FRANCE – France will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The French entry for the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, Israel will be selected through the national selection Destination Eurovision 2019, organised by the French broadcaster France Télévisions in collaboration with the television channel France 2.
The selection consist of two semi-finals and a final. As a member of the “Big 5”, France automatically qualified to compete in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest.
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.
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
FIRST SEMI FINAL
- Naestro – Le brasier
- Bilal Hassani – Roi
- Mazy – Oulala
- Lautner – J’ai pas le temps
- Florina – In the shadow
- Aysat – Comme une grande
- Chimène Badi – Là Haut
- Silvàn Areg – Le petit Nicolas
- Battista Acquaviva – Pasio
SECOND SEMI FINAL
- Ugo – Ce qui me blesse
- Gabriella – On cherche encore (Never get enough)
- Doutson – Sois un bon fils
- Seemone – Tous les deux
- The Divaz – La voix d’Aretha
- Emmanuel Moire – La promesse
- Tracy De Sà – Por aquí
- PhilipElise – Madame la paix
- Noémie – Ma petite famille