FRA: Destination Eurovision Semi-final Two
One semi-final down, one to go. As you may have seen from last Saturday, four will make it through to final of Destination Eurovision (DE) on Saturday 26 January. You’ll be able to follow all of the action on France 2, TV5Monde and TV5Québec. It’ll also be online on those broadcasters’ respective websites.
You can have a look at which songs are already there by clicking HERE.
But what are the nine songs competing for the remaining four berths?
Doutson – Sois un bon fils
Emmanuel Moire – La promesse
Gabriella – On cherche encore (Never get enough)
Noémie – Ma petite famille
Philipelise – Madame la paix
Seemone – Tout les deux
The Divaz – La voix d’Aretha
Tracy de Sá – Por aqui
Hugo – Ce qui me blesse
As before, each performer will perform a short cover of a song before the one they’re hoping will qualify. Some of these covers have a Eurovision connection, and they’re not always in the style you’ll be used to. It’s a nice touch, to perhaps demonstrate the singer’s range.
A 50/50 basis of televoting and international jurors will decide the results. The five jurors this week are Christer Björkman (Sweden), Zoë Straub (Austria), Mikolas Josef (Czech Republic), Natia Mshvenieradze (Georgia) and Anushik Ter-Ghukasyan (Armenia). You’ll probably recognise some of those names. As you may have seen from the first semi-final, the public and jurors don’t always agree. That’s what makes it exciting.
Madame Monsieur won DE 2018 with Mercy. Here’s an extract of the performing at DE.
We at EI will be blogging the second semi-final. It starts at 21.00 CET on Saturday 19 January.
Author: John Stanton
Source: Eurovision Ireland, France 2