Some princes become kings overnight and others have to wait a lifetime.

But at France’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2019 Bilal Hassani received his crown from members of the press center almost instantly.

The French concept is an assault on the forces of hate that threaten the world today. At the start Bilal has phrases projected onto his face.

At different points in the staging quotes flash up about people judging others’ appearances and the whole performance reads as a rallying cry for forces for equality.

Bilal is joined by two dancers on stage: Lizzy Dances and a deaf dancer who both represent different communities that are often attacked.

The message also mirrors the outpouring of hate Bilal has received on his journey to Eurovision.

The screens guide you through a journey from the hatred people receive, to self-belief that you can achieve anything you believe in and at the centre Bilal brings it altogether.

He sounds great, the revamp is fantastic and the staging elevates this is in every sense of the word. Bravo la France! 

Bilal – “Roi”: Reviews and reactions

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Orhan

This comment section is a proof that Bilal’s song ans performance are relevant and still useful today. As a lot of people say, it’s the ppl who love you that and no one else so the haters can continue, it won’t affect the great result that France will get in one week.

KYLLITO
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KYLLITO

On the videos, can you stop saying ROY and say ROI (sounds like WA)? I am from Texas and I cringe every time I hear ROY. Imagine how French speakers feel. Bilal even sings the word in his song. Stop being lazy and pronounce it correctly. It’s not that hard to do.

Dawid
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Dawid

It’s really cheap move from Bilal’s side tbh. Imagine how people will react to juries if they will give 0 points to France. Yeah, so they will get at least something from most of them just because of social pressure. Then there’re “represented people” who will vote on him before performence is even finished, just because of staging.

How other contestants are supposed to rival with someone who gets free points in SONG CONTEST? It’s simply not fair. Worked for Netta last year (#metoo, unless you hate women and “bigger people”), so will work again, I bet. It’s just cheap.

Elsa
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Elsa

shameful! As if it was not enough to use the lgbt and arab cards, he brings the ‘fat lady’… It worked last year so well. I hope ppl at home are not dumb 2 years in a row and vote for talent instead of victimization narratives

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

127 comments talking about this, that and whatever when quite simply, unremarkable song sang by a singer who doesn’t sing it particularly well.
I know Eurovision is not strictly a song contest (or indeed a singing contest) but surely, you still need to be able to do one of those things at least as well as the other contestants, right?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Now I want to see France win the whole contest, just to see the reaction in this comments section. You are convincing me. 😛

Jo.
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Jo.

so according to these people…
this year, mediocre songs will succeed because of great staging,
great songs will flop because of mediocre staging

pls, tell me more…

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Nobody wins. How depressing. 🙁
(Just vote for your favourites, for goodness sake.)

Jo.
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Jo.

or maybe everybody wins and will have multiple ESCs next year. How fun is that?!!

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Yaaasss!

Meigar
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Meigar

Don’t like the use of token Minorities…. That being said I am happy for the overweight girl that probably doesn’t get that many opportunities to perform on stage

Una
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Una

Many kinds of minorities so to speak on the stage: ethnic, LGBTIQ, hearing disability and overweight. I’m happy for all that can achieve their dreams. They should not be pointed at other then as to recognize their individuality and talent. But really – France is dealing some good cards here to stroke some spots in the hearts of the viewers and why not, of course, the juries. Fairplay to them. They do play by the rules. Anyways, I’ll be happy for whatever country wins. I don’t have a clear winner as yet.

CyxCy
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CyxCy

Nobody uses Lizzy. She is already a well-known dancer, a member of a famous company, who has participated in ballets, and Lizzy has already collaborated with singers, like Shawn Mendes in the video “Youth”. On her Instagram account she is obviously happy to participate in Eurovision for France. She is American and I am sure that her country will be very proud of her, many of her compatriots will watch the competition. and the Americans don’t vote!

Mark Dowd
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Mark Dowd

Overly preachy sledgehammer. Like the message but not the hamfisted execution.

