France has been a loyal Eurovision Track Contest contender for the reason that very starting. It is without doubt one of the solely seven international locations to be current on the first contest in 1956 and has solely missed two contestants which had been 1974 and 1982.
The nation is again with a joint group this 12 months hoping to win the trophy and host subsequent 12 months’s contest. The artist to symbolize France was chosen via ‘Eurovision France: c’est vous qui décidez’, the place they competed with 5 different acts and got here on prime by the jury and televote.
The competitors is happening in Turin, Italy this 12 months. Final 12 months’s winners Mäneskin are additionally a bunch and received final 12 months with a complete of 524 factors, they turned the 68th winner of the tune contest and the primary Italian entry to win the competition in 31 years.
Who’s representing France this 12 months and have they ever received the Eurovision Track Contest? Right here’s the whole lot it’s essential to know.
Who’s representing France for the Eurovision Track Contest 2022?
Alvan, a 29-year-old musician, has teamed up with Ahez, a vocal trio to compete for France this 12 months. Alvan has been producing “chill electro world” music with the group ‘Alvan Project’ for various years. Whereas Ahez, consisting of Marine Lavigne, Sterenn Diridollou and Sterenn Le Guillou have been performing since 2018 and their music intertwines conventional northern French singing with fashionable, Celtic influences.
The group who’re competing with an authentic tune Fulenn first met final 12 months and determined to affix collectively and apply for this 12 months’s entry choice course of. The tune, which implies Spark in English, was written by Alvan and Ahez’s Marine Lavigne, many of the tune is sung in a Celtic language Brenton , a language primarily spoken within the artists’ dwelling in northern France.
The tune follows the story of a younger lady who solely feels free at evening when she is accompanied by the satan by a bonfire. The tune has two components two it, an ultra-modern beat fused with conventional vocal stylings to supply a monitor described as “Celtic EDM”.
France didn’t need to do very a lot to get thus far as they’re one of many “Big Five” international locations, so that they mechanically undergo to the Grand Closing.
What number of occasions have France received Eurovision?
France has received Eurovision 5 occasions, the identical quantity as the UK. Nonetheless, France has solely been in a position to host the competition thrice which had been in 1959, 1961 and 1978.
France got here very near successful many occasions, it got here second 5 occasions and third seven occasions. Since 1998, the 12 months televoting was launched, France has been performing badly. Since then it has been within the backside 10 international locations virtually yearly. In 2014, the nation completed in final place for the primary time for the reason that begin of Eurovision with solely two factors. At the least it’s not as dangerous as final 12 months when the UK acquired 0 factors.
The Eurovision Track Contest might be reside streamed on BBC One from 8pm. It’s Alvan and Ahez’s remaining probability to win this 12 months’s competitors and have fun a sixth victory.