Tonight: France decides for Eurovision 2021: national final

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 4,257 views

Bonsoir Europe, this is Paris calling! We will be travelling to Paris tonight where France is set to select its Eurovision 2021 act and entry.

Tonight sees France holding a national final- Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez- in order to determine the French Eurovision 2021 hopeful and act.

How to watch?

You can watch ‘Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez’ at 21:05 CET  via the the following channels:

  • France 2
  • TV 5 Monde
  • France 2 webstream

About the show

The 2021 French national final will see 12 acts battling for the golden ticket to Rotterdam and will be hosted by Stephan Bern and Laurence Boccolini. The 2020 French Eurovision entry will be determined via a 50/50 jury- public voting deliberation.

The show will consist of 2 rounds:

  • Round 1–  The top 7 acts after a public deliberation will proceed to round 2 along with 1 act selected by the jury.
  • Round 2-  A total of 8 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Eurovision 2021. The winner will be determined via a 50/50 jury-audience deliberation.

A bevy of international and French Eurovision acts and internationally acclaimed celebrities will be on the jury. The jury will be presided by Amir (France 2016) and will consist of the following artists/personalities:

  • Marie Myriam ( France 1977),
  • Natasha St-Pier (France 2001),
  • Duncan Laurence ( Netherlands 2019)
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier (fashion designer)
  • Chimène Badi
  • André Manoukian
  • Elodie Gossuin
  • Agustin Galiana 
  • Michèle Bernier

The candidates

  • LMKMagique
  • AliParis Me Dit
  • CasanovaTutti
  • Barbara PraviVoilà
  • CephazOn A Mangé Le Soleil
  • AmuiMaeva
  • AndriamadAlléluia
  • PhilippineBah Non
  • Juliette MorainePourvu Qu’on M’Aime
  • 21 Juin Le DuoPeux-Tu Me Dire?
  • Terence JamesJe T’Emmènerai Danser
  • Poney XAmour Fou

France in Eurovision

France debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in the very first contest in 1956 and is one of the founder members of the competition. 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).

Tom Leeb was set to represent France at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam with his entry ‘ The Best In Me’ but the event was cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic.


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