La Signora
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La Signora

Bilal’s wig gives me life. 12 points from Italie 🙂

Polegend Godgarina
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manco scannati diamo punti a ‘sta pagliacciata

Grftn
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Grftn

« Regardless of where it finishes this will be one of the most memorable Eurovision clips of all time » – Debban. ALL the reviews from people who have seen it are super positive and praise the authenticity, vocals and visuals, while nobody was really convinced before the rehearsal. So to people in the comments : stop judging so negatively something you haven’t even heard/seen. Debban and Chris both said that they were now rooting for it to win the whole competition 🙂

Kris
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Kris

The staging for France is good. The message in the staging is not ” It’s okay to be deaf or fat”. The message is Fat , deaf , any people can do anything they wish to do including dancing , singing , modelling , trying to lose weight , getting ear implants. Do everything that will ultimately improve your quality of life. The message is not complacence , it’s acceptance.

Julien
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Julien

I don’t have any word except arrogant and pretentious.
Staging is effectively powerful but atmosphere seems so manufactured.
All boxes checked for crying people. It’s like porn….

But to be honest can be top 5 because there is a real show

wkbi
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wkbi

Hateful eurofans: HE IS CHEATING! HE IS USING A SONG WITH A MESSAGE! Regular eurofans: … I start to wonder if some of y’all are getting paid by the dark web to spread hateful and intellectually dishonest comments. How can you claim you heard his vocals from the 15-second video ESC posted better than all the journalists watching the whole song live in Tel-Aviv? Jeez people, you are allowed to not like the song and express your opinion but give a break to those who enjoy it. Some of you guys are obsessed with destroying the perception of the song… Read more »

Kris
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Kris

Saying that obesity is a disease is not fat shaming. I as a doctor have to tell you that obesity is an epidemic and we have treatment for this disease. We have medications and surgical options available apart from healthy lifestyle choices.

However the point of discussion on it is to encourage people to adopt these measures and not to say that it is their fault. Hypothyroidism is a cause of unwanted weight gain despite not eating much. So people should be encouraged to seek help and help improve their quality of life .

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

ACTUALLY, Doctors have been known to mistreat overweight patients. Doctors LOVE to blame any pain or issues their patients are having on weight. I remember seeing a news story about a man who had a massive growth on his…privates that was so big that He couldn’t walk properly, wear regular pants, use the bathroom properly, or sleep with his wife, or even really go out in public. He tried to find a doctor willing to remove it for him, but they kept refusing and telling him to lose weight first because he was obese. In reality, there was no reason… Read more »

Kris
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Kris

That’s a very anecdotal story that I can’t refute or confirm. However you can’t put all the medical fraternity on the same boat. Mind you many times we do tell our patients to lose weight before surgery cause it helps delineate the plane between muscles , tissue and fat better .

Foremost amongst the surgery where weight loss is advised prior to surgery , Bariatric surgery , the surgical method of trying to treat Obesity. The irony there.

Una
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Una

Obesity also puts a strain on the heart and lungs – higher risk during surgery maybe? So loosing weight before surgery makes sense.

Emotional issues notwithstanding, lack of willpower, lack of education in nutrition, lack of exercise etc. Loosing weight has to do with emotional issues, life habits, underlying medical conditions.

Thin people too can have medical conditions – but there is no mistake saying that being overweight doesn’t carry legit health risks. Heart, lungs, kidneys, joints, etc.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I totally agree to what you said here. After you read my reply on the other comment, I hope you understand my point. My problem is not with the “we should encourage people to be healthy angle”, it’s to the part where some people automatically see an overweight person and say it’s their fault. They may don’t have the necessary information, or access to treatment. If we want to cure them, the first thing we should do is being sensitive to them.

Kris
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Kris

Got it. Should have worded your original comment this way and I’d have been less pissed at the comment.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Two replies below were filtered, so I’ll just leave it here: you didn’t liked my wording, I didn’t like the way you interpreted it. It happens. We talked and from my side, everything was cleared and already behind us.

Skiwalko
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This dancer kinda reminds me of the girl from “Comme une reine” video. Looking at that and and the titles (“reine” means “queen”) I wonder if those two songs belong to the same Madame Monsieur universe.

bella
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bella

i think that’s the same dancer actually 🙂

CyxCy
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CyxCy

As I wrote on a previous post, Emilie Satt from Madame Monsieur is present, as a chorister of Bilal. They could have played on it and made she appear on stage, but they did well to surprise with Lizzy Howell and Lin Ching Lan. In any case Emilie will be valuable advice for Bilal.
Even the stylist’s choice for the Bilal outfit this year is well-founded (Gaultier was in any case reserved for Madonna). The delegation chose Dylan Parienty, a Franco-Israeli stylist.

