Ahead of the French Eurovision selection this weekend, we spoke to Terence James.
Terence is one of twelve artists competing in France’s Eurovision national final “Eurovision France: c’est vous qui décidez”. The British singer discusses how he was selected to enter the contest, and reminisces on the time he spent on The Voice France.
Watch our full interview with Terence here:
Terence will sing “Je t’emmènerai danser“, a song with a nod towards Terence’s Scottish heritage with the use of bagpipes.
The French selection will take place in Paris on January 30th. It will be broadcast live on France 2 from 21:05 CET. A total of 12 entries will compete to represent France in Rotterdam.
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
Image source: Eurovision World
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.