|Single by Madame Monsieur|
|from the album Vu d'ici|
|Released||20 January 2018|
|Madame Monsieur singles chronology|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2018 entry|
|◄ "Requiem" (2017)|
"Mercy" is a song written and performed by French duo Madame Monsieur. The song was released as a digital download on 20 January 2018 through Low Wood and Play Two as the lead single from their second studio album Vu d'ici (2018). It represented France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.
"Mercy" was written and produced by Émilie Satt and Jean-Karl Lucas. The song is about a girl named Mercy who was born to Nigerian refugees on a boat on the Merranean Sea in the midst of the European migrant crisis. It is a play with words using the French word "merci" meaning "thanks" but also "mercy" like the English word and first name.
On 1 January 2018, Madame Monsieur were confirmed as one of the 18 participants in Destination Eurovision with the song "Mercy". They advanced from the second semi-final on 20 January, after placing first with the international jury and tying for first with the Francophone jury. They went on to compete in the final on 27 January, placing third with the international juries but winning a landslide share of the vote from the French public, amassing enough points to win the competition.
At the Eurovision Grand Final, they won the Press Marcel Bezençon Award, by being voted the best entry by the accred media and press at the event. They finished 13th overall out of 43 participating countries.
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||36|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)||10|
|Worldwide||20 January 2018||Digital download|
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