, 1996) was a French singer.

Frida Boccara was born in Casablanca, Morocco. She submitted the song Autrefois to the French Eurovision Song Contest selection panel in 1964 but she was unsuccessful. At the Eurovision Song Contest held in Madrid, Spain in 1969 she represented France and performed Un jour, un enfant which was composed by Emile Stern with lyrics by Eddy Marnay. Her song (along with the entries from Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Spain) shared first place.

In1972 Frida Boccara entered the song Du soleil au coeur to the internal selection in France but the song was not chosen to represent France at the ESC in Edinburgh. Frida Boccara renewed her links with Eurovision by participating in the French national finals of 1980 and 1981. However, neither song won. In 1980 she came 5th with the song Un enfant de France and in 1981 she came 4th with the song Voilà comment je t'aime.

Frida Boccara was popular in many countries but especially in France and Spain.

She died in 1996 in Paris, of a pulmonary infection.

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