As we get closer to the first semi-final of France’s national selection Destination Eurovision, another competing artist has been revealed. The next singer to be introduced is Louka, who will be singing “Mamma Mia”.

And there’s a big name behind the song. When details of Destination Eurovision were presented earlier in the month, it was revealed that Maître Gims had written one of the songs in the national final. It turns out that his contribution is “Mamma Mia”.

Gims and Louka have history. The successful rapper and singer signed Louka to his record label last year. Gims mentored Louka as he released his debut single “Gamin” (Kid) late last year.

The French singer VITAA and Maître Gims’ frequent collaborateur Renaud Rebillaud have also been involved in the production of the song.

Louka’s involvement in Destination Eurovision was announced in the usual video profile clip. He talks about his background in sports and the honour of being able to represent his country at Eurovision.

While the song is in French, it does have a rather Italian title, “Mamma Mia”. Louka — born Lucas Bennici — explains it is a nod to his Italian roots. But with Malo’s song “Ciao” also in the lineup, it’s looking like a very French-Italian song selection.

“Mamma Mia” is a slice of modern French chart pop. In the excerpt, the song features a minimalist backing with both folky guitar and electronic accents. The song seems to be building to something big, but with less than a minute of the song heard so far, it’s hard to guess what might be coming.

What is his universe? What will he perform? Discover it exclusively, before finding it in #DestinationEurovision, from January 13, 2018 on @ france2tv! @LoukaOfficiel

Louka also shared the good news with fans on social media:

It’s finally official. I am pleased to announce my participation in #DestinationEurovision with my new song #MammaMia

Destination Eurovision – known competitors

The remaining competing songs will be revealed over the coming days, in the build-up to the first semi-final. The first semi airs on 13 January 2018. Nine songs will compete in each of the two semi-finals, and four songs from each semi will go to the grand final.

What do you think of “Mamma Mia”? Would Louka make a good candidate for Eurovision? Tell us what you think in the comments section below!

FOLLOW ALL OF OUR FRANCE EUROVISION 2018 NEWS

Total
91
Shares

Leave a Reply

23 Comments on "France: Mamma mia! Louka revealed as the third artist competing in Destination Eurovision"

avatar
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
AngieP
Guest

I have to say the phrase “Mamma Mia” bothers me a bit. However, I like the song. And it gives me Maitre Gims vibes.
We keep listening to interesting tracks from France.

Aya Sato
Guest

Charming song with handsome french guy. how amazing .love it.

Stephanie
Guest

Igit has been revealed as France’s 4th hopeful! Amir should know who he is because they competed on the same season of “The Voice” in 2014 (he on Jenifer’s team, Igit on Garou’s team). Igit made it all the way to the semifinal

TJ
Guest

Bravo la France! This is getting better and better!!! It‘s gonna be the best NF this year!

Alexis
Guest

Thanks for doing an article on each acts guys. The next reveal is today at 4pm!

Erasmus
Guest

This is getting better than MelFest to be honest…:) And it’s so cool it’s not in February so I can watch it without missing any other NF.

pasi
Guest

The second fact is what I´ve thought too… 😀 haha and it´s on a saturday, good to watch !

pasi
Guest

OMG I love it! Sounds amazing, international and like a chart hit!

Can´t wait to hear the full version! Still get excited about the french national final.

My fave from this three so far so easy!

Maxime
Guest

The three artists so far are all very good, and the songs are all different from each other, I think Destination Eurovision will be stunning, with a lot of diveristy in the songs! I’m so proud to see how my country has improved in the contest!

Watch out Europe! Paris 2019 is coming!

Marc
Guest

This sounds really good!
France showing why they are a powerhouse in the music industry. Always stunning productions and strong identity. Amazing.

ImFromRomania
Guest

Good Job France !!! ESC 18 season will be absolute epic <3 , the best one ever , i m sure 😀 .

Jo
Guest

Can’t wait!!

Nikki
Guest

France wants to win, all the songs they’ve release clips are beautiful. Wouldn’t be surprised if we got to Paris in 2019.

escESCesc
Guest

Nothing to say, I really love it !! Good job France !

James
Guest

O know I may sound as a broken record this year but I was hoping yhat Kendji Girac is the one connected to Maitre Gims because he aced his blind audition in the Voice with one of Maitre’s tracks in 2014.

But the artist selection is shaping up quite well, I must admit.

ORE92
Guest

Love his style, and love the clip! High hopes for France this year.

Tomás Patrick davitt
Guest
Tomás Patrick davitt

Wow, France have really pulled out the stops this year!! Maitre Gims is a HUGE name to pull in to write a song.

The standard of those three songs so far is insane. It’s so awesome to see a country pull a Bulgaria/Belgium and sort themselves out. ALLEZ LA FRANCE!

Purple Mask
Guest

*next year.
By a day. 😀
I totally agree though! France = wow for 2018.

Purple Mask
Guest

Wow. France’s National Selection is gonna be epic in 2018! 🙂

AndersP
Guest

It’s amazing what a bit of effort can do. Can’t wait to watch it.