Tonight the grand final of France’s Destination Eurovision will take place. There the eight 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.

But ahead of the show, what do you think? Earlier we asked wiwibloggs readers who they wanted to win the final of this year’s French national selection.

While eight acts will perform tonight, only one can represent France in Tel Aviv. The poll results are now in.

Your favourite act is  Bilal Hassani with his track Roi. With a total of 4,848 votes and 54,89% respectively, you’ve put him in the top spot with a big margin!

Coming next in second place is Seemone. Her emotional cut “Tous les deux” won the second semi-final and reached 1,699 votes or 19,23%.

And in third place is Chimène Badi. The experienced singer’s entry “Là-haut” is indeed reaching the heights of the poll ranking as 605 votes and 6,85% put her in third place.

Following up in fourth position are The Divaz. Their song “La voix d’Aretha” reached 531 votes or 6,01%. Emmanuel Moire‘s “La promesse” comes sixth as he accumulated 388 votes and 4.39% respectively. Closing up are Aysat with 4,20%, Silvàn Areg with 3,34% and finally Doutson‘s “Sois un bon fils” at 1,09%.

Who should win the grand final of Destination Eurovision?

  1. Bilal Hassani – “Roi” 54.89% (4,848 votes)
  2. Seemone – “Tous les deux” 19.23% (1,699 votes)
  3. Chimène Badi – “Là-haut” 6.85% (605 votes)
  4. The Divaz – “La voix d’Aretha” 6.01% (637 votes)
  5. Emmanuel Moire – “La promesse” 4.39% (388 votes)
  6. Aysat – “Comme une grande” 4.20% (371 votes)
  7. Silvàn Areg – “Allez leur dire” 3.34% (295 votes)
  8. Doutson – “Sois un bon fils” 1.09% (96 votes)

What do you think? Will Bilal Hassani win the final show tonight? Who would you like to see represent France in Tel Aviv? Share your thoughts below!

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Jake Dallas

My heart was beating so much. I wanted Seemone to win because she 100% deserved it (Russia gave her 0): Bilal…… it had storytelling but *Sheesh* those vocals. Also the curse of the X Factor confetti (as Sebastian says) continues. Only use confetti when it’s a winner. Last week Noémie used it, came last. Tonight Doutson used it, came last. I love how evryone had the same staging as last time but made slight tweeks to it. But I feel terrible for Seemone.

Lolek
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Lolek

Damn, if this is how powerful the vote of a fanbase can be, then I suggest that the most famous youtubers of each european country apply for their selection show (assuming the point spread is 50/50 televote and jury).

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

I am so happy that I will not sleep in May when France sings (Tous les deuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz). But calm down, no fanboy, I would have loved Chimène or The Divaz instead! 😀

Charles
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Charles

Falling asleep to music means you don’t take the time or the curiosity to actually LISTEN to it … a very important skill not everyone is willing to craft these days when it comes to this game … it takes too much time some say … either due to some hyperactivity problem or because Eurovision has itself stereotyped so deeply in the idea that the music is not about listening and feeling but lights, dancing, fireworks, all the visual aids that allows us all to pretend we’re all “eternally 12” when in fact we’re already 48 or more. I guess… Read more »

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Salvador, is it you? 😉

Lucy
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Lucy

And yall complain about spanish eurofans. The french are worse. What a terrible choice. I agree with the international juries.

Yssy
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Yssy

Actually I will 100% vote La venda or Albania over this

Lolek
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Lolek

Same, La Venda is actually catchy (and has a uniquely ‘spanish’ feel to it)! Albania has an amazing singer and hauntingly beautiful song. And again, I don’t hate Bilal’s song. It’s not bad but I really don’t feel like its anything objectively special.

Yssy
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Yssy

Spain made the right choice in my opinion. France flopped

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Russia gave 2 points to Bilal. Well, let’s think about that, because it cannot be based on his vocals alone as Spain gave 10 and Germany 6… XD So THAT is the FIRST reason why I am happy for Bilal at the moment – seeing Russia 🙂

Jo.
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Jo.

