Le Dernier qui a parlé… (English translation: The last one who spoke…) was the French entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1991, performed in French by Amina as C’est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison.
The song – the full title of which is one of the longest in Contest history – was written by Amina herself (of North African ancestry) and composed by Wasis Diop, resulting in an African feel to the music.
Lyrically, Amina sings about the truth of the saying referenced in the title. She also extends it to It’s the loudest one who spoke who is right.
At the close of voting, the song had received 146 points, placing 2nd in a field of 22 (she tied with Carola for the win, but the tie-break rules gave the crown to Sweden).
In 1991 Amina won Le prix Piaf as Best Female Singer of the Year, then she went on to get involved in Peter Gabriel’s peace project during the Gulf War. Joining a host of international stars in the studio, Amina took part in the recording of an EP which featured a new version of Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance”.