In an interview with French newspaper Le Parisien, Stéphane Sitbon-Gomez, who works for France Télévisions, has announced that the newest national final on the block, Eurovision France: C’est Vous Qui Décidez, will take place in January 2021.
The show will be hosted by French-Luxembourgish journalists and television host, Stéphane Bern. Speaking of the show back in August, the new Head of Delegation for France, Alexandra Redde-Amiel has said: “It will be a large evening event produced by France Télévisions. The idea is to put a spotlight on Eurovision that night. We will film this event in a large concert hall in a regional city, and it will be presented by Stéphane Berne.”
Unlike Destination Eurovision, which served as France’s national final in 2018 and 2019, (where we saw two semi finals and a final), this new national final will be a one-night show, with the winner being decided by a mix of televote and jury vote.
At the moment, we don’t know which acts, or how many, will be participating in the show. However, a number of French singers have expressed an interest in taking part, including: Ken Carlter, Kris Paradox, Tom Mathis, Alex Gregorian, Candice and Shade.
The French Broadcaster decided to revert back to a national final after going internal in 2020, when Tom Leeb was selected to sing the song “Best In Me”. The last time France held a national final for Eurovision was in 2019 when Bilal won with his song “Roi”, which eventually ended up in 16th place with 105 points in the Eurovision 2019 grand final.
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