France has spoken! Barbara Pravi has won the ticket to represent France with the song Voilà.
The song was determined tonight after two rounds of voting, with the first round narrowing down the acts to eight and the second round choosing the winner through a 50/50 combination of jury and public vote. Juliette Moraine came 2nd with 136 points and Pony X came 3rd with 124 points.
The eight songs that qualified through the second round are:
- Casanova – Tutti
- Juliette Moraine – Pourvu qu’on m’aime
- Céphaz – On a mangé le soleil
- 21 Juin Le Duo – Peux-tu me dire?
- Amui – Maeva
- Barbara Pravi – Voilà
- PONY X – Amour Fou
- LMK – Magique (Jury Pick)
Here are the full results of the second round of voting:
Barbara Pravi’s Voilà will be the third song confirmed for Eurovision 2021, alongside Eden Alene’s Set Me Free for Israel and Anxhela Peristeri’s Karma for Albania.
France in Eurovision
France is one of the 7 countries that first participated in the 1956 Eurovision Song Contest, and they have made 62 appearances ever since. France has won the contest 5 times. In 1958, 1960, 1962,1969 and 1977. In addition to their 5 wins, France also has 4 second places and 7 third places. Some of France’s recent entries include J’ai cherché (2016); Mercy (2018) and Roi (2019). Tom Leeb was selected to represent France in 2020, before the cancellation of the contest.
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