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

Lol a lot of y’all in the comments clearly have “no fats no fems” listed in your grindr bios and it shows

La Signora
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La Signora

No fems in grinds’s bio is outrageous

Puzzled
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Puzzled

Why dude ? I find flamboyant guys unattractive ! Just like I find curd disgusting. That isn’t to say curd is disgusting , it’s just not my taste. So why waste someone’s time if I don’t like the taste.

Polegend Godgarina
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never had a dating app account but there’s nothing wrong with not being attracted to severely overweight people. issa preference, a healthy one i might add. don’t act like y’all would choose a fatty over someone with a healthy weight now.

Denis
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Denis

A lot of negative Nellys on here.
I like it. Though it at times comes off as preachy. But overall a strong entry!

IVANOV
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IVANOV

Beautiful ? LOL it’s awful and hideous to watch. That cheater should have been banned in the first place for breaking the rules of changing the song after the deadline and now trying to cheat the juries with his sob stories.

Marie
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Marie

you lie

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Evidence?

Polegend Godgarina
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i don’t get why y’all deleted my comment bout the obesity thing ? lemme say it once again and louder, obesity is not ~diversity~. it’s not sumthin to celebrate, glorify, or even accept. with this i’m sayin we should in no ways make fun of overweight ppl, but we should NOT glorify unhealthy lifestyles. bilal could’ve included another ‘minority’ category in his gimmicky staging. how bout y’all encourage a civil discussion instead of censoring comments that are in no ways offensive ?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

How about smoking? Taking substances? Getting tattoos? Where does the shaming list end?
None of any of this shallow society-shaming matters, and that is what the song is trying to tell us.

As for the staging, I think it’s very clever. It has got us all talking and expressing opinions over what really doesn’t matter, and shows us up to be shallow people. It might be today’s rehearsal winner. 🙂

Kris
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Kris

Except for getting tattoos , the others have direct health implication and I do tell everyone who matters to me to stop doing it if they’ve started it.
These faux tolerance thing doesn’t work .
We should criticize stuff that is wrong .
The realization that people need to reach is that they need to react to criticism positively .
Also people need to criticize in a manner that’s genial.

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

You sound like the type who has “no fats no fems” in their dating profile

Sabrina
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Sabrina

If you replace obese people for LGBTQ people in your comment, maybe you’ll understand why you were offensive. Imagine if someone says that “there’s nothing to celebrate, glorify or even accept” about gay people. We know that are plenty of people that say things like that and I believe you don’t feel it’s right when they do. I would understand your rant if the entry was incentiving people to eat unhealthy or stop exercising. They just brought an overweight dancer as an example of people who read and hear rude comments like yours.

Kris
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Kris

Absolutely disagree. People can choose to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Saying that it’s ok to be fat is not correct ! Saying fat people can’t be doing something is even more incorrect ! There is a difference between the two and you can’t equate the two statements. People need to be encouraged to try and be healthier in a genial way. LGBTQ didn’t chose to be that way. There are no Medications or surgeries to change it . It doesn’t affect your quality of life . It doesn’t lead to multiple health comorbidities like HTN, DM , OSA , insulin… Read more »

Sabrina
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Sabrina

But who’s not encouraging people to be healthier? I’m not doing that, Bilal and the French delegation aren’t doing that. So unless they got fit they aren’t allowed to dance and perform in Eurovision? They can’t be proud about who they’re and what they do? They can’t feel bad about rude comments? They should just live in a cave until they lose weight? About it not being a choice… I know people that have hormonal problems and will spend their whole life trying to control their weight. They look for help, they have help and they still should be embarassed… Read more »

Kris
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Kris

Read your earlier comment and then I’ll realize what you wrote earlier was wrong. What you wrote now I’ve already written in my answer. About hormonal problems , there are medications available for that. If certain people don’t have access to thyroxine in your country , then you need to change the equity of medicine in your country and campaign about it rather than giving up and saying we can’t do anything about it . Your example was in a very poor vein. Saying people can’t be told they shouldn’t be short and saying they shouldn’t be wearing a black… Read more »

