Madame Monsieur Mercy Destination Eurovision

Tonight’s the night. After months of build-up, rising expectations and two semi-finals, France will finally stage the grand final of Destination Eurovision. You can watch it live on the Eurovision France Facebook page.

Destination Eurovision has been praised by fans for the quality of the acts. The 18 semi-finalists represented a range of different styles of music and include some very strong Eurovision contenders. The eight finalists represent the crème de la crème…but only one act can win.

We asked our readers who it should be. And after counting 5,505 votes, we have a result.

Madame Monsieur, the winners of SF2, came out on top with more than 30% of all votes. Their song “Mercy”, which tells the true story of a child refugee, has won plaudits for its emotional depth and contemporary sound.

Following on in second with around 20% of the vote is Emmy Liyana with her song “OK ou KO”. Our readers think it’s more than OK — and indeed a knockout — and awarded her 1,106 votes.

No other act managed to earn more than 1,000 votes. Lisandro (“Eva”) rounds out the Top 3.

Destination Eurovision poll results

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  7. Louka – “Mamma Mia” 4.38%  (241 votes)
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Zebb
Zebb
3 years ago

Did see most numbers, great selection!

Yossarian
Yossarian
3 years ago

Well, that voting was nerve-wracking. Pleasantly surprised at how well Igit performed with the international juries. I feel sorry for Emmy, she looked so disappointed (I want another Slimane/Emmy duet ASAP), but happy for Malo who conquered the French public, and delighted with Madame Monsieur’s victory over Lissandro (Lissandro, come back next year with a better song). “Mercy” is truly a risky choice, I can see it bomb at Eurovision, but at least, it really feels like a French entry (who said, “yeah, a bottom 5 entry”? :-D). Good luck to Monsieur Madame!

Kris
Kris
3 years ago

Thankyou France for choosing the best song despite the international juries!! Mercy and Merci beaucoup

oli
oli
3 years ago

I LOVE France this year. Top 5 for sure
And Malo Top 2 in the televoting <3
The international jury was so crappy

ps. Wiwi friends, please give yourself more Internet Bandwidth. the site always crashes when there is a national selection :*

Colin
Colin
3 years ago
Reply to  oli

I agree on everything; the praise for Mercy and Ciao, and on criticizing the internet connection.

pyongyang_sugarcup
pyongyang_sugarcup
3 years ago
Reply to  oli

I second that

Joe
Joe
3 years ago

Thirded.

Gloria
Gloria
3 years ago

Lisandro was sooo mad! He literally left and didnt go on the stage to congratulate with the others, poo sportsmanship. Looks like his fan base didnt save him

Jonas
Jonas
3 years ago
Reply to  Gloria

That’s not true. You can clearly see him walk out with the others, it’s just then he is obscured – he’s too small to be seen clearly, but he’s there!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBA6yJ7l-mY

RTW
RTW
3 years ago
Reply to  Gloria

It was kinda cruel to have them all go on the stage to dance in the background while the winning artists perform their song. A congrulatory props or a hug would have sufficed, and then get them off the stage. They are all feeling all kinds of emotions and it was not cool to get them to linger around for the world to see how sad they were 🙁

James
James
3 years ago
Reply to  RTW

It’s best to show sportsmanship rather than feel bitter about it.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

WOW! What a result!

Rom
Rom
3 years ago

Yes!!!!! MERCY WON!!!!

oli
oli
3 years ago

The international jury is realling runinig it! Ciao or Mercy FTW!

desfolhada
desfolhada
3 years ago
Reply to  oli

it’s their strategic, france tv is dumb

desfolhada
desfolhada
3 years ago

No Malo no victory for France
I’m mad ;(

desfolhada
desfolhada
3 years ago
Reply to  desfolhada

good public vote put Malo in 2nd!
Also I like MM! 😀

Anabela
Anabela
3 years ago

This voting is so nerve-wrecking. *bites nails*

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Closest voting ever?

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 years ago

Alma is so beautiful and talented. I hope she has a second chance in Eurovision a few years from now.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

She’s wonderful. A great singer, and lovely and “real” to meet in person as well. She can come back any time. 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

She really seems to be the nicest person. And based on her favorites songs of the night, I also like her music taste, even if she hasn’t mentioned Malo’! haha

Jonas
Jonas
3 years ago

1) Madame Monsieur 2) Malo’ 3) Lisandro Mercy is by far my personal favorite, but I have doubts about it getting a good result in Lisbon. I’ve seen too many great songs gone unappreciated. Malo’ is so talented and likeable, I have no idea how he would go down, but it’s worth taking the risk. Lisandro’s song is not great, but he is so talented and such a good performer I can actually see him doing very well, and I desperately want France to get a good result in May. His chorus was totally mimed though, so I wonder how… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
3 years ago
Reply to  Jonas

I called it!

