Julia Molkhou will be revealing the results of the French jury at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
French broadcaster France2 has revealed that Julia Molkhou will be revealing the points from the French jury in Tel Aviv. Julia is a French actress and columnist on the show Bons baisers d’Europe, which is presented by Stéphane Bern, France’s Eurovision commentator. She has featured in many films and television shows, making her official debut in 2005.
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This year, France will be represented by Bilal Hassani, who was chosen to represent his country after he won Destination Eurovision with his song “Roi”.
Who is Bilal Hassani?
Bilal first came to the attention of the French public in 2015 when he participated in The Voice Kids. He performed “Rise Like a Phoenix” which won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest at his audition, before being knocked out in the battle rounds.
He swept to victory in Destination Eurovision having received 50 points from the international jury, but 35.7% of the televote. From the first performance of “Roi” it took just 10 days before it had exceeded 3 million views.
Source: Eurovision France
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.