Speaking in the latest episode of The Euro Trip podcast, French representative Barbara Pravi has given more information about what we can expect from her Eurovision performance of ‘Voila’.
As one of the ‘Big Five’ France are automatic qualifiers to the Grand Final, and Barbara explained her performance will look different than that which viewers saw during the French National Final in January.
“It is going to be not the same… it is important to be focused on what I say and my face. When I sing with all my body, my face, my eyes…”
“It’s very important to be focused on the energy.”
Presenter James Rowe then asked if a certain Parisian landmark would feature, as is often the case with France at Eurovision.
“Sorry for all the people that want to see the Eiffel Tower [as part of the staging], it will not be the case.”
France have never performed a song entirely in English at Eurovision, and that isn’t going to change this year as Barbara added…
“Not because I don’t like English, but my… artistic way is French song, maybe in the future I will translate it.”
“It was so important for me to sing in French, this is absolutely the authenticity of who I am.”
France finished in 16th place at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, and will perform in this year’s Grand Final on 22nd May.
You can listen to Barbara’s full interview on by scrolling 36.47″ into this week’s episode.
About The Euro Trip
The Euro Trip is a podcast available on Acast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify with Rob Lilley and James Rowe bringing you a weekly show featuring big guests and fun games from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Brought to you by Eurovoix, every Wednesday Rob and James will be bringing you interviews with some of the biggest names from the contest, finding out what makes them tick and giving us their memories of performing on the Eurovision stage.
Games will also keep the listeners entertained, and they’ll also bring you the very latest news.
Hosts Rob and James have been fans of the contest for well over a decade, with Rob having been the presenter of Eurovoix’s Eurojury for the past five years and James having produced the last two editions.
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