Tonight the first semi-final of France’s Destination Eurovision will take place.
There the nine competing acts will perform their entries and face the vote from both an international jury and the public televote.
As Tweeted by the official Eurovision France account, you can watch the show live via the following links.
Vivez #DestinationEurovision partout dans le monde ! Regardez les deux demi-finales et la finale en direct sur / Watch #DestinationEurovision live worldwide on:
➡️ France 2
➡️ Facebook Live sur la page Eurovision France
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— Eurovision France 🇫🇷 (@EurovisionF2) January 12, 2019
Ahead of the show, what do you think? Earlier we asked wiwibloggs readers who they wanted to qualify from the first semi.
While nine acts will perform tonight, only four can qualify for the grand final. The poll results were clear. Your favourite act is The Voice Kids alum and popular YouTuber Bilal Hassani, with his self-empowerment anthem “Roi”. Y’all declared Bilal to be your king, with 33.7% of the vote.
In second place, y’all were loving upcoming singer Florina and her song “In the Shadow”. The song features French versus and a big English chorus. “In the Shadow” had 19.77% of the vote.
And in third place was Aysat. She has the edgy track “Comme une grande” which earned 10.24% of the vote. Following closely in fourth place was Chimène Badi with “Là-haut”, on 9.69% of the vote.
So based on the poll results, these four acts are the ones you’d like to see qualify for the French grand final in two weeks time. At the other end, y’all weren’t feeling the love for Silvàn Areg and Mazy, who only managed to get 2.39% and 2.16% of the vote, respectively.
But anything can change at the live semi-final tonight. It’s the first time we’ll hear all the songs performed live — and in some cases, the first time we’ll hear the full version of the song. As last year’s semi-final showed, a song that slays in the studio version can fall flat on stage — and vice versa.
Who should qualify from the first semi-final of Destination Eurovision?
- Bilal Hassani – “Roi” 33.7% (2,814 votes)
- Florina – “In the Shadow” 19.77% (1,651 votes)
- Aysat – “Comme une grande” 10.24% (855 votes)
- Chimène Badi – “Là-haut” 9.69% (809 votes)
- Battista Acquaviva – “Passio” 8.09% (676 votes)
- Naestro – “Le brasier” 7.27% (607 votes)
- Lautner – “J’ai pas le temps” 6.69% (559 votes)
- Silvàn Areg – “Le petit Nicholas” 2.39% (200 votes)
- Mazy – “Oulala” 2.16% (180 votes)
What do you think? Will Bilal Hassani, Florina, Aysat and Chimène Badi quality for the grand final? Who would you like to see represent France in Tel Aviv? Share your thoughts below!