Forget Emily in Paris. If our readers have it right, then tonight in the French capital it’s going to be all about Barbara Pravi. That’s because the “Voilà” singer has won our national final poll and is your favourite to win Eurovision 2021, C’est vous qui décidez!

The grand final of the show will unfold this evening from 21:05 CET. Be sure to visit our viewing guide if you want to watch the show live.

Barbara Pravi is your favourite to win France’s “Eurovision 2021, C’est vous qui décidez”

It isn’t exactly surprising that Barbara Pravi has topped our poll. From the moment France’s songs were released she’s been riding a wave of hype. Her French-language ballad has hints of greats like Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel. It’s stirring and emotional, telling the story of a woman who is ready to step out of the shadows and to embrace her passions. She’s accepting herself as she is, and it seems like Eurofans are too. She earned a staggering 1,664 votes — or around 35% of the 4,851 votes that were cast.

In second place with our readers is the duo Andriamad, who earned 811 votes — or nearly 17% of all those cast. They told us their song “Alléluia” is about understanding that all cultures deserve respect. “Thanks to our travels we have understood that all cultures are equal,” they told us ahead of the final. “We have to accept and respect them. It is true, it is not because one culture is different that it is better or worse than another. They exist and they have a lot to teach us. They are different as we are all different.”

Third place in our poll goes to Philippine and her song “Bah non”. This classy pop-rock chick earned 521 votes, which is nearly 11% of the total vote.

“I don’t want people to talk about me in this song,” she told us in an interview. “I want everyone listening to this song to feel invincible, strong, courageous and important. There is a recurrence of ‘no’, a lot of negations certainly, but which lead to a big YES. ‘Yes I am capable of saying no to a situation that bothers me or makes me vulnerable.’”

Poll results: Who should win France’s Eurovision 2021 selection?

1. BARBARA PRAVI – “VOILÀ” 34.47% (1,672 VOTES)

2. ANDRIAMAD – “ALLÉLUIA” 16.86% (818 VOTES)

3. PHILIPPINE – “BAH NON” 10.82% (525 VOTES)

4. PONEY X – “AMOUR FOU” 8.93% (433 VOTES)

5. LMK – “MAGIQUE” 6.84% (332 VOTES)

6. CASANOVA – “TUTTI” 5.61% (272 VOTES)

7. TERENCE JAMES – J”E T’EMMÈNERAI DANSER” 4.27% (207 VOTES)

8. AMUI – “MAEVA” 2.97% (144 VOTES)

9. JULIETTE MORAINE – “POURVU QU’ON M’AIME” 2.95% (143 VOTES)

10. CEPHAZ – “ON A MANGÉ LE SOLEIL” 2.8% (136 VOTES)

11. 21 JUIN LE DUO – “PEUX-TU ME DIRE?” 1.79% (87 VOTES)

12. ALI – “PARIS ME DIT” 1.69% (82 VOTES)

Total Votes: 4,851

Eurovision 2021, C’est vous qui décidez! — All 12 entries

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Martin mc Mullan
Martin mc Mullan
3 months ago

Shocked that Andriama didn’t qualify in the top 8. Good winner though with Barbara.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

Okay, here is my personal top 5 after the live performances:
1. Barbara Pravi “Voilà”
2. LMK “Magique”
3. Philippine “Bah Non”
4. Andriamad “Alléluia”
5. Amui “Maeva”

Happy voting!!!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

12. 21 Juin Le Duo “Peux-tu me dire?” Interactive staging, drumming and confetti got an extra point from me. Nice friendly vibe. But it’s the weakest song tonight, sorry.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

It was daft, but fun! It was sweet how much they obviously enjoyed themselves.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

And they qualified for the final 8. Ahahaha!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

11. Ali “Paris me dit” – Better than I had expected. Great atmosphere. He gave his best. It’s not anywhere near my top though, sorryy.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I agree — but I think he has a lot more personality than that song really allowed him to show. Also, loved the collar and cuffs.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

10. LMK “Magique” – This is very good. Professional vibes. I could “harp” on about it, haha. It might be my 2nd favourite actually.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

9. Casanova “Tutti” – I loved how everyone could join in with the chorus. The singer looked terrified though! Happy he made it through to the end.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

8. Pony X “Amour Fou” – Pink, huh. This is actually my most-played French song from this year: I love this record. What a pity it came straight after Barbara. It was high energy; lots of fun… I like how Pony joined the dancing and had fun afterwards. Hmmm.

