Laurence Boccolini and Stephane Bern will host Eurovision France C'est vous qui décidez in 2022

Eurovision France: C’est vous qui décidez! is set to return in 2022.

And slowly but surely information is beginning to surface about the nature of the French national final for Eurovision — starting with the identities of the hosts.

On Monday 26 July, Stéphane Bern and Laurence Boccolini confirmed they would return to host Eurovision France: C’est vous qui décidez! in 2022.

The pair will also provide French commentary for the Eurovision grand final in May 2022. Elsewhere, Laurence Boccolini will provide solo commentary for the Tuesday and Thursday’s semi-final shows.

Laurence Boccolini and Stéphane Bern to host Eurovision France: C’est vous qui décidez

Laurence Boccolini confirmed she and Stéphane Bern would return as hosts during the latest episode of French game show Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place, Eurovision-Fr reports.

Laurence Boccolini is a French television and radio personality known for her work on game shows such as Pyramide and Le Maillon Faible — the French versions of Pyramid and The Weakest Link. Laurence joined the French Eurovision team in 2021, providing solo commentary during the semi-finals on France 4.

Stéphane Bern is a journalist, broadcaster and television presenter. Stéphane’s specialism lies in the history of nobility and royalty. In 2015, he joined the France 2 Eurovision team as a commentator, providing French commentary alongside co-hosts such as Marianne James and Eurovision veterans Amir and Alma.

The pair teamed up in 2021 to host the maiden broadcast of Eurovision France: C’est vous qui décidez!, which helped introduce the world to Barbara Pravi and secure France a second place finish at Eurovision. They also provided commentary on the Eurovision 2021 grand final for France 2.

Eurovision France 2022: C’est vous qui décidez!

France Télévisions introduced C’est vous qui décidez! as a new national final format to select their act for Eurovision 2021. Fans and critics praised the new format, with the head of the French Eurovision delegation Alexandra Redde-Amiel celebrating its success in taking France back to the top of the scoreboard. She later confirmed the show would return in 2022 to select France’s act for Italy.

The French broadcaster declared submissions for C’est vous qui décidez! 2022 open on 21 June 2021. The rules stipulate that, among other things, all performers must be at least 16 years old, and that the songs and compositions entered must be mainly in French and/or regional languages. This includes tongues spoken in overseas French territories, including Reunionese, Corsican and Futunan. Submissions close on 24 October 2021.

The exact format of C’est vous qui décidez! 2022 is yet to be announced. However, it is anticipated the show will follow the same format as it did in 2021. The current system is based on a 50/50 split between the public and a professional jury and is divided into stages.

The first stage will be the qualification phase: the top seven songs as voted by the public will qualify for the superfinal. The jury will select one wildcard act to receive the so-called ‘euro-ticket’ and also progress to the superfinal. Then, the vote will be reset to zero. The public and the jury will vote once more — 50/50 — with one act ultimately being declared the winner and recipient of the French ticket to Eurovision 2022.

What do you think? Are you excited for Laurence Boccolini and Stéphane Bern to return as hosts? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rifki
Rifki
1 month ago

any news about Junior Eurovision 2021 presenters? will the duo also present it? or is it someone else?

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

I hope the show is bigger in 2022 (no studio) and no commentary from judges after the performances. Just give us a show with flow like ESC

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

it will be hard to top Voila. Remember Bulgaria in 2018 when they tried to replicate the success of 2017.

I think they should go for a different genre in 2022 but it really depends on the submitted songs. I dream for the day France sends similar music to Kendij Girac.

Paul Ripley
Paul Ripley
1 month ago

There were too many judges last time on the show. Would have been great to hear more from Jean Paul Gaultier

Jonny
Jonny
1 month ago

The title of the show sill hurts. It sounds so bad.

Meckie
Meckie
1 month ago

During the French NF 2021, during all Performances of almost all performers the jury and the hosts could be seen dancing or laughing or just looking sceptical, except for Barbara Ravi. Very suspicious as it disturbed all performances. I think France television wanted Barbara to win, because they knew she could have won Eurovision. Why was her performance camera-wise the most “clean” one with every camera angle perfect and only on her unlike during all other performances in NF?

Giolo
Giolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Meckie

The same happened to Albina and The Roop though. The system is not perfect

Grftn
Grftn
1 month ago
Reply to  Meckie

If I remember well, Andriamad, Philippine and LMK had a very clean and elaborate camera-work too. But yes the creative teams spend more time on the promising entries (according to the odds and press)…

Bimbamboom
Bimbamboom
1 month ago
Reply to  Meckie

They did it for party and good vibe songs like On a mangé le soleil or Maeva but didn’t for the ballads like Voilà or Pourvu qu’on m’aime and neither with Bah non or Magique which had a lot of choreography so it depends. It’s just part of a family show, there must be something for everyone and common’ that’s not a 1-2 second break that will hurt your whole performance. I think it’s quite an advantage as it help people to get “in the mood” of the song.

Princess Montana Deluxe
Princess Montana Deluxe
1 month ago

I really hope they can send another gem like “voila” but it will be hard to beat that result, I mean I really REALLY want france to win! But it will be difficult… maybe an indilla style song?

Grftn
Grftn
1 month ago

I think an Indila song would feel really mid-2010s… That’s clearly what they tried to do with Alma (and it didn’t work that well). They need to surprise us. Something contemporary and unexpected with nods to the French culture!

T.J.
T.J.
1 month ago

Great decision!! Laurence is fabulous! Looking forward to the next french NF. Apart from some wrong decisions in previous years (Lisandro and Seemone should have won!) it has always been one of the strongest NFs of each season.

Giolo
Giolo
1 month ago
Reply to  T.J.

Right about Seemone, wrong about MadameMonsieur

Ashton
Ashton
1 month ago
Reply to  Giolo

tbh destination eurovision 2018 was so strong that nearly all of the songs could have won, so in a way everybody was going to be robbed either way lmao

Louka
Louka
1 month ago

Stéphane and Laurence are complementary and high professionals, their duo works really well both at comments and hosting the NF (still remember iconic facial expressions and dance moves of Laurence during Eurovision France).
Although I would love to see Marianne James back in the Eurovision machine for France too. She did amazing job from 2015-2017 and already knew all the inner working of Eurovision at that time. Plus her commenting duo with humorist Jarry during the semis was hilarious. A big moment of entertaining!

CyxCy
CyxCy
1 month ago
Reply to  Louka

I don’t think Marianne will be back anytime soon … She really resents the people who are still in place at France Television (Delphine Ernotte in the lead) for firing her. And Marianne is now under contract with the competing channel M6, and judge of “La France a un incroyable talent”, where she has a lot of fun.

Louka
Louka
1 month ago
Reply to  CyxCy

Yes I still follow her appearances sometimes, I don’t think what you’re pointing out is a big deal since she already reappeared on France.TV channels for several periodic programms and she’s also good friend with a lot of the TV faces of the group. I remember she said once that everything is temporary and things change with time so clearly the door is still open. My opinion is that she would pair really well with Laurence and together the two ladies will make Stéphane go crazy and overwhelmed ahah