After months of speculation of who will represent France at Eurovision, broadcaster France 2 has just dropped a hint about the identity of its act for Stockholm, and promised that all will be revealed on 12 March.
This morning the broadcaster tweeted a photo of a dressing room laden with make-up, suggesting that their act will be a person – or persons – who wears make-up when filming for television. Which is, er, pretty much everyone, male or female.
— Eurovision France 2 (@EurovisionF2) February 4, 2016
“Hint # 1: Day shooting. Rendezvous here on 12.03.16 to see the artist who will represent France !!!”
The tweet also said that all would be revealed in little over five weeks, when the act will be announced on 12 March. This will make France one of the last countries to reveal their act for Stockholm, with Sweden and Lithuania also deciding on the 12th, followed by Azerbaijan announcing on the 14th.
The story so far
France is again choosing their act via internal selection. Back in October, broadcaster France 2 kicked off an open-submission period, surprisingly not accepting entries from artists over 50. This was thought to have been a reaction to the lack of success that 46-year-old Lisa Angell brought in Vienna, and the need for France to enter with a modern, youthful song.
The broadcaster received over 280 entries, with France 2 Director of Entertainment Nathalie André saying the broadcaster was looking for a song that “reflects our era”.
Then just a couple of weeks ago, members of the French Eurovision team began tweeting about the song “Alive”, the debut single from young singer Sasha. The song was three minutes in length and had French and English lyrics, which led fans to speculate that this was France’s pick for Stockholm. Or could it have been an unsuccessful hopeful, being given a boost from the broadcaster as a consolation prize?
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