The submissions window for ‘Eurovision France: c’est vous qui décidez’ 2022 has opened today, as France looks ahead to next years contest.
The French public broadcaster has launched its submissions process for the nations Eurovision 2022 selection. Rules for the next edition of ‘Eurovision France: c’est vous qui décidez’ can be found here, songs are being accepted from June 21 until October 24.
‘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.
Barbara Pravi finished 2nd in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2021 with the song “Voilà” scoring a total of 499 points. France finished 3rd with the public on 251 points and 2nd with the juries scoring 248 points.
Image Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses | Source: Eurovision FR
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 2021 when Barbara Pravi finished second in Rotterdam.