2020

#LiveBlog Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez! Final – Join Us From 21:05 CET

Bonsoir Europe, bonjour Australie, this is Paris calling!

Tonight, France decides their representative for Eurovision 2021 in a fantastic show: Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez!

The 2021 French national final will see 12 acts battling for the golden ticket to Rotterdam and will be hosted by Stephan Bern and Laurence Boccolini. The winning song will be determined via a 50/50 jury and public voting deliberation.

The show will consist of 2 rounds:

  • First round:  Seven entries will be determined exclusively by public televoting to advance to the second round. An additional superfinalist will be determined from the remaining five entries by a ten-member jury panel.
  • Second round (The Superfinal): A total of 8 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Eurovision 2021. This time, the winner will be determined via a 50/50 jury-public televoting.

Tonight’s jury president is no one other than the beloved French singer Amir (France 2016). The rest of the jury will consist of the following artists/personalities:

  • Marie Myriam ( France 1977),
  • Natasha St-Pier (France 2001),
  • Duncan Laurence ( Netherlands 2019)
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier (fashion designer)
  • Chimène Badi
  • André Manoukian
  • Elodie Gossuin
  • Agustin Galiana 
  • Michèle Bernier

The acts competing tonight are:

  • LMK – Magique
  • Ali – Paris Me Dit
  • Casanova – Tutti
  • Barbara Pravi – Voilà
  • Cephaz – On A Mangé Le Soleil
  • Amui – Maeva
  • Andriamad – Alléluia
  • Philippine – Bah Non
  • Juliette Moraine – Pourvu Qu’on M’Aime
  • 21 Juin Le Duo – Peux-Tu Me Dire?
  • Terence James – Je T’Emmènerai Danser
  • Poney X – Amour Fou

You can watch Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez! via:

France 2 and TV5 Monde

Eurovision Ireland’s own Mr B (Bogdan) is here to give you the comments you’re all waiting for! To get the latest ones, just simply refresh this page 😉

LIVE BLOG STARTS HERE

Bonsoir Europe, bonjour Australie, this is Paris calling!

Bonsoir, bonjour, we are finally live from France! We expect an amazing show, a show that will tell us who will represent France at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam.

Now on stage we see the finalists singing along to Eurovision stars from France.

Of course, Amir, the head judge is present as well.

Our tonight’s hosts are Stephan Bern and Laurence Boccolini, while here at Eurovision Ireland, you have yours truly Mr B.

12 acts will compete tonight but there can be only one winner.

Stay tuned as you will have an important role this evening. Televoters from around the world will be allowed to vote in this special final of Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez!

Tonight’s jury president is no one other than the beloved French singer Amir (France 2016). The rest of the jury consist of the following artists/personalities: Marie Myriam (France 1977), Natasha St-Pier (France 2001), Duncan Laurence (Netherlands 2019),  Jean-Paul Gaultier (fashion designer),  Chimène Badi, André Manoukian, Elodie Gossuin,  Agustin Galiana and Michèle Bernier.

The show will consist of 2 rounds:

  • First round:  Seven entries will be determined exclusively by public televoting to advance to the second round. An additional superfinalist will be determined from the remaining five entries by a ten-member jury panel.
  • Second round (The Superfinal): A total of 8 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Eurovision 2021. This time, the winner will be determined via a 50/50 jury-public televoting.

The winner of JESC 2020, Valentina has just had the honour to start the show.

And now, the show really begins!

Andriamad – Alléluia

The songs starts and I am immediately drawn into it. It has that drum beat that you can’t resist, complemented by good singing voices and a good message: we are the people of the world; we should have the same rights. We are all of beautiful colours and Alleluia gives homage to every single one of them. If there was ever a song that the people of the world needed to hear on the Eurovision stage, I can confidently say Alleluia. Does it show how much I love this song? The voices were a bit shaky at the start, but it got better as the song progressed. Please France and people voting tonight, show Andriamad some love ❤ It’s a big Yes from me!

Juliette Moraine – Pourvu Qu’on M’Aime

This song has the French touch that we all know and love. As long as you love me, sings Juliette Moraine and she sings it very well. This lovely “Parisienne waltz” I can’t fault it. I can see this doing well with the judges, but I’m not convinced it could do the same with the audience around the world. But OMG , when she hit that note, I had to pay her the full price for the ticket! That was a concert performance. Another Yes from me.

Céphaz– On A Mangé Le Soleil

What a lovely, soothing voice and a well-thought staging! I’m liking this more tonight, than I liked it at the first listening. Yes, we buy more that we need sometimes. I might not eat the Sun, but I do tap my feet to this beat. This made me clap along, and that’s a big sign. Well done Cephaz, I can see a place in the Round 2 for you. I give it a Yes and a clap clap. Even the judges were singing and clapping. That says someting. Pfff…. this is harder than I thought.

Amui – Maeva

Welcome Tahitian to Eurovision! I was not expecting that. My mind went (for a few moments) to the Pacific Ocean, holidays and beaches, but my body remained to dance to this amazing rhythm. I kept on moving my shoulders and having a good time. I must admit, some parts were quite sexy as well. Is Eurovision ready for Amui? Ok, so I Guess another Yes…

Philippine – Bah Non

Philippine gives a strong performance. She’s very confident and delivers a good performance, but I am a bit distracted by what is going on on the stage. This ‘fight’ between her and the dancer works, but Philippine loses connection with the camera while ‘dealing’ angrily with that ‘dance-lover’. Would I mind if this won? Bah Non J A three-quarter Yes from me! 😛

Terence James – Je T’Emmènerai Danser

Terence can take me out to dance anytime. The song has a cool catchy vibe and a good bass with inserted bagpipe sounds. James has on the stage men in kilts!!! This is going places I didn’t think it will be able to go. I’m not extremely impressed by the chorus, but the performance sold it for me. I’m pleasantly surprised. I didn’t give this much of a chance before this Final, but now daaamnnnnnn. Can I have a yes please? Ca c’est magnifique :)))))) I want to go dancing where they are partying!

