This year's French entrant, Jessy Matador, is about to begin the rehearsal of his Eurovision performance, with 5 other singers and dancers on stage. Castings will be made this week.
Last week, the singer and his management travelled to Miami, Florida, in order to shoot the official video of Allez ola olé, soon to be seen on France Télévisions screens. The original schedule of the song didn't include Eurovision, that's why the video given to the EBU last month was not the final one."A remix of the song is presently being prepared" Bruno Berberes, French head of delegation declares. "With more African rhythms. We have to insist on what makes the song different from the other ones". We will shortly meet Jessy Matador and provide an interview of him, as well as an interview with Mr Berberes.
Some other piece of news regarding France: the Norwegian TV team which travel across Europe to shoot the postcards have already arrived in France and will be back for a second scene, to be shot in front of French Television headquarters, close to the river Seine, in Paris, next Thursday, April 29.The date could of course be changed at any moment, due to the Icelandic volcano affair.