Special Committee to select French entry and representative

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 4,362 views

France 3 has  informed Esctoday.com that the task of selecting the 2013 French Eurovision entry and representative will lie in the hands of a special committee consisting of professionals from the French music industry ( singers, managers, lyricists, composers)and representatives of France Televisions. The act which will represent France in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest will be the one that fits best from a short list of 10-12 singers/songs. The French committee will meet early 2013 and propose an internal preselection, after their deliberation and selection,both the French entry and representative will be announced.

A new selection commitee

France 3 has opted for a fresh and innovative method and mechanism to select the artist and the song which will represent France at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest next May in Malmo, Sweden by creating a selection committee composed of 12 personalities from the music industry (writers, composers, singers, managers, lyricists etc) and representatives from France Televisions (France 3 and France Ô). A pre-selection made by France 3 will be proposed and the committee will be choosing among 10-12 singers/songs. There will not be an open call for songs. The committee is scheduled to meet in January.

A new head of the French ESC delegation-

Frédéric Valencak, assistant director of France 3 Entertainment Department, has been appointed head of the French Eurovision Song Contest delegation.Bruno Berberes, who was the head of the French Eurovision Song Contest delegation, is currently  involved in his casting director activities, will now be the  artistic advisor of the French Eurovision Song Contest delegation.

The Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final will be broadcast live on France 3, commented as last year by Mireille Dumas and Cyril Feraud , and one on the semi-final on France Ô.

Stay tuned to Esctoday.com for more news on France and the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.


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