Barbara Pravi – Voilà

The bookie’s favourite for tonight, Barbara doesn’t fail to sing with conviction and the graphics only enhance her performance. This song is pure French served on a fresh croissant. Excuse the reference, but I do like a croissant or two. Ok, now back to Barbara. I can see the appeal she has to the French speaking public and indeed she has a good chance of winning tonight. But….she is singing after James and I am still thinking about his party. I enjoyed listening to Barbara’s song, I liked her commitment, but I would not choose this tonight. Why? Well probably because after such a sad, horrible year, I want something more uplifting. This is just a personal opinion. (I can hear my boss screaming in my phone. Sorry, boss, it’s just my opinion!) I give it a Yes, but not my vote. The jury absolutely love her and they are not shy to say it repeatedly that she is their winner. What say you?

Poney X – Amour Fou

Ok, let’s talk about the Elephant in the room! In this case it’s a Poney ! This song has a modern sound that makes you dance along to its beat. I don’t hate it, but I wish it would have had more lyrics to sing along to. Amour Fou is more of a dance song than a sing-along one. Pink is the new black apparently. Guess I need to buy more pink clothes. I’ve enjoyed this little jam. The singer is not shy to show us one more time the ‘Poney Dance’. That was fun. It’s a Yes from me!

Casanova – Tutti

It’s a delight to hear Corsican again! Casanova looks like a Casanova (surrounded by four beautiful dancers) and apparently sings well too. I like this song and I try singing along to it when the chorus comes. Unfortunately, (or fortunately – for my neighbours) my singing stops at ‘Tutti’. It is a happy little song and there’s nothing wrong about it. The dancers (dressed in what I suppose to be costumes inspired by the Corsican region) and the graphics enhance this dancing performance. Would I be mad if this represented France? No, I wouldn’t. It’s a Yes from me. Well done France, I’m enjoying this Final. It is going to be a tough decision.

LMK – Magique

LMK has a great stage presence and this reggae-influenced song is a bop. I enjoy listening to it and tapping my feet. The whole performance was jut on point! I was not expecting this. It was flawless, it sounded good and it looked amazing. Yes, I would have liked her to connect more with the camera as there were too many angles here and there and you could not see her face, but this can be worked upon. Could this represent France? Yes!!! It’s modern and the beat gets you moving. It’s a big Yes from me. Is it from you as well? Let us know in the comments below!

Ali – Paris Me Dit

Whilst I enjoy the vibe of the song, Ali doesn’t quite convince me that this is the right song for Eurovision. Singing right after LMK, this feels a bit underwhelming. I do like the chorus – an invitation to Paris (Paris told me, hello, hurry up, hello) and Ali’s theatrics, but after a few times it becomes a bit too repetitive.  If something else is added to this mix, it could be a Maybe. Still, not bad at all. This show has surpassed my expectations.

21 Juin Le Duo – Peux-Tu Me Dire?

Did someone say guilty pleasure? Yes, this is the one. I know it’s so JESC, but I love it. It has such a happy vibe that you must come out from your corner of sadness and sing ‘Oioioioioioioi Eh Oh’ J You can’t be mad at a fun song. We even saw a bit of barrel drumming (not quite like Luminita & System 2005) and some cute choreography. The juries will burn this one, but I give it my very own special Yes and Like! Well done guys!

France, start voting now! The top 7 songs will advance to the second round.

Here is the number to vote from outside France if I understood correctly. Ask for permission before calling internationally 😀

While we vote, Amir is entertaining us.

I am curios who will be among the top 7 to advance to the second round. The 8th song will be chosen by the Jury as the Euro Ticket.

And the 7 +1 acts to advance are:

Casanova – Tutti

Juliette Moraine – Pourvu Qu’on M’Aime

Cephaz – On A Mangé Le Soleil

21 Juin Le Duo – Peux-Tu Me Dire?

Amui – Maeva

Barbara Pravi – Voilà

Poney X – Amour Fou

And the 8th qualifier – The Euro Ticket is:

LMK – Magique

Congratulations to all that qualified and all that didn’t. I am sure it was a tough decision and you did yourself proud no matter what.

The round 2 has started. Europe and world start voting now!

While we vote again, the winner of JESC 2020, Valentina is singing her winning song J’imagine. Now funny enough, the song was composed by Barbara Pravi….

STOP VOTE!

In a few minutes we will know France’s representative to Rotterdam. The jury will give their points in the Eurovision style.

Pony X receives the first 12 points of the night. Another 12 points for Pony x!!!

Barbara Pravi receives her first 12 points. LMK joins the ones receiving 12 points. At the moment Barbara is 1st with 68 points.

After the Jury vote, Barbara Pravi is first.

The public and the jury have decided. It’s Barbara Pravi and Voila for Rotterdam.

Congratulations! Congratulations to all the acts. You were amazing!

Thank you all for following this blog tonight. See you soon.

Author: Bogdan-Stefan Fedeles

Source: Eurovision Ireland, France 2

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