French song facing rewrite

by Richard West-Soley 104 views

Virginie Pouchin, who won the French selection earlier this week and will represent France at the Eurovision Song Contest in Athens, today appeared on the satirical news show On a tout essayé. Amongst other things, she talked about her song Vous c'est nous and her concerns about its unsuitability for her.

Virginie explained that she approached the writer of the song, Corneille Nyungura, and put across her worries that the song did not suit her. Corneille admitted that he had written Vous c'est nous with a male vocalist in mind, and has agreed to rework the song with Virginie. This means that soon, there will be a brand new version of the French entry.

There was a double Eurovision connection in today's broadcast of On a tout essayé, in that the presenter is French Eurovision Song Contest commentator Laurent Ruquier.

France's reworked entry for Athens will be presented directly in the international final this May, due to France being a member of the Big Four, with an assured place in the final each year.

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Richard West-Soley

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Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.

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