She’s the songwriter behind Valentina’s “J’imagine” who brought France their first Junior Eurovision victory. Now Barbara Pravi looks like she is destined to make her debut as a performer on the Eurovision stage in Rotterdam. That’s because her entry is the most-streamed on Spotify among those competing in Eurovision France: C’est vous qui décidez.

At the time of publishing, Pravi’s chanson waltz song “Voilá” has racked up 338,572 streams on Spotify since release. If these numbers translate to votes, the chanteuse could win the French national final and secure that golden Eurovision ticket.

Barbara Pravi has the most-streamed C’est vous qui décidez song on Spotify

Fan favourite Pravi sits comfortably ahead of her closest competitor Philippine. The “Bah non” singer trails Pravi by more than 50,000 streams.

The field widens significantly thereafter, with the remaining acts having less than 100,000 streams each. It could be an uphill battle towards victory for these acts to win over the public vote. In third place is Andriamad, whose multi-language track “Alléluia” boasts 94,933 streams. Bringing up the rear is AMUI, whose French-Tahitian track “Maeva” has 16,515 spins.

The streaming data for Ali’s “Paris me dit (Yalla ya helo!)” is missing, as it was only made available on Spotify on Friday 22nd January. Could it prove to be a wildcard on the night?

Here are all of the acts bidding to become France’s next Eurovision entry, listed in order of most to least streamed.

Barbara Pravi: “Voilá” – 338,572

Philippine: “Bah non.” – 281,827

Andriamad: “Alléluia” – 94,933

Terence James: “Je t’emmènerai danser” – 81,069

21 Juin Le Duo: “Peux-te me dire?” – 76,040

CASANOVA: “Tutti” – 71,515

Cephaz: “On a mangé le soleil” – 62,374

LMK: “Magique” – 54,670

PONY X: “Amour fou” – 28,709

Juliette Moraine: “Pourvu qu’on m’aime” – 21,502

AMUI: “Maeva” – 16,515

Ali: “Paris me dit (Yalla ya helo!)” – N/A

 

While streams are a good indicator of popularity, victory is not set in stone for any artist. They will have to convince public voters and a jury of experts on the night that they are the right choice for France. The 12 entries will compete and the winner will be chosen over two rounds of voting.

Firstly, all 12 acts will showcase their entries. The public will vote for their favourite acts and the seven most popular will progress to the superfinal. A ten-person jury – consisting of Amir, Duncan Laurence and Marie Myriam amongst others – will pick one extra track from the remaining five to be eligible for the final vote. Then, the vote will be reset. Finally, the public and the jury will vote 50/50 for the winner, who will go on to represent France at Eurovision 2021.

Eurovision France: C’est Vous Qui Décidez takes place at 21:05 CET on Saturday 30th January.

What do you think? Will the Spotify streams mirror the C’est vous qui décidez results? Let us know in the comments below. 

Read more France Eurovision news here

*Stream numbers accurate as of January 22 at 17:00 GMT.

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Jake Dallas
Jake Dallas
1 month ago

My official prediction for C’est Vous Qui Décidez 2021: Public vote winners (random order): “Amour Fou” – Pony X “Je T’emmènerai Danser” – Terence James “Bah Non” – Philippine “Voilà” – Barbara Pravi “Alléluia” – Andriamad “Peux-Tu Me Dire” – 21 Juin Le Duo “Magique” – LMK Eurocard: “On A Mangé Le Soleil” – Céphaz ULTIMATE VOTE: Jury 1. Barbara Pravi 78 2. Philippine 72 3. Céphaz 62 4. Andriamad 52 5. Pony X 50 6. Terence James 48 7. LMK 38 8. 21 Juin Le Duo 18 Televote 1. Philippine 89 2. Pony X 74 3. Barbara Pravi 68… Read more »

CyxCy
CyxCy
1 month ago

On the 30th, the new choreography and staging can turn a lot of things upside down. For my part, my heart leans for Amui and Pony X, but I could be wrong (I had predicted the victory of Madame Monsieur, but not that of Bilal). Above all, we must not forget that a very young audience will vote. And frankly, I don’t see them voting for “Voilà”, even if everything is done to put it forward.

Sarouan
Sarouan
1 month ago
Reply to  CyxCy

I think the audience will be mostly middle aged. The year with Bilal was an exception cos he is a famous youtuber and he asked all his fans to vote for him if not Seemone would have won.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
1 month ago

Fingers crossed the staging and love for Voila will be good!!

Hellooooo
Hellooooo
1 month ago

I don’t like voilà, but I don’t hate it. My top:

1: Andriamad
2: AMUI
3: Juliette Moraine
4: LMK
5: 21 Juin le DUo
6: Casanova
7: Terence James
8: Cephaz
9: Voilà
10: Phillipine
11: Pony x
12: Ali

Bart
Bart
1 month ago

I hope Andriamad will go to Rotterdam 2021, i love the sound!
Viola is bit old time eurovision song but i dont feel it

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

For whatever reason I just can’t connect with Voila – I just find it all a little over-dramatic and that puts me off. No doubt that she is a talented singer and performer but the music and the presentation feels very over-blown and exaggerated to me. My personal favourite is Amui but I’m realistic enough to know that it has little chance. The three I will be backing for the win are LMK, 21 Juin le Duo and Terence James, the latter of which has significantly grown on me since first listen. I also enjoy Andriamad, Cephaz, Casanova and Pony… Read more »

Grft
Grft
1 month ago

I’m not really sure streams translate to votes. But yes « Voilà » is the most popular song at the moment for sure. The jury can change anything though.

vangelis vt
vangelis vt
1 month ago

Seriously is there anything apart from “Voilà” in this selection? I wonder why they are even going through with it. A gem thrown in a field of charcoal.

