Les amants de minuit

"Les amants de minuit" (French pronunciation: [lez‿amɑ̃ də minɥi], English: The Midnight Lovers) was the second Luxembourgish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1956 (the rules of this Contest and no other allowing two entries per country), performed in French by French singer Michèle Arnaud.[1][2][3][4]

"Les amants de minuit"
Eurovision Song Contest 1956 entry
Micheline Caré
Simone Laurencin
Jacques Lassry
Jacques Lassry
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "Ne crois pas" (1956)   
"Amours mortes (tant de peine)" (1957) ►

The song is in the chanson style popular in the early years of the Contest. Arnaud describes the meeting of two "midnight lovers", and sings that only the night knows what passes between them before they return to their normal lives in the morning.

The song was performed thirteenth on the night (following France's Dany Dauberson with "Il est là" and preceding Italy's Tonina Torielli with "Amami se vuoi"). As the scoreboard of this Contest has never been made public, no statements about score or placing can be made, however the song did not win.

The song was accompanied at the 1956 contest by Arnaud with "Ne crois pas" and was succeeded as Luxembourgish representative at the 1957 contest by Danièle Dupré with "Amours mortes (tant de peine)".


  1. "Eurovision Song Contest 1956 (Lugano)". eurovisiontimes.wordpress.com. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  2. "Les Amants De Minuit Music Video". ovguide.com. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  3. "Eurovision Song Contest Helsinki 2007". archive.is. Archived from the original on 21 November 2006. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  4. "ESC 1956 Luxembourg - Michèle Arnaud - Les Amants De Minuit". youtube.com. Retrieved 23 December 2013.


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