France’s Eurovision 2021 artist Barbara Pravi has released an acoustic version of her competing song.
This afternoon the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel released Barbara’s acoustic version of “Voilà”, ahead of her appearance in the final on May 22nd.
Who is Barbara Pravi?
Barbara Piévic, better known by her stage name Barbara Pravi, was born on April 10 1993 in Paris. She is of Serbian and Iranian descent. Her stage name comes from the Serbian word “prava” (authentic) as a tribute to her Serbian grandfather.
Barbara began her music career in 2014 after meeting Jules Jaconelli. She was signed to Capitol Music France in 2015. In January 2016, she performed “On m’appelle Heidi” (They call me Heidi), the theme song of the French dub of the Swiss-German film Heidi. In November 2016, she was cast as Solange Duhmale in the French stage musical Un été 44 (One summer in 44).
Source: Eurovision.tv | Image source: FTV / Joel Sagat
France was one of seven countries to participate in the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. Since then they have participated in every contest aside from 1974 and 1982. Their withdrawal in 1974 was caused by the death of President Georges Pompidou, while 1982’s withdrawal was a result of TF1 declining to enter the contest. France has won the contest on five occasions, the most recent being in 1977 when Marie Myriam performed “L’oiseau et l’enfant”. France’s best result of the 2000s came in 2001 when Natasha St-Pier finished 4th in Copenhagen, Denmark.