Italy also gave 0 to Bilal.

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

That is correct, I admit. And Israel 2 I think. This was a very diverse voting, Seemone also low in Spain and Russia.

Ann
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Ann

The fact that Spain gave 10 and Germany 6 couldn’t be based on his vocals alone either…

Pandaman
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Pandaman

Belarus gave him 4.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Spain will come before France this year

Mei
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Mei

Flopance

Glenniebooooy
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Glenniebooooy

So french televoters obviously have no taste! Seemone should have won! I believe bilal won’t do good at eurovision cause people will think he wants to imitate conchita.

SebastianG
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SebastianG

So annoyed Seemone didn’t win. She absolutely deserved to go to Tel Aviv instead of that…. thing who can’t even sing.

Yssy
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Yssy

Absolutely right. He underperformed with juries and they only out of 8 songs just imagine how low he will score with more than 20 other songs. France should prepare for a low score. If they do bad I’m positive internal selection will be how France chooses next year

James
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James

Madam Monsieur didn’t get much love from the jury either last year. Only the televote backed them up to the top.

Fefe
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Fefe

“Mercy” was 8th with juries and 17th with televoters in Eurovision

James
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James

It was the other way around in DE2018. MM was third among the jurors but Lisandro Cuxi had a comfortable lead by 22 points from MM. However, Emmy Lyana wasn’t too far behind with 8 points behind Lisandro. So it was a question of who between those 2 got the biggest share of the televote pie.

Turns out it was neither. 🙂

Sabrina
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Sabrina

French audience really loves Bilal. Congratulations to him, but he’ll have to work very hard to succeed in Eurovision, like the juries showed today.

Colin
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Colin

Anyway, congrats to Bilal. French people obviously *really* wanted this to be their song.

Eurovision fan since 2014
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Eurovision fan since 2014

Un autre Conchita? Mais pourquoi…

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Public landslide for Bilal.
Congratulations to everyone in the competition. I love this show. Merci la France!

Yssy
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Yssy

As a European I’m positive we will not be as mercifully. Well at least that means other countries will be higher ranked ? U.K does not have to worry anymore

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Haha, thanks. The BBC is hardly ever worried about winning anyhow, so no difference there. 😛

Rasmus
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Rasmus

UK should not be worried to win when they since 1998 never stood ut. UKs favourite word is AVERAGE

Colin
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Colin

I never again want to hear “Why do we need juries for?”. 🙁

Jo.
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Jo.

Basically noboby ever stood a chance against him…

James
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James

Almost 36 % of the televote. That’s a show of force indeed. The fans learned from Lisandro.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

With his televoting results, he only needed SEVEN points from the juries to win.

Jo.
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Jo.

That’s truly a televoting poison.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Polegend Godgarina will be so pleased! 😀

James
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James

Congrats Bilal. That was a true come from behind finish. The jurors just made things difficult. 🙂

Yssy
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Yssy

Please Seemone or Badi

Colin
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Colin

It will be interesting to see what the public says. Perhaps Bilal or Emmanuel won it? I can honestly now see any among Seemone, Silvan, Bilal and Emmanuel to win. Much more tense than I expected.

Jo.
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Jo.

I think Seemone will make it people!!!

Jo.
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Jo.

oh boy I was wrong hahaha

James
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James

This voting sequence is nerve-wracking.

Colin
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Colin

Wow, my favorites won the juries! Thank you! Now please, French people vote one of them and I’ll be so happy this ESC season!

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Very interesting results for Seemone, since she got almost twice more points than Bilal.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Silván doing very well with the juries. Will his televoting results improve also?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

This is fascinating. It’s like watching the real ESC! 😀

Sabrina
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Sabrina

With the advantage that you know where to look at when they show the ranking. When we have 26 entries, i’m always getting lost because I want to check the frontrunners, the bottom 6 and my favorites entries at the same time.

Colin
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Colin

Hopefully!

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

The jury are indeed divided over Bilal.
I wonder if it’s about the vocal question.

Jo.
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Jo.

Russia giving 0 to Seemone tho…

Colin
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Colin

Come on, Silvan and Seemone!!!

Colin
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Colin

I still want Seemone or Silvan to win, but I admit Bilal was really good tonight too. I wouldn’t be too bummed if The Divaz, Chimene or Emmanuel manage to snatch the victory either.

Yssy
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Yssy

Even if Bilal were to win can we take a minute to appreciate the huge achievement by Madame Monsieur for getting France one of the highest placements in years.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

“Mercy” was my favorite Eurovision entry of 2018, I’ll always love Émilie and Jean-Karl for this.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Yeah they are amazing. I saw them in London. They sang the song in English there; it was very special. Good memories. 🙂

dygh
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dygh

All the hate on Bilal proves that he is seen as a threat to the others.
Dislike pls

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I want Seemone, The Divaz or Chimène to win, but I’m not feeling optimistic.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Opinion based on tonight’s performances of the songs:
Bilal – 12 points
Emmanuel Moire – 10 points
Seemone – 8 points
Les Divas – 6 points
Chimène Badi – 4 points
Silvàn Areg – 2 points

Yssy
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Yssy

Um.. did you not hear all the flat notes from Bilal. People need to stop deceiving themselves.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

What people? I am but one person, with an opinion, and a mask.

Jo.
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Jo.

He improved a lot from the sf, but I agree that it’s still flat. If we can notice his weak vocals in a field of 8 songs, imagine with 26…

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Hmmm. Somehow I didn’t notice. I could be going deaf, LOL. Anyhow, let’s see what the juries decide..

James
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James

I appreciate them integrating live music into the national selection, especially with them doing a tribute to Michel Legrand.

Eurovisionia
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Eurovisionia

AYSAT IS SO UNDERRATED. I HOPE SHE WINS!

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

8. Aysat. This was a huge improvement from the Semi. I really like this artist anyhow (even before this process), and I hope she goes on to do great things. The song is a bit too repetitive in the Choruses to win this, but I wish her the best.
Ooo, it’s over now. Time to do the rankings.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

The biggest improvement. She focused more on her singing than on her dancing and it paid off. I don’t like the song, but I think Aysat is very entertaining.

James
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James

Aysat sounded much better this time around than last.

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Without fangirling or anything: Bilal has improved his voice. Much better than in the semi. Seriously and objectively: an improvement 😉

Colin
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Colin

I agree. Both him and Aysat have cut down on choreography and focused more on singing.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

7. Well I’m calling it. I think Bilal has won the final after that performance. I actually FELT that. I still find it ironic that a French kid would dream of being a king (because of the French Republic and its history), but that’s more a question for Madame Monsieur than for Bilal. Bilal sang well tonight. Watch the votes pour in, if you can cope. 😛

Jo.
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Jo.

The new staging is much better and he improved A LOT vocally. The song is still doing nothing to me, but I too think he will win.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I guess he’ll probably win, but I feel the new staging will make it even more divisive. How much people can relate to Bilal and his personal journey? I believe France can have the same problem Spain had last year, by picking an entry that needs some previous emotional attachment to work properly. That said, I still think he connects well with the camera and he can improve his vocals, since his tone is pleasant and the song itself is not very challenging.

James
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James

Bilal cracked his voice but was able to recover well enough to hide them. Although I’m not sure if jurors are gonna go past that if they noticed it right away.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Thanks, that’s interesting. I did notice a straining on the top note, but not a total crack. Something to think about.

Mei
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Mei

Yes, France, please send Bilal if you want to flop in May

Jo.
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Jo.

I hope Eleni wasn’t watching…

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

6. Seemone. Hmmm. For me, the emotional impact of the semi final performance did not carry over to the final. Even so, this chanson is haunting, and on its own deserves to win the competition. It might not win though, after that performance. Seemone fans be prepared – the door is “open” for Bilal.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Still my favorite, even if the performance in the semi was much better. I felt that she was too worried about not getting very emotional, but getting very emotional is a strenght when you have a entry like this.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

5. This song is probably the most likely to actually be in the charts right now. However, my issues with it are again choreographic (too literal), and the fact that his backing singer is obviously giving a lot of vocal support but is hiding at the edge of the stage. Plenty to clean up, but also plenty to be proud of.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Nothing particularly wrong with this one, but it’s the weak link of the final to me. I love the graphs though.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

4. Emmanuel really raised his game for the final. The choreography isn’t to my taste (too aggressive), but the performance was much more powerful this time around. I wouldn’t be surprised if this won tonight. Bravo.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I still think they should tone down this performance. But I agree that Emmanuel did a better job tonight. Oh, and his cover for Euphoria was beautiful.

Jo.
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Jo.

It got better, I can pay attention to song now, even though the choreography is still too much. I don’t think it will win, but if it does I can totally see him going bottom 5 in Tel-Aviv.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Wait… Did Emmanuel Moire just re-invent “Euphoria”?! A stunning surprise.
(Sorry for the running commentary, but that was a surprise moment for me.)

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

3. Les Divas. WOW! Those are vocals, people! Also, I’m more fond of the song now than when I first heard it. I was wrong to have judged it in a negative way. Aretha would be honoured. Thank you Divas for singing from your hearts.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Same here, the song has grown a lot on me. Their vocals are great, but what I like the most is how they put a smile in my face. It’s obvious that they’re having a great time and it’s engaging to see it.

Jo.
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Jo.

I’d love to see them winning…

James
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James

And apparently, Sofia had to rest her voice during rehearsals. But that wasn’t apparent tonight.

Colin
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Colin

Chimene and Silvan were amazing. I expect the same goes for Divaz, but my old computer (again) crashed during the transmission. I am really bummed I can barely watch anything live without loading issues or crashing. I hope it will be back till the fourth song and that it won’t crash again.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Hugs Colin.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I know how irritating it is, Colin. It happens to me from time to time and it’s like Murphy’s Law, it seems the computer (or the connection) decides to pick the worst moments to freeze everything.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

France will not win 2019. Thats for sure. I like the Divaz best. I also think Ugo should have been in the final. Ugo would have been a great choice for Tel Aviv

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Ugo has everything he needs to be successful. I too was surprised he didn’t make the final (due to the public vote), but I’m sure his career will be great anyhow. 🙂

Hettie
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Hettie

I also miss Ugo.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

2. Silvàn Areg proved again why his entry would be good for France at Eurovision. I’m surprised he was so low in the Wiwi poll (7th). He has a good song.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I felt better about it in the semi, probably because the element of surprise is now gone. But they corrected the little mistakes from the previous performance and it was a nice touch to finish by showing how the staging works.

Jo.
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Jo.

It all about the staging for me. The song itself isn’t very strong.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

1. Ahh well done Chimène Badi! A true star. 🙂

Sabrina
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Sabrina

She’s a great singer. And leaving the cube made her performance warmer.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

It’s live on this page (scroll down, look for live):
https://m.facebook.com/EurovisionFrance/

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Actually, the tv5monde website seems to be better quality at the moment.

AndersP
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AndersP

It’s on TV5 Monde on the website

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

Now I’m worried…
Bilal’s vocals are weak!
We cannot give up on quality, a message is great but you need to be able to deliver it vocally as well
Anyway, Seemone is the winner for me <3

dygh
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dygh

His vocals were way better and my faith in him has grown

William
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William

What do i miss? I think Bilal’s song is so mediocre. It doesn’t stand out to me. Why such a big fanbase?

Tea
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Tea

Bilal doesnt have only fanboys or male supporters but also female ones. like I’m female and I support him. If he wins great if not it is okay. But for example me at least I connected with his song and for me his song gives me motivation and makes me feel better and positive.