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France "Divine"
Sébastien Tellier - ESC 2008.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 2008 entry
Country France
Artist(s) Sébastien Tellier
Languages English, French
Composer(s) Sébastien Tellier
Lyricist(s) Sébastien Tellier,
Amandine de La Richardière
Finals performance
Final result 18th
Final points 47
Appearance chronology
◄ L'amour à la française (2007)   
Et s'il fallait le faire (2009) ►
Backup singers for Sébastien Tellier, at the Eurovision song contest 2008

"Divine" is a song by Sébastien Tellier from his 2008 album Sexuality. The song represented France at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008.[1] The song is sung in English, but was sung in both English and French at Eurovision.[2] However, the fact that most of the song was sung in English has caused some criticism, and has even been brought up in the French parliament.[3]

Sébastien Tellier's performance was noted for entering the stage driving a small golf buggy branded with the French Tricolour, and carrying a helium filled inflatable globe that he inhaled from. Also, the five back-up singers wore sunglasses, a wig and fake facial hair, resembling Tellier.

The song automatically qualified for the final of the contest due to France being a member of the Big 4. The final was held on 24 May 2008, where the song was performed 19th in the running order, following the Ukraine's Ani Lorak with "Shady Lady" and preceding Azerbaijan's Elnur and Samir with "Day After Day". It received a total of 47 points, placing joint 18th (with Sweden) in a field of 25.

Divine has been used in a Renault Mégane advert.

The song was succeeded as French representative at the 2009 contest by Patricia Kaas with "Et s'il fallait le faire".

Chart positions

Chart (2008) Peak
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[4] 29
Danish Singles Chart[5] 39
Swedish Singles Chart[6] 4
UK Singles Chart[7] 106

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