Today, the French national broadcaster France 3 will hold the 2014 French Eurovision national final during a special edition of Les chansons d’abord dedicated solely to Eurovision. The 3 acts will perform their entries live on the show at 16:40 CET.
Natasha St-Pier (France 2001) will host today’s show where the 3 acts will perform their entries for the first time to the public. Once all of the songs have been performed, the public will then be eligible to vote for the course of a month (between the 26 January to the 23 February). The public vote will count for 50% of the final result with the other 50% of the results being decided by a professional jury. The results of the show will be announced on the 2 March.
The public will be able to vote for their favorite entry via televoting, SMS and on internet on France 3’s official Eurovision website.
How to watch
The show will be aired at 16:40 CET on the following channels.
- France 3
- France 3 web
The 3 finalists were selected via a special jury made up of 14 people. You can read more about the candidate selection process here.
- Destan – Sans toi (Without you)
- Joanna – Ma liberté (My freedom)
- Twin Twin – Moustache
Along with the 3 bidding acts, three former French Eurovision participants will also feature in the show; Marie Myriam (1977), Amaury Vassili (2011) and Anggun (2012).
France debuted at the first ever Eurovision Song Contest back in 1956. France has won the contest 5 times; 1958, 1960, 1962, 1969 and 1977. Last year, Amandine Bourgeois was internally selected to represent France at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö with her song L’enfer et moi where she eventually ended in 23rd place with a total of 14 points.
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