A promising gymnast as a child, she won the French national championships in but, by her late teens, she had turned her attention to singing. Discovered by the music director of a local radio station, she was recruited as featured vocalist to a Le Havre orchestra and, inshe won a singing competition at the Paris Olympia.
There she came under the wing of the hall's director, Bruno Coquatrix, who secured her a cabaret spot in the Pigalle. Aubret released her debut Adélaïde - Isabelle Aubret - Isabelle Aubret in"Nous les Amoureux" -- the following year, French vocalist Jean-Claude Pascal would win the Eurovision Song Contest for Luxembourg with the same song. Aubret herself entered France's domestic Eurovision qualifiers for the Send Down An Angel - Bronz - Taken By Storm time that same year, when she finished second.
The following year, however, her performance of "Un Premier Amour" was victorious, both nationally and on the international stage. A tour with singer Jean Ferrat who wrote her hit "Deux Enfants au Soliel" brought Aubret further attention, as did several high-profile shows with Sacha Distel. She was also support act at Jacques Brel 's legendary Olympia shows in March ; her career came to a shattering halt, however, when she was involved in a serious car accident.
She would be laid up for much of the next three years, but both Ferrat and Brel ensured she would not be forgotten. Ferrat wrote her a new song, "C'Est Beau la Vie," which she recorded despite being totally Whippoorwill Polka - Johnny Puleo - Johnny Puleo at Adélaïde - Isabelle Aubret - Isabelle Aubret time, while Brel gifted her with the lifetime rights to one of her favorite songs of his, "La Fanette.
Celebrate - Various - Magic Funk Compilation years later, Japanese fans voted her the World's Best Singer, while her albums Berceuse pour une Femme and Une Vie were both major successes.
Tragedy struck again in when Aubret broke both legs while rehearsing a trapeze act with boxer Jean-Claude Bouttier. Although she continued recording sporadically, and even returned to Eurovision one last time, performing "France France" in the qualifying contest, it would be before she released another album, Le Monde Chante, and before she could return to the road. Her political past was forgotten now, and French media finally embraced her.
The latter also opened for her when she appeared at the Olympia in for her first Paris shows since the early '70s. She marked the bicentenary of the French revolution with the albumwhile the s opened with another acclaimed long-player, a collection of English-language jazz standards, In Love.
This was followed by what many regard as her finest album yet, a collection devoted to the work of French poet Louis Aragon. The hit album C'Est le Bonheur was released inwhile brought a live show dedicated like the earlier album wholly to the works of Louis Aragon. A boxed Adélaïde - Isabelle Aubret - Isabelle Aubret of albums dedicated to AragonBreland Ferrat followed, before saw her tour France and Quebec with a new stage show, this time built exclusively around Brel.
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