TV5Monde will be broadcasting the final of the French national final on January 30 live across Europe.
TV5Monde will be airing the final of Eurovision France: c’est vous qui décidez live across Europe. The channel which is available on cable and satellite television in the likes of Denmark, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Romania, will be showing the Grand Final live this coming Saturday. TV5Monde broadcast the French selection live in 2018 and 2019 and previously broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017.
The 12 competing entries are:
- LMK – Magique
- Ali – Paris me dit
- Casanova – Tutti
- Barbara Pravi – Voilà
- Cephaz – On a mangé le soleil
- Amui – Maeva
- Andriamad – Alléluia
- Philippine – Bah non
- Juliette Moraine – Pourvu qu’on m’aime
- 21 Juin Le Duo – Peux-tu me dire?
- Terence James – Je t’emmènerai danser
- Poney X – Amour fou
The format for the show consists of three parts:
- Les Qualifications – Seven acts will qualify directly for the final round of the competition by public vote alone
- L’Euro Ticket – A wildcard ticket will be given by the jury to one of the five acts who were not chosen by the public
- Le Vote Ultime – Voting starts again with eight acts in the running. The winner is determined by 50% jury vote and 50% public vote
On the jury for the contest are:
- Amir – President of the Jury – Eurovision 2016 representative
- Marie Myriam – Winner of Eurovision 1977
- Jean-Paul Gaultier – Designer, commentator for Eurovision 2008
- Natasha St Pier – Representative for France at Eurovision 2001
- Duncan Laurence – Winner of Eurovision 2019
- Chimène Badi – Participant in Destination Eurovision 2019
- André Manoukian – Songwriter who has been a judge on Nouvelle Star
- Elodie Gossuin – Miss France 2001, former spokesperson for France
- Agustin Galiana – Singer
- Michèle Bernier – Actress and comedian
Image Source: Eurovision.tv – Andres Putting
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.