France: Tom Leeb’s Eurovsion 2020 entry “The Best In Me” released

France: Tom Leeb’s Eurovsion 2020 entry “The Best In Me” released

The entry that will represent France in the next Eurovision Song Contest, “The best in me” and  the country’s representative, Tom Leeb will perform next May in Rotterdam was officially released today. 

“The Best in me” will be singing Tom Leeb in the 65th Eurovision Song Contest defending the French colors in Rotterdam nexr May and today we got to listen to the song as it was fully released. The song leaked on the web around noon time but was officially presented on  20H30 Le Dimanche how hosted by Laurent Delahousse , during which Tom Leeb was interviwed on his Eurovision participation.

The entry is a ballad song partially in French and English. Behind the song are the composers G:SonPeter Boström (composers of the ESC 2012 winning song “Euphoria”), and John Lundvik (Sweden 2019 – Too late for love – 5η place).

Tom is a 30-year-old singer, actor and comedian. He was born in Paris and comes from a musical family, as his father Michel Leeb is a famous comedian and his sister an established singer. Tom has played as a support act for international stars such as Sting and Tom Jones. His music inspirations are male singer-songwriters like Ben Howard, Matt Corby, Bon Iver and John Mayer.

In September 2019, Tom released his debut album Recollection. The audio clip of Are We Too Late has reached an impressive 25 million YouTube views. You can watch the official music video below.

Tom lived 5 years in New York studying theatre, cinema and singing. He previously performed in a theatrical adaptation of the movie Mrs. Doubtfire and acted in various French TV shows and movies alongside established stars such as Jean Reno. He is part of a comedy duo with fellow comedian Kevin Levy.

The Eurovision Story so far

France is  one of the seven countries that had its first participation back in 1956. Since then the country has won the contest 5 times. Last time was in 1977, with Marie Myriam and her song L’oiseau et l’enfant. The last two years, however,  seems to be an increasing interest for the contest .

Destination Eurovision  was used for the first time as the country’s national selection format in 2018, including two recorded semi final shows and a live grand final. Last year was the first time France held a nationa final since 2014. Last year’s winners was the duo Madame Monsieur who represented France in Lisbon with their entry “Mercy” which finished 13th.

In 2019 Bilal Hassani won the second edition of Destination Eurovision 2019 and defended the French colours in Tel Aviv with his entry Roi which came 16th in the Grand final.

Angelo D.

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