France 2 just won’t stop teasing us. Last week they posted a picture of their Eurovision 2016 act’s dressing room. And this week we learned that the artist is inseparable from his or her beloved instrument — the guitar. Sadly many fans think this rules out previously rumoured act Sasha (maybe she has a guitar at home that we don’t know about?!). In any event there are plenty of artists who are known for playing guitar. They include Kendji Girac (who previously turned down Eurovision), Joyce Jonathan and Damien Lauretta. Today we got yet another hint on Twitter.


In a short video clip, the artist answers some this or that questions. Now we know that the singer prefers Snoop Dogg to Mozart, Maitre Gims to Booba, slow dancing to twerking and emojis to GIFs, and Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings.

This obviously doesn’t give away that much information about the singer. But hey, who would not want to know all of this?

The artist will finally be revealed on March 12. We’re sure we’ll get more hints before then. Really telling hints like whether the singer prefers red velvet cake or mousse au chocolat, and whether the artist rather drink red wine or white…

Update: 21:38 CET

In a strange twist, the third clue tweet has been deleted and a new video tweet made in its place. Quelle intrigue!

While Justin Bieber’s current hit song “Love Yourself” players, the camera pans over some text and a drawing of five balloons, one of which heart-shaped. The words translate to “At the beginning there was a band. See you soon for the continuation.”

Which of our rumoured candidates used to be in a five-piece group? Well, Damien Lauretta got his break as part of five-piece boyband 2nde Nature on the French X Factor in 2011.

And even more intriguingly, Damien has a new single due for release soon. “Fall In Love” will be released on 29 February, and it appears that a certain French Head of Delegation is looking forward to it…

Who do you want to see representing France in Stockholm? Tell us in the comments below!

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Erwann
Erwann
5 years ago

What about Sarah Caillibot and Joe Cleere’s “Premier Rendez-vous”? Both of them are guitar players. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eHXPJnNJjw

WKBI
WKBI
5 years ago

Also, the third clue says “demain à l’Eurovision” (tomorrow at the Eurovision), and demain is an anagram of Damien (Damien at the Eurovision).

Raisa Georgsdottir
Raisa Georgsdottir
5 years ago

If the singer should reveal his Hogwarts house, it would be much easier for us to identify him/her 😀

AndersP
AndersP
5 years ago

Fréro Delavega might be a possibility

Maria
Maria
5 years ago

It could even be BBBrunes, they were 5, now 4, always play guitars, have songs in french and english,…

WKBI
WKBI
5 years ago

And the handwriting kinda looks like the one he used to sign the cover of Quand on arrive en ville https://twitter.com/damienlauretta/status/692422023356813312

WKBI
WKBI
5 years ago

Ok, the third clue mentions a band and shows 5 balloons: Damien Lauretta competed on X factor as part of a boys band that comprised 5 members. One of the balloons is heart-shaped, which is a reference to his upcoming song “Fall in Love”, and the song in the background is “LOVE yourself”. I mean, come on! Might not be him, but the clues definitely go in that direction.

silvester
silvester
5 years ago

Who cares about their hints?

dutchie
dutchie
5 years ago

I watched Damien Lauretta’s X-factor audition… I hope he’s worked on his English since then, because it’s hilariously bad. He clearly has no idea what he’s singing.

GG
GG
5 years ago

There’s a newcomer called Jayn.I don’t if she would like to represent France at the ESC, but her song entitled Come would make Europe dance in their living room on Grand Final night and it’s only 2.40 minutes long, and so great!Voilà!

Hello hi
Hello hi
5 years ago

It’s Natalia Doco that is representing France this year

BCNation
BCNation
5 years ago

Kendji Girac has a very suspicious tour break between Abril 30 and May 20:

http://www.infoconcert.com/artiste/kendji-girac-133392/concerts.html

It would be awesome if he went. His song “Les yeux de la mama” would draw votes from virtually everywhere.

David Who
David Who
5 years ago

FGS. Annoncez le chanteur/la chanteuse s’il vous plaît! 😀