FRANCE 2014: NOW THAT COULD BE A FIRST
Olivier Rocher (France)
PARIS, FRANCE – The French final will take place in less than 24 hours and France 3 is gearing up. Today, on the France 3 facebook page the promo clip to call for votes was premiered. At the end of the ad, the names of the authors and composer of each song were revealed, and a surprise was there.
Destan, “Sans toi”
lyrics : Cheyenne
music : L’aura Marciano
TWIN TWIN, “Moustache”
lyrics : Lorent Idir & François Ardouvin
music : Pierre Beyres & Kim N’Guyen
Joanna, “Ma Liberté”
lyrics : Yves Guillon
music : Gerard James Borg, Philip Vella & Sean Vella
Yes, the famous Maltese Eurovision team Borg/Vella is behind Joanna’s entry. Gerard James Borg and Philip Vella have so far composed an incredible number of entries for Eurovision : 14 entries in 8 different national finals (from Greece to Iceland), 39 entries in the Maltese Song Contest 5 of which were selected to represent the archipelago at Eurovision (including famous « Desire » in 2000 and « 7th Wonder » in 2002). Moreover, 4 of this year’s entry to Malta Eurovision Song Contest have been penned by Gerard James Borg (alone, or with Philip Vella).
For the first time then, the French entry could be a foreign work…