Malo’ said “Ciao” while rocking a piano. Nassi sang of a kids’ dream while his dancers dropped urban shapes. And IGIT got friendly with a wooden puppet as he took us on a journey from Lisbon to Jerusalem. But in the end it was electro duo Madame Monsieur who won the evening with their touching track “Mercy”.

The song tells the true story of a child they met who made the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean. It tugs on heartstrings as much as it worms into your ears.

As wiwiblogger Luis wrote ahead of tonight’s show:

“‘Mercy’ is smooth, clever and polished, and you could have it on repeat for ten hours without getting tired. Its lyrics are a punch in the face of Europe and connect with what many Europeans believe: our governments are doing nothing to prevent the Mediterranean from becoming a cemetery. As harsh as it sounds, that’s one of the many strengths of this entry.”

Jury votes

Eurovision 2017 act Alma replaced Amir on the judging panel alongside series regulars Isabelle Boulay and Christophe Willem. However, unlike in weeks one and two, the Francophone panel only provided guidance and critique. Their voting powers (50%) were handed over to the televoting public at home.

An international jury continued to hold the remaining 50% of points and consisted of 10 jurors from  BulgariaArmeniaSwitzerlandRussiaIsraelFinland and Iceland, who joined Sweden, Belarus and Italy, who participated in the semi-finals.

Lisandro received 12 points from Russia, Israel, Belarus, Italy and Sweden; Emmy from Armenia, France, Switzerland, and Finland; and Madame Monsieur from Iceland  and Bulgaria.

The #DestinationEurovision jury vote ?? #Eurovision #ESC2018

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The thoughts of the French jury did not count toward the score, but they named their favourites anyway. Christophe went for Emmy, Isabelle for Malo’ and Alma for Nassi, IGIT and Emmy Liyana.

Public vote

The public vote undid the jury’s placings. Emmy only received 30 points from the public, putting her way down in sixth. place. Lisandro could not repeat his win with the jury, dropping to third with the public. His loss was Madame Monsieur’s gain. They topped the table and it was enough to give them the win.

  1. Madame Monsieur —118 points
  2. Malo’ — 89
  3. Lisandro — 72
  4. Igit — 50
  5. Max — 36
  6. Emmy — 30
  7. Nassi — 18
  8. Louka — 7

Total votes

When the jury votes and televotes and televotes were combined, the total gave Madame Monsieur a comfortable win, with jury favourite Lisandro following behind in second place.

What do you think of tonight’s results? Are you happy with the winner? And does France have a shot at winning Eurovision? Let us know in the comments box below!

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CyxCy
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CyxCy

The racism accusation is just an absolute stupidity. Lisandro won “The Voice” last year, Xavier, an other talentuous black young man, won “La nouvelle star” (the french Pop Idol) few weeks ago. “Mercy” touch the heart with wonderful lyrics, simply. In France we love beautiful lyrics and sobriety, yes it’s probably too “light” for a supershow like Eurovision but here, it’s the Euro S0NG contest. The song before all. Lisandro is a very talentuous young man, but maybe Eva’s lyrics can’t touch the french hearts like “Mercy”.

Alex
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Alex

Definitely the best choice. Bravo la France.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

I am very glad that Mercy was chosen, although it was not my favorite. The song is very decent. The production is sober and slick, the energy between both is very positive and Europe needs to hear more messages like that, not less. Also, I personally really like their image. Igit, my favorite did make it, but that was to be expected. My other favorite Malo, and seeing him among all the others, would have been the better choice. I can’t understand why the international jury gave him so little. Besides very notable exceptions, I am so tired of the… Read more »

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

*(Igit) din’t make it 🙂

Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga

Honestly, national finals should only be voted upon by a local jury or local public vote. At least regardless of their place in Eurovision, the local people can be very proud of the song that represents them. Did Salvador need help from international jury to win their national selection? Did Jamala? This reliance on international jury during NF’s are just perpetuating what you call a self-fulfilling prophecy, as well as it clearly exposes their biased voting tactics To Lisandro, enter a better song next time with a better sound & know what your artistic identity is, because being a lesser… Read more »

Fujibayashi
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Fujibayashi

@azaad – Also, as a Muslim, I’d like to know what you mean by “muslim clothing”. Islam is a religion, not a culture.

