It’s less than 2 months before the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv kicks off and countries are undergoing internal preparations for their performances at the contest. France has chosen their commentators and they are some familiar faces.
The 3 member team who will be commentating all 3 live shows for the French public at home will be none other than seasoned Eurovision faces.
It’s none other than André Manoukian, who was one of the 3 French judges present on Destination Eurovision and a very popular musician in France. He is recognised as a very talented song writer and has performed with Garou in the Final of Destination Eurovision a classic by Charles Aznavour.
Sandy Herebert was a co-host of the national final this year in DE 2019. She interviewed the artists in the green room and was entertaining the social media fans before the show giving updates of the contest and of the rehearsals in Paris
And finally, Stephan Bern, who is a very famous TV personality and has been commenting the contest for France for a couple of years now. Whilst his fellow commentators have come and gone, he stays again this year.
This year Bilal Hassani will be representing France in Tel-Aviv with “Roi”, succeeding to “Mercy” by Madame Monsieur who composed his Euroivision entry.
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.