Nelson Monfort to take over commentating?
PARIS, FRANCE – It’s not official, FranceTélévisions has caught an early Eurovision fever. Last week the French broadcaster announced that the first public channel, France 2, will be responsible for the selection and the broadcasting of Eurovision 2015, and today a new piece of nieces appeared on the net: the commentators are about to be changed too!
Last year, the job was done by Cyril Féraud and Natasha St Pier, and many viewers criticized their work. This morning, on MFM Radio, very famous FranceTélévisions personality, Nelson Montfort, said that he may be about to be chosen to be in charge of French comments this year in Vienna.
The man declared that this job was made for him and that he was pleased with the return of the contest on France 2. An official confirmation is expected from the broadcaster (as well as reactions from French euro fans!).
Nelson could be an unexpected but interesting choice for France. Many may expect a very traditionnal job from him, like a return to good old days when Léon Zitrone (Eurovision 1978 presenter) was used to do the job every single year in a very dramatic way. But, Nelson is also famous for his hilarious comments during figure skating championships. Together with former skater, Philippe Candeloro, they have managed to turn those boring programmes into funny, much talked about TV events. In order to prevent boredom, one thing is sure, Nelson must not do the job on his own. And if FranceTélévisions dares to send the Monfort/Candeloro duo to Vienna, wow, that could be something!
DID YOU KNOW?
Nelson Monfort (61) is a very popular sports commentator and is known for his language skills (English, Spanish and Italian). He’s considered by many as a professional, classy but a bit old-fashioned journalist. His BBC English accent as well as his enthusiastic interviews are often mocked by the press. Fortunately, his great sense of humor and his ability to mock himself have made him one of the most famous TV personalities in France.