France 2, the French national broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday that France will select its 2015 Eurovision entry and representative via an internal selection.
France 2 will be responsible of selecting the 2015 French Eurovision act and song for Vienna.Last week France 2 had confirmed to ESCToday.com France’s participation at the forthcoming 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.
France 2 will air the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest live on 23 May at 20:45 CET. France Televisions will be also airing both the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 semi-finals live on 19 and 21 May on France Ô.
The Eurovision Song Contest will return to France 2, the channel which was in charge of the Eurovision Song Contest in the 1980′s and 1990′s. The poor results afflicting France in the competiton in the last 3 years could have led the French national broadcaster to make this decision. It seems like the French broadcaster would like to promote the Eurovision Song Contest and improve France’s image and results at the Eurovision Song Contest with this new approach.
In 2014 France opted for a national final to select its Eurovision entry. Twin Twin won the golden ticket to Copenhagen with their entry Moustache. Despite a fun loving performance the country came last with 2 points.
France is one of the founder countries of the Eurovision Song Contest, having debuted in the very first contest in 1956. 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).
The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 19, 21, 23 May at the Wiener Stadthalle, in Vienna.