France is yet to announce their internally selected act for Stockholm, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating. And things just got very interesting recently with France’s Head of Delegation Edoardo Grassi making a very curious tweet.
Yesterday Edoardo tweeted his love for “Alive”, the debut single from upcoming French singer Sasha.
— Edoardo Grassi (@EdwardoGrassi) January 21, 2016
What made made Eurofans pay attention was the song. The Sia-style ballad is bilingual — dramatic French verses and a soaring English chorus — and it comes in just over three minutes. In other words, it’s looking a lot like a potential French Eurovision entry.
But also interesting was a Facebook post made by Nathalie André, the Director of Entertainment at France 2, who is also heavily involved with the French Eurovision selection process. It looks like she is also a fan of Sasha’s new song.
In December, Nathalie talked about what France was looking for in its 2016 song – a contemporary song that “suits our era” that will probably have some English lyrics. This sounds like “Alive”… but also “Moustache”.
Sasha herself has done nothing to extinguish the fiery inferno of rumours.
@TututCandice oui pourquoi pas ?? Ce serais une expérience de dingue !! ????
— Sasha (@sashabem8) January 21, 2016
“Would you do the Eurovision Song Contest,” a fan asks. Sasha replies “Yes, why not? This would be a crazy experience!” She also retweeted another comment from the fan who told her the song had been getting a positive reaction on Eurovision forums.
So what’s going on here? Is the French team testing the water with Sasha’s song to see what kind of reaction it gets? Or are they just all random fans of her debut single?
What do you think? Would “Alive” make a good choice for France? Can it get them back on the left-hand side of the scoreboard? Share your thoughts below.