France Televisions, the French national broadcaster has confirmed that Stephane Bern and Marianne James will be the French commentators at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna.
Both Stephane Bern and Marianne James are well known personalities in France. They will have the honour of commentating the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest grand finale on 23 May for France 2 from Vienna.
Last month France 2 announced that Lisa Angell will fly to Vienna and represent France at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with her entry N’oubliez pas.
Lisa Angell was selected via an internal selection to fly the French flag at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest with N’oubliez pas. The 2015 French entry has been composed by Robert Goldman.
The 2015 French Eurovision entry carries a message of peace that will surely reach and touch the European audience come May.
Lisa Angell – N’oubliez pas
France 2 is responsible of selecting the 2015 French Eurovision act and song for Vienna.
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.