The Canadian-Moroccan singer La Zarra, representing France at Eurovision 2023, began her career on a curious coincidence.

She is and will remain the tricolor flag bearer at Eurovision 2023: the Canadian-Moroccan singer La Zarra was appointed by the French delegation a few months before the European singing competition, which is being held this Saturday May 13, 2023 in Liverpool, in England, to defend France with the song Obviously. It’s been two years since the French Eurovision team courted the singer. “Two years ago, I met La Zarra, in line with what I am looking for for Eurovision”, justified Alexandra Redde-Amiel, head of the French delegation to Eurovision and director of entertainment and games. France Televisions.

If La Zarra has also wanted for weeks and its revelation to the general public to keep a part of mystery about his life in general, some elements about his past and his beginnings were distilled in the press before his participation in Eurovision. Fatima Zahra Hafdi, known as La Zarra, was born on August 25, 1997 in Montreal, Canada. But according to Le Parisien, the singer would have made it a point of honor to cover the tracks and would in fact have been born ten years earlier, in 1987.

And his debut in full-time music is the result of a happy accident. It is indeed during a party that La Zarra will meet who will change his life, that of the Canadian producer Benny Adam. “In a slightly drunken evening, we started to play. He was tapping on a piano and he heard my voice. He said to me: ‘See you in the studio. Tomorrow'”, she recalls in La Presse .