The seventeenth artist in our Who Is series for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 is La Zarra from France.
Fatima Zahra Hafdi, better known as La Zarra, was born in Montreal in Canada to parents of Moroccan descent. During her childhood, she lived between Montreal and Longueil, a city on the other side of the Saint Lawrence River from Montreal, before eventually settling in Montreal.
In 2016, La Zarra released her debut single “Printemps blanc”, a collaboration with the French rapper Niro. In 2021, she increased her fame with the release of “Tu t’en iras”. The single received heavy airplay on French radio and was certified platinum. Later that year, she was nominated for Francophone Revelation of the Year at the NRJ Awards. She ended the year with the release of her debut album “Traîtrise”.
La Zarra was internally selected to represent France at Eurovision 2023. She is the second Canadian artist to represent France at Eurovision, following Natasha St-Pier in 2001.
The song that La Zarra will perform in Liverpool is called “Évidemment” (Obviously). It was written by Ahmed Saghir, Yannick Rastogi, Zacharie Raymond and La Zarra herself. La Zarra and Ahmed also composed the song.
La Zarra will perform in the Grand Final on May 13.
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