Ksenija
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Ksenija

no, it’s not the same. you chose to be overweight, but you didn’t choose to be lgbtq+, you didn’t choose your race, sex, body shape (actual body shape, not an overweight one), type of hair, height, eye colour, being born as a person of special needs… you didn’t chose any of those things. but you did choose your unhealthy lifestyle. my country has many problems but thankfully “stop fat shaming” movement doesn’t exist here (serbia), and i doubt it will ever exist in eastern europe. every sunday our public broadcaster airs a show focused on medical and health issues, and… Read more »

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I haven’t said people chose to be LGBTQ. Please don’t distort this. I said that people say this about LGBTQ people which’s obviously stupid. As I think it’s insensitive to conclude that every overweight people are that way by choice. Again: if the song was saying that “being fat is beautiful”, I would see a reason for such a fuss.

Ksenija
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Ksenija

the vast majority of people who are fat are fat due to their unhealthy diet. fact. nobody here is saying that fat/overweight people should be bullied and harmed, absolutely nobody. the problem here is that being fat and obese is promoted as diversity WHICH IS NOT. nobody is promoting smoking , why? because it’s a health risk and its treatment cost. why is then obesity being promote as “love yourself”? no wonder there’s no universal health insurance in the us, treating all those illnesses cost, and nobody has that kind of money. being obese/a smoker cannot ever be the same… Read more »

Sabrina
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Sabrina

If you aren’t obese by choice, I think you should be embraced and respected. But I get your point. By turning their entry into a empowerment message for everyone, France risked mixing very different things. Which lead to this discussion full of accusations and misunderstoods. When we should be talking about vocals and the overall presentation of the song.

Ksenija
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Ksenija

everyone should be embraced and respected, but an overweight person should not “embrace and respect” their extra weight, they should do everything in their power to lose it – for themselves. i remember a story of an overweight person who couldn’t fit themselves into their plane sit. a passenger next to them complained how they don’t have enough space and are uncomfortable, and don’t know how they will be able to handle the flight; and they paid for a ticket. iirc correctly the overweight person could even fasten themselves. and then you get a staging like this, whose message is… Read more »

Polegend Godgarina
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educate her. we’ve got every right to criticize obesity as it’s scientifically unhealthy and leads to complications. there’s NO reason to glorify it and out of all minority categories out there, bilal’s team made a very poor choice. it weakens his message a lot.

Ksenija
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Ksenija

ironically, being overweight isn’t a minority anymore. every year people get more and more heavier and thanks to “stop fat shaming” movements nobody is doing anything about it; those who would want to get branded by various serious terms. not only that nobody is doing anything, it’s the opposite, people are encouraged to be/stay/get fat. society cares more about the statement than about their people’s health.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

We have to find a common ground between “it’s not OK to be fat, you need to lose weight” and “it’s OK to be fat and you should love yourself no matter how much do you weigh”. Otherwise, we risk increasing eating disorders in the process (another growing health problem). We can’t turn this whole thing into a “glorifying” vs “blaming” scenario.

Polegend Godgarina
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i find bilal’s message disgraceful with this. it’s like saying ‘yea you sweat mayo and have a life expectancy of over a decade less than a healthy person but don’t worry, accept your body as it is, don’t do anything to change it, you go girl :)))’ the deaf dancer is appropriate, but the obese one isn’t.

Colin
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Colin

What a discussion about obesity. Personally, I have no issues with the shape of the dancer. I mean, if she is able to dance like that on stage, her agility isn’t that jeopardized. I’d also like to know what would count as “overweight” or “obese”. It depends on many factors – basic body type, height, and most of all – societal perception. Different cultures and time periods had different standards. Who would be average size in the 60s would be slightly chubby in the 80s. Also, 2010s have overt obsession with “perfect” body and a lot of average sized people… Read more »

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Thank you for bringing this, Colin. This is another layer to the discussion. And in that case, I must condemn myself for mixing obese and overweight in some of what I’ve written. Not everybody that is overweight is necessarily obese. The same way that are people who are thin and gorgeous, but also hurting their bodies in the process of getting in shape. Obesity, eating disorders, body dismorphia, we need to address all of those. But being careful to not hurt people fighting all of them.

