FRANCE – Destination Eurovision will be the national final organised by France 2 to select France’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The competition will consist of three shows, aired in January 2018 on France 2, TV5Monde and TV5 Québec Canada, which will be hosted by French-Canadian singer Garou. The shows will be produced at the Studio Visual – Bât 210 in Saint-Denis.
The format of the competition will consist of three shows: two semi-finals, on 13 and 20 January 2017, and a final on 27 January 2017. The two semi-finals will feature nine entries each, from which four will be selected to advance to the final from each show. The semi-finals will be recorded on 8 and 9 January. The final will air live. In France, the show will be aired on France 2. It will also be carried on TV5Monde internationally and TV5 Quebec in Canada.
Results in the semi-finals will be determined by a Francophone jury panel and an international jury panel. The Francophone jury panel will consist of: Amir – Singer, songwriter, represented France in the 2016 Contest, Isabelle Boulay – Singer, Christophe Willem – Singer
The international jury panel in the semi-finals will consist of: Christer Björkman – Head of Delegation for Sweden at Eurovision, supervisor of Melodifestivalen, Nicola Caligiore – Head of Delegation for Italy at Eurovision, Olga Salamakha – Head of Delegation for Belarus at Eurovision
Results in the final will be determined by public televoting (50%) and a ten-member international jury panel (50%). The three members of the international jury panel in the semi-finals will be joined by others who will be representing the delegations from Bulgaria, Armenia, Switzerland, Russia, Israel, Finland and Iceland.
Artists and songwriters were able to submit their song entries since 21 June 2017. On 11 December 2017, France 2 announced at a press conference at the headquarters of France Télévision that 1,500 songs had been submitted. 18 entries will be selected to compete in the televised shows. France Télévision began revealing the selected acts and their entries gradually on 29 December 2017.
FRANCE 2018 🇫🇷 DESTINATION EUROVISION PARTICIPANTS
|PARTICIPANT(S)||SONG TITLE (TRANSLATION)||COMPOSERS|
|Ehla||"J'ai cru" ( I believed )||Grand Corps Malade|
|Emmy Liyana||"OK ou KO" ( OK or KO )||Olivier Schultheis , Zazie , Jean-Pierre Pilot, William Rousseau|
|Enéa||"I'll Be There"||Sonia Boraso (Enéa)|
|Igit||"Lisboa Jérusalem" ( Lisbon Jerusalem )||Antoine Barrau (Igit)|
|Jane Constance||"Un jour j'ai rêvé" ( I dreamt one day )||Jane Constance, Pascal Obispo|
|June The Girl||"Same"||Marine Bollengier (June The Girl), François Welgryn, Antoine Essertier |
|Lisandro Cuxi||"Eva"||Lisandro Cuxi|
|Louka||"Mamma Mia"||Maître Gims , Vitaa , Renaud Rebillaud, Luca Bennici (Louka)|
|Lucie||"My World"||François Welgryn, William Rousseau, Mathieu Johann|
|Madame Monsieur||"Mercy"||Émilie Satt, Jean-Karl Lucas|
|Malo'||"Ciao"||Malory Legardinier (Malo')|
|Masoe||"Paradise"||Dany Synthé, Jonah|
|Max Cinnamon||"Ailleurs" ( Elsewhere )||Max Cinnamon|
|Nassi||"Rêve de gamin" ( Dream of a kid )||Nassi|
|Noée||"L'un près de l'autre" ( One close to the other )||Barbara Pravi, Tomislav Matosin, Jules Jaconelli, Mélanie Di Petrantonio|
|Pheno Men||"Jamais sans toi" ( Never without you )||François Welgryn, Gabin Lesieur, Pheno Men|
|Sarah Caillibot||"Tu me manques" ( I miss you )||Sarah Caillibot|
|Sweem||"Là-haut" ( Up there )||Sweem|