France 2 has confirmed the return of Destination Eurovision for 2019. The broadcaster has placed an advert on social media asking for authors, composers, singers (or even a combination of the three) to apply!
— France 2 (@France2tv) June 21, 2018
An appetite to continue a televised National Selection
After two internal selections, France brought back the televised selection in the shape of “Destination Eurovision”. This was the first time that France has used a National Selection since 2014 when Twin Twin finished last in Copenhagen.
In an interview with lemonde.fr, French Head of Delegation Edoardo Grassi have mentioned the following:
“I think that going through a televised show helps to anchor the Eurovision brand in France. This allows us to show our motivation and talk about this contest for three months”
France at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Madame Monseuir won the ticket for France at Destination Eurovision 2018. They went on to Lisbon with their song “Mercy”. As a Big Five country, they automatically qualified for the Grand Final where they managed to finish 13th overall in the competition.
What do you think of the return of Destination Eurovision?. Do you think France will be able to finally get the win they deserve?. Let us know your opinions and thoughts below or at social media @ESCXTRA