Just a month after France placed second in Eurovision 2021, they have already started preparations for 2022! The submissions window for Eurovision France: c’est vous qui décidez 2022 has opened today, and will close in October.
Wasting absolutely no time, France Télévisions have opened the submissions window for the second edition of Eurovision France: c’est vous qui décidez. While submissions for entries for the 2021 edition opened in June last year, it was actually confirmed that there would be a national final the following month. Other details, including the air date, were announced only a few weeks beforehand.
About Eurovision France: C’est Vous Qui Décidez 2021
Eurovision France: c’est vous qui décidez was held for the first time this year, following the widely-criticised internal selection of Tom Leeb in 2020. The show proved successful, attracting over 2.3 million viewers. It was broadcast on France 2 January 30th. As a one-show selection, it marked a departure from the Destination Eurovision format last used in 2019.
The show included two rounds. After the first round in which all 12 acts performed, seven songs selected by televote and one wildcard selected by the jury qualified for the second round. The jury and the televoters then selected the winner from these eight songs. The 10-person jury featured former French Eurovision acts Amir (2016), Marie Myriam (1977) and Natasha St-Pier (2001).
After topping both the jury vote and televote in the selection, Barbara Pravi went on to finish 2nd in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2021 with Voilà”, scoring a total of 499 points. Under the pre-2016 system, she would have narrowly beat eventual winners Måneskin.
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