Mere hours after the first list of rumoured names began to trickle online, France TV has bitten the bullet and revealed the identities of the 12 acts which will compete in the country’s brand new national selection — Eurovision France – C’est vous qui décidez!.
The list, published on 9 December, contains the five artists which were previously reported — Casanova, Philippine, LMX, Ali and Barbara Pravi. The remaining seven acts are Cephaz, Amui, Andriamad, Juliette Moraine, 12 Juin Le Duo, Terence James and Poney X. The broadcaster has also released the song titles. They are available to listen to here.
Every evening from Wednesday 16 December, fans can watch the primetime TV show called Eurovision France – les finalistes. Each episode will focus on one of the 12 acts, offering a portrait of the artists and their songs.
Barbara Pravi will probably be the act which Eurovision fans are most familiar with. She co-wrote France’s two most recent Junior Eurovision entries and also penned an entry in the now-defunct Destination Eurovision.
Eurovision France – C’est vous qui décidez!: Confirmed Acts
- LMK – Magique
- Ali – Paris Me Dit
- Casanova – Tutti
- Barbara Pravi – Voilà
- Cephaz – On A Mangé Le Soleil
- Amui – Maeva
- Andriamad – Alléluia
- Philippine – Bah Non
- Juliette Moraine – Pourvu Qu’on M’Aime
- 21 Juin Le Duo – Peux-Tu Me Dire?
- Terence James – Je T’Emmènerai Danser
- Poney X – Amour Fou
Eurovision France – C’est vous qui décidez!: The Format
Eurovision France – C’est vous qui décidez! translates to ‘you decide’ — which is a name that British and Australian Eurovision fans will be well familiar with. Despite the similar name, the competition is independent from both the BBC and SBS formats.
The public will account for 50% of the total score while the remaining 50% will come from a ten-person professional jury. This panel will comprise of five French people and five from abroad. They are said to come from “all walks of life”. The voting will take place across two phases. Alexandra Redde-Amiel, France’s Head of Delegation, says that “we designed an original voting system that gives the audience a greater influence”.
The show is set to be presented by Stéphane Bern. The previously rumoured co-host Laurence Boccolini is not mentioned in the official press release.
The ongoing pandemic will obviously impact on the show. Redde-Amiel says: “The pandemic does not facilitate such an organization. Like the Host Broadcasters from The Netherlands we have been working on several scenarios. We also discussed these scenarios with our European colleagues and worked with their feedback. We have very good hope of seeing international members in our jury. In any case, the wonderful organization of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest by TVP has proven to all of us that we can organize an exceptional show despite the current events. It is now up to us to take up that same challenge”.
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