Colin
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Colin

Yes, this discussion has many levels. I read this thread, and I agree with points you made. As you said, obese and overweight are not necessarily synonymous. Being overweight is a bit more subjective. It includes obese people, but also those whose weight is above what society thinks is ideal. They can be perfectly healthy as well, only less athletic or thin. Personally I believe people who weight slightly under or over average, as well as those who are of average weight, but not particularly athletic, can be just as healthy and thus, just as worthy of being poster people… Read more »

Ksenija
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Ksenija

colin, you know very well that the dancer isn’t chubby, she’s obese and she needs to lose weight as soon as possible. Paenda has extra kilos but she looks healthy and i’m sure that she is. Bilal is thin but that’s his body type. this whole discussion wasn’t about bilal and paenda, it was about the dancer, and i don’t understand why you’re acting like it wasn’t clear from the very start.

Colin
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Colin

It was clear she was the trigger, but it did develop into a further discussion about weight and health. Yes, this woman is quite overweight, yet she still manages to move on stage quite well. In general, I think all of us (you, Sabrina, Polegend, Kris, myself) agree that body types are different, yet that extreme outliners bring health hazzards. I was just pointing out that, generally speaking, one must be cautious when deciding on who qualifies for being obese, because some POVs can differ. Not saying I disagree on this particular case.

Puzzled
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Puzzled

There is no need to be cautious , it’s pretty simple :
2 definitions to use
BMI >30 is obese
For women a Waist/hip ratio of more than 0.8 and for men more than 0.9 is obese.

Polegend Godgarina
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being obese issa choice in 95% of cases. being gay is in 0% of situations. case closed.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

That wasn’t the initial point of my reply. My initial point is that you expressed it in a rude way. Kris for example share the same opinion as you, but in any moment were offensive towards overweight people. You maybe wanted to tackle obsesity and not the people who have it, and I tried to kindly explain why I thought it was rude (whoever deleted your post probably thought the same). Imagine if an obese person reads your comment saying that they shouldn’t be accepted. This could be a huge trigger to them.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Hey it seems bad players and frustrated peoples are out on this comment cession ! Welcome !!!

Caliope
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Caliope

This is looking really good, he is going for a good result

laika5
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laika5

Comments are so violent here, that’s sickening. All this hatred is proof that France is doing a good job. If the real problem was the quality of the song, people wouldn’t be so vehement and would just go on their way.

Thomas
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Thomas

I am bit sad. I was really positive and so happy after all the very very positive reactions i saw on the press center and on the video comments on youtube and now i go there and only bad comments. I am less confident for Bilal and my country now …

Nicolas
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Nicolas

Positives comments on Youtube are 80% the same deluded fanbase that made him win DE.

Ksenija
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Ksenija

from the very start 80% of positive feedback was from french fans. but you cannot vote for yourself so it’s pointless. we have another case of being delusional, like last year spanish fans who were the only one hyping up their own act. we all know how that ended.

Kris
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Kris

This is on the rise for sure Thomas. This performance is definitely getting more points than the one on DE but I’m not sure this can contend for a win. But Salvador won playing a similar card with a much less accessible but a lot more unique song , so you never know.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Sadly, my comment got filtered (while the offensive ones are running freely). If the moderators could help saving it, I’ll appreciate it.

E2B
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E2B

After gay bashing, here comes fat shaming!
Some comments here are terrible. Those who wrote them better learn from Bilal’s performance and message

IVANOV
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IVANOV

You understand nothing it’s not the fat dancer on herself the problem. The problem is they are using her as a bait to gain jury votes. Have you already seen a fat ballerina in the real life ? No, it’s just a travesty of the reality.
And at ESC I want to see beautiful people who shines like Sergey and not this that France are showing. It’s not a circus.

CyxCy
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CyxCy

I just note that this post is at its 52nd comment; so what? You hate it but you stay here rather than going on other posts supporting other artists? I had predicted that this kid is a hard worker and that he was going to arrive ready as he has never been in his life. Maybe he will not win on Saturday against the narrow minds, but I have no doubt that he is the one we will remember on Sunday.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

“let’s FIGHT fat people” Boy, what are you gonna do??? Invade their homes and cut the fat off their bodies? It’s just so ridiculous, let them live their life smh.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Bravo France. There is so much to talk about here. IMO, the staging and choreography match the meanings of the song perfectly. There have been some fascinating opinions already in the comments. Love it. 🙂

Whisker
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Whisker

Where is “here”? TA?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I will re-phrase:
Regarding France’s first rehearsal, there is so much to talk about.