It means to dress like a ninja, when there’s no reason to look like a ninja.

Vanuatu
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Vanuatu

Meh. Not bad, but they had better songs that night, like Emmy, Malo, Lisandro, Igit or Max… So far, Albania is my top and France is my bottom.

Elfi
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Elfi

Just my opinion, feel free to give yours with respect. The international jury on my opinion eirks this way: “what will do good on eurovision”, when should be about which act will do great and possible can win the whole show! This it lacks room for inovattion, and that is what make a country to win. With the international jury Salvador Sobral woudnt have won the national selection, maybe no even the natimal final… cause wasnt a safe bet, and that is what they do. Since yesterday i have showed to all, non eurovision fans, that i could all the… Read more »

Vanuatu
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Vanuatu

Mercy won the televote, so i dont feel the jury was decisive this time or “the one to blame”. I agree with you about that this song was not the best one on the bunch. But the ones to blame is the televote, the french people who voted, who decided that mercy was their best option…

Bgc
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Bgc

It’s good but it needs a bit of work if France are serious about being a strong contender this year. All the base elements for making it a hit are there but sadly song loses momentum in the final minute and becomes very repetitive. If they do a revamp* and add a more powerful ending then it could well be top ten, but as it stands it doesn’t scream “ESC winner” to me. *if they do revamp it though I really hope they avoid adding English lyrics just for the sake of it; Alma had a wonderful song last year… Read more »

Fredrik
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Fredrik

Anyone else think that people who say that France are racists because they selected a white artist when the people who live in France are white are stupid? I do. That argument makes me sick. I love the song and i dont see colour, i listen to the song 🙂

chi
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chi

Let’s not forget the real racism. The blonde girl from MM was THE ONLY WHITE WOMAN in the final. Only 2 women and only one white. This is the real discrimination. Where is Noee? I can bet Grassi wanted Noee or Nassi.

Vanuatu
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Vanuatu

the real discrimination (at least in my “ears”) is the eliminiation of the real winner of this edition: june the girl. At least the audience was a total failure… share of 9%, 1,7 million people watching… in a land of 67 millions… France sold this like the “next big thing” and at the end? mediocre songs, not the best winner, and 0 support from viewers… I guess they still need a lot work to do.

Zipp
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Zipp

with such idiotic assumptions-based way of thinking and deducting we could say that white French are the victims of racism, as they are majority of the society and in the final of qualifications there were only represented by 1 artist. I think white French should sue broadcaster and jury for discrimination… Get over people. Those over sensitive aout racism and homophobia just need to start accepting who they are. Watch the movie Crash. You project outside your own issues and see what you want to see. If you want to see discrimination you will see it everywhere. Relax people. There… Read more »

onvp
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onvp

How generous of you to let white people win sometimes. Can you be more arrogant?

Zebb
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Zebb

Wow Emmy was so low in voting. Her staging was a real upgrade, not a #dreamteam mess in Lisandro’s act.
Happy about winners but they need to keep confidence and stability. So far I wouldn’t say 3rd place by juries was that bad, I additionally thought the execution could be little more assertive.

A
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A

I don’t see this song doing well in Lisbon. I am surprised how many if neglected its low score with international jury. It tells you something.

A
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A

many of you*

Kris
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Kris

They scored pretty highly with jury!! They came 3rd with 57.5% of available points!!

Verona had gotten 36% points with international jury and had placed 6th in a field of 10!!

Don’t compare idiocy with serendipity.

AG
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AG

The gap between “Eva” and “Merci” was quite big with international juries, let’s be honest.

