Tom Leeb France Eurovision

He was confirmed as France’s singer for Rotterdam on 14 January. Now, the country’s new Head of Delegation Alexandra Redde Amiel has revealed that Tom Leeb’s Eurovision 2020 song will be released on Sunday 16 February.

France Eurovision 2020: Song release date

The TV exec confirmed the date by sharing a screenshot of the press release on her Instagram page. Captioning it with “Save the date”, Alexandra gives us the all important details.

Leeb will present his Eurovision 2020 entry live on France 2 at 20:50 CET — that’s Sunday week.

France Télévision promises something “exceptional” for the official reveal.

France Eurovision 2020: What we know so far

This year, French broadcaster France Télévisions radically changed its selection method by ditching national selection show Destination Eurovision in favour of a closed-door process. In this way for the first time, France 2 allowed both French and foreign songwritters to submit their songs.

As pointed out by the HoD, the song came first and not the singer.

After receiving more than one hundred songs written for France, the TV network convened several listening committees to pick the best entry.

Everyone agreed on the chosen song, with some describing it as love at first listen. Three of the main selection criteria were universality, emotion and capacity of the song to make the audience “live an experience”.

The istening committee included professionals from the music industry and France Télévision members. The delegation previously testified how magical the moment was when the artist and song first came together.

Who is Tom Leeb? 

Tom Leeb is a singer-songwriter from Paris. He comes from a notable family of artists. His father is the well-known French comedian Michel Leeb and Tom’s sister Fanny is an established singer and star of The Voice 2013.

Tom is a man of many talents, having worked as is a singer, actor and also a comedian. He spent five years in New York, studying theatre, cinema, dance and singing.

He previously performed alongside his father in a theatrical adaption of Mrs Doubtfire. Tom has also made appearances on French television and has acted in films alongside established stars such as Jean Reno.

He also performs as a comedy duo with fellow funnyman Kevin Levy. As Kevin & Tom, the pair have a popular YouTube channel, including skits and songs. The videos are frequently very cheeky. One of his most recent is entitled, “How to hold an orgasm?”.

Are you excited for the big reveal? Let us know in the comments.

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Frank Arthur
Frank Arthur
5 months ago

I afraid in good way that this can be the year of France ,

Dylan
Dylan
5 months ago
Reply to  Frank Arthur

Why fear?

FanESC
FanESC
5 months ago
Reply to  Dylan

Nothing wrong, this is just an expression.

Marios
Marios
5 months ago

Last year, I had a feeling before the song’s release that The Netherlands would win. I think we’re going to France in 2021.

Ted
Ted
5 months ago
Reply to  Marios

I think you could be right! Historically, the weight is in favour for France to win the year following a Neatherlands win!

Joe
Joe
5 months ago
Reply to  Ted

Two out of five, not counting the year they both won.

Una
Una
5 months ago
Reply to  Marios

No snark but I think that Belgium will win this year. Hooverphonic could win at least the jury if not the televote too. I just have this strong feeling that Hooverphonic not only could win, but will actually win.

Berta
Berta
5 months ago

I can’t wait, hope our broadcaster will invite Tom as a guest star to the final of Vidbir on February 22th, like 3 previous years we had French artists on Vidbir stage:)

Joe
Joe
5 months ago

This is the season of major-league hyping up! France typically send good songs, so I’ll take their word for it until we hear it.

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Good songs? Which ones?

Una
Una
5 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

I have to agree with Whisker. But I think that 2016 (Amir) was pretty good.

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago
Reply to  Una

Thanks. Ya, I enjoyed that one.

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Not one example of a good songs from the people who downvoted my comment? For realz? If you are so confident in the quality of the songs, give me some examples.

Alex
Alex
5 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

2016 and 2009.

Mia
Mia
5 months ago
Reply to  Alex

2008 the best 😛

Joe
Joe
5 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

In recent years? 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018 were all very good.

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Aw, merci beaucoup everyone who gave examples of good French Eurovision entries 🙂 I will check them out, I don’t remember all of them. #nosnark

Valentino
Valentino
5 months ago

The French Delegation hyped it so much, that we can only be deceived…

FanESC
FanESC
5 months ago
Reply to  Valentino

The Netherlands :”We have a winner song”.
Fans : “Omg, hype !”

France : “We have a song that we hope will make people forget the other”
France : “French are so pretentious, they’ll end up last !”

FanESC
FanESC
5 months ago
Reply to  FanESC

I meant “Fans” and not “France” but I guess y’all understood, lol.

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago
Reply to  FanESC

LOL, that was #sogood

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 months ago

Awesome. Excited to see what all the fuss is about.

But…

Serbian songs are out. Serbian songs are out. Serbian songs are out!

jack
jack
5 months ago

Tbh He looks like a eurovision winner

Una
Una
5 months ago

It seems that fans can see the show on-line too other than on France 2. See text below the picture: france.tv, facebook, twitter and instagram. Apparently those of France 2?

Una
Una
5 months ago
Reply to  Una

Talking about the big reveal of France’s song on Sunday February 16 t 20:50 CET.