Stéphane Bern & Marianne James the French commentators
Olivier Rocher (France)
PARIS, FRANCE – New broadcaster, new selection and now new commentators, France is definitely considering Eurovision with a different eye this year. It has just been announced that France 2 has chosen the two presenters it will send to Vienna.
The first one, Stéphane Bern, is probably one of the most popular TV personalities in France at the moment. His daily show “Comment Ça Va Bien?” and his history programmes are the highlights of France 2. With his posh attitude and his great sense of humour and self-mockery, he is very much appreciated over here for what we call “British attitude”. Like a posher version of Graham Norton.
He will be joined by Marianne James. She is a very talented operatic singer who came to fame a few years ago with a humoristic live show. She was also a juror on “Nouvelle Star” (French Pop Idol), and is remembered for her frankness and her total absence of double talk. She’s the one who declared live on French TV “French TV viewers just have shit in their ears”!
This novel duo will sure be appreciated and we can expect some memorable comments from France this year!