French Head of Delegation Alexandra Redde-Amiel has confirmed that the broadcaster is planning a national selection for Eurovision 2022.
Speaking to L’Eurovision au Quotidien Head of Delegation Alexandra Redde-Amiel has confirmed that the French public broadcaster is planning to hold a national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. She told the publication that:
Yes, this format will be repeated next year, and we are very happy about it!
She went on to add that the selection will be refined for 2022 adding:
We spotted a few tweaks, little things to review, maybe in the mechanics. Everything can be improved.
‘Eurovision France: c’est vous qui décidez’ was held for the first time this year. An average of 2.37 million viewers watched as twelve acts competed to represent France in Rotterdam. The selection came after an internal selection for Eurovision 2020 which was widely criticised.
France is currently among the favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, Barbara Pravi will perform “Voilà” in the grand final of Eurovision 2021, on 22 May.
Image Source: FTV / Joel Sagat | Source: L’Eurovision au Quotidien
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.