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France "Destination Eurovision": Artists revealed – listen to snippets

The French selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 takes place in January 2018 in three shows: Two Semi-finals and a Final. The full list of the 18 candidates has been revealed

The broadcaster France 2 has revealed the 18 contestants for "Destination Eurovision" – this year's French selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

National and international panels have selected the 18 contestants from 1500 applications received.

France 2018: Destination Eurovision, Semi-final 1
Contestants in Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1

Running order

  1. Masoe – "Paradise"
  2. Noée – "L'un près de l'autre"
  3. Lisandro Cuxi – "Eva"
  4. Malo' – "Ciao"
  5. Emmy Liyana – "OK OU KO"
  6. Enéa – "I'll be there"
  7. Pheno Men – "Jamais sans toi"
  8. Louka – "Mamma Mia"
  9. Ehla – "J'ai cru"

Semi-final 2

Running order

  1. Lucie – "My World"
  2. Madame Monsieur – "Mercy"
  3. Jane Constance – "Un jour j'ai rêvé"
  4. Nassi – "Rêve de gamin"
  5. Igit – "Lisboa Jérusalem"
  6. Max Cinnamon – "Ailleurs"
  7. Sarah Caillibot – "Tu me manques"
  8. Sweem – "Là-haut"
  9. June The Girl – "Same"

Snippets of the songs

Malo' – "Ciao"
June the Girl – "Same"
Louka – "Mamma Mia"
Igit – "Lisboa Jerusalem"
Emmy Liyana – "OK ou KO"
Madame Monsieur – "Mercy"
Sweem – "Là haut"
Noée – "L'un près de l'autre"
PhénoMen – "Jamais sans toi"
Lucie – "My World"
Enea – "I'll be there"
Sarah Caillibot – "Tu me manques"
Masoe – "Paradise"
Max Cinnamon – "Ailleurs"
Nassi – "Rêve de Gamin"
Jane Constance – "Un jour j'ai rêvé"
Ehla – "J'ai cru"
Lisandro Cuxi – "Eva"

Destination Eurovision 2018

"Destination Eurovision" is a new format for selecting the French representative at Eurovision Song Contest. This year, the competition will consist of three shows.

Broadcasting dates:

  • 13 January 2018 – Semi-final 1
  • 20 January 2018 – Semi-final 2
  • 27 January 2018 – Final

The semi-finals were recorded on 8 and 9 January 2018 and will be broadcast on 13 and 20 January 2018. The final will be aired live on 27 January 2018. All on France 2, TV5 Monde and Eurovision France's Facebook page.

The results of the semi-finals will be determined by a French jury together with an international jury. 

French jury:

  • Amir – Singer, songwriter, France 2016
  • Isabelle Boulay – Singer
  • Christophe Willem – Singer

International jury:

  • Christer Björkman – Head of Delegation for Sweden at Eurovision, Supervisor of Melodifestivalen, Sweden 1992
  • Nicola Caligiore – Head of Delegation for Italy at Eurovision
  • Olga Salamakha – Head of Delegation for Belarus at Eurovision

The result of the final will be determined by 50/50 televoting / international jury (the international jury from the semi-finals joined by jurors from Bulgaria, Armenia, Switzerland, Russia, Israel, Finland and Iceland). Each of the jury members awards 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, and 2 points.

France in Eurovision Song Contest

France 2017: Alma - "Requiem"

France is a grand old country in Eurovision. They have participated 60 times since the start of Eurovision in 1956. 

The best results are five victories in 1977, 1969, 1962, 1960, 1958. The latest victory was in 1977 - 40 years ago! The worst result was in 2014, where France ended last in the Grand Final, and in the last 15 years, they only managed twice to be in top-10. 

France is a member of "Big 5", so they don't have to go through the semi-final-qualifications, but are automatically qualified for the Grand Finals.




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