FRANCE – French broadcaster FranceTélévisions (soon to be rebranded as “france.tv’) held today its annual press conference about the forthcoming 2017-2018 season.
As expected, the Eurovision Song Contest was mentioned and it was confirmed that the project of a national selection was on its way after several years of (more or less successful) internal selections.
In 2018, france.tv will collaborate with ITV Studios France (a branch of the British broadcaster) and SACEM (the national society of lyricists, composers and music editors). The national final should be called “Eurovision: Qui Portera Nos Couleurs?” (Who will fly our colours?) and should take place in early 2018.
Potential candidates (who must be aged 16 by January 1st) have until November 30th to bid. Of course the entries should not have been performed or broadcast before September even if they can have been registered to the SACEM before that date.
Bonne chance à tous!