Valentina is set to make a guest appearance at the final of Eurovision France: c’est vous qui décidez this evening in Paris.
Winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020, Valentina, will be performing this evening as part of the French selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Valentina won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 for France in November with the song “J’imagine”, with France now set to host the 2021 contest.
“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
Source: Eurovision FR | EBU/Nathalie Guyon
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.