Madame Monsieur have traveled to the North of Portugal over the past two days as they film their postcard for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
As the filming of the postcards for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 continue, Madame Monsieur have traveled to the Norte Region of Portugal to film their sequence. The duo have revealed few details about what they will be doing in their postcard but did say that they traveled to the seaside town of Viana do Castelo.
The town is home to just over 36,000 residents and is set along the the Portuguese Way path of the Camino de Santiago. The town was founded in 1258 and has a long history of cod fishing.
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.
Source: Madame Monsieur
France in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.