On 15th March five songs will be competing for representing France at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest. As earlier announced, the French selections will not only be a contest between five performers, but also one between five French record companies who had been invited to submit a song.
These are the five French finalists:
� Karine Trecy – Laissez-moi rêver (BMG)
� Christophe Héraut – C'est la vie (BG Productions)
� Ortal – Chacun pense à soi (Warner)
� Lionel Tim – Je m'envole (Universal)
� Marjorie Galluccio – Casting (EMI)
Karine Trecy and Ortal have written their own songs. The song Casting is a composition of the French singer Emma Daumas who scored several hits such as Tu seras. Christophe Heraut's entry is produced by Orlando who also is the manager of Hélène Segara.
French record companies had proposed 13 candidates to represent France at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Five of them have been selected for the French finals: Ortal, Lionel Tim, Marjorie Galluccio, Karine Trecy and Christophe Héraut. All of them will present their song during the final on 15th March in which the televoting audience and a professional jury will make the final decision.
But there is more than one challenge for the finalists. Beside singing their own song for Kiev, they will sing in duet with some of the biggest stars such as Lara Fabian (Luxembourg 1988 – Croire), Lââm, Hélène Ségara and Liane Foly, perform Eurovision medleys and sing a song guided by the piano only.
The day before the final, on 14th March, a documentary will be aired showing the selection of the candidates and ending with a presentation of the five finalists.