Luz
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Luz

I disagree, there were clear and blatant strategies from Armenia and Sweden. It was obvious they wanted to kick out the strong contenders. Sadly, there is a trend that the juries are strategizing against the good candidates both in NF and in Eurovision.

Luks
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Luks

this is not good. He was supposed to win Lisandro!

AngieP
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AngieP

Congratulations to Madame Monsieur! Totally deserved it! Great night, great performances! Nassi was much better than the last time but he had the same weird staging. Emmy and Lisandro were amazing. Everyone brought their A game last night! We saw a diversity among the juries but mainly they voted for Lisandro and Emmy. It was a surprise to see Iceland giving 12 points to “Mercy”.Before the public vote, I thought it would be a fight between Lisandro and Madame Monsieur and I was actually surprised that Malo was 2nd. But it was clear what French wanted! A great composition with… Read more »

Coco
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Coco

To those who say that people who don’t speak French won’t know what the song is about: don’t y’all have a commentator who gives you information about the song and the artist during the postcards?

Vanuatu
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Vanuatu

youtube is best, you can see the show just as it is.

Jumper
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Jumper

Yeah, this my favorite since i heard it first. They should change their stage appearance, it’s too static and didn’t strenghten their existence. I see “Loic Notted” dance style will improve their stage presentation.

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

Emmy would have been my all-time favorite French entry but the televoting straight up murdered her, so yeah. Mercy is a great winner, it could do really well if she sings as good in Lisbon as she sings now, and if hey improve on the empty staging. Bonne chance!

oldschool
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oldschool

UK REPUBLIC CZECH AND SPAIN, go go, you can do so much better than France now!!!! France is generous, they take the last place this year and let all the others countries make better than them, respect for your fairplay and mediocrity France.

allexo
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allexo

thank you, you really think the UK will do better than France this year. By the way i’m in secondary school and I think i have more common sense and better taste than the majority of people in this comment section.

Jo
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Jo

I’m glad you clarified that you’re in secondary school.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Lmao you wish, Czechia ain’t even qualifying and Spain is coming for last. France will sit unbothered on the left-hand side of the scoreboard yet again.

Nicko
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Nicko

I think it is pure perfection. Mercy was my favourite song by far. Such quality and feeling… I loved it. 12 points from a greek admirer.

doldol
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doldol

mercy will be in charts in france and maybe in belgium but not more, and all people is happy with that…

So pathetic.

CharlieChan
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CharlieChan

Dude, so much hate in here. I also would’ve wanted Emmy to go, but Destination Eurovision was a great NF and Madame Monsieur deserved to, If it had won because of the international juries, I would kind of agree with some people here that it wasn’t fair, but dude the earned more than 100 points from the televote, which is like 25%. France seemed to like them last night, so I don’t see any problem in sending an act that they like.

raf
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raf

Thanks from France !
One positive message ! I agree Emmy was so GOOD ! I wanted her to go or Malo too, but I prefer Madame Monsieur to go in Lisbon instead of Lisandro (that stage was…quite bad ^^’)
Personnaly I think people don’t understand anymore the main goal of Eurovision : it’s not about sending the song we want to win, it’s about representing our culture to Europe…Kinda sad people care only bout winning.if Madame Monsieur finishes last I’ll not care because we’ll have send a song that we like and which represent our country ! 😀

Daniel_2017
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Daniel_2017

Raf, I love your attitude, this is what it’s all about! We should be able to enjoy the songs we love, and if our favourites finish well in the competition, that’s just the cherry on the cake!

Personally, I really love Mercy, France should be really proud, irrespective of the final position in the competition!

MTD
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MTD

Dear Edoardo Grassi,

Next time, your personal choice pick it up behind closed doors. Well, at least Bjorkman thought u a thing or two. Sigh.

I LOVE Ciao, the only Top10 material here. Now watch your country out of it with Mercy.

