After undertaking their first dress rehearsal for this year’s competition, Alvan & Ahex has released the official music video of their entry “Fulenn” ahead of their participation at Eurovision next week.
About Alvan & Ahez
Alvan and Ahez are this year’s French representatives at Eurovision after winning ‘Eurovision France: C’est Vous Qui Décidez!’ in March with their song “Fulenn”. The act is a collaboration between two Breton musical acts – electronic artist Alvan and vocal group Ahez (Marine Lavigne, Sterenn Diridollou and Sterenn Le Guillou). Alvan comes from the Rennes electro-rock scene and is a musical experimentalist. Ahez are regulars on the Fest-Noz (traditional Breton festival) circuit and have been immersed in Breton culture since childhood. They are proud to represent the living legacies of their heritage, mythology and history.
“Fulenn” is the second song in the Breton language to compete at Eurovision. France previously sent Breton song “Diwanit bugale” in 1996. Alvan and Ahez recently spoke to That Eurovision Site’s Rosie in London.
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’oiseau et l’enfant,” 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 cherché,” 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 a mammoth 499 points.
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