France: France 2 unveils the 18 contestants of Destination Eurovision 2019
Through a special press conference , the French national broadcaster , France 2, revealed the 18 contestants of the upcoming Destination Eurovision 2019, the country’s national selection format.
France 2, earlier this year had officially revealed that the next Eurovision representative will be selected once again through the Destination Eurovision 2019. France 2 unveiled the names of the members that will be forming the jury panel of the country’s national selection Destination Eurovision. Alongside with Christophe Willem will be VITAA and André Manoukian replacing Amir and Isabelle Boulay from last year’s jury. On the other hand Garou will be the host of the show for a 2nd year in a row.
The 18 participants of the upcoming French national selection are:
- Florina – In The Shadows
- Aysat – Comme Une Grande
- Ugo – Ce Qui Me Blesse
- Chimène Badi – La Haut
- Silvàn Areg – Le Petit Nicolas
- Gabriella – On Cherche Encore
- Doutson – Sois Un Bon Fils
- Seemone – Tous Les Deux
- The Divaz – La Voix d’Aretha
- Emmanuel Moire – La Promesse
- Tracy de Sà – Por Aqui
- Battista Acquaviva – Passio
- Lautner – J’ai Pas Le Temps
- Philipelise – Madame La Paix
- Bilal Hassani – Roi
- Mazy – Oulala
- Noémie – Ma Petite Famille
- Naestro – Le Brasier
The national broadcaster has introdruced some changes in this year’s edition of Destination Eurovision. Apart from the jury’s composition , next year the national selection will se all of its shows, semi finals and final, be aired live. From each semi final 4 acts will qualify to the grand final. The panel of experts won’t play any role in the final outcome but an international jury from 20 countries will have a say on the final result. Specifically, 5 country will vote in the 1sr semi final, another set of 5 countries in the 2nd semi final, while the rest 10 countries will vote in the cast grand final.
Earlier this year, Madame Monsieur was selected via the country’s national selection in order to represent the nation at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. With their entry Mercy, the duo finished in 13th position at the final of the event, receiving a combined total of 173 points.