The French Head of Delegation at the Eurovision Song Contest, Steven Clerima will be leaving his post after working for four years with the Frech ESC Delegation (3 years as Assistant HoD and 1 year as HoD).
Steven Clerima joined the French Delegation at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016 and served as the Assistant Head of Delegation in 2016, 2017, 2018. In 2019 he was appointed as the French Head of Delegation, thus replacing Edoardo Grassi.
Steven led the French Delegation at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. He also played a key role in bringing France back to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2018.
Après 4 belles années passées au sein de la délégation 🇫🇷, je décolle vers de nouveaux horizons ! Merci à tous pour tous ces beaux souvenirs d’ #Eurovision ! Je n’oublierai jamais 😊❤️ pic.twitter.com/Vinys5u8D8
— Steven Clerima (@stevenclerima) December 6, 2019
France Televisions has announced that Steven Clerima will be replaced by Ms. Alexandra Redde- Amiel (Head of Entertainment France 2). She will be in charge of the French delegation at the forthcoming 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
. @EurovisionF2 @amielalex est nommée Chef de la délégation française de l’Eurovision 🇫🇷🇫🇷 en + de ses fonctions de Directrice des variétés et divertissements @Francetele
remercie particulièrement @stevenclerima pour son travail et son implication ces dernières années pic.twitter.com/iwG53Ayu0I
— France2ServicePresse (@France2_Presse) December 6, 2019
France in Eurovision
France debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in the very first contest in 1956 and is one of the founder members of the competition. The French nation has won the event 5 times: 1958, 1960, 1962, 1969, 1977. France has hosted the Eurovision the contest on 3 occasions : Cannes (1959,1961) and Paris (1978).
In 2019 the French selected their ESC hopeful and entry via Destination Eurovision, thus sending Bilal Hassani to Tel Aviv with his entry Roi. Bilal placed 16th in the Grand Final in Israel.