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France in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

Here you find everything you need to know about France’s preparations for the “Eurovision Song Contest 2014”, including information about the 2014 national selection and links to their last five Eurovision entries (and their results), just to put the new plans in perspective. france
France’s plans for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest:
Broadcaster: France 3
Selection: National final during Natasha Saint-Pier’s “Les chansons d’abord”
Date: National final on January 26th – Winner announcement on March 2nd
France will participate in the grand final of the 2014 ESC, on May 10th, they will also vote in the 1st semi-final.

“Je N’ai Que Mon âme”, Natasha Saint-Pier (4th place for France in Eurovision Song Contest 2001)

The schedule for the French National Selection 2014:
(The host: Natasha Saint-Pier, 4th in ESC 2001 for France with “Je N’ai Que Mon âme“)
November 26th 3 finalist will be chosen
January 26th National final during “Les chansons d’abord”
Jan 26th – Feb 23rd Voting period
March 2nd The winner will be announced during “Les chansons d’abord”
The finalists:

The guests on January 26th:
Sans toi“, Destan (lyrics video) Anggun (ESC 2012 – 22nd place – “Echo (You and I)“)
Ma liberté“, Joanna (video) Marie Myriam (ESC 1977 – the winner – “L’oiseau et l’enfant“)
Moustache“, Twin Twin (lyrics video) Amaury Vassili (ESC 2011 – 15th place – “Sognu“)
The last five French entries and results in the Eurovision Song Contest
2013: L’enfer Et Moi Amandine Bourgeois Grand Final: 23rd place
2012: Echo (You And I) Anggun Grand Final: 22nd place
2011: Sognu Amaury Vassili Grand Final: 15th place
2010: Allez Olla Olé Jessy Matador Grand Final: 12th place
2009: Et S’il Fallait Le Faire Patricia Kaas Grand Final: 8th place

(Keep in mind that the dates and rules can change and transcription errors may occur, so I can’t guarantee that everything is 100% correct all the time, although I update the page frequently with info from various Eurovision sites.)