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France: Watch the music video of “Oh Maman!” for Junior Eurovision 2022!

France was one of the first countries to reveal their song for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022, which is going to take place in December 11, in Yerevan, Armenia.

Through an internal selection, Lissandro was selected to represent France in Junior Eurovision 2022 with the song “Oh Maman!”, a song that is once again, entirely in French.

A while ago, the country’s public broadcaster, France Télévisions, published the official music video of their song, through the official YouTube channel of Junior Eurovision.

Watch the music video of “Oh Maman!” by Lissandro for Junior Eurovision 2022:

What do you think about France’s song in this year’s Junior Song Contest? Write us in the comments below!

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022, in Armenia!

Junior Eurovision 2022: Listen to France’s song for the contest!

There are currently six countries that have chosen their representatives for Junior Eurovision 2022. The last of these countries is France, whose public broadcaster, France Télévisions, announced their representative and their song for the contest in Yerevan, a few hours ago.

Lissandro was internally selected to represent France in Junior Eurovision 2022 with the song “Oh Maman!”. The song is entirely in French. Lissandro is 13 years old from the small village of Moselle in East France. He can sing in five languages, while he has also given his voice to several cartoon characters and he likes many music styles, from plain pop to rock songs.

Listen to “Oh Maman!” by Lissandro for Junior Eurovision 2022:

What do you think about France’s song in this year’s Junior Song Contest? Write us in the comments below!

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022, in Armenia!

Source: junioreurovision.tv

Junior Eurovision 2022: 16 countries will take part in the contest in Yerevan!

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) alongside the Armenian public broadcaster (AMPTV), announced that 16 countries are going to take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022, which is scheduled to take place in Yerevan, on Sunday, December 11.

https://youtu.be/NvgeXx_BUV4

The 16 countries that will travel to Yerevan in December are:

  • 🇦🇱 Albania (RTSH)
  • 🇦🇲 Armenia (AMPTV)
  • 🇫🇷 France (France TV)
  • 🇬🇪 Georgia (GPB)
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland (TG4)
  • 🇮🇹 Italy (Rai)
  • 🇰🇿 Kazakhstan (Khabar Agency)
  • 🇲🇹 Malta (PBS)
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands (AVROTROS)
  • 🇲🇰 North Macedonia (MKRTV)
  • 🇵🇱 Poland (TVP)
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal (RTP)
  • 🇷🇸 Serbia (RTS)
  • 🇪🇸 Spain (TVE)
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine (UA:PBC)
  • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom (BBC)

The number of countries that will take part in this year’s contest is reduced, compared to last year, since Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Germany and Russia will not return to the contest, while the United Kingdom returns after a 16 years of absence.

What is more, alongside the final list of competitions, the Armenian public broadcaster announced the slogan of this year’s contest which is: “Spin the Magic”.

Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, is excited about the show’s return:

“We’re delighted to be welcoming talented young artists from 16 countries this year to Yerevan for the 20th Junior Eurovision Song Contest. It’s exciting to be returning to the Armenian capital for the first time in over a decade to “Spin The Magic” on this special anniversary – and welcoming back the United Kingdom to the competition, our host country for Eurovision 2023. There’s so much energy, passion and creativity from our colleagues at AMPTV and we can’t wait to see a spectacular show in December.”

Armenia will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 after Maléna’s win with the song “Qami Qami”:

Stay tuned in Eurovisionfun for everything new regarding the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022!

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France: National Final to decide their Eurovision 2023 act!

A while ago, France Télévisions has confirmed  that they will choose the song that will represent them at Eurovision 2023 the same way they have been for two years. With their national final, C’est vous qui décidez.

Today, the public French broadcaster announced its plans for the 2022-2023 TV season, which includes plans for both Eurovision 2023 and an announcement that the country’s act for Junior Eurovision 2023 in the city of Yerevan, Armenia, will be presented in “a few weeks”.

Eurovision France: C’est vous qui décidez will be presented by France 2, the channel presenting Eurovision in France. The national final C’est vous qui décidez’ was used for the first time in 2021 and brought France its best result of the 21st century when Barbara Pravi finished second in Rotterdam.

2023 will be the third year that this national final will be used to pick the song that will represent France in the Eurovision Song Contest .

France has chosen its representative in the Contest through a national final every year since 2018, with the exception of 2020. In 2022, Alvan & Ahez represented France with the song “Fulenn”. They finished 24th in the Grand Final with 17 points.

https://youtu.be/H1lcGXwOqJI

At this time no more info regarding the selection has been announced, last year submissions for Eurovision France: C’est Vous Qui Décidez’ 2022 opened in late June of 2021. This means it is likely we could expect a call for songs and artists soon.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the French participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023!

Source: eurovoix.com

Norway: Alvan & Ahez Win Adresse Torino Show One!

France was the winner of the first show of the Norwegian show about Eurovision Adress Torino.

The points this evening were determined by a celebrity jury and a public jury. On the celebrity jury consisted of Margret Berger who represented Norway at Eurovision 2013, Ingeborg Heldal, Staysman and Kevin Vågenes. The public jury consisted of Jim Ødegård Pedersen, Vegard Solberg, Trine Paulsen and Tuva Halse.

https://youtu.be/CO07xLUlK2g

The results were as follows:

  1. France – 86 points
  2. Australia – 75 points
  3. Moldova – 61 points
  4. Latvia – 55 points
  5. Estonia – 52 points
  6. Armenia – 47 points
  7. Germany – 34 points
  8. Denmark – 28 points
  9. Croatia – 15 points

Adresse Torino continues tomorrow evening at 20:55 CET with the panel assessing the songs from Greece, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Georgia, North Macedonia, Sweden and Spain.

You can watch the show on the NRK Player here.

Source: eurovoix.com

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the ΧΧ participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy!

OGAE Poll 2022: Results from France!

The announcements of the OGAE Clubs started today, with OGAE France being the first club revealing their results.

The votes of OGAE France members are as follows:

  • 12 points: Italy
  • 10 points: Sweden
  • 08 points: The Netherlands
  • 07 points: United Kingdom
  • 06 points: Poland
  • 05 points: Spain
  • 04 points: Finland
  • 03 points: Norway
  • 02 points: Austria
  • 01 point: Ukraine

As we can see high results got 3 out of 5 bookmakers’ favourites, while the top favourite, Ukraine, got only one point.

Stay tuned on EurovisionFun for all the votes from the OGAE Clubs for the OGAE Poll 2022! 

France: The candidates of C’est Vous Qui Decidez 2022!

After a period of mystery and speculations, the national public broadcaster of France finally released the final list of the candidate participants and their songs for Eurovision France: C’est Vous Qui Décidez 2022!

France 2 received more than 1500 songs out of which 12 were selected to take part at the national final.

The candidates who are about to claim the representation of France in Turin, Italy are as follows:

The French national final Eurovision France: C’est Vous Qui Décidez is going to take place on 5th of March at 21:10 CET.

The show consists of 3 stages: The top 5 songs of the public of the first stage will advance to the second stage of the selection, where a 6th entry will join them decided by the jury. On the final stage, there is going to be a 50/50 voting process (jury voting and televoting) which will determine the next representative of France in Eurovision 2022.

The jury panel consist of 10 members:

  • Jenifer (head)
  • Gjon’s Tears
  • Yseult
  • Andre Manoukian
  • Nicoletta
  • Agustin Galiana
  • Joyce Jonathan
  • Cyril Feraud
  • Elodie Gossuin
  • Sundy Jules

In 2021 France was closer than ever to the victory at the contest with Barbara Pravi and Voilà! She finished second with 499 points.

https://youtu.be/Unj9WbeLzRU

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun.com for all the news regarding the French participation at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy.

France: Submissions are open for National Final 2022!