Whisker
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Whisker

Ah ok.

Colin
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Colin

I’m sorry, Purple, but I am not really feeling this entry. Seems somewhat forced and there only to promote how *different* the performer is. 🙁

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Even my answer to you and Mask was filtered, Colin. So I guess I won’t have a say on this subject… Let me try editing the one who went through then: It seems it will be tough to have a healthy discussion about this entry. But I’ll try anyway. I don’t know if the same popular say exists in other languages, but in Portuguese there’s a “with the stones that you throw at me, I’ll build my castle”. If that’s the intention, it fits perfectly the lyrics and the graphics do a good job on translating it. My question is… Read more »

Colin
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Colin

You can always edit this one which got through. I am quite interested in what is your standpoint.
EDIT: Read it, thanks. ”taken as an inclusive gesture or emotional manipulation.” I am currently inclined to believe there is a little bit of both there.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Thank you for the tip. 🙂 Next time I get filtered I’ll try to replace the comment asking for moderators’ help with the original message. Maybe it will do the trick. I also believe there’s a little bit of both there. Basically, I think the dancers deserve all the praise of the world for their beautiful work, Bilal doesn’t deserve all the hate he’s getting since January, and that France doesn’t deserve a great result in the contest, not because of the staging or their intentions behind it, but simply because there are much better entries. Some of them also… Read more »

Grftn
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Grftn

Omg I’ve never seen that much hate on any other 1st rehearsal article. What’s wrong with you? I guess you’re just disappointed the staging and revamp are good because you were too convinced it was going to be bad.

Colin
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Colin

Never seen as much hate? Montenegro says ”Hi”. Also, the rehearsals of Finland, Estonia, Belarus, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic and San Marino have received a lot of criticism and downvotes, although mostly for bad camera angles. The French entry is just very pretentious. Many people don’t feel the message comes across as natural here.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Indeed. Poor Montenegro. 🙁
The France song is extremely pretentious anyhow, so I think the staging is absolutely perfect to match the song. Credit where it is due – I think it looks great.

laika5
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laika5

Pretentious? Is talking about tolerance and inviting people on stage that we usually never see pretentious? ?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

It is a very clever song, that uses its pretentiousness to make a point about society. To quote from the lyrics’ translation: “Who are we? When we hide, when we fight for free? Only God can judge you and me. We did not choose what we are. We choose: Our work, our hairstyle, our friends, Our routine, sometimes love also. It’s make or break, but it’s none of your business.” The definition of pretentious is: “Attempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is actually possessed.” There is a definite presumption and pretentiousness behind the songwriting – the… Read more »

Ksenija
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Ksenija

then this is obviously the first and only article you read if you haven’t seen “that much hate” before.

Redgrave
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Redgrave

Lyrics aside (I don’t object to the message) – it’ a “no” from me come the grand finale – based on the voice (needs work) and the song. It’s just not very good – no matter how they try to decorate it!

Grftn
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Grftn

what’s wrong with this voice in the videos ??? He sounds good lmao

Kuro Win
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Kuro Win

In the press room everyone said his vocals were perfect so you must be deaf

Kris
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Kris

This is good .

Ioa Ioa
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Ioa Ioa

Cringeness has reached another level.

Whisker
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Whisker

NO.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Ignore my comment, I was coming for you bc I didn’t sense the sarcasm, so I edited my comment lmao.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

But I really don’t know why you’re all so pressed about “fat-acceptance” tho? Like, of course we all should accept fat people, why the hell wouldn’t we accept them…?? What are you gonna do?it’s their body. And yes, it’s unhealthy, but it’s still their body and it’s not your job to take care of it. You can’t force anyone to lose weight, just accept fat people and stop being angry about health problems you don’t even have.

Whisker
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Whisker

100% Weissbrot

Oswald
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Oswald

True.
“This is the worst example of meaningless tosh masquerading as an important message.”

