Ahead of Eurovision 2021 which is about to start, French Head of Delegation and France Télévisions Head of Entertainment Mrs Alexandra Redde-Amiel gave an interview to national TV magazine “Télé Loisirs”, in order to take stock of the situation.
The French delegation is delighted to make the trip to Rotterdam, even though they are ready to stay home in case the pandemic situation prevents them from going to the Netherlands. As for other delegations, a back up video was shot under the strict supervision of Dutch producers (strict timing, precise requirements, maximum of three shots…).
Barbara Pravi, a favourite?
According to Alexandra Redde-Amiel, we have to keep our feet on the ground and realize that all that truely matters are the votes after the performance on May 22nd. Of course, the delegation is thrilled with the reactions so far, especially since peoplewith very diverse backgrounds seems to like “Voilà”. For the head of delegation, Barbara is a mysterious, magical and magnetic artist who deserves to do well. A Top 5 finish would be wonderful!
In case of a victory, France will of course host the next edition of the contest. As Alexandra Redde-Amiel says “when you decide to take part, you have to follow the rules of the competition!”. Moreover, France Télévision is already working hard on the organization on Junior Eurovision 2021 to take place next Autumn.
A national selection?
As the head of entertainment for France Télévisions, Mrs Redde-Amiel is quite happy with the positive feedbacks from this year’s national selection and the rather good TV ratings (up to 3,000,000 viewers). So yes, a new edition of “Eurovision France: C’est Vous Qui Décidez” will take place in 2022!
The French delegation is definitely ready for the Rotterdam experience and, though this interview, we can understand that they are already looking forward to Eurovision 2022, whether on home soil or not.
Moreover, after Australia, Germany, San Marino, Israel and Switzerland, France is the 6th country to officially announce its participation for next year’s contest!