André BorlyBorn: September 15th, 1932, Grasse (France)
Died: August 14th, 2007, Nice (France)
André Borly was involved in the Eurovision Song Contest three times, amongst which once as a conductor. In 1967, he co-wrote the orchestration to ‘Boum-badaboum’, the Monegasque entry of that year. One year later, he was not involved in either composing or arranging the Luxembourg entry ‘Nous vivrons d’amour’ (performed by Chris Baldo and Sophie Garel), but he was asked to conduct the orchestra in the Eurovision final in London. In 1969, he worked together with Paul Mauriat to compose ‘Cathérine’, with which Romuald represented Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest in Madrid; Borly also wrote the arrangement, but did not go to Spain to conduct the orchestra, leaving that job to be done by Spanish musical director Augusto Algueró. Neither ‘Nous vivrons d’amour’ nor ‘Cathérine’ scored enough points to obtain a place amongst the first ten songs on the scoreboard.
In due course, a more extensive biography of André Borly will be published on this website