The first semi final of France’s national selection, Destination Eurovision 2018, was aired tonight on channel France 2. The show was taped and was presented by the French Canadian Garou. 

The first group of 9 contestants (out of a total of 18) battled beyond a special six member jury that includes the following names:

  • Amir – 2016 French representative (achieving an honorable 6th place with 257 points)
  • Isabelle Boulay – French Canadian singer
  • Christophe Willem – French Pop Idol winner
  • Christer Björkman (HoD Sweden)
  • Nicola Caligiore (HoD Italy)
  • Olga Salamakha (HoD Belarus)

The 4 acts that got jury’s highest points and qualified to the final out of tonight’s 9 artists were :

  1. Lisandro Cuxi – Eva (66 pts)
  2. Malo – Ciao (46 pts)
  3. Louka – Mamma Mia (30 pt)
  4. Emmy Liyana – Ok ou ko(50 pts)        

The split voting of the French and international jury developed as following :

French jury’s votes (Amir, Isabelle Boulay, Christophe Willem)

Lisandro Cuxi – Eva – 32 pts

Malo’ – Ciao – 26

Emmy Liyana – OK ou KO – 20 pts

Ehla – J’ai cru – 20 pts

Masoe – Paradis – 6 pts
Noée – L’un près de l’autre – 6 pts
Enéa – I’ll be there – 0 pts
Pheno Men – Jamais sans toi – 0 pts
Louka – Mamma mia – 16 pts

International jury’s votes (Christer Björkman, Nicola Caligiore, Olga Salamakha)

Lisandro Cuxi – Eva – 34 pts

Emmy Liyana – OK ou KO – 30 pts

Malo’ – Ciao – 20 pts

Noée – L’un près de l’autre – 20 pts

Masoe – Paradis – 0 pts
Enéa – I’ll be there – 0 pts
Pheno Men – Jamais sans toi – 0 pts
Louka – Mamma mia – 14 pts
Ehla – J’ai cru – 8 pts

The second semi final will take next Saturday and will determine the rest 4 remaining spots for the final.

  • Saturday, 13/1 at 20:55 – 1st Semi final
  • Saturday, 20/1 at 21:05 – 2nd Semi final
  • Saturday, 27/1 at 21:05 – Final