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FRANCE: Carla “Bim Bam Toi”

Even though France has participated at Eurovision since 1956 (a whopping 62 times), they have only participated at Junior Eurovision twice, with this year being their 3rd time participating at the Junior Contest. France debuted at Junior Eurovision in 2004, with the song "Si on voulait bien" by Thomas Pontier, which gained a very respectful 6th place. Since then, France went on a 14 year hiatus (meaning that kids in France watching, may never have seen France compete or seen the contest at all). Shocking isn’t it?

Nevertheless, upon their return in 2018, Angélina with her song, “Jamais sans toi” nearly won the contest. This year, in an attempt to top last year, the team is going all out for the win with this sweet slice of pure pop happiness that is "Bim Bam Toi".

In a field flooded with songs asking us to contemplate the global climate crisis, France’s Carla Lazzari leaps into the competition with a frothy concoction celebrating first love, complete with all of the joy of being unable to articulate your feelings and the bubbly energy of contagious excitement.

With more than a nod to K-Pop legends like Hyuna and Orange Caramel, "Bim Bam Toi" has a bright, clean, cheery sound that easily stands out in amongst a large number of ballads. An alumni of France’s The Voice Kids, 14-year-old Carla is the perfect match for this wonderful tune that was co-written by Igit and Barbara Pravi. Igit tried out for France for Destination Eurovision 2018, coming in 5th with “Lisbon Jerusalem.” He was also a semi-finalist for France’s 'The Voice Season 3'. Pravi is a singer-songwriter in her own right with two albums to her name in the past couple of years.

Lyrics of "Bim Bam Toi"

French:

 

Les mots me manquent
Pourtant j aimerai crier
muette saltimbanque
à la gorge nouée

Et ça monte,
ça monte,
ça monte,

Jusqu’à c’que
mon petit coeur disjoncte.

Et ça fait
Bim bam boum
ça fait Pshht
et ça fait vroum
ça fait Bim bam boum
Dans ma tête y’a tout qui tourne

ça fait shht
et puis Blabla
ça fait
Comme ci, comme ça
ça fait bim bam
Ahahah
Dans mon coeur je comprends pas

ça fait bim bam là,
Bim bam Là,
ça fait Bim bam quoi?
I love you je crois qu’c'est ça

Ca fait bim bam là
Bim bam Là
Ca fait Bim bam quoi?
I love you je crois qu’cest ca

J'ai beau tenter rien ne perce
Depuis mes lèvres closes
Mais j avoue je confesse
A l'intérieur j explose

Et ça monte,
ça monte,
ça monte,

Jusqu’à c’que
mon petit coeur disjoncte

Et ça fait
Bim bam boum
ça fait Pshht
et ça fait vroum
ça fait
Bim bam boum
Dans ma tête y’a tout qui tourne

ça fait shht
et puis Blabla
ça fait
Comme ci comme ça
ça fait bim bam
Ahahah
Dans mon coeur je comprends pas

ça fait bim bam là
Bim bam Là
ça fait fait
Bim bam quoi?
I love you je crois qu’c'est ça

Ca fait bim bam là
Bim bam Là
Ca fait Bim bam quoi?
I love you je crois qu’c'est ca

Il m'en faudrait du courage
pour affronter tes yeux
mais est on jamais sage
quand on est amoureux

Et ça fait
Bim bam boum
ça fait Pshht
et ça fait vroum
ça fait
Bim bam boum
Dans ma tête y’a tout qui tourne

ça fait shht
et puis Blabla
ça fait
Comme ci comme ça
ça fait bim bam
Ahahah
Dans mon coeur je comprends pas

ça fait bim bam là
Bim bam Là
ça fait Bim bam quoi?
I love you je crois qu’c'est ça

English:

 

I don't have the words.
Yet I'd like to scream
A mute acrobat
with a knotted throat

And it goes up,
it goes up,
it goes up,

Until the time
my little heart goes crazy.

And it's goes
Bim bam boom
It goes Pshht
and it goes Vroom
it goes
Bim bam boom
In my head there's everything is spinning

It goes shht
and then blah blah
it goes
Like this, like this.
It's like a bim bam
Ahahah
In my heart I don't understand

It's like a bim bam there,
Bim bam bam there,
It's like Bim bam what?
I love you I think that's it

It's like a bim bam there.
Bim bam there
It's like Bim bam what?
I love you I think that's it

Although I try, nothing gets through.
From my closed lips
But I confess, I confess.
Inside I explode

And it goes up,
it goes up,
it goes up,

Until the time
my little heart is going crazy.

And it goes Bim bam boom
It goes Pshht
and it goes Vroom
it goes Bim bam boom
In my head there's everything spinning in my head

It's like shht
and then blah blah,
it goes
like this like that
It's like a bim bam boom
Ahahah
In my heart I don't understand

It's like bim bam there
Bim bam there
It goes goes
Bim bam what?
I love you I think that's it

It's like a bim bam there.
Bim bam there
It's like Bim bam what?
I love you I think that's it

I would need a lot of courage
to look you in the eyes
but you're never wise
when you're in love

And it goes
Bim bam bam
It goes Pshht
and it goes vroom
it goes
Bim bam boom
In my head there's everything is spinning

It goes shht
and then blah, blah,
it goes, goes
like this like that
It's like a bim bam
Ahahah
In my heart I don't understand

It's like bim bam there.
Bim bam there
It's like Bim bam what? I love you I think that's it It's like a bim bam there. Bim bam there It's like Bim bam what?
I love you I think that's it

I hope Carla's team bring the animation from her video to life on stage in Gliwice, because there is nothing about this delightful pop gem that isn’t a joy!