Less than a month before the Eurovision contest, where she must represent France, the Quebec singer La Zarra is going through difficult days.

Indeed, the 25-year-old singer, born in Montreal, canceled at the very last minute her participation in a concert presented last Saturday in Amsterdam. According to TF1 Info, Fatima Zahra Hafdi, her real name, reportedly reported a “personal problem” preventing her from joining the 26 other candidates in the prestigious competition on stage. She also had to forfeit a concert scheduled for the next day in London.

In an interview published Saturday by the newspaper Le Parisien, the singer said that she had lost her voice for a few months and had not been feeling well for the past three weeks. “I’m not going to lie, I have my ups and downs from the competition. Sometimes I tell myself that I will win and other times that it is too much. But I’m here to do the best I can. »

On Sunday, the candidate posted a message on Twitter for her admirers.