France: The first rumors for Eurovision 2023!

The French national broadcaster, France Télévisions, so far hasn’t made an informative statement about the country’s participation in Eurovision 2023. What format will France use to select the entry it will send to Liverpool? Through a national final or by internal selection? This has not yet been revealed, however we can say a few names of artists that are heavily rumoured in the rumours circulating. Let’s go and see who they are.

La Zarra

The Canadian singer’s name was heavily mentioned last year as well. Through her return to social media, she has once again come back into the limelight as a possible representative of France at Eurovision 2023. Through a story, it was revealed that La Zarra was included in the casting of Eurovision France 2021 because the Apollo Theater stage in the national selection’s colours could be seen from behind. In her music she mixes French song and urban sounds. Maybe it’s time for her to visit Liverpool for Eurovision 2023?



She rose to fame in 2019 via The Voice Kids when she was just 17 years old, and three years later she won The Voice. About two months ago, she released her first single, “Premier Amour,” which has already reached two million views on YouTube. In the lyric video’s comments, Nour announced that there will be “little surprises in the coming weeks”. Do these include a possible participation in the French national selection? Especially since the previous selections have shown an extra preference for people who participated in TF1 shows. It is worth noting that TF1’s kids version is the main source of selecting the country’s representatives for Junior Eurovision.



A cryptic message posted on Twitter started the rumor. The frontwoman of the band that takes her name and the featured singer of the great hits “Je veux te voir” and “À cause des garçons” which is a cover of the band of the same name, Yelle, said that there will be new music projects in late January, at the same time saying “I don’t know if I should say it here”. Since then, Yelle have denied the rumour started by eurofans and insisted that they do not want to participate in a music competition. However, is this really true or are they just following strategies like those of Ulrikke and Elsie Bay’s managers in an attempt to muddy the waters? In any case, the electro-dance-pop group has just announced the release of their new song for January 24th, before embarking on a mini-tour of the United States in late February/early March.


Anne Sila

Anne Sila is one of the most coveted names on the Eurofans’ list. She has two appearances on The Voice and a win on the All Stars version. After shocking viewers and her coach Florent Pagny, wouldn’t Anne Sila be able to conquer Liverpool and subsequently the hearts of viewers? Will she remain as an unfulfilled dream of the competition’s fans or is it time for her to be the French delegation’s strongest asset?


Tom Leeb

He is the last representative of France to be selected by internal selection for the much-maligned Eurovision 2020, which was ultimately cancelled. His song, “The Best in Me” which became “Mon Alliée”, however was not particularly well received. In 2021 he did not renew his Eurovision participation with the official explanation of “a busy schedule” and “a mutual agreement”. Tom Leeb announced that 2023 will be a musical year. We wonder, will he try to convince otherwise those who claim that “his chance is over” because of the bad reviews his entry received three years ago?



A Silmane entry is a dream of many, as he is one of the stars in the country right now. Aside from this, Silmane has a win on The Voice and a successful duet with Vitaa under his belt. In an interview with Pure Charts, he has stated that he is interested in taking part in Eurovision since it is a competition he likes. However, he has said that he disagrees with the voting system believing that the selection of the winner is sometimes not meritocratic. Is this perception enough to put him off a possible representation of France at Eurovision 2023?


Star Academy

After ten years, the legendary TF1 show is back, causing a frenzy among viewers of all ages. In just six weeks of airing, it revealed 12 talents to millions of viewers. Among them, Anisha, the winner. She won a record label contract and sparked the interest of many artists… But she’s not the only one! Rumour has it that France Télévisions is considering selecting one or more of the Star Academy participants for Eurovision 2023. Will it act as RTVE once did with Operacion Triunfo? Creating such a bridge between TF1 and the public broadcaster, especially in such a recent programme, is not obvious on paper.



The rumors about Yseult are not the loudest, but they continue to circulate on social media. She was part of the Eurovision France 2022 jury and her clash with Nicoletta sparked controversy. She was rumoured to have participated in the casting of the 2021 national selection without ultimately being selected, a report that has not been confirmed. Will Yseult agree to wear the colours of France for Eurovision 2023? She was recently named godmother of the next Francophonie summit in 2024, but the artist was forced to stop her tour due to health issues.

Who do you think will travel to Liverpool and Eurovision 2023 on behalf of France? Tell us what you think in the comments!

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding France’s participation in Eurovision 2023!

SourceL’Eurovision Au Quotiden

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