France Télévisions have just announced that Tom Leeb is to represent France this year
The 30-year-old singer, actor and comedian has been selected internally by the broadcaster.
Speaking of the news Tom said:
“The Eurovision Song Contest is an iconic and unifying event; I am so proud to be representing France and I can’t wait to live this experience with you all.”
In September 2019, Tom released his debut album Recollection. The video of Tom’s song Are We Too Late has reached 25 million YouTube views at the time of writing. You can watch the official music video below:
Tom has played as a support act for international singers such as Sting aswell as UK singer Tom Jones. His music inspirations include male singer-songwriters like Ben Howard, Matt Corby, Bon Iver and John Mayer.
The actor and singer spent 5 years in New York, studying theatre, cinema and singing. He previously performed in a theatrical adaption of Mrs Doubtfire, acted in various French TV shows and movies alongside established stars such as Jean Reno.
France Télévisions started creating their strategy for this years Eurovision back in July last year. The public broadcaster decided to return to an internal selection and to concentrate all of its efforts on finding the right song, rather than using Destination Eurovision as they have for the last 2 years.
For the first time, on top of French publishers, France 2 approached European music publishers and asked them to write specifically for the Contest, and the internal committee reviewed more than 100 songs.
Alexandra Redde-Amiel, Head of France Télévisions’ Entertainment Department and the new Head of Delegation said:
“We think that the ideal proposal corresponds to a match between a song for which we had a huge crush and an artist to embody it”.
France Télévisions have said that the song selected will be revealed in the next few weeks.
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