Kbye!

Evan
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Evan

Yeah…they should have picked Lisandro if they wanted to send him. It was so sad to see him dejected when the production’s promise to him wasn’t fulfilled.

Mercy
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Mercy

To all the people who say that “Mercy” is a flop :
– It’s currently #1 on iTunes
– It was #8 in the best-selling singles chart last week

Bisous de France

Aaron
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Aaron

A “touching message” which no one outside of Belgium or Switzerland can understand.

Those comparing it to Portugal are wrong. Portugal didnt do well because of a message, whatever that was, it did well because it was a song from the 60s in a field of modern and current songs so it clearly stood out.

Yossarian
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Yossarian

I agree, the comparison doesn’t hold up. I’m quite pessimistic about Mercy’s chances to do well, but I rather like the song anyway.

Coco
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Coco

It’s a good and catchy song, whether or not you understand the message

azaad
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azaad

That’s why there’s a constant refrain of mercy….also commentators who do their job will explain the lyrics of songs. Plus staging. The message can be communicated regardless of language.

aaron
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aaron

“That’s why there’s a constant refrain of mercy”

She could be asking her bank manager to forgive her credit debt for all we know.

underground
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underground

The two last year with Alma and Amir I was so proud to be French and to show to the Europe and even to the world our beautiful songs, but this year !!!! Wtf !!! I can’t , I can’t support this thing….
France you was on the right way but now you are flopping….. this final was a flop too, the result is a flop in lisbon too

Calum Macleod
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Calum Macleod

Pleased that this won! I’ve really grown to like this.

escfan
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escfan

Results of this mascarade : 1.8 millions of viewer lol so weak, nobody want to see a show like this with this weird results Now France is 16th with bookmakers very well done France !! Nassi and Emmy, 7th and 6th from the televote and Malo 2nd , lol pathetic With this pseudo results french people won’t be more interested in Eurovision. This Nf is a flop, the winning song is a flop and will be a flop in Lisbon. So France maybe you work a lot for this NF but it doesn’t work at all and the result is… Read more »

Gav
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Gav

On the other hand I really enjoyed last nights contest and the winner really stood out.

chanson
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chanson

I’m pretty sure everyone expected a drop in viewership, considering they were up against The Voice last night.

Toinousse
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Toinousse

Why so salty and disgusting? Mercy was not my favorite song but I will not spit on everything about the selection just because I do not like the winner. The choose of words is very unpleasant. Some people just have some useless hate and anger to share. Will it make your life better? And also why would you care if it flops if you’re not french?

GG
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GG

Bonjour everyone, I’m pleased with our choice and I would have felt the same if Malo or Emmy had won.All acts had upped their games last night, particularly Emmy whose staging was fantastic.My only disappointment concerns the cameraman from France 2 who ruined Igit’s visuals by hesitating between the singer and the puppet…It was a good final and the suspense created by the way the televotes changed the International juries’ votes was intense. All the artists did their best,the choice was so difficult,the audience was also great too, so it was a very good show we enjoyed watching.I hope France… Read more »

Kris
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Kris

What’s wrong with half the people saying that the international fans won’t like the song?
This is a compilation of youtube Tops of fans all over the globe. They have placed Mercy quite highly

https://youtu.be/oqm17Qk-upA

chanson
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chanson

Feeling very happy for MM right now and very sad for Emmy Liyana. She and her doppelgangers deserved MUCH better than 30 televoting points. Perhaps it’s true that many of her (and Lisandro’s) potential supporters were watching The Voice instead… As for MM, whatever staging they come up with, I think they should focus on having Madame connect with the audience at home. It was nice they tried to include Monsieur in the act, but I just feel that whatever chemistry she has with her husband on stage pales in comparison to how magnetic her face looks in all those… Read more »

chanson
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chanson

Ugh, sorry, this wasn’t supposed to be an answer to anyone’s message, but a standalone :/

Zebb
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Zebb

Good thoughts

CROlena
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They look like Finland last year, the song is boring, nothing special.
She should sing in french, but i don’t see some good result in final.

