France will return to a National Final but with a new concept and a new name!
France Télévisions announced the 12 participating artists and their song titles after completing an internal selection process. Let’s find out who will be fighting for the opportunity to fly the French flag at Eurovision 2021 – plus an additional announcement! We (digitally) met with Alexandra Redde-Amiel, Head of Delegation of France explain more about the national selection.
The new national final will be named Eurovision France – C’est vous qui décidez! which translates to ‘you decide’. Just like the name suggests, the French audience who’ll be watching from home will get the chance to choose their favourite performance. The audience votes will count for 50% of the total score while the other 50% will be decided by a professional jury of 10 people. The show will be hosted live by Stéphane Bern on France 2 and will feature 12 competing artists with songs of various musical styles:
LMK – Magique
Ali – Paris Me Dit
Casanova – Tutti
Barbara Pravi – Voilà
Cephaz – On A Mangé Le Soleil
Amui – Maeva
Andriamad – Alléluia
Philippine – Bah Non
Juliette Moraine – Pourvu Qu’on M’Aime
21 Juin Le Duo – Peux-Tu Me Dire?
Terence James – Je T’Emmènerai Danser
Pony X – Amour Fou
Soon, we will get more insight into who these artists are and what their songs are all about. Every evening from 16 December, France 2 will show a portrait of a participating artist during the prime time programme Eurovision France – les finalistes. In these portraits, the artists will present more information about their career as well as their song.
This is a return to a national final after Destination Eurovision was scrapped in 2020 for an internal selection.