France: Results of the second semi-final of Destination Eurovision 2018

by Georgi Senkishev 2,278 views

Tonight, the second semi-final of the French national selection for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest was held and we have another four finalists!

This evening at the Plaine Saint Denis Studios in Paris, 9 other candidates took the stage for a spot in the Destination Eurovision final on Saturday 27 January.

The four qualifiers from tonight will join the first four qualifiers from semi-final 1 which was aired last Saturday.

Here are tonight’s participants in the exact order:

  1. LucieMy world
  2. Madame MonsieurMercy
  3. Jane ConstanceUn jour j’ai rêvé
  4. NassiRêve de gamin
  5. IgitLisboa Jerusalem
  6. Max CinnamonAilleurs
  7. Sarah CaillibotTu me manques
  8. SweemLà-haut
  9. June The GirlSame

Notably, Nassi and June the Girl’s songs were very appreciated by the public in the hall during their respective performances.

During tonight’s show one of the French jurors, Isabelle Boulay, performed Carla Bruni’s song Garçon triste as an interval act.

How were tonight’s qualifiers decided?

The qualifiers from semi-final 1 & 2 were decided by a combined jury votin;, 3 French jurors vote and 3 international or “foreign” jurors also vote in order to decide the 4 qualifiers.

There is no televoting in the semi-finals; only in the final which is on the 27 January will the viewers be able to have their say by deciding 50% of the final result.

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

The French jury consists of:

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

The finalists

Here are the 4 finalists and the full voting results that the jury chose

  1. Madame Monsieur – Mercy 
  2. Max CInnamon – Ailleurs
  3. Nassi – Rêve de gamin
  4. Igit – Lisboa Jerusalem

Results breakdown

Each country’s results were presented by the the juror and spokesperson who gives his 2-4-6-8-10 and 12 points, from his least favorite to his most favourite song of the night. Here is how it went down tonight…

International jury

Sweden’s Christer Björkman gave his points to:

  • 12 Nassi – Rêve de gamin
  • 10 Max Cinnamon – Ailleurs
  • 8 Madame Monsieur – Mercy
  • 6 Igit – Lisboa Jerusalem
  • 4 June the Girl – The Same
  • 2 Jane Constance – Un jour j’ai rêvé

Belarus’s Olga Salamakha gave her points to:

  • 12 Madame Monsieur – Mercy
  • 10 Max Cinnamon – Ailleurs
  • 8 Nassi – Rêve de gamin
  • 6 Sarah Caillibot – Tu me manques
  • 4 Igit – Lisboa Jerusalem
  • 2 Jane Constance – Un jour j’ai rêvé

Italy’s Nicola Caligiore gave his points to:

  • 12 Igit – Lisboa Jerusalem
  • 10 Madame Monsieur – Mercy
  • 8 Max Cinnamon – Ailleurs
  • 6 Nassi – Rêve de gamin
  • 4 Sweem – Là-haut
  • 2 Sarah Caillibot – Tu me manques

The international juris votes looked like this:

National jury

Amir‘s points went to:

  • 12 Nassi – Rêve de gamin
  • 10 Max Cinnamon – Ailleurs
  • 8 Sweet – Là-haut
  • 6 Igit – Lisboa Jerusalem
  • 4 Jane Constance – Un jour j’ai rêvé
  • 2 Madame Monsieur – Mercy

Christophe Willem‘s points went to:

  • 12 Madame Monsieur – Mercy
  • 10 Igit – Lisboa Jerusalem
  • 8 Sweem – Là-Haut
  • 6 Max Cinnamon – Ailleurs
  • 4 Nassi – Rêve de gamin
  • 2 June the Girl – The Same

Isabelle Boulay gave her points to:

  • 12 Madame Monsieur – Mercy
  • 10 Max Cinnamon – Ailleurs
  • 8 Igit – Lisboa Jerusalem
  • 6 Sweem – Là-haut
  • 4 Nassi – Rêve de gamin
  • 2 June the Girl – The Same

How did you vote?

Since the semi-final draw announcement, we’ve been asking you here at ESCToday to let us know your favourites of tonight’s show. Here’s how you voted!

  1. Madame Monsieur – Mercy – 32,73%
  2. Lucie – My world – 29,78%
  3. June the Girl – Same – 14,35
  4. Nassi – Rêve de gamin – 9,88%
  5. Max Cinnamon – Ailleurs – 4,94%
  6. Sweem – Là-haut – 2,17%
  7. Igit – Lisboa Jerusalem – 2,08
  8. Sarah Caillibot – Tu me manques – 2,08%
  9. Jane Constance – Un jour j’ai rêvé 1,99%

According to our poll, you only agreed with half the qualifiers; Lucie and June the Girl did not manage to qualify, whilst Igit and Max Cinnamon qualified instead despite being 7th and 5th in our poll.

Destination France 2018 continues next weekend with the final of the French national selection, in which the 8 qualifiers will compete for a chance to represent the French nation at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest next May.

Who will win Destination Eurovision 2018 and will go to Lisbon? We will find out next Saturday!

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