France: Eurovision to move from France 3 to France 2

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 3,379 views

French media have reported today that  France Televisions , the French national broadcaster, will be moving the Eurovision Song Coνtest from France 3 to France 2 as of 2015. Thus France 2 will be airing the forthcoming  2015 Eurovision  Song Contest  and will be in charge of selecting the 2015 French Eurovision entry and representative.

The Eurovision Song Contest will return to France 2, the channel which was in charge of the Eurovision Song Contest in the 1980’s and 1990’s. The poor results afflicting France in the competiton in the last 3 years could have led the French national broadcaster to make this decision. It seems like the French broadcaster would like to promote the Eurovision Song Contest and improve France’s image and results at the Eurovision Song Contest  with this new approach. French news portal Europe 1 reports that France 2’s  Head of Entertainment , Ms Nathalie Andre will most likely be in charge of the 2015 Eurovision project.

France 2 is yet to reveal the names of the commentators for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest.

The Eurovision Song Contest has been aired on several different television channels in France: ORTF, TF1, France 2 and  France 3 throughout the 58 years French Eurovision history.

France is one of the founder countries of the Eurovision Song Contest, having debuted in the very first contest in 1956. 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).

More details regarding France 2, the 2015 French Eurovision project and the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest will be disclosed in due course.

In 2014 France opted for a national final to select its Eurovision entry. Twin Twin won the golden ticket to Copenhagen with their entry Moustache. Despite a fun loving performance the country came last with 2 points

The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 19, 21 and 23 May at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna.

Stay tuned to for the latest news on France and the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.