Bimbamboom
Bimbamboom
3 months ago

Ok so let’s be honest Barbara pefirmance was just ….. EMOTIONAL and OVERWEHLMING !!!
And the jury seems to be unanime about it. Fingers crossed her!!!!

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
3 months ago

Barbara – 12

Wow. Everything about it was… fantastique. The vocal was flawless, the staging was beautifully conceived, and the change of the frame rate to match the tempo was very well done. The ability to sing to someone in a different language and convey that your song is important, to give them something emotional and powerful, is a not easy, and Barbara has that here. Undeniably fabulous.

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

The change of the frame rate was genius. About Barbara, well, I’m with Mask, she left me speechless.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

7. Barbara Pravi “Voilà” – My winner, and there are no words to explain. 🙂

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Same! She was absolutely fabulous wasn’t she!

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
3 months ago

Terence – 7

This stage performance is ready made for Eurovision. The trick here though is that it’s everything else but the singer and the song that’s most interesting—fire, gorgeous topless men, a woman dancing in a hoop, all that’s missing is a kvina boeska.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

6. Terence James – “Je t’emmenèrai danser” – Yeyyy kilts! It gets 12 points from Scotland. 😛
It’s not my night tonight. I can’t stand this song’s repetitive Chorus, but… choreography was perfect. Well done.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

5. Philippine “Bah Non” – Ohh that’s very good. I’m worried, because I’m not a personal fan of this song, but I have to admit this was a great performance. Bags of talent there – plus great choreo. 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

4. Amui “Maeva” – Aahahaha! Oh very hot indeed. Very fun! The group look and sound a bit stage-struck; someone needs to tell them they did really well. Better than I thought it was gonna be. 🙂 It’s probably too fun for France to vote for, but it’s a lot of fun

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
3 months ago

Thoughts so far…(transferred here on Purple’s advice! 🙂 )

Andriamad – 10

I feel very disappointed for Andriamad having to go first…seems like production pushed their chances under a bus. Seemed there were also issues with the sound in the first 30 seconds? They seemed a bit frustrated in the interview. They did themselves proud though.

Juliette – 7

Beautifully sung, full of emotion, makes the song more lovely than it is.

Also-the judges getting promotional advertising of their books, cds, etc…feels very strange!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Yes, Andriamad had it tough with the microphone balance going on first, but they did well otherwise.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

3. Cephaz “On a mangé le soleil” – Fun, slick, nice sunny melody. Consistent performance with vocals going over the break many times. Great to see the presenters enjoying it. 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

2. Juliette Moraine “Pourvu qu’on m’aime” – A nice song, which she sang very well live. She is charming, herself. Apart from that, the cameras didn’t know what to do with her. It’s a bit “empty” for TV, but a great effort otherwise.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

So we are live.
Andriamad went first. The performance is pretty much ready-made for Eurovision. It’s not an absolute ESC winner, but I would be happy if it were to win in France.

Bimbamboom
Bimbamboom
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Don’t you find there are some problems with the sound ?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago
Reply to  Bimbamboom

Not with the signal here, no. Unless you mean the live singing sound? Andriamad’s set-up could have been better, but that’s just live. 🙂

Bimbamboom
Bimbamboom
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Yes indeed I mean with the live singing, especially with Andriamad, with Juliette it was better

Bimbamboom
Bimbamboom
3 months ago

Olala Amir seems to dislike Alleluia

Bimbamboom
Bimbamboom
3 months ago

Ahahahaah Laurence Boccolini is so funny 🙂 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 months ago

A rare occasion where the readers’ poll on a national final has exactly my top 3. I’ll be glad with Barbara, Philippine or Andriamad winning. But there are 3 or 4 songs I can see getting better with a live performance and I wouldn’t mind being taken by surprise by one of them.

