France: France 2 receives around 300 songs for Eurovision 2017

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French broadcaster France 2, who will select the representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, has received some 300 songs to choose from.

The application to send in songs to potentially represent France at Eurovision 2017 closed on Wednesday November 30. France 2 has stated that they have received around 300 entries, a rather stable number compared to previous years. However, since Amir reached a respectable 6th place at Eurovision 2016 with his entry J’ai cherché, and subsequently scored an (inter)national hit, the ESC has regained positive interest in France.

Edoardo Grassi, head of delegation at France 2, will find the most suitable candidate to follow in Amir’s footsteps and represent France, from among the 300 applications.

The artist who will represent France at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine, is yet be revealed.

France in Eurovision 2016

Amir Haddad (Paris, France, 1984) represented France at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden. The artist eventually reached the 6th place in the Grand Final, earning 257 points with his song J’ai cherché.

J’ai cherché became a hit song in France and beyond, becoming the most played French language song on the French radio, and leading to Amir winning the NRJ Music Award 2016 for francophone song of the year.

Enjoy Amir performing J’ai cherché during the Grand Final of Eurovision 2016 once again: