France sticks to National Final line

by Stella Floras 40 views

It appears that France could become the next country to flood the online Eurovision community with rumour about who will be representing them. Yesterday, esctoday.com published news that The French punk rock group Les Wampas has declared an interest in representing France at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki, today, claims are spreading that France has decided on Najoua Belyzel as their representatives for Helsinki.

Before rumours get too carried away, we would like to remind readers that Head of the French Delegation, Bruno Berberes exclusively told esctoday.com back on 1st Novemberthat France would be using a national selection process for 2007.

He went onto state that "We have already received some great proposals. The French selection will represent all kinds of current music styles, including r'n'b, rock, ethinc styles and 'nouvelle scène'. We promise you some nice surprises… Our aim is to win again. Good luck to everyone!"

Although Les Wampas have declared an interest in participating, it is not known whether they are in discussion with the French broadcaster or whether they have officially submitted a song. It is also unknown whether Najoua Belyzel,a 24-year-old Najoua became a mega-star in France and abroad with her hit Gabriel, has had official contact with them.

The only clear news at this stage is thatno one artist has been selected for France, and that no single artist will be selected until it is by public choice! We anticipate further news from France at the turn of the year.

You can click here to read Bruno Berberes' comments to esctoday.com

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined esctoday.com in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.

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