Leo M
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Leo M

It’s a nice song but it’s nothing special and gets a bit repetitive at the end. Staging will either make it or break it but I think France might be down the lower end of the scoreboard this year

Mr. Abbott
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Mr. Abbott

In my opinion, this was a terrible mistake. I don’t know why many of you are saying this song can do well in the final.

I can’t believe this will do better than Alma’s Requiem.

About the song… I’m tired of the message, year after year the same thing, if you want to do well with this kind of songs learn from Polina Gagarina!

TheDrMistery
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TheDrMistery

It’s a good choice but it depends if it will get lost in the crowd or not. When the 3rd minute came, I thought they’re running out of time to make proper impression but at that moment it was this “Merci, Merci” clapping section. It was very needed. Black clothes worked perfectly. I didn’t want Lisandro to win as his song was too generic for my taste but I would accept it because he’s talented. Emmy Liana totally slayed with performance of the night and I was very sorry for her to see her ranked so low by the public… Read more »

TheDrMistery
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TheDrMistery

*top-notch 🙂

Tihomir
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Tihomir

I am happy that my country Bulgaria gave 12 points to MERCY, because I really enjoyed the song.
Also last year song was the BEST. I remember that the BG televote gave 12 points back then 🙂

Hippolyte
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Hippolyte

I voted for Mercy last night even though I had a last minute hesitation for OK ou KO. Yes I do think this is really bizarre she came 6th her performance was amazing but I also think the public who would vote for that kind of act was just not in front of the tv last night on France 2. You have to keep in mind that both lisandro and emmy are much more tf1-friendly. This was a new show and the public was watching the voice at the same time on tf1. So the public that would have voted… Read more »

Salvadorable
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Salvadorable

Man, those are some deep lyrics, absolutely loving it. 😮

Matteosss
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Matteosss

Lisandro, we invite you to Poland to Krajowe Eliminacje! 😀

Fredrik
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Fredrik

Im from Sweden and i liked Emmy the most but i think France is on fire to win 🙂 .If i compare to Spain who are maybe the worst this year again. I predict a top placing for France and a bottom 3 place for Spain again. Spain and Macedonia are the countries right now who are doing everything wrong always. Spains songs are crap. I dont know what they are doing. But Macedonia still have a chance 🙂

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

I’m not too sure about France’s top three possibilities (fingers crossed though!) but I can see Spain ending nearly last again easily.

Jo
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Jo

Spanish fans have big expectations with OT, because it gave them Top 10 entries ~15 yrs ago. Just to remember that in those yrs, “I Wanna” was the winner, and Belgium and the N’lands were singing those imaginary songs.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

The early 00s saw a huge wave of Latin pop successes which Spain rode effortlessly. Now there’s another Latin wave but in a completely different style from Spain’s candidates–they should’ve gone for something more like Criminal by Natti Natasha.

Héctor
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Héctor

There was no need to include Spain in your comment. You seem more like a hater than anything. In fact, if you compare OT preselection with other NFs the difference in quality is evident. But, hey, keep hating!

Evan
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Evan

Don’t be so ignorant!! Spanish songs are literally competing with Moldova and Belarus to be amongst the worst.

Luz
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Luz

I agree with you Hector about talking about Spain and other countries in the French selection article. Dear Lord, the things people post here! It sad to see people jumping to conclusions when we only have two songs officially selected. I think it’s only fair to judge and predict the outcome of each selected song in its final version. It’s way too early to be hyping or hating.

random.sage
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random.sage

I’m worried about how this song will do outside of France. Even the Swedens gave it no love in the Jury voting and they’re a good indicator of how songs do at Eurovision from the Nation Selection jury voting. It’s a good song and with meaning but it’ll be taken politically and isn’t as expressive in production as the message lets on. Sounds too contemporary for a crying out. Also, is there heavy EU bias? I see a lot of EU flags, the winner’s announcement song was Katy Perry’s Chained To The Rhythm, and the song is political itself about… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

The bookmakers had him having a slam down win for 24 hours before the contest. I think he wanted to win more than anyone else. So of course he’d be disappointed.

