France: Results of Destination Eurovision 2019 first semi-final

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First set of finalists of France’s national selection Destination Eurovision 2019 is known! We enjoyed a glamorous show from Paris where a total of 9 acts battled it out for a ticket to the final, but only 4 of them have now made it!

The show was hosted by the French-Canadian artist Garou, while a 3-member jury consisted of Christophe WillemAndré Manoukian and Vitaa. However, this jury did not have any practical influence on the results. Tonight’s running order had initially emerged as follows:

  1. Battista Acquaviva – Passiò
  2. Lautner – J’ai pas le temps
  3. Chimène Badi – Là-haut
  4. Aysat – Comme une grande
  5. Mazy – Oulala
  6. Florina – In the shadow
  7. Bilal Hassani – Roi
  8. Naestro – Le brasier
  9. Silvàn Areg – Le Petit Nicolas

Apart from their songs’ interpretations, all 9 contestants sang a cover of their preference. Following nine strong live performances, the public along with the 5-member international jury panel decided to send to the Grand Final the four acts below:

  • Bilal HassaniRoi – Total (Televote & Jury): 115 points – 1st
  • Chimène BadiLà-haut – Total (Televote & Jury): 66 points – 2nd
  • Silvàn AregLe petit Nicolas – Total (Televote & Jury): 59 points – 3rd
  • AysatComme une grande – Total (Televote & Jury): 44 points – 4th

Destination Eurovision 2019 goes on next Saturday at 21:00 CET, where a further set of 4 acts will complete the Grand Final’s lineup.

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