Ari
Ari
3 months ago

I loved loved loved Voila on the first listen, but it loses its luster after about the fourth. Lucky for Barbara, she would only have to perform it once at Eurovision. I say Barbara or Philippine to win, with Andriamad a solid third and an honorable mention to Pony X.

gilpgilpgilp
gilpgilpgilp
3 months ago

Violà could easily be #1 for the juries at Eurovision.

Jakub
Jakub
3 months ago

My fav is Terence James but as I can see he has no chance to win 🙁 pity :/ I’m not sure Barbara Pravi will bring France to TOP 10

Andreu
Andreu
3 months ago

I know lately some people have gotten a bit annoyed with Violà, maybe they really don’t like it but maybe it is also the fact that since the songs first came out there has been the constant hype. But for once I actually understand the hype of this song. It isn’t just the same French ballad we always send , it has a particular depth that hasn’t been seen in our enteries in a while. The meaning of the song is just beautiful and she has a very unique way of expressing the meaning through her movements. It almost seems… Read more »

ESC GEO
ESC GEO
3 months ago

BAH NON >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> VOILA

Meow
Meow
3 months ago

Bah Non for the win! If not, then the other chance for a good result for France is Voilà, but I’m not really a fan of that one.

Laburnum
Laburnum
3 months ago

My personal favourite is Bah Non. But Voila would be a great choice for France and would really stand out. And I would also be happy if Alleluia won.

Vytautas
Vytautas
3 months ago
  • I did listen only to “Voila” by Barbara Pravi
  • I don’t speak French
  • The song is… like there was an article on Wiwibloggs about Finnish songs – some sorta funeral-ish
  • Sorry, on a fair competition it would stay in SF but since France is one of the Big5 – “Voila”, if chosen, would end up at the bottom 5
  • No offense, just a regular guy from Lithuania
Hellooooo
Hellooooo
3 months ago
Reply to  Vytautas

Listen the rest of the songs before speaking about a particular song (my opinion) I have voilá the 8th so…

Vytautas
Vytautas
3 months ago
Reply to  Hellooooo

I see that most people missed the point of my comment – I was referring specifically to this song (Barbara Pravi – Voila), which would leave France at the bottom. I had no intention to mean these words to all songs which take part in the selection, but the one mentioned in the title of an article.

Lebanese esc fan
Lebanese esc fan
3 months ago
Reply to  Vytautas

I think they disliked precisely because of your comments towards Voila which actually is a huge fan favorite among eurofans. However, you’re not the only one to say it will finish bottom 5 as I’ve seen people on twitter say that. I love Voila but I wish people would stop disliking due to differing opinions.

Last edited 3 months ago by Lebanese esc fan
Hellooooo
Hellooooo
3 months ago
Reply to  Vytautas

No, I didn0t neither missed your point, but I think that you should listen to all songs (just my opinon). And as lebanese esc fan said, you are disliked because of disliking voilà (i’ve actually liked your commentary becasue people can have different opinions about different songs)

Esc addict
Esc addict
3 months ago
Reply to  Vytautas

A Lithuanian afraid for his country and who has not again understood the big 5 thing, but dont be afraid your country will qualify this year so no need to be contemptuous towards the others, France and Finland thank you.
“No offense” lol yeah of course…..
I don’t like the Roop but I don’t wish the bottom 5 or whatever for them, very bad lithuanian spirit…..

Ralf0711
Ralf0711
3 months ago

Andriamad or Cephaz. I hope i won´t be Voila.

