France Television has now revealed the 12 acts that will compete in the final of Eurovision France – C’est vous qui décidez 2022.
The official reveal comes after the videos of the candidates’ live auditions were published by mistake on France TV’s website for a short time on Tuesday, before being removed. The broadcaster made them available again just after the announcement of the candidates
From February 21, the broadcaster will also be broadcasting the primetime TV show Eurovision France – The Finalists. Each episode will focus on one of the 12 acts by offering a portrait of the artists and their songs.
The grand final of Eurovision France – C’est vous qui décidez 2022 will take place on 5 March in Paris.
Eurovision France – C’est vous qui décidez 2022: Confirmed Acts
JOANNA – “Navigateure”
Text and music: Joanna, Sutus, Gaspard Murphy
It is in 2018 that Joanna, a young 19 years old from Rennes, is noticed by posting her first clip on YouTube. With her hypnotic look, her sensual gravity and her poetic lyrics, Joanna offers a subtle mix of R&B and pop and electronic sounds. Influenced by artists such as such as Mylène Farmer, Björk and Lana Del Rey, Joanna directs her own music videos and draws her inspiration from the history of from art history, fashion and cinema. Critical success, her first album “Sérotonine” released in May 2021 has opened the doors of many scenes. We have thus been able to the flamboyant singer in the first part of Yelle, the Vieilles Charrues, the Fête de l’Humanité, but also at the Gaîté Lyrique which she filled last October. It is with her title that Joanna wishes to represent France at Eurovision: a song of fighter, full of hope a fighter song, full of hope, which aims to conquer her freedom and self-confidence.
ELLIOTT – “La tempête”
Text and music: Elliott Schmitt, François Welgryn, Aliose, Gaspard Murphy
Elliott is a young singer-songwriter and influencer from Alsace. After a solid
musical training at a young age, he moved to Paris and made a name for himself by Cover Garden, a YouTube channel with nearly 400,000 subscribers. He released an EP in 2016 and started dubbing for TV and movies, while developing his community on social networks community on social networks. In “la tempête“, the title he presents at Eurovision France, you decide », his airy voice takes us on an intense journey filled with hope, love of hope, love and fighting spirit.
SOA – “Seule”
Texte et musique: LudySoa, NathanSoa
SOA is the duo formed by LudySoa and Nathan. Aged 19 and 22, this brother and sister have been singing together since their childhood. If they live in Toulouse, they don’t forget where they come from. Originally from Madagascar where they lived all their childhood, they do not hesitate to proudly show their culture through their culture proudly through their songs. For the Eurovision, SOA propose the title “Seule”, a song that is the fruit of their musical inspirations: a rock instrumentation, a pop chorus that stays in the head and a pop chorus that stays in your head and a rap verse. This song that they wrote and composed together is a real cry from the heart for all the people who feel deprived and isolated, an ode full of hope to regain self-confidence
JOAN – “Madame”
Text and music: Joan, Alex Finkin
Born into a musical family, Joan began singing and playing guitar as a child.
She lands roles in several musicals (Timéo, Emilie Jolie) and is spotted by Francis Cabrel with whom she co-wrote a song. Influenced by the Anglo-Saxon folk, she is especially attached to the French song and wishes to defend this heritage at the Eurovision. In the waltz she would like to lead in Turin, “Madame”, she tells how love can passionate, sometimes to the point of madness.
MARIUS – “Les chansons d’amour”
Text and music: Marius Niollet, Igit, Jonathan Cagne
Originally from Lyon, Marius discovers his first musical emotions through the prism of singing and dancing. At 18, after a few months spent in conservatory, he moves to Paris and joined a musical comedy training program. Inspired by the great variety singers such as Brel and Balavoine, Marius also has influences such as Billie Eilish, Beyoncé and Kanye West. A through his music, Marius expresses his malaise, his conflicting relationship with his body and loneliness, in songs sometimes raw but sensitive, purified of any artifice to leave room for a powerful and to leave room for a voice that is both powerful and gentle. “Les chansons d’amour”, the title that he wishes to bring to Turin and which was co-written by Igit (co-writer of “Voilà” by Barbara Pravi), is the reflection of a a modern spleen in which everyone can find himself.
ELIA – “Telephone”
Text and music: Elia, Anibeatz
Elia has been writing songs since she was a child. After learning the drums and the piano in self-taught self-taught, she studied harmony and writing at the conservatory, in parallel with her studies at Henri IV. Influenced as much by the French song as by hip hop, by Barbara as well as Rosalia or Missy Elliott, the young woman is spotted by Booba with whom she signs a duet in spring 2021. signs a duet in spring 2021. It is moreover Booba who produced the song that Elia wishes to defend at Eurovision, “Telephone”. In this title dancing with the pointed text, the young woman, great observer of her generation, speaks of the doubts and ideals of her time. A resolutely pop song. A resolutely pop song for an unclassifiable artist.
