At a special conference this afternoon, it has been revealed by France Télévisions that La Zarra will represent France at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.
France has decided to use an internal selection for Liverpool
In recent years, France has chosen their representative through C’est Vous Qui Decidez. However, this year the broadcaster has taken a different approach and instead have chosen their artist and song through an internal selection.
La Zarra’s song and more information will be released in due course.
France’s Eurovision journey
France is a powerhouse in Eurovision, debuting in the first Contest in 1956. Their 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”, scoring 136 points.
Recently, France had slumped in results but a change in direction in 2016 has seen a boost in results. Amir finished in 6th position for France with “J’ai charché”, followed by 12th, 13th and 16th places respectively. In 2022, France sent Breton artists Alvan and Ahez with their song “Fulenn”. At the close of voting, France finished in 24th place, earning 17 points.
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News Source: France Télévisions
Photo Credit: La Zarra/Fifou