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Nicki French

UNITED KINGDOM 2000

Nicki French is known as the first lady of UK Eurovision and it's not hard to see why!

British singer Nicki French is a soulful vocalist with a bent toward adult contemporary and dance-oriented pop music. Best known for her 1995 cover of Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart,"

 

French was born in Cumbria in 1964 and grew up in Tenterden, Kent. Before launching her solo career, she spent many years working as a backing singer and session vocalist. In 1995,

 

French released her debut album, Secrets, which featured several Europop, Hi-NRG-style cover songs including "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and the Carpenters' "For All We Know." "Total Eclipse of the Heart" sold well, reaching number five on the U.K. Singles chart and number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. In 2000,

 

French also represented the U.K. in the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Don't Play That Song Again," ultimately finishing in 16th place. Since that time, French has appeared on television and on-stage, starring in productions of Cinderella and Annie: The Musical. Largely known for her club-oriented cover songs,

 

French has developed a strong following and continues to record and perform often.

Don't Play that song again

Once I had a dream
I thought we had everything
Living such a perfect life
We had it all
And our love took flight
Deep into the night

Now I'm alone again
But I'm... I'm gonna be strong
And the tears that I have cried
You'll never see
Oh... but crying in vain was never for me

Don't play that song again
Reminding me of how it used to be
Don't play that song again
I wish it could be like before
When you were here with me, oh yeah
Oh deejay, please don't play
Don't play that song again (song again)

Time, time changes everything
And that's what they say
But it's too late for regrets
When all's said and done
It just wasn't meant to be
Now I'm the lonely one

Don't play that song again
Reminding me of how it used to be
Don't play that song again
I wish it could be like before
When you were here with me, oh yeah
Oh deejay, please don't play
Don't play that song again

Don't play that song again
Reminding me of how it used to be
Don't play that song again
I wish it could be like before
When you were here with me, oh yeah
Oh deejay, please don't play
Don't play that song again (song again)

No... oh deejay, please don't play
Don't play that song again
That song again
Don't play that song again...