HELENE IN PARIS – “Paris mon amour”
Text and music: Hélène Benhamou, Virginie Lesdemia, David Lefèvre
It is during the first confinement that Hélène in Paris discovers a passion for the song and made the buzz on social networks with her glamorous and sunny jazz covers. Born in Morocco, Hélène spent her childhood in Casablanca until the age of 13 before moving to Paris with her family. After studying in France, she flew to the United States in the 1980’s where she started in fashion and then in interior design, between Los Angeles and New York. Quickly contacted by NBC, she hosts her own show, the Home Shopping Network, in which she sells her own brand of home accessories. In the 2000s, she moved to London and moved to London and created her own interior design agency, then in 2019 she returned to Paris, which she had left Paris, left 35 years earlier. It is this story made of farewells and reunions that she tells in the song that she proposed to the Eurovision, “Paris mon amour”, a song in which she in which she evokes the passionate ties that bind her to the French capital.
ALVAN & AHEZ – “Fulenn”
Text and music: Marine Lavigne, Alvan Morvan Rosius
Coming from the electro scene in Rennes, Alvan is a multi-instrumentalist musician who has opened for Petit Biscuit or Ofenbach opening acts for Petit Biscuit or Ofenbach and has performed at the Transmusicales.
Ahez is a trio composed of Marine, Sterenn D. and Sterenn L., three Breton singers of traditional heritage of traditional heritage who met in high school. Accustomed to the scene (Festival Interceltic Festival of Lorient, Celtic Connections of Glasgow), they tell in their texts in Breton contemporary stories mixed with myths of their region. “Fulenn”, the song that the artists wish to take to Eurovision, is the astonishing meeting between the of Alvan & Ahez – electro and traditional song. The lyrics, poetic and mystical, freely take up the Breton legend of a young woman who emancipates herself from the by dancing at night under the light of a bonfire (“Fulenn” translates both as “spark” and by “spark” and “young girl”).
CYPRIEN ZENI – “Ma famille”
Text and music: Cyprien Zeni, Stéphane Petrequi, Nicolas Lassus
Originally from Reunion Island, Cyprien has always been impregnated by his cultural heritage and by the local music of his island. From an early age, his dream is to share his talent with others. It must be said that music runs in his veins since he is the grandson of the famous singer Maxime Laope. In 2019, he joined the metropolis and won the Sankofa Soul Contest. Now a native of Toulouse, the young man with a soulful voice will compete in Eurovision France, you decide » with his song “Ma famille”, a declaration of love to his family and and his roots.
JULIA – “Chut”
Text and music: Julia Fiquet, Alban Lico, Fabien Mettay, Anton Wick
Julia was introduced to music at a very early age, during her childhood in Haute-Savoie. When she was 16 years old, she started posting covers on the Internet. Mylène Farmer and Laurent Boutonnat spotted her and decided to write an album for her: ” Passe…comme tu sais “, released in June 2020. Julia now takes off with a title she co-wrote, “Chut”. This song, which she wishes to Eurovision, plays with the codes and preconceptions that people have about her and the young women of her generation.
SAAM – “Il est où?”
Text and music: Saam, NESS, Charles Boccara
Born into a modest family in Lille, Saam is a dental surgeon by day and an artist by night. Raised by two women who forged his character, his mother and his grandmother, he was rocked by Radiohead’s and discovers the French song with Brassens and Brel as well as with the realistic writing of rappers Niska and Nekfeu. This is how he positioned himself in a French song resolutely modern. Saam tells sincere and universal stories, inspired by his experience. During the confinement, he is noticed with his song “Mémère” – a powerful tribute to his grandmother a true intergenerational anthem. After opening for the Frangines at the Olympia and having released his first EP in the spring of 2021, Saam wishes to tackle Eurovision with her song “Il est où? With this song, Saam expresses, full of candor, the hope of a less morose society, the need for a return to the essential.
PAULINE CHAGNE – “Nuit Pauline”
Text and music: Pauline Chagne, Antonin Tardy
With her electric harp, Pauline Chagne intends to revolutionize the image of her favourite instrument making it danceable, pop, engaged and liberated. Great musician, Pauline is also an actress : she was the instigator and the main role of the musical play “Moi aussi je suis Barbara” about the singer Barbara. performed at the Avignon Festival 2018 and 2019. In June 2020 she also played at the Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris in the feminist cabaret-trial “I forgive you Harvey Weinstein” by Pierre Notte, currently on tour. In this play, as well as in her first EP released last fall, Pauline is actively involved in gender equality, a cause that is particularly dear to her heart. In ” Nuit Pauline “, the title with which she wishes to defend the colors of France to the Eurovision, Pauline dreams of a night of all the possible. The “Nuit Pauline” is a night where the young woman can see herself as the heroine of the scenario of her life with all the twists and turns it entails.
Eurovision France 2022: The Jury
C’est vous qui décidez 2022: The Format
Eurovision France – C’est vous qui décidez translates to ‘you decide’ — which is a phrase that British and Australian Eurovision fans are well familiar with. Introduced last year, this format replaces the former national final “Eurovision France”. Despite the similar name, the competition is independent from both the BBC and SBS formats.
The public account for 50% of the total score while the remaining 50% come from a ten-person professional jury. This panel is comprised of five French people and five from abroad. Last year, Alexandra Redde-Amiel, France’s Head of Delegation, said that “we designed an original voting system that gives the audience a greater influence”.
Just like last year, the show will be presented by Stéphane Bern and Laurence Boccolini and Barbara Pravi will sing during the interval act.
If last year the organisation of the show was affected by the pandemic situation, this year Eurovision France will take place just after the easing of restrictions in the country. In closed places and subject to a health pass, masks will no longer be mandatory, which should make things easier.
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