Please allow me this brief moment of self-satisfaction. 🙂

Velma ESC
Velma ESC
3 years ago

When will they start counting the points? I don’t understand French so I don’t know if they said it.

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 years ago
Reply to  Velma ESC

I believe the show is schedule to end in less than half an hour, so it won’t take much time before they start counting the points.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago
Reply to  Velma ESC

It’s France. It’s Saturday Night. They will take their time. 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Or not. 😀

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 years ago

What a great national final! The french must be proud about it. I have the feeling that the producers don’t have a clue about how to stage both frontrunners. With “Mercy”, they still haven’t found a way to translate the message and the power of the song into visuals. With “Eva”, they tried a lot of different things at the same time and nothing really worked. Emmy was the big highlight of the night to me. She gave a way stronger performance than on the semifinal. The idea of bringing “other Emmys” to the stage was brilliant and the execution… Read more »

Yossarian
Yossarian
3 years ago

Yeah, Malo’s live was better than in the semi. Songwise, I really like “Ciao”, “Mercy”, “Ok ou KO” and “Rêve de gamin”, so any of these would be fine with me. (I also like Igit, but I just don’t see it at Eurovision, especially so soon after a winner like Salvador.)

desfolhada
desfolhada
3 years ago

Malo!!

oli
oli
3 years ago

Malo has just blown my mind with his performance. That could REALLY win eurovision. It ‘s so unique and cool

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

I really like “Rêves de gamin”, and Nassi is always performing well within himself. Nassi might have a chance of winning this. Don’t count him out yet.

Alan tubery
Alan tubery
3 years ago

Amazing production. All songs are top. Watching it very early in Sydney. Still hope Mercy will win but quite happy with any of them

mad-professor
mad-professor
3 years ago

There’s really only two choices: Ok ou Ko or Mercy. None of the other songs come close and, as much as I like Ciao, it probably would be polarising.

Monika
Monika
3 years ago
Reply to  mad-professor

Agreed 100%. Emmy has the staging and voice, while Madame Monsieur has the message and the hype. Wonder what will happen

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Max did quite well in his own song, but he was too nervous in his duet. I hope he has a good career – he deserves it. They all do. 🙂

Gloria
Gloria
3 years ago

Emmy’s performance elevated the song which was already very good. I like that her staging reflected the song superbly. I like Mercy, but felt the LED’s were going a little too much into the refugee message of the song when they should’ve focused more on the hope aspect. And while I loved Lisandro is the semi, I was honestly shocked!! He’s a good singer but they made the playback WAY too loud to the point it felt he was lip-singing the chorus. Additionally, it seemed that they really overdid it with the Eva aspect of the song. Overall Emmy should… Read more »

Kris
Kris
3 years ago

Wasn’t Nassi supposed to perform 4th??

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago
Reply to  Kris

#NassiGate?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Nassi has finally appeared 🙂

Velma ESC
Velma ESC
3 years ago

Did they skip Nassi? Wasn’t he supposed to perform between Madame Monsieur and Lisandro?

Nickc
Nickc
3 years ago

I really, really try to get Eva, but I cannot. He ain’t Michael Jackson. The song is generic and disposable. And bringing a stripper on stage is such a tacky touch.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago
Reply to  Nickc

It was a risk, sure. But in such a competitive national final, such risks are worth taking. I really liked the risk, and Lisandro is an outstanding artist with a great career ahead of him, whatever happens tonight. 🙂

M_K
M_K
3 years ago
Reply to  Nickc

The song is about a single mother who has to work as a stripper so that she can provide for her daughter.

Sista
Sista
3 years ago
Reply to  M_K

#Rockabye

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago
Reply to  Sista

Oh yeah! It is a bit. 🙂

Nickc
Nickc
3 years ago
Reply to  M_K

I know what is it about, but something’s must be left to imagination

Saida
Saida
3 years ago
Reply to  Nickc

He has more issues with his mic/playback than the staging. It felt like a Sergiy Lazarev 2.0 with his staging in a way. If he wins, drop the staging and start from scratch because he has some potential but it seems production is having issues with multiple acts tonight.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Watching the show now. Everything is outstanding. The duets are amazing.
I think this might be my favourite National Final ever. (Sorry MelFest 2015.)

Tomas PAtrick Davitt
Tomas PAtrick Davitt
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

agreed, this is spectacular

M_K
M_K
3 years ago

There isn’t a single song in the French national final that I actually dislike. So “bravo à la France”, no matter what they choose.