Jonas
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Jonas

No, there was not “heave EU bias” by any stretch of the imagination. A few EU flags in the audience, likely because it’s a symbol of Europe and this is a European contest. That’s really all. No conspiracy.

Nickc
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Nickc

The best song won, and it will do wonders in the esc. Thank you very much French people giving Europe a gem

Mark
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Mark

There is no accounting for taste.

NickC
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NickC

Mark, just out of curiousity, where are you from?

ZACK
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ZACK

This song could very easily win Eurovision ; it has a political angle with a humanitarian message that’s sure to strike a chord and chime with the zeitgeist !

ZACK
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ZACK

This song could very easily win Eurovision ; it has a political angle with a humanitarian message that’s sure to strike a chord and chime with the zeitgeist !

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

Sorry France but not my cup of tea. That’s all I’m gonna say since I don’t want to tarnish the reputation that Amir and Alma built these 2 years. All the best and good luck. Hope to see another Destination Eurovision for 2019.

Mark
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Mark

I hope to see our favourite artists return.

Mar
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Mar

France showed the rest of Europe what good taste looks and sounds like. Excellent choice.

Mark
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Mark

The French have always had weird taste that the rest of Europe has disagreed with.

Light
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Light

So much bitter people here. Hello Mark with your atrocious taste and Sara Kon with your xenophobic beliefs against refugees!

Sara Kon
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Sara Kon

I’m not xenophobic, if the refugees were pregnant women, I would welcome them too, but is strange that so many young men are coming. Do you ever think if they are the people who really need the most urgent help? Do you think these refugees put their children and women first? This song is about a pregnant woman, but in real life still men will arrive to ask for mercy, leaving their families in war places.

Bella
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Bella

For the love of god, we got it: you hate the song, you hate refugees… After 68 comments, I think you made you point. Don’t listen to it, don’t vote for it, don’t even watch it, it’s all fine but OMG FOR CHRIST’S SAKE just drop it and chill.

“Sara Kon” in French is pronounced “Sara Conne”, which means “Sarah Jerk” or “Sarah B*tch”. It suits you very well. I would also suggest that you do some research about human migrations instead of spreading hate speech and ignorance, it’s only a Google search away.

Sara Kon
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Sara Kon

I was talking with Light, it is my right to give an answer if somebody says my name, like Light did.

Bella
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Bella

Darling, you’re not “talking with Light”: you’re writing on a public forum. Everyone has to endure your stupid comments which you have been posting for HOURS now, so everyone has the right to and will answer you.

YouGoGurl
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YouGoGurl

Yes girl slay that conne

JohnnyB
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JohnnyB

If your only way to leave a war-torn country is to cross the sea on some dodgy boat then walk your way to Western Europe, having to cross armed borders and travel on the back of trucks, would you take your kids and pregnant wife with you? What these people are doing makes perfect sense: they do the dangerous part by themselves, try to apply for refugee status once they make it to a safe country (IF ONLY they make it) and then they can make their families travel safely. It’s not rocket science, and you’re not teaching anything new… Read more »

Sara Kon
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Sara Kon

I try so hard not to reply, but this is too much. Do you know that refugees have the duty to stay in the first safe country they arrive in? This is what you do as refugee, you go to the first safe country (like Turkey or Greece was for them) and then you wait to be send in another country that is still safe, but is not your choice. Instead those refugees started to walk across Europe, just because they have decided to go to Sweden or Germany. This is not how it works. That is it, I will… Read more »

JohnnyB
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JohnnyB

“You try so hard not to reply”?! This page is literally filled up with your comments. Jeez, what’s it like when you do try to reply?!