Oswald
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Oswald

Quote of the day: “This is the worst example of meaningless tosh masquerading as an important message.”

Hermès
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Hermès

It’s the whole concept of the song if you paid attention to the lyrics lol

Elli
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Elli

THAT IS NOT OK! Enough is enough guys! My parents raised me to love and accept everyone for who he is, no one is different, we are just human beings with a lot of love to share. Period! This is eurovision, a SONG CONTEST, we shouldn’t care if you’re gay or straight, a man or a woman, thin or curvy, black or white! It’s unacceptable to use these kind of messages while competing as an artist! Just show us you’re a great vocalist, dancer, that you composed a great song or that you can play the piano on stage! That… Read more »

Equinox
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Equinox

Political messages are forbidden and the ones playing the sympathy votes should also be. In fact they are not so much different. My song is a cr** I’m a poor vocalist but vote for me because if not you are intolerant…

laika5
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laika5

He’s a great vocalist and a great dancer as you can see in his performance during London Eurovision Party.

escterrace
Guest
escterrace

Finally, somebody said it!

Michael
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Michael

I can see my kingdom now!!!!
YEAH YEAH a big lady and a deaf dancer.
Everything for the points.

laika5
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laika5

These people are allowed to appear on stage, your comment is disgusting.

Colin
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Colin

This is 10th in the odds, while Greece is 12th? Will someone tell me on what parallel universe are we now? Greece has a MUCH better song!

Tibor
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Tibor

The phase is called overhyping average songs because of staging hardly anyone has seen. Happens every year.

Kuro Win
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Kuro Win

Well Switzerland is still top 10 and Russia is still top 3 so i don’t know why everyone is hating on France..

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

God no, nothing can change this bland song into a masterpiece.

Marie
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Marie

Changing the song? Just revamped as authorized before the closing date. So wake up and stay tuned…. 🙂

Gigii
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Gigii

Omg looks like France will end up in the top 10 this year… Already in the top 10 by the bookies after the rehearsal.. 🙂

Xristos
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Xristos

This is so unfair for other countries. I love his message but this message is a eurovision message overall. He uses People to gain votes. I can’t understand that.

Whisker
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Whisker

How is it unfair to other countries? All countries are free to stage their act however they want. He is not using people, it’s for the BENEFIT of people.

Xristos
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Xristos

Eurovision is already a party for lgbt People and for all People and diversity. This doesn’t mean that every country have to use lgbt community. Is a SONG contest, not a stage contest.

Paul
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Paul

Try telling that to Mans Zelmerlow!

Whisker
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Whisker

They incorporated the message of the song into the staging. Believe it or not, Europe is much progressive than other regions when it comes to rights but at the micro level, many people are still effing mean, homophobic, racist, sexist. I am very happy to see that girl on the Eurovision stage. She is special, different, and she is human too. OK?

LookingAway
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LookingAway

Never heard of people hating on deaf dancers.

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

** insults you using sign language**

Whisker
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Whisker

Upvote.

Kris
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Kris

Neither have deaf dancers heard people hating on them , that’s the irony

Ksenija
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Ksenija

is that the point of the dancer? for us to not criticize the staging/performance because if we do it we are bigots, *ist, *obic, put any term you want?

Luli
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Luli

Ok.
No

Jackson
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Jackson

I’m so excited to see the full performance. Go Bilal
I’m rooting for Italy, Malta and France.

Alex
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Alex

I hate the wig, it would have been better if he had been himself without fake hair but anyway

It is emotional but it can be funny because he wears this long ass wig. I believe people will be divided: they will love it or hate it and laugh at it.

Whisker
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Whisker

It’s up to him to decide if he should wear a wig or not. It seems they are part of his persona, and that’s super-amazing. He.is.free.

Polegend Godgarina
Guest

but without the wig, would he get any votes from the juries of faux-progressive countries ? nope. the best gimmick he could pull to show off how ~different~ he is.

Whisker
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Whisker

No.

laika5
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laika5

How can you be so disrespectful? Those fake Eurofans coming to hate every artist except the one from their country are a nightmare. Try to enjoy Eurovision at least once.

Wendy
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Wendy

Love the song. So happy to hear they have done a good job with the staging. Top 5

666
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666

your disgusting