The French national broadcaster has revealed the alternative Eurovision program it will be broadcasting this May replacing the cancelled Eurovision shows. 

France 2 will be conveying the Eurovision party feeling to the French audience through two shows included in the broadcasters schedule for May. Namely the two shows that will hit the screen in May are:

  • Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light ( 20:55 CET -France 2)
  • La Grande Histoire d’Eurovision ( 23:05 CET -France 2)

The French broadcaster will be joining the rest 45 broadcaster that will be airing the special show ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light’ set for May 16. The show is co-produced by EBU and the three Dutch Eurovision 2020 host broadcasters (AVROTROS, NOS, NPO) and is aiming to honor the 41 ESC 2020 representatives that were deprived the chance to perform in Rotterdam due to the coronavirus outbreak. Several past ESC winners have been confirmed to take part in the show among which , Katrina and the Waves (UK 1997) , Helena Paparizou (Greece 2005) and Marija Serifovic ( Serbia 2007) .

The show will be hosted by Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit . Stephane Bern will be the French commentator for the show, while present will be several former French  Eurovision representatives and commentators during his commentary.

La Grande Histoire d’Eurovision

The Eurovision song contest counts a history of 65 years! A whole lot of history to explore there and that’s what a group of Eurovision related people will be exploring that history for the French broadcaster!

Denise Fabre, Stéphane Bern, Dave, Cyril Féraud, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Patrice Laffont, Laurent Ruquier, Patrick Sabatier and Amir) will be making a flashback to the past Eurovison entries and will be commenti g on the  choreoghraphies, costumes, songs, performances, etc. Additional each of them will testify their own Eurovision experience and offer to the viewers a different approach to the contest going backstage and revealing little entertaining incidents during the contests.

This year Tom Leeb was internally selected to represent the country in Rotterdam with his song Mon Alliée (The Best In Me)’. Unfortunately his Eurovision journey stayed incomplete as the contest was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the French broadcaster still hasn’t revealed its intentions considering next year’s edition.

Lets enjoy one more Tom’s Eurovision 2020 entry: