During our coverage of the French national final, esctoday.com was granted an exclusive interview with the nation's Head of Delegation for the Eurovision Song Contest and supervisor and artistic director of the national selection process, the legendary Bruno Berberes. We also caught up wiht France's last Eurovision Song Contest winner, Marie Myriam.
In the interview below, recorded minutes after the national final concluded, Bruno Berberes tries to show the effect of months of work (although passion is probably a better word), and his views on the French decision. Find out what he hopes to achieve this year, and how he thinks the coverage has been. Hear why he is expecting 12 points from the United Kingdom this year, and his thoughts about what would happen if a French song appeared in the United Kingdom national final!
esctoday.com also spoke to France's last winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, Marie Myriam just before the national final in Paris. Find out why she is so keen for France to win again, and why she thinks that it is impossible! Find out more about one of the best known singers in France and hear a rare acapella version of her Eurovision winner, L'oiseau et l'enfant… in German!
The Bruno Berberes interview:
The Marie Myriam Interview:
esctoday.com would like to thank Bruno Berberes for his help in allowing us access to all areas during the rehearsals and live show of the national final in France.