Eurovision France: C’est Vous Qui Décidez! has just taken place, broadcast live on France 2, and we now know that Alvan & Ahez will be representing the nation in Turin with their song “Fulenn.” The song won with 102 jury points and 120 televote points, defeating Pauline Chagne, who came second, and SOA, who came third.
See the results below!
Twelve songs competed in France’s national final. A first round of televotes chose five acts to progress to the second round, with a sixth act selected by the jury’s “euro-ticket” wild card. Votes were then reset to zero, and a 50/50 split of jury and televote points dictated which song won the contest overall. Here’s how they all placed:
|Draw||Artist||Song||Jury points||Televote points||Total points||Place|
|3||Saam||“Il est où?”||–||–||–||N/A|
|5||Marius||“Les chansons d’amour”||80||40||120||4th|
|6||Hélène in Paris||“Paris mon amour”||–||–||–||N/A|
|8||Alvan & Ahez||“Fulenn”||102||120||222||1st|
|10||Cyprien Zéni||“Ma famille”||74||20||94||5th|
|11||Pauline Chagne||“Nuit Pauline”||72||100||172||2nd|
C’est Vous Qui Décidez! 2022 Jurors and Interval acts
Eurovision France: C’est Vous Qui Décidez! 2022 was hosted by Stéphane Bern and
Laurence Boccolini, who will also do the commentary for France at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The show featured a guest performance by Barbara Pravi, reprising her ESC 2021 song Voilà.
Singer and former coach of TF1’s “The Voice,” Jenifer, presided over the jury. The nine other jurors responsible for 50% of the final vote were: singers Yseult, Nicoletta and Joyce Jonathan; presenters Élodie Gossuin and Cyril Féraud; actor and singer Agustín Galiana; songwriter André Manoukian; singer and ESC 2020 and 2021 representative for Switzerland, Gjon’s Tears; and influencer Sundy Jules.
Listen to “Fulenn” below!
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You can listen to the other songs competing at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest by following our Spotify playlist.
France’s Eurovision journey
France is a powerhouse in Eurovision, debuting at the first contest in 1956. Its first entries finished in second place, but no scores were ever published. Since then, France has gone on to win the contest five times. The most recent win came in 1977, with Marie Myriam’s “L’enfant et l’oiseau,” which scored 136 points.
Recent years have seen France slump in the results, but a change in direction in 2016 boosted the nation’s performance. Amir finished in sixth position for France that year with “J’ai charché,” and France placed 12th, 13th and 16th in the following years respectively. In 2021, Barbara Pravi was able to wow audiences across Europe and Australia with her song “Voilà.” At the close of voting, France finished in second place, earning earning a mammoth 499 points.
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News Source: France 2
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