The French contestant at Eurovision 2021, Barbara Pravi, has revealed the release of her debut album, which will be released at the end of the summer.
The album, with the title “On n’enferme pas les oiseaux” (We don’t lock up birds) will be released on August 27. Among the titles that are part of the album, are her Eurovision entry, “Voilà”, plus two singles she has released after the contest, “Le jour se lève” and “L’homme et l’oiseau”.
Since the Eurovision Song Contest, Barbara has been one of the Spotify Equal artists, a feminist initiative, which has enabled female singers to raise their voices. The Cypriot contestant Elena Tsagrinou also formed part of the initiative.
Barbara Pravi finished 2nd in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2021 with the song “Voilà” scoring a total of 499 points. France finished 3rd with the public on 251 points and 2nd with the juries scoring 248 points.
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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 since 2000 came in 2021 when Barbara Pravi finished 2nd in Rotterdam.