France 2, the French national broadcaster, has confirmed the date for the forthcoming French national final.
The 2021 French national final- Eurovision France: C’est vous qui decidez! will be held in Paris on Saturday 30 January and will be broadcast live on France 2 at 21:05 CET.
About the French national final
The 2021 French national final will see 12 acts battling for the golden ticket to Rotterdam and will be hosted by Stephan Bern and Laurence Boccolini. The 2020 French Eurovision entry will be determined via a 50/50 jury- public voting deliberation.
The show will consist of 2 rounds:
- Round 1– The top 7 acts after a public deliberation will proceed to round 2 along with 1 act selected by the jury.
- Round 2- A total of 8 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Eurovision 2021. The winner will be determined via a 50/50 jury-audience deliberation.
A bevy of international and French Eurovision acts and internationally acclaimed celebrities will be on the jury.
- LMK – Magique
- Ali – Paris Me Dit
- Casanova – Tutti
- Barbara Pravi – Voilà
- Cephaz – On A Mangé Le Soleil
- Amui – Maeva
- Andriamad – Alléluia
- Philippine – Bah Non
- Juliette Moraine – Pourvu Qu’on M’Aime
- 21 Juin Le Duo – Peux-Tu Me Dire?
- Terence James – Je T’Emmènerai Danser
- Poney X – Amour Fou
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).
Tom Leeb was set to represent France at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam with his entry ‘ The Best In Me’ but the event was cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic.