Just a month on since Eurovision 2023 took place in Liverpool, more and more countries are confirming their intention to participate in Sweden. The next country to confirm their participation is France, who will be making their 66th participation in 2024.
Selection method to be confirmed
Giving their confirmation of the news to ESCToday, the French broadcaster – who owns channels like France 2 – made no mention of what specific method would be used to select their representative in 2024. In 2021 and 2022, the broadcaster use the selectionC’est Vous Qui Decidez – will return. The national final was used to send both Barbara Pravi and Alvan & Ahez to Eurovision, finishing in 2nd and 24th places respectively, whilst internally selecting La Zarra for 2023.
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.France has seen a rebirth in results following a change in direction in 2016. Amir finished in 6th position for France with “J’ai charché”, followed by 12th, 13th and 16th places respectively.
For 2023, France moved away from a national selection and internally chose La Zarra with her song “Évidemment”. At the close of voting in Liverpool, France finished in 16th place, earning 104 points. Of these, 54 points were given by the juries, whilst the televote allocated an extra 50 points to France.
What do you think of the news from France? What can France Télévisions do to bring Eurovision to France once again? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we start gearing up for next year’s contest!
News Source: ESCToday
Photo Credit: Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU