Watch now: First semi-final of Destination Eurovision 2018 in France

by Eleanor Welsh 3,937 views

Tonight sees the start of the French national selection for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, as the first semi-final of Destination Eurovision airs.

How to watch

You can watch the Destination Eurovision show from 20:55 CET via the following:

The show will also air live via the official Eurovision France Facebook page.

Destination Eurovision – Emission 1

Rendez-vous samedi à 20H55 pour suivre la 1ère de #DestinationEurovision !

Geplaatst door Eurovision France op vrijdag 12 januari 2018

The show

The show was pre-recorded and was filmed on the 8 January. The first semi-final will see the first nine songs performed in front of 2 juries, who will determine their four favourites to commence to the live final on 27 January.

The two separate juries are a Francophone jury and an international jury. The Francophone jurors are:

  • Amir – Singer, songwriter, represented France in the 2016 Contest
  • Isabelle Boulay – Singer
  • Christophe Willem – Singer

The international jury consists of:

  • Christer Björkman – Head of Delegation for Sweden at Eurovision, supervisor of Melodifestivalen
  • Nicola Caligiore – Head of Delegation for Italy at Eurovision
  • Olga Salamakha – Head of Delegation for Belarus at Eurovision

Whilst the results of both semi-finals are determined by 100% jury voting, the winner of the final will be determined by 50% televoting and 50% of a ten-member jury panel.

The participants

The nine songs competing in the first semi-final are:

  1. MasoeParadis
  2. NoéeL’un près de l’autre
  3. Lisandro CuxiEva
  4. Malo’Ciao
  5. Emmy LiyanaOK ou KO
  6. EnéaI’ll be there
  7. Pheno MenJamais sans toi
  8. LoukaMamma mia
  9. EhlaJ’ai cru

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