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.
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?”.
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