If I had the choice between being packed up in some poorly managed refugee camp on Lesbos, Greece, or try to go to a country where I actually have a chance of getting a decent life, I know exactly what I’d do: I’d try to go to Germany or Sweden too. Again, you’re not teaching anything new to anyone.

ZACK
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ZACK

Do you even understand why a country has the right to defend its own border ?
You cannot gate crash the border just because you want a better life …you must be invited by the host country ! No one in their right mind want anonymous migrants gate crashing their borders …only an imbecile would want that

Bella
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Bella

“That is it, I will not reply anymore to anybody.”

Finally!

Mark
Guest
Mark

Some of the migrants are leaving their countries because of drought and not war…

NickC
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NickC

Sara, just out of curiosity, where are u from?

Sara Kon
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Sara Kon

Last year we were talking about Jacques Houdek article, and I defended him, and you asked me where I am from, and I’ve told you. Now I’ve said I will not answer anymore but you ask this question again, fine, I’m from Romania. And we have refugees send by Germany, and also many that came from the Black Sea that is very cruel sea, not many will try to cross Black Sea again, but we don’t know why with our own very big BIG BIG problems have to take care of people who say : ”We will stay a time… Read more »

Nickc
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Nickc

Yes, you are right. Thanks.

CyxCy
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CyxCy

The end of the Ceausescu regime in November 1989 precipitated significant emigration of Romanian nationals, including Roma, to Western Europe. and since the successive waves of Roma migrants have not stopped. In France, we helped them, we reached out their hand. You are certainly very privileged not to see the suffering of your country and the number of Romanians who are themselves refugees.

Sara Kon
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Sara Kon

They pretended to be political refugees, and they were not. They were begged to send their children to school (the mayor, the town priest begged them) and they did not wanted to send their children to free FREE school, because it was easier to send them to make money in France.
Please, kill them. Romanians were not, and never were refugees, only if you wanted to believe this lie.

CyxCy
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CyxCy

The mere fact that you utter the phrase “kill them” reveals all of your character: you have no compassion or humanity to anyone, just egoism, stupidity and primary hatred. At least you will certainly understand that here nobody shares your opinions, which makes you even more alone against humanity. I wish you one day to find peace and a few grams of intelligence.

Sara Kon
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Sara Kon

In Romania nobody is discriminated, but you will be used as a tool if you will keep being that naive. Wake up! Actually I hope you will see Romanians as refugees, good for them! Can you tell me why we Romanians hire people from Philippines? Is because the romanians are in Western Europe.It works for them to play the victim in the West, while in Romania, jobs are for Philippines.

heyitsme
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heyitsme

Nobody is discriminated in Romania? I beg to differ. Some people, not everyone(!!!!), hate the Hungarians live there and constantly do something against them. I’m a hungarian living in Romania and I know, we “bozgori” get discriminated a lot.

Bella
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Bella

Darling, you said you would stop replying to people, and yet you’re STILL here… Drop it, take a Xanax and relax!

Since we’re talking about migrations and you seem to be so against it, you should make the millions of Romanians who invaded the West go back to their country. They’re the only reason you get televote points and qualify every year at the ESC.

Mark
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Mark

My ‘atrocious’ taste? Just because I prefer the songs that did better with the international juries… which is a huge indicator of Eurovision success…

If anyone sounds bitter it’s you.

