The next artist featured in our “Who Is” series for the Eurovision 2018 season is Madame Monsieur from France.
At the end of January, Madame Monsieur won France’s national final selection show Destination Eurovision, meaning they would represent France at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Let’s get to know a bit more about them.
Madame Monsieur are a duo made up of Émilie Satt and Jean-Karl Lucas. The pair met in 2008, and formed Madame Monsieur in 2013, with Émilie taking the role of vocalist, and Jean-Karl the producer. Their debut album Tandem was released in November 2016, and they were confirmed to be taking part in Destination Eurovision on January 1st 2018.
Madame Monsieur will represent France at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. They were chosen after winning Destination Eurovision, France’s national final selection show. In the show, the pair placed 3rd in the jury votes but placed 1st with the public voting. They will be singing “Mercy” at the contest in May.
France was one of seven countries to participate in the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. Since then they have participated in every contest aside from 1974 and 1982. Their withdrawal in 1974 was caused by the death of President Georges Pompidou, while 1982’s withdrawal was a result of TF1 declining to enter the contest. France has won the contest on five occasions, the most recent being in 1977 when Marie Myriam performed “L’oiseau et l’enfant”. France’s best result of the 2000s came in 2001 when Natasha St-Pier finished 4th in Copenhagen, Denmark.