It has been about a month since Alvan & Ahez won Eurovision France: C’est Vous Qui Décidez!. It has now been announced they will perform at two of the Eurovision pre-parties. The first pre-party they will perform at is Eurovision In Concert on April 9th. Then the following weekend on the 15th and 16th of April they will make an appearance at Madrid’s Pre-Party ES.
Eurovision In Concert
Bienvenue à Amsterdam @alvan_music & Ahez! 🇫🇷— EurovisionInConcert (@ESCinConcert) March 25, 2022
We can’t wait to hear ‘Fulenn’ live at @AFASLive on Saturday, 9 April! 🎉#EurovisioninConcert #EiC2022 #eurovision #songfestival #france #amsterdam pic.twitter.com/EhLgLGwj72
About the Pre-Party: Known for being the biggest Eurovision Pre-Party, fans from all over the world travel to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam to see the acts perform live. The show will be hosted once again by Edsilia Rombley (The Netherlands 1998, 2007) & Cornald Maas.
Acts: At the time of writing, the 2022 Eurovision acts confirmed are; Ronela Hajati (Albania), Rosa Linn, (Armenia), Jérémie Makiese (Belgium), Intelligent Music Project (Bulgaria), Mia Dimšić (Croatia), We Are Domi (Czech Republic), STEFAN (Estonia), The Rasmus (Finland), Alvan & Ahez (France), Malik Harris (Germany), Systur (Iceland), Brooke (Ireland), Citi Zēni (Latvia), Monika Liu (Lithuania), Emma Muscat (Malta), Vladana (Montenegro), S10 (The Netherlands), Subwoolfer (Norway), Krystian Ochman (Poland), WRS (Romania), Achille Lauro (San Marino), Chanel (Spain), and Sam Ryder (United Kingdom). Linda Wagenmakers, Maggie Macneal, Getty Kaspers, and Marga Bult are the Support Acts.
Venue: The 2022 edition of the Pre-Party will take place in AFAS Live in Amsterdam and is near Amsterdam Arena, Johan Cruijff ArenA, and Ziggo Dome.
Tickets: Regular Tickets are available for €52.50 each, and can be purchased here.
¡Francia regresa a la #PrePartyES22 de la mano de los bretones @alvan_music y @ahezmusic!— Eurovision-Spain.com | PrePartyES (@eurospaincom) March 26, 2022
Volvemos en vivo y en directo el
🔽La Riviera de Madrid
2⃣conciertazos y 2⃣fiestones
1⃣6⃣horas de espectáculo
About the Pre-Party: The Spanish Pre-Party in the capital of Spain will once again host the pre-party. The organizers of the event have invited all of the participating countries and will welcome all the interested participants with open arms to perform for the Spanish public. At the time of writing Krista Siegfrids (Finland 2013), has been confirmed as the host of the Welcome Pre-Party on the Friday evening.
Acts: At the time of writing, the acts confirmed for the Welcome Pre-Party ES on the Friday night are Melani Garcia (Spain 2019, Junior Eurovision), Blanca Paloma (Benidorm Fest 2022), Sara Deop (Benidorm Fest 2022), XEINN (Benidorm Fest 2022), Marta Sango (Benidorm Fest 2022), VICTORIA (Bulgaria, 2020 & 2021) Aidan (MESC 2022), The Roop (Lithuania 2020 & 2021), Luna Ki (Benidorm Fest 2022).
For the Pre-Party on Saturday night the confirmed acts are Ronela Hajati (Albania, 2022), Brooke (Ireland, 2022), Tanxugueiras (Benidorm Fest 2022), Rayden (Benidorm Fest 2022), Jérémie Makiese (Belgium 2022), Krystian Ochman (Poland 2022), We Are Domi (Czech Republic 2022), Vladana Vučinić (Montenegro 2022). Mia Dimšić (Croatia 2022), Citi Zēni (Latvia 2022), Konstrakta (Serbia 2022), Monika Liu (Lithuania 2022), WRS (Romania 2022), The Rasmus (Finland 2022), Emma Muscat (Malta 2022), Stefan (Estonia 2022), Malik Harris (Germany 2022), Andrea (North Macedonia 2022), Jamala (Ukraine 2016) Nadir Rustamli (Azerbaijan 2022), Subwoolfer (Norway 2022), Alvan & Ahez (France 2022).
Venue: The Pre-Party will take place in Sala Riviera in Madrid.
Tickets: There are numerous tickets packages still available and they are as follows:
- PrePartyES Packs (Friday + Saturday) – General Pack – Tickets for both evenings in the General Zone and their subsequent parties – €60 + Fees
- General Ticket (Saturday Evening) – Concert Ticket in the General Zone and the After-Party – €40 + Fees
- General Ticket (Friday Evening) – Concert Ticket in the General Zone and the After-Party – €30 + Fees
- Fan Ticket (Friday Evening) – Concert Ticket in the Fan Zone, the After-Party – €40 + Fees
- FamilyZone (Friday Evening) – €25 + Fees
- FamilyZone (Saturday Evening) – €30 + Fees
- FamilyZone (Friday + Saturday Evening) – €50 + Fees
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.
Will you be attending Pre-Party ES and Eurovision In Concert? Are you excited that Alvan & Ahez have been added to the line-ups? Let us know below or at social media! Be sure to follow THAT Eurovision Site on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
News Source: EurovisionSpain
Photo Source: Thomas Braut/France 2