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Marie Myriam in March 2007
Photo: Julien Reynaud

Marie Myriam (born Miriam Lopes, May 8, 1957, Braga, Portugal) is a Portuguese / French singer.

Representing France, she won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1977 with " L'oiseau et l'enfant" (The bird and the child) with music by Jean Paul Cara and words by Joe Gracy. In 1981, Marie Myriam also represented France in the Yamaha Music Festival with the song "Sentimentale"; she came in ninth place. In recent years, she has read out the votes of the French Jury at the Eurovision Song Contest.

She made an appearance at the 50th anniversary concert in Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2005 as a guest presenter and performer. The same year, Myriam wrote the introduction to the French edition of The Eurovision Song Contest - The Official History by John Kennedy O'Connor.[1]

Myriam has lived in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo) and France.

Some of Marie Myriam singles and tracks:

References

  1. ^ O'Connor, John Kennedy. Eurovision Song Contest - Le Livre Officiel Des 50 Ans. Succès Du Livre 2005

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Awards
Preceded by
Brotherhood of Man
withSave Your Kisses for Me
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
1977
Succeeded by
Izhar Cohen & the Alphabeta
withA-Ba-Ni-Bi
Preceded by
Catherine Ferry
withUn, deux, trois
France in the Eurovision Song Contest
1977
Succeeded by
Joël Prévost
withIl y aura toujours des violons

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