Francois Deguelt was a French singer. He gave up his studies to become a cabaret singer in Paris in the early 1950s. In 1956, he was the winner of the Grand Prix du Disque of the Académie Charles Cros. Following a period of military service in Algeria after which Deguelt returned to France. He represented Monaco in the Eurovision Song Contest twice, in 1960 and in 1962. Deguelt’s later successful singles included “Le Ciel, le soleil et la mer” (1965), “Le printemps” (1966), “Minuit, le vent, la nuit” (1968) and “La libération” (1968). He continued to tour and perform on the nostalgia circuit throughout the Francophone world until his death.
Francois Deguelt died at the age of 81 on January 22, 2014