France, the silver medalist of Eurovision 2021, has left the fandom with bated breath at exactly how they plan to select their next entry. After teasing the return of their national final Eurovision France: C’est vous qui décidez, we finally have confirmation of the reveal date!
The French Head of Delegation, Alexandra Redde-Amiel, has confirmed on Twitter that the twelve entries competing to earn the right to succeed Barbara Pravi and represent the Big 5 country in Turin will be revealed on February 16.
Stéphane Bern and Laurence Boccolini will host the selection for the second year in a row. The location and the exact air date of the selection are yet to be revealed. For now, fans are speculating it’ll take place in early March at the latest.
BREAKING NEWS ?— Alexandra Redde-Amiel (@AlexRedde) February 9, 2022
J-7 ?? Le 16 février, découvrez les artistes et chansons sélectionnés pour l’édition 2022 d’#EurovisionFrance, c’est vous qui décidez! ?
Alors, qui succédera à Barbara Pravi? ? Restez connectés! @France2tv @EurovisionF2 pic.twitter.com/mYEex1UoPE
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, and HoD Alexandra celebrated 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, albeit with a possibly different format, even going as far to say it could be “completely changed” from the 2021 edition. The exact format of C’est vous qui décidez! 2022 is yet to be announced.
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, Breton and Futunan.
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