Well known French-Canadian singer, Garou, has been officially selected by France 2 to host the French national selection, as was confirmed by the national broadcaster today.
After announcing that the country would organise a national selection back in August, France 2 has today announced that Garou will host the shows that will determine France’s participant for Lisbon.
Selected host Garou is very close to France 2, having hosted La fête de la musique over the past 2 consecutive years.
Garou animera le concours #DestinationEurovision, pour trouver LA chanson qui représentera la France à l'Eurovision 2018 !
Опубліковано Eurovision France 11 жовтня 2017 р.
Several sources within the French media have reported that there will be “several selection dates”, hinting that possibility of semi-finals. It has also been suggested that there will be 16 participants who will try to represent France at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest and that a combined jury-televote voting process will be used in the selection.
France in Eurovision
France is one of the most successful countries at Eurovision; they have scored 5 victories over the years and debuted in the first contest back in 1956.
Their success declined in the years to follow since their last victory in 1977, even receiving their worst set of results in 2014 when Twin Twin came last in Copenhagen. However in 2016, they managed to climb back into the top 10 with Amir.
France participated in Kyiv in 2017 with Alma and her song Requiem, she finished 12th in the grand final.