France has raised the bar after achieving their first top 5 result since 2002 with the amazing Barbara Pravi and her song “Voila”. Therefore, the French national TV has announced that they will keep the same concept hoping for a win this time in 2022.

Consequently, from today until the 24th of October, all French citizens are alloud to send their own proposal to a submission window that has been made. There is a set rule though: Every song needs to be in French language or other dialects that has been recognized in the country.

The participant of Eurovision 2022 is going to be selected via a TV show, just like in 2021, with both public and jury voting. You can see more details about the rules, here.

Watch the stand in rehearsal of Voila:

Should we book a flight already for France 2023?

CASANOVA: I want people to dance and sing together ! Let them forget their problems for a few minutes!

Eurovision Fun had the honor to host an other exclusive interview with one more candidate of the French national Final Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez!. His stage name is Casanova (real name Yoann Casanova), his entry is called Tutti  and he is going to perform it in French and Corsican. He is 27 years old and before he enters the music industry he used to work as a fireman. The French national final is expected to take place in January 2021.

 

Interview with Casanova

 

What’s your favorite French entry in the history of Eurovision ?

For the song and for the artist he is, I choose Patrick Fiori with “Mama Corsica” in 1993!
He represented France as I would like to represent it! He is very authentic, and a true French with all his cultural values !

Why did you wanna compete at the Eurovision concept ?

I have loved Eurovision since I was little! This big and spectacular show has always attracted me and intrigued me! I like to see how each country feels music. And discover different styles, and sounds of the world.

What is the message of your song ?

I want people to dance and sing together ! Let them forget their problems for a few minutes! Especially during this time of global pandemic…
In today’s society I find that we have become increasingly individualistic, social networks make us believe that we are connected but really, we are far away from each other…
In my song, I want to tell that whatever happens , together we are stronger and we can overcome everything !
Through it, I would like to be the face of culture and values of each French region

What can we expect from your stage presence ?

My team and I will give everything to prepare you the best possible performance on stage ! I really want you to come and party with me ! I’m so excited !

Can you tell us more about yourself so we and your fans can know you better ?

My real name is Yoann CASANOVA, I live in Bastia, Corsica and I’m 27 years old ! I was Fireman before. I left everything for music !
I was lucky to be able to participate in The Voice France and reach to the Final !
I love SPORT !!! Running in the mountains and Football !

I wanna ask you if there was someone from the music industry that was your idol or role model ?

I don’t really have an idol but a lot artists inspire me! In France I admire for Jacques Brel forhis texts and his interpretation… Johnny Hallyday remains the way to be on stage, a real showman! More recently I’m listening to Stromae, Ed Sheeran and John Mayer !

How was your experience in The Voice ?

It was a great adventure about people, friendships and art… I learned a lot about myself and my emotions during this period when we were performing ! I have incredible memories of it !

Have you ever visited Greece ?

I have never been to Greece… I’ve seen so many wonderful pictures, I have friends who told me so beautiful things about it! I hope to get there as soon as I can !

*At the end of the interview Casanova thanked us for the support*

In closing, we would like to thank Casanova for his time and we would like to wish him the best of luck to his attempt to raise the Tricolour in Rotterdam 2021.

France: Listen to “Mon Alliée”, the country’s final version for Rotterdam

Tom Leeb’s Eurovision 2020 entry, “The Best In Me”, was announced in mid-February and shortly after French Culture Minister Franck Riester described the song’s English chorus as disturbing in response to a question from a center party LREM’s MP.

The issue went on to add that the French representative at Eurovision, which is a national contest, should proudly use the French language, stressing that it prefers the country’s representatives to sing in French and not win, rather than  with an English song.

When the tracks were due to expire, it became known that the title of the French entry had changed with the song now being titled “Mon Alliée”. Apart from the use of a French title, the track has undergone changes as the French have become more used to it, giving it what it had been stressed to lack.

Listen to the final version of France’s entry, “Mon Alliée”, below: