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Franck Olivier

Name:Claude Vangansbeck
National Finals:Belgian national final 1978, 1984
ESC Entries:Children, Kinder, enfants (1985)


Franck Olivier was a Belgian singer/songwriter. He collaborated with Claude François in 1976 and 1977. He coverd the biggest successes of The Platters that he translated in French in 1980. He received a golden record in 1980 for “Souviens-toi d’Only You” and with “Tic tac” in 1982. He earned a gold record in Canada with his song “Amoureux de vous Madame”, with over 125,000 albums sold to date. In 1984 he sang the introduction song of the TV series “Albator 84”, as well as that of “Astro, le petit robot” in 1985. That was also the year that he represented Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest with “Children, Kinder, enfants”. Franck Oliver was the owner of Trans Euro Music, a record label he founded in 1986 in Saint-Sauveur, Quebec. He discovered Lara Fabian and composed some of the songs of her first album. In 1992 he published a book called “La Foi et l’Épreuve,” released in Europe in 2011, and sells more than 16,000 copies. His autobiography, “Ma vie, mo histoire”, was published in 2015.

In 1985, Ralph Siegel got the idea of three duo’s from respectively France, Germany and the United Kingdom, to represent Luxembourg. However, the French duo contained a Dutch and a Belgian singer. The song “Children, Kinder, enfants” contained three different languages.

Suffering from a liver tumor, Franck Olivier passed away in 2021.


Artist:Margo, Franck Olivier, Diane Solomon, Ireen Sheer, Chris Roberts & Malcolm Roberts
Song:Children, Kinder, enfants
Lyrics:Bernd Meinunger
Jean-Michel Bériat
Composer(s):Ralph Siegel
Conductor:Norbert Daum
Running order:18