The submissions window for Eurovision France: c’est vous qui décidez 2022 opened all the way back in June, and closed in October. After months of silence, the French Head of Delegation has confirmed that the competing entries will be revealed next Wednesday.
Alexandra Redde-Amiel, Head of Delegation for France, has announced that the competing entries for the 2022 edition of Eurovision France: c’est vous qui décidez will be released on Wednesday 16 February.
Previously, auditions were held at the Apollo Théâtre in Paris to shortlist entries for the selection, the same venue as the 2021 selection shortlisting.
Stéphane Bern and Laurence Boccolini will host the selection for the second year in a row. The date for the selection has yet to be confirmed.
About Eurovision France: C’est Vous Qui Décidez 2021
Eurovision France: c’est vous qui décidez was held for the first time last 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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