Maria Doyle, who represented Ireland at Eurovision 1985, with the surname Christian at the time, occupying sixth place with the song Wait Until The Weekend Comes, revealed in a recent interview that she has submitted a song for the French national final.
The 50-year-old blind singer now lives with her French husband and their seven children in Lunévilloise. A few months ago she impressed with her voice and interpretation, reaching the semifinals of The Voice of France. In fact, in Blind Audition she made all the judges cry with emotion, having on stage almost her whole family.
Maria Doyle says in her interview that representing France in the Eurovision Song Contest is a dream and she was always looking for a way to make it happen. This year, she literally submitted her entry at the last minute, after a journalist from the Irish Embassy in France informed her about the national final for Eurovision 2021 on public television.
In fact, Maria Doyle reveals that she has been invited for the first casting, hoping to go through all the phases and win the French ticket to Rotterdam.
French public television is holding Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez, for Eurovision 2021, through which the song and the country’s representative for the competition will be announced. After two years with mediocre results, France hopes for a better result in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.
Do you think Maria Doyle would be a good choice for France?
Let’s remember Maria Doyle’s previous entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, with the colors of Ireland: