Back in August, it was announced that France would be holding a brand new national for Eurovision 2021, “Eurovision: C’est vous qui décidez!”, and just a few weeks ago, it was confirmed that the show would be taking place in January. Fast forward to now and it looks like we might potentially have our first five acts already!
The main television channel of France Télévisions, France 2, have released their broadcast schedule for the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, and we can see there is a programme called “Pastille Eurovision” that has been scheduled between December 28th and January 1st. Benjamin Rabier, a French television journalists, has also mentioned this programme on his official Twitter. These shows, which are expected to be up to 10 minutes long, will be broadcast at 20:40pm on each day.
Alongside the news of the first five potential acts for “Eurovision: C’est vous qui décidez!”, Le Parisien also mentions that Laurence Boccolini will co-host the show alongside Stéphane Bern. This will be the first time Laurence is involved in anything Eurovision related, as he is more known for hosting television game shows. He is also an amateur singer, having won the the first edition The Masked Singer in France.
The last time France held a national final for Eurovision was in 2019, when Bilal was crowned the winner of “Destination Eurovision” with his song “Roi”. In 2020, France decided to go internal, selecting Tom Leeb to sing the song “Best In Me”.
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