FRANCE – Destination Eurovision 2019 is the national final organised by France 2 to select France’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The competition will consist of three live shows, aired in January 2019 on France 2, which will be hosted by French-Canadian singer Garou. TV5 Québec Canada will air the shows in Canada on a time delay as will TV5Monde internationally. All shows will take place at the Studio de France – Bât 210 in Saint-Denis.
The format of the competition will consist of three live shows: two semi-finals, and a final. The two semi-finals will feature nine entries each, from which four are selected to advance to the final from each show.
Results in the semi-finals will be determined by public televoting (50%) and a five-members international jury panel (50%). Results in the final will be determined by public televoting (50%) and a ten-members international jury panel (50%). An international jury member is set to vote in only one of the three shows. Therefore, twenty juries will be involved in the voting this year.
Like the previous edition, the show will feature a three-members Francophone jury panel to provide feedback. They will no longer have a say in the results of the contest. The Francophone jury panel will consist of :
Christophe Willem – Singer, returning as a judge for the second consecutive year
André Manoukian – Jazz singer and former judge on Nouvelle Star, commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals in 2018 alongside Willem
Vitaa – Singer, French female artist with the most radio airplay in 2018, Destination Eurovision 2018 participant as a songwriter
Artists and songwriters were able to submit their song entries starting 21 June 2018. On 6 December 2018, France 2 announced at a press conference at the headquarters of France Télévision the name of the 18 artists and songs selected to compete in the televised shows.
FRANCE 2019 🇫🇷 DESTINATION EUROVISION FIRST SEMI FINAL
|PARTICIPANT(S)||SONG TITLE||PUBLIC||JURY||TOTAL||STATUS||OIKOTIMES POLL|
|Silvàn Areg||"Le petit Nicolas"||21||38||59||Qualified|
|Aysat||"Comme une grande"||6||34||40||Qualified|
|Lautner||"J'ai pas le temps"||9||26||35||5|
|Florina||"In the Shadow"||21||0||21||8|
GEORGIA – Georgia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The Georgian Public Broadcaster announced that they will choose their entrant and entry through the means of the reality TV show Georgian Idol.
SECOND AUDITION QUALIFIERS