France 2019 🇫🇷 Twitter reactions mostly overwhelming on Bilal’s victory
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
FRANCE – LGBT community once again happy having one more “Conchita” in Eurovision 2019. In a voting where weirdly the international jury ignored the big favourite and supported Seemone instead, the excitement was big. It worked perfectly for French Televisions as we all thought at the beginning that Bilal will be the big looser of the evening.
But somehow, in a miraculous way, everything worked fine and Destination Eurovision 2019 Final gave excitement to the audience, similar to a Eurovision Grand Final. Twitter seems to celebrate with Bilal’s victory. It’s no secret that LGBT voice in Eurovision is powerful (don’t deny that they will call you a hater and racist immediately).
France managed once again to go to Eurovision with a participant, ambassador or diversity and … former colonies! Bilal was great in the first semi final but she wasn’t vocally good in the final. We must listen to Bilal may times more in a live performance to see how it will do (speculations always) in Tel Aviv.
In the French media she was praised after a homophobic attack last week and the French first lady endorsement. Her “Fuego” cover performance, surely boosted her voting audience. Many though would agree that Seemone woulda also be a great choice, while Emmanuel Moire (although my own favourite) disappointed me with his live vocal performance.
Crowned by the people: Bravo @iambilalhassani!!! Wear your crown and shine bright on the road ahead!!! You will help others to dream big and sparkle more. #DestinationEurovision https://t.co/faAWByTvYj
— Michel MAIETTA (@michelmaietta) January 27, 2019
@iambilalhassani ❤️❤️❤️ Yesssss so proud
— Your gay friend 🌈 (@QueerSushi) January 27, 2019
Why are people angry at this song. It’s amazing. Yes of course I would’ve also of liked to of seen Seemone win aswell but Bilal also deserved it too. He may of not won the juries over but don’t forget that televotes can change anything and also Bilal is very popular over there
— H5rre6 #TeamValentina ♥️ (@H5rre61) January 27, 2019
From Spain 🇪🇸, the Bilal's song is awesome, Bilal will do quite well in Eurovision, is a very good choice, value what you have in France, is amazing! 👌 i don't know French, and i understood the message perfectly, that's music, we will also support Bilal from outside France 👍
— Adrian Sky.D (@Adri689) January 27, 2019
@iambilalhassani 💪🏼 winnnerrrr 😍
— EuropeanOpen2016 (@NathanMagnoux) January 27, 2019
— Родріго 🇺🇦 🇲🇰 (@Bakeroso) January 27, 2019
— 😈 (@MaelChrtn) January 27, 2019
Just be a man… !
— Mendès ❤♐️❤♍❤🇲🇦🇵🇹 (@Mdmbelli) January 27, 2019
I didn't like the performance of Bilal. Seemone sings better than him! She should have won! Believing that only homophobes bemoan Bilal's victory is a mistake.
— Laurent Jeury (@JeuryLaurent) January 27, 2019