Tom Leeb will be performing “The Best in Me”, written by Thomas G:son and John Lundvik at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
The French Head of Delegation has revealed to Charts in France that this years French Eurovision entry will be a ballad. Spekaing to the publication she explained that a Swedish team is behind this years French entry. The songwriters behind the song are Thomas G:son and Peter Boström who wrote “Euphoria” (Sweden 2012) and John Lundvik who represented Sweden in 2019.
Alexandra Redde-Amiel commented:
We received a hundred songs in total, and this song, when it arrived, we became addicts. Something happened. I wanted to make the whole world listen to it but I knew we couldn’t do it.While listening, we looked at each other and we knew it was the chosen one. It was obvious to all of us.
Ms Redde-Amiel explained that the song was selected before Tom Leeb was chosen as the French entrant. Tom was among the singers that the entertainment department at France 2 had been following, as a result:
We contacted him very quickly, we offered him the song and he fell in love. He tested it in the studio and, there, the song was born, when Tom played it. He brought the song something magical. Suddenly, when he puts that warm voice … He brought the icing on the cake.
Tom Leeb will present his entry for Rotterdam at 20:50 CET live on France 2. The first live performance will take place at the Eiffel Tower as part of 20h30 Le Dimanche. Tom will perform the song from the first floor of the Eiffel Tower facing the Champ de Mars.
Tom Leeb is the son of comedian Michel Leeb and has been performing as a singer since 2018. He released his debut single “Are We Too Late” in 2018 and has said that he is inspired by John Mayer and Matt Corby. He released his debut album “Recollection” in 2019.
Source: Charts in France