CyxCy
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CyxCy

So, as some people know I’m French, and if you check my old posts, I said that Madame Monsieur, Emmy and Malo were my favorites for the final. I’m so pleased with the result. However, I think that for the competition, we really have to give them a more elaborate staging. And force them to change their outfit. XD In France, we like sobriety, but for Eurovision, it’s much too light. Honestly, I’m a little disappointed, because if two years ago they had broken the piggy bank like this year, and gave to Amir a more elaborate staging, he would… Read more »

Jake
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Jake

Awesome national final. France should be proud. I think all the songs in the final were decent on some levels. I think Mercy was penalized by the jury because it became very repetitive in the end. I have noticed that songs in Eurovision that tend to repeat lyrics over and over don’t do as well with Juries (Hear them Calling, Triana Park’s Line, Soldiers of Love, Quero See Tua). I think the last :30 of the song she just says “mercy” a hundred times. Mind you, it was one of my favorite songs and I actually think it can do… Read more »

rodrigo
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rodrigo

That moment when you realize this is actually in the grand final. wow. This? And it was said is the best national final…blah blah blah…Again a country like Moldova will be higher, because it doesn’t matter to have a good national final, but a good song.

Mark
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Mark

I’ve listened to Moldova’s songs… I’d be shocked if they’re in the final.

Czech Republic and United Kingdom will be higher that France this year.

Emma for San Marino
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Emma for San Marino

Kirkorov will be in the final…if this is the last thing he will do.
He lives for that.
Doredos better deliver it.
hahaha

Stephanie
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The best song won! And even though some don’t understand the French language, like Salvador last year I’m sure that Madame Monsieur will create a moment to share with the audience, juries and televoters. Best of luck to France!

Lolita
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Lolita

I don’t like it but congrats 🙂 It’s nice that France is proud of its entry for once.

chri
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chri

I want a chick with muslim clothing, that would be original at least :((((((((((

Racal
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Racal

The song doesn’t mention religion at all, it doesn’t even mention refugees. It just refers to people leaving their country behind. “Mercy” is also a very international/neutral name. Currently, this could apply to Syrians, Libyans, Koreans, Indonesians, Venezuelans, whatever. And if you look at the past, it can literally apply to every nation on the planet.

Islam is nowhere mentioned in this song. You’re just interpreting and projecting your own views/fears.

chri
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chri

When did i say this song mentioned it? You’re putting words in my mouth. I did research and it mentions a baby, so it could also be applied to refugees^-^ it seems you’re projecting your own prejudice, i respect muslims. I’d love to see something that’s viewed with negative eyes to be showed on stage, that’s all. It has nothin to do with mercy…

Racal
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Racal

You’re mentioning “a chick with muslim clothing” when commenting on this song, that’s a clear reference to Islam (which is nowhere mentioned in Mercy). These are your words (but yeah, I may have misinterpreted them).

rodrigo
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rodrigo

There is a huge refugee crisis in Europe, don’t pretend everything is fine. You can attack me, but you can’t change the truth. You know very well what is the first thing europeans think when they hear the word refugee.

Racal
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Racal

“You know very well what is the first thing europeans think when they hear the word refugee.”

… And where is that word to be heard in Mercy? 🙂

rodrigo
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rodrigo

Now I get it. Mercy is a song about light and photosynthesis.

Racal
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Racal

As I said, it’s a song about people leaving their country.

This is a copy-paste of my previous comment, which apparently got lost in translation: “The song doesn’t mention religion at all, it doesn’t even mention refugees. It just refers to people leaving their country behind. “Mercy” is also a very international/neutral name. Currently, this could apply to Syrians, Libyans, Koreans, Indonesians, Venezuelans, whatever. And if you look at the past, it can literally apply to every nation on the planet.

Islam is nowhere mentioned in this song. You’re just interpreting and projecting your own views/fears.”

azaad
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azaad

Also, as a Muslim, I’d like to know what you mean by “muslim clothing”. Islam is a religion, not a culture.

Fujibayashi
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Fujibayashi

It means to dress like a ninja, when there’s no reason to look like a ninja.

chri
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chri

It’s a typical pop song. Why is it not considered trash this time?

Mark
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Mark

No one is calling it trash. It’s just not competitive for Eurovision.

christ
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christ

It sounds like a typical pop song. Why are people calling it music? Oh, because the lyrics have a meaning. *Ha, sure*