FRANCE NOT TO AIR THE FIRST SEMIFINAL
France has followed in Spain’s footsteps and will not televise the first semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest. The French broadcaster will show the second semi final of the show on its secondary channel France Ô. French televoters have the opportunity to vote for their favorite songs in the second semi final. The final from Malmoe will be aired on France 3.
The French broadcaster has said it will use social media to engage viewers with the contest, giving them the opportunity to comment the performances. The first semi final will be shown on the broadcaster’s website.