Six versions of France’s 2018 Eurovision song have been released.
A month before the Grand Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, France’s entrants Madame Monsieur have released six different versions of their song “Mercy”. The versions include:
- The original 4-minute version
- The Eurovision version (cut down to 3 minutes)
- The English version
- The Spanish Version
- A French Remix
- An English Remix
Grande nouvelle : dans un mois aura lieu la finale de l’Eurovision à Lisbonne, et pour que le message soit compris par tous, nous avons décidé de faire plusieurs versions de Mercy en différentes langues ! On espère que ça vous plaira ❤❤
— Madame Monsieur (@MadameMonsieur) April 12, 2018
You can listen to all versions of the song here.
It was also announced today that famous French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier would design the outfits that the pair will wear on the Eurovision stage.
Madame Monsieur were selected to represent France in Lisbon following their national selection process “Destination Eurovision”. The selection process was the largest that France has held for the Eurovision Song Contest in the past decade, with two semi-finals held before the final eight took to the stage in Paris.
Source: Madame Monsieur
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.