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WATCH LIVE FROM PARIS 🇫🇷 DESTINATION EUROVISION 2018 FINAL
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And now, it’s time for us to vote… Que le meilleur gagne!
Now it’s time to watch Malo’s performance of “Ciao”. From the first semi final, this one has been my favourite entry, and I stick to my position. What a beautiful song! Like British pop with a French romantic touch. The staging is similar to what we saw two weeks ago, but the performance is a bit better since Malo’ is opening up a bit more. I just love it and I selfishly hope it will fly to Lisbon. The French jury seems to agree with me. Wait and see…
The last entrant of the night is unique (not to say odd) Malo’. First, he’s singing “Sirens Call” with the Cats on Trees. My god, Malo’ could have been part of this band, the osmosis is just perfect!
“Rêves de gamin” (Kid’s dreams) is Nassi’s entry. An up-tempo, oriental flavoured song that the singer delivered with some difficulties in the semi-final. It’s way better tonight, even if Nassi cannot be called the best performer. Once again, the staging does not suit the song very well. It’s a very good song, but not live I’m afraid. Nevertheless, tonight results may prove me wrong given the reactions in the audience.
Nassi in on stage now with the world famous Gipsy Kings for a medley. It’s party time now in the venue. Maybe we should try to send a gipsy act to Eurovision next year.
Max’ self-penned “Ailleurs” is a pleasant song but is still not memorable enough to go to Lisbon. The staging was greatly improved, and it needed it! His performance is flawless, but “Ailleurs” will struggle to stand out in tonight line-up.
Next on stage is 16-year-old Max Cinnamon. With Partick Fiori (France 1993) he’s performing “”Où je vis”. The young singer is rather fresh and touching, as if he was apologizing to be on stage tonight… For sure, his qualification was a big surprise (and was deserved).
Lisandro’s entry, “Eva” is the most “Eurovisionesque” entry, and could have taken part to Melodifestivalen. He’s definitely a show man, maybe a bit over acting at some points. I’m still not convinced by the Mickael Jackson moves, but the staging is neat and quite effective even though a bit to mechanical for my taste. Lisandro is the biggest name tonight, but will it be enough?
The Voice 2017 winner, Lisandro Cuxi, is now on stage to perform a tribute to the late Dolores O’Riordan with “Zombie”. One of the best French voices, Nowenn Leroy is joining the young singer on stage. Not sure this song was the best choice for Lisandro though…
Their entry “Mercy” is probably the most moving song this year. A dark story told in a positive song. An electro balad, that ends up in an uptempo act. A bit of French touch! The sober staging remains the same, and that’s just what this songs needs. The audience is keeping clapping to the strong rythm of the track and the outcome is just perfect in my opinion. For sure the audience loves “Mercy” and just shouts “merci” (thank you) at the end of the performance. Do we have our winner?
Here are the HOT favourites, Madame Monsieur. For the duo song, they are joined by new French sensation Dadju and are performing “Reine”.
After being cogratulated by Conchita herself, now it’s time for the artist to perform “Ok ou KO”. What a great song! The shy singer is giving her best tonight with an improved staging. She is joined on stage by dancing copycat to give even more energy to the entry (the static aspect of the performance was criticized during the semi-final). Emmy Liyan definitely is a dark horse tonight! nevertheless, I must say I prefered the performance two weeks ago.
One of the favourites tonight is Emmy Liyana and she’s now hitting the stage for a duo with her fellow Voice contestant Slimane. They are both giving a beautiful performance of “Viens on s’aime”.
Igit is now performing his entry “Lisboa Jérusalem”. Even though it’s rather obvious that this song will not go to Lisbon, it’s nice to have such a typical French song in the line up tonight. This song is like a modern version of Jacques Brel. It’s a very classy and clever song that may have some difficulties to find its audience. The staging was improved, with an even better background and a poetic puppet by Igit’s side. His performance is flawless. Well done!!
Our second artist tonight is the very original Igit. For his duo, he’s performing the very famous “L’amour à la nmachne” together with its author Alain Souchon.
First on stage is Louka. After a duo with megastar Maître Gims, he’s performing his urban entry “Mamma Mia”. I’m afraid, this one should end up last tonight. The staging with 2 dancers is better than during semi-final, but the track remains a weak one in my opinion. A bit repetitive and definitely not Eurovision tailor made.
8 songs to choose from tonight. 10 international heads of delegations and the French public will make the choice. Each artist will be under the patronnage of a French big name, and will perform a duet as well as his entry.
BONSOIR L’EUROPE! Let’s enjoy this French final together. Quite a promising show!