Max
Max
3 months ago

Honestly, I love France will all my heart so Ill suport them no matter what, but I personally think Voila is on another level, lyricaly at least.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 months ago

ahh good to know it now has the wiwi readers’ curse ! a reassurance that it’ll flop

Teddie
Teddie
3 months ago

Haha exactly

Max
Max
3 months ago

mate, why are you always so petty?

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
3 months ago
Reply to  Max

been wondering that myself ngl

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 months ago
Reply to  Max

why not (:

Esc addict
Esc addict
3 months ago

What are you doing here since years if you don’t give credits to their readers, maybe you are stupid in fact who knows….. #ItalianBitter

Someone
3 months ago

They’ve decided to allow international voting, just to help Barbara for the win. Lol. It’s so unfair, only french should vote for their singer. No surprise tonight, Barbara will win.

Last edited 3 months ago by Someone
Esc addict
Esc addict
3 months ago
Reply to  Someone

But nothing unfair here, think a little, firstly it’s cool to have international fans involved, secondly who will vote in May? International jurors and eurofans, so it makes sense, and if international eurofans love Barbara’s song more than the others it’s not without reasons then accept she is certainly the best chance for France to get the best result for them in Rotterdam. The show tonight is not about to select the song that YOU prefer or the song that french people prefer but to find the french song European audience will love and vote for in May. Keep this… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by Esc addict
Hellooooo
Hellooooo
3 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

But it is THE FRENCH SELECTION, not the European selection for France. I like voilà but if international voting is allowed (what I didnt’knew until now), I thimk it is unfair

FanESC
FanESC
3 months ago
Reply to  Someone

Nope, I think it’s a good idea. In the end, international votes will represent 1000 votes maximum of the total, but France 2’s audience is quite old + ratings will be low because french people don’t watch NF (they didn’t in 2018 and 2019) so it might balance the voting and help some contestants like LMK that have absolutely no chance of qualifying in the second phase with only french voters. So please vote all for LMK ! My prediction for the 8 finalists with no particular order : Barbara Andriamad Casanova Philippine 21 juin le duo AMUI Juliette Moraine… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by FanESC
Hellooooo
Hellooooo
3 months ago
Reply to  FanESC

In 2019 Bilal Hassani, an influencer won the selection with the “old” public of France 2…

Hellooooo
Hellooooo
3 months ago
Reply to  Hellooooo

And Bilal Hassani won by a landslide the televote with that old audience…

FanESC
FanESC
3 months ago
Reply to  Hellooooo

You answered your own affirmation. Bilal is an influencer, he had a fanbase to vote for him. You just have to see the results in DE :

  • Singers with notoriety led the vote : Bilal, Chimène, Emmanuel, Lisandro.
  • Seemone and Madame Monsieur, the favourites, did well too.
  • Modern songs like Emmy Liyana, Nassi, Aysat, Lautner, Silvan Areg, June the Girl didn’t do well.

This year, nobody is really famous or has a huge fanbase. However, I predict a huge amount of points for AMUI, since polynesian will probably all vote for them.

Hellooooo
Hellooooo
3 months ago
Reply to  FanESC

Hmmmm, now that you’ve given examples, I see your point

Thanos
Thanos
3 months ago
Reply to  Someone

Wait what do you mean international voting is allowed? This means that I from Greece can vote in this national final? And if yes how, via SMS or is there an internet platform for the voting?

FanESC
FanESC
3 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

It will be via SMS (you’ll have to pay, obviously, it won’t be free), they’ll probably say more during the show tonight.

Thanos
Thanos
3 months ago
Reply to  FanESC

Ok thanks. I am asking in advance because I don’t speak French xD

Last edited 3 months ago by Thanos
Tom
Tom
3 months ago

Voilà is my favorite song!!! But i feel someone else is going to win, maybe i am wrong haha

Lolek
Lolek
3 months ago

Looking forward the contest today! ?

Andi
Andi
3 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

Absolutely, but actually don’t want Voilá to win.