France Gall the winner of the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest has spoken about the sadness that surrounded her participation in Eurovision.
In an interview on France 2 the singer spoke of the experience that made her a huge star but which was also a very emotional and sad experience. She spoke of being booed during the rehearsals before the final and how her confidence was severely hurt. After winning the competition instead of being met by celebrations from her then boyfriend Claude François, he rang to say that he was leaving her, she added her final performance was not tears of joy but tears of sadness.
France Gall went on to say that after the competition she was slapped by Kathy Kirby the United Kingdom entrant. France said that the slap was for her winning the competition, Kathy was the favourite going into the competition and according to France, Kathy said she felt that the competition has been rigged.
France Gall won the Eurovision Song Contest for Luxembourg with the song “Poupée de cire, poupée de son”, the song has since been credited as the first winner to reflect musical tastes at the time.
Source: France 2