Tom Leeb, who was set to represent France in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has confirmed he will not be taking part in the 2021 contest, which is set to be held in Rotterdam.
Speaking on Non Stop People’s “Good Morning Week-end”, Tom revealed that he will not be returning to take part in the 2021 contest, due to his busy schedule for the year ahead. He also confirmed that French broadcaster France Télévisions would be making a further announcement soon.
“I have a pretty busy schedule”
Speaking to host Mickaël Dorian, Tom confirmed that:
We agreed with France Télévisions and it is they who will give a real answer to this, I have a pretty busy schedule next year so I couldn’t do Eurovision, it’s official.– Tom Leeb, speaking on “Good Morning Week-end”
He also revealed that the broadcaster would be giving an ‘answer’ about his non-participation soon, with more details:
Other things are coming my way, but France Télévisions will give a very precise answer.– Tom Leeb, speaking to “Good Morning Week-end”
An upcoming cinema role!
Speaking to Non Stop People at the beginning of June, Tom revealed he had plans for the big screen coming up:
I have a film, by Nicolas Cuche, which will be released this summer, which is called Pourris gâtés... [also] there is the magnificent film by Julien Rambaldi, C’est la vie.– Tom Leeb, speaking to Non Stop People
He will also star in the second series of TF1’s Infidèle, alongside Claire Keim.
France at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020
In January, it was confirmed that Tom Leeb would represent France at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam – France’s first internally selected act since 2017. His entry, “Mon alliée (The Best in Me)”, was released in February.
The 2020 contest was cancelled in March, for the first time ever in Eurovision history. France becomes the eighth country to confirm that they will select a new act for the 2021 contest.
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