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
1 month ago

The fans like it, because it is a big chanson and anything resembling their 2009 entry they will fall in love with, the French public don’t like this , the European viewing public if chosen, it will go right down the middle. It will end in the bottom 5 this year unfortunately if it goes to Rotterdam. Good song , but not an instant appeal to every one.

Grft
Grft
1 month ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

Bottom5? Lol if she goes to Rotterdam we’ll remember that in May

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago

I love Voila. Such a well built song. Some eurofans should realize that Eurovision is not always about the party. A pot of genres is what makes the contest beautiful.

Alo
Alo
1 month ago

Those are my top 3 as well and each one of them is a worthy winner so I don’t mind who’ll win.

Azaad
Azaad
1 month ago

Barbara’s relative star power might also play a part here (isn’t she the most famous person competing?) but she deserves to win if she brings it in the live performance. Voila is simply beautiful.

Grft
Grft
1 month ago
Reply to  Azaad

I think Terence and Casanova are the most famous ones (as they were finalists of The Voice), or Philippine (as she had two great successes last year and was for example nominated at the NRJ music awards). But Barbara has the hype right now I would say 🙂

Azaad
Azaad
1 month ago

I have Barbara 1st, Philippine 2nd and Andriamad 3rd in my personal rankings so if the official results match these I will be very happy.

Voila is the first song I heard this season that gave me winner vibes.

Joey
Joey
1 month ago
Reply to  Azaad

Same top! – Barbara’s song strongly reminds me of Edith Piaf and Patricia Kaas’ “Et s’il fallait le faire”. Gotta love a good chanson française. – Philippine’s song is more modern, but very catchy. I don’t see her doing as good as Barbara in Eurovision, but I won’t be mad if France decides to send her. – Andriamad goes for the French Polynesian touch. Could do well, but I’m not sure. I really love the mysteriousness from this entry. I really hope that France chooses wisely, because after one year without Eurovision it’s time for the best Eurovision. Greetings from… Read more »

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  Azaad

My ranking list is as follows: 1st Barbara, 2nd LMK, 3rd Andriamad and then Philippine and Casanova.
Definitely not my cup of tea are Pony X and especially the repetitive song with Terence.

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

Sorry, I forgot Juliette. She´s actually forth in my list.

Cameron
Cameron
1 month ago

Unpopular opinion so I will get downvotes. Voila is boring to me and I think it would flop in Rotterdam if it went

Lemon
Lemon
1 month ago

All of the songs are awful. Only Pony X or Cephaz have decent songs. France will be at the bottom again if they send any other song. And Barbara is the worsr, Voilà is boring as hell.

Ermin
Ermin
1 month ago

Barbara Pravi is sooooooo Conan Osiris (bubble fans only). But she is big5. Last place alert.

PP77
PP77
1 month ago
Reply to  Ermin

Barbara Pravi is big contender for win the contest and to break Portugal record in points in final.

Me!
Me!
1 month ago

That superfinal having 8 out of the 12 acts is just brutal to those four acts that won’t make it. Ouch!

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

I continue to prefer “Bah Non” for its modernity, but Barbara’s voice might singlehandedly carry her to Rotterdam.

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

In this case, I would prefer LMK instead of Philippine, althought she isn´t bad at all.

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

oh i missed this type of article LOL here we go again…

Euro fans
Euro fans
1 month ago

After a month, only Bah non and Magique are the only songs that stuck in my head so i’ll be happy if one of then wins. Please don’t send Voila it’s boring

Pineaple
Pineaple
1 month ago

Unpopular opinion alert… I really don’t want Voila to win. It’s the type of song we’ve heard before from France. I want to see something a little bit different and not just a stereotypical French ballad that will get a bit of hype and then flop with the public. I hope Andriamad wins.

Barry
Barry
1 month ago
Reply to  Pineaple

If you mean Patricia Kaas, that was 12 years ago. I hope this song wil be with subtile scenography on the stage in Rotterdam.

Grft
Grft
1 month ago
Reply to  Pineaple

Andriamad to me are Madame Monsieur 2.0 in a more sunny way (male-female duet, a song with a message about tolerance, they have that same Parisian « bobo » attitude lol (this is not negative)). So to me France has done it already as well and more recently. France has not sent a « modern » chanson française for a while now…

KRM
KRM
1 month ago
Reply to  Grft

“Magique” by Lmk is the key

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

I sure hope it does

OpenUpToKazakhstan
OpenUpToKazakhstan
1 month ago

I hope so! I’m obsessed with this song.