France: France 2 publishes open call for Eurovision 2018 entries

by Georgi Senkishev 4,588 views

One month after the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, the French broadcaster has announced through an exciting video that they are hosting an open call for acts and entries in the search for their representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, set to take place in Portugal.

Earlier this week, the French broadcaster, France 2, announced through a video that they are now looking to receive song projects from French artists and composers across the country for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Portugal.

The selected songs will go through a selection process with the broadcaster, with further details regarding a selection method expected to be unveiled in the coming months.

What to know if you want to submit a song

The broadcaster has released requirements similar to the ones used last year. You should know that:

  • Submissions must be performed 70% in French
  • Songs must be 3 minutes long
  • There can be up to 6 singers/backing vocalists/performers
  • There should not be more than 4 composers/song writers included in the project
  • The composers and songwriters should sign up or already be signed up at the SACEM
  • The song should not have been published on social media, nor should it have been released before the 1 September

If you want sign up for the selection process, read more via France 2’s official website..

France in Eurovision

France is one of the oldest competing countries at the Eurovision Song Contest, having taken part in the very first edition of the contest back in 1956.

They have won the winning title 5 times in total, their last victory being in 1977 with Marie Myriam. In 2017, Alma represented France with her song Requiem composed by Nazhim Khadef. She ended up in 12th place in the grand final.