With just a few days to go until the final of c’est vous qui décidez, Frances national selection for Eurovision 2021 we caught up with Andriamad. Andriamad is Duo that specializes in Electro-Pop-Tropical music and are hoping to represent France at Eurovision with the song “Alléluia“.
In addition to taking part in France’s national final, Andriamad are also set to release their new EP “Entre nos terres” (Between our lands) on February 12th.
Who are Andriamad?
Andriamad consists of Cécile and Kévin and specializes in Electro-Pop-Tropical music. Cécile is from the island of Réunionese but left at age 17 for mainland France. Later she would join with Kévin to create Andriamad.
France at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021
“Eurovision France: c’est vous qui décidez” will take place in Paris on January 30. 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
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
The Euro Trip
Hear more from four of this year’s national finalists in France including Terence James and Juliette Moraine in this week’s edition of The Euro Trip.
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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.