French singer Alma has been chosen internally by France Télévisions to represent the country in Kyiv this year. The title of her song is Requiem and it is recorded with both French and English lyrics.
About her life
Alma (born Alexandra Maquet) was born and grew up in Lyon with her two younger sisters. She has also spent time in several other countries, such as United States, Italy and Brazil. After getting her degree in economics, Alma moved to Milan for a year, before moving to Paris for a career in music. There Alma was introduced to songwriter Nazim Khaled and signed with Warner Music France. In June 2016, she released her debut single La chute est lente.
On Saturday evening, Alma performed in the national final of this year’s host country, Ukraine. In the following video you can watch some of the highlights of her first trip to Kyiv and then her performance:
After the national final, Alma posted a photo in her official Facebook account, thanking Ukraine for their hosting and reminding that she is going to return in May!
Thank you Ukraine 🇺🇦 Best hosts ever ❤️ I can't wait to come back in May 💕🎉 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLN73Wn_1Js #eurovision #requiem
As a member of the “Big 5”, France will automatically compete